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29 August: Significant Heartland clash in Masterton tonight

Wairarapa-Bush's Heartland championship rugby fixture with North Otago at Memorial Park, Masterton, tonight will have its share of historical significance. It will be the first game in this competition to be played on an artificial turf and, what’s more, it will be under lights with a start time of 7.30pm. Read more here

28 August Fifita to the Hurricanes for three years
28 August: Fifita to the Hurricanes for three years

Vaea Fifita (Wellington Axemen) has been signed by the Hurricanes and by Wellington Rugby for three years - it has been reported. His Super contract runs through to the end of 2018 while he has also signed a two season deal with Wellington and an option for a third, the report suggests. Read more here

28 August: Hammett to Tasman

The Tasman Rugby Union has confirmed ex-All Blacks hooker and former Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett as its new assistant coach. Hammett, 43, has signed a two-year deal with the union and will join new head coach Leon MacDonald at the helm for Tasman's 2016 national provincial championship campaign. Read more here

 

28 August: Glenmark clubrooms destroyed by fire

Years of photographs and history have gone up in smoke after a suspicious fire destroyed a North Canterbury rugby club building overnight. Firefighters were called to the Glenmark Rugby Football Club rooms at Omihi, about 68 kilometres north of Christchurch, just before 12.30am on Friday. Read more here

25 August: Marshall ruled out of ITM Cup season

Taranaki's ITM Cup side has suffered a massive blow with captain James Marshall ruled out of the rest of the 2015 season. 

Marshall fractured his toe during Sunday afternoon's clash with Auckland at Eden Park, which requires surgery.

It's likely the captaincy will be handed over to second five-eighth Charlie Ngatai, who also captains the New Zealand Maori side. 

Injuries have been a common occurance for Taranaki so far this season with concussions to Berny Hall, Rhys Marshall and James Broadhurst in the opening round which forced them to miss Sunday's match. However they are expected to be back for this weekend's match against Otago. 

24 August: Boys' High final now in Rotorua

The Chiefs regional final and national knock out match between New Plymouth Boys' High School and Rotorua Boys' High School will now be played in Rotorua.

Originally the match was going to be played in New Plymouth on either Friday or Saturday this week, but those suggestions have now been quashed. 

The New Plymouth Boys' High School Rugby Facebook page announced the change of venue today.

"We were told we were to get a home game last week and had started to make arrangements. We since have been told this was a mistake. Whilst we are naturally disappointed to not have a home game all attention is focused on our preparation for Saturday" the statement said. 

Details on the time of the fixture will be known within the coming days. 

New Plymouth made it through to the final stage after beating Wesley College on the weekend and Rotorua upset Hamilton Boys' High School. 

23 August: Match report of UC Championship win

St Bede's won the UC Championship on Saturday. Read about their win here 

22 August: Heartland Championship underway this weekend

Meads Cup champions Mid Canterbury start their new campaign Saturday afternoon at home in Ashburton taking on neighbouring rivals South Canterbury, while Lochore Cup champions Wanganui head south to Levin to face Horowhenua Kapiti in their 2015 season opener.

In other Week One action, last year’s Meads Cup finalists Buller host King Country in Westport, neighbours East Coast and Poverty Bay square off at Whakarua Park in Ruatoria, North Otago take on the West Coast in Oamaru and Thames Valley and the Wairarapa Bush brush off their cobwebs in Paeroa. The eight-week competition will be followed by semifinals on 17 October, with the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup champions decided on 24 and 25 October respectively.

16 August: New Zealand Rugby congratulates All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw

New Zealand Rugby has tonight congratulated All Blacks captain Richie McCaw (Christchurch FC) on becoming the most capped rugby player in history, playing his 142nd Test. McCaw’s historic milestone was achieved as he captained the All Blacks to a 41-13 Bledisloe Cup victory against the Wallabies at Eden Park. All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen presented McCaw with a specially embroidered All Blacks jersey to commemorate the historic occasion.

15 August: Central North Island Final

The Final of the Central North Island competitiion is today between St Paul's Collegiate, Hamilton and Feilding High School. Top qualifier St Paul's are unbeaten through seven matches, includng ther 30-9 semi-final win over Francis Douglas Memorial College, while Feilding pipped Lindisfarne College 11-10 in their semi-final. St Paul's won 17-13 when they played Feilding during the round-robin. 

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Barrett released for Taranaki to play against Otago at home
27 August: Barrett released for Taranaki to play against Otago at home
Above: One of the notable changes to Colin Cooper's side for the third round match against Otago is the inclusion of All Black Beauden Barrett, who last played for Taranaki in 2012. Photo: Dave Lintott Photography.  All Black first five-eighth Beauden Barrett will don on the amber and black jersey for the first time since 2012 this Saturday when Taranaki look for a vital win against Otago at Yarrow Stadium.
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New Plymouth face Rotorua in Chiefs regional final
27 August: New Plymouth face Rotorua in Chiefs regional final
Above: New Plymouth Boys' High School captain Cole Blyde said being in a final means a lot to the side, who has had their best results since 2001.  New Plymouth Boys' High School has gone where no 1 st XV side from the school has gone before – a regional final that will double as a knock-out match with the winner advancing to the national top four.
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 All Blacks Sevens initial training squad for 2015/16 named
19 August: All Blacks Sevens initial training squad for 2015/16 named
The All Blacks Sevens will go into the new season with the services of All Blacks Sonny Bill Williams and Liam Messam and exciting young loose forwards Ardie Savea and Akira Ioane. The four, along with Auckland’s Ben Lam, are new faces in the squad from last season. Ioane, Lam, Messam and Savea, have previously pulled on the sevens jersey.
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Four bonus point winners in opening ITM Cup weekend
16 August: Four bonus point winners in opening ITM Cup weekend
The first round of the 2015 ITM Cup is in the bag, with three Premiership teams and one Championship side underway with bonus point wins. The season opened on Thursday night with a 23-23 draw in Invercargill between the Southland Stags and Auckland and closed on Sunday evening with a dominant Hawke’s Bay Magpies having defended the Ranfurly Shield. See the results, scorers and points tables by visiting Draws & Results across the top of this page.
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 ITM Cup underway
13 August: ITM Cup underway
The wait is over. The 2015 ITM Cup got underway this evening at Invercargill between Auckland and Southland, the first of seven rounds to kick-start this season.  Visit Draws & Results across the top of this page to follow the 2015 ITM Cup, Women's NPC and Heartland Championship competitions.
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Featured Points Table
ITM Cup Premiership 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Tasman 3 3 0 0 110 54 3 15
Canterbury 3 3 0 0 85 60 2 14
Auckland 3 1 1 1 74 74 2 8
Counties Manukau 3 1 2 0 62 90 2 6
Waikato 2 1 1 0 48 56 0 4
Taranaki 3 0 3 0 65 83 4 4
Manawatu 3 0 3 0 77 105 3 3
Featured Points Table
ITM Cup Championship 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Hawke's Bay 3 3 0 0 113 43 3 15
Wellington 3 3 0 0 91 14 2 14
BoP 3 2 1 0 59 55 0 8
Southland 3 1 1 1 60 67 0 6
Otago 3 1 2 0 80 104 1 5
North Harbour 2 0 2 0 11 63 0 0
Northland 3 0 3 0 28 95 0 0
Featured Points Table
Women's NPC 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Auckland 2 2 0 0 125 15 2 10
Counties Manukau 1 1 0 0 52 15 1 5
Waikato 1 1 0 0 39 5 1 5
Wellington 1 1 0 0 34 0 1 5
Manawatu 2 1 1 0 29 41 1 5
Otago 2 1 1 0 37 53 1 5
BoP 1 0 1 0 7 29 0 0
Hawke's Bay 2 0 2 0 21 87 0 0
Canterbury 2 0 2 0 23 122 0 0
Featured Points Table
Heartland Championship 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Mid Canterbury 2 2 0 0 64 45 1 9
Poverty Bay 2 1 1 0 97 58 3 7
Wanganui 2 1 1 0 67 64 2 6
South Canterbury 2 1 1 0 74 39 1 5
Wairarapa Bush 1 1 0 0 36 9 1 5
West Coast 2 1 1 0 37 24 1 5
Thames Valley 2 1 1 0 52 73 1 5
North Otago 1 1 0 0 17 16 0 4
Buller 2 1 1 0 39 41 0 4
King Country 2 1 1 0 54 60 0 4
Horowhenua Kapiti 2 0 2 0 62 73 3 3
East Coast 2 0 2 0 20 117 0 0
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