Club Rugby | 24 September 2017 |
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The New Zealand Schools’ and New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians teams have today been selected for their upcoming campaigns.Players have spent the past three days in a development camp at Massey University’s Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.New Zealand Schools’ Council chairman Garry Chronican has named the New Zealand Schools’ team which features six players from this year’s 1st XV national champions, Hastings Boys' High School.
The New Zealand Schools’ team:
Naitoa Ah Kuoi - Wellington College
Charles Alaimalo - Hamilton Boys' High School
Sam Cooper - St Paul's Collegiate
George Dyer - St Paul's Collegiate
Leicester Faingaanuku - Nelson College
Devan Flanders- Hastings Boys 'High School
Taufa Funaki - Sacred Heart College
Cullen Grace - Timaru Boys High School
Tauterangi marie Kapea - Hamilton Boys' High School
Shilo Klein - St Andrews College
Lincoln McClutchie - Hastings Boys' High School
Jeriah Mua - Hastings Boys' High School
Etene Nanai - St Kentigern College
Kini Naholo -Hastings Boys' High School
Fatongia Paea - Sacred Heart College
Abraham Pole - Otago Boys' High School
Isaiah Punivai - Christs College
Rivez Reihana - St Kentigern College
Humphrey Sheild - Napier Boys' High School
Joshua Southall - St Patrick's College - Silverstream
Quade Tapsell - Gisborne Boys' High School
Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe - Hastings Boys' High School
Danny Toala - Hastings Boys' High School
Quinn Tupaea - Hamilton Boys' High School
Tupou Vaa'i - Wesley College
Tamaiti Williams - St Kentigern College
Coach Jason Holland said there were tough decisions to make in selecting the Schools team...More
Club Rugby | 18 September 2017 |
Above: The DJ Graham Player of the Tournament was awarded to Auckland A flanker Sione Talitui. Having debuted for the Auckland NPC team earlier this season he showed is experience and physicality throughout the tournament.
Auckland and Counties Manukau have claimed the silverware at the Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 tournament after an action-packed week of competition.
In the premiership division, Auckland A turned the tables on defending champions Waikato with a 30-17 victory to claim the Graham Mourie Cup after falling just short in 2016...More
Representative Rugby | 13 September 2017 |
Beauden Barrett runs out on to his home track in New Plymouth against the Pumas on Saturday. Photo by Dave Lintott Photography. More photos here
Now this is a column of a Hurricanes fan, so stating the obvious, I won't be joining the ranks of the Beaudy haters.
And boy have they starting coming out of the woodwork this season.
Indeed, you would think that really, if we'd just had a different first-five, we'd have nailed the Lions series.
And we'd be leading the Rugby Championship by now. Oh hold on, we are leading the Rugby Championship...More
Club Rugby | 11 September 2017 |
Auckland sent a strong message to the competition on day one of the Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 tournament, with a 71-5 victory over Manawatu in their opening match.
They will face traditional rivals Canterbury in the Graham Mourie Cup semi finals, while defending champions, Waikato, have advanced and will play North Harbour in the other semifinal.
Looking for a third consecutive Michael Jones Trophy title, Counties Manukau were pushed hard today by Otago, but secured a 15-13 victory to keep their title defence alive...More
Club Rugby | 06 September 2017 |
Above: Saint Kentigern College recently won the Auckland 1A title. Can they emulate Mount Albert Grammar School's win last year and win for the first time since 2012?
The National Top Four First XV finals will be held at the Rugby Institute in Palmerston North this weekend. There are three competitions and a truckload of drama guaranteed.
Friday 8th September
Hine Pounamu Trophy – Girls 1st XV 10...More
Representative Rugby | 05 September 2017 |
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Above: The two trophies to be won, the Michael Jones Trophy (left) for the bottom 8 Championship section and the Graham Mourie Cup for the top 8 Premiership division. Photo by Dave Lintott Photography
The fourth annual Jock Hobbs National Memorial U19 tournament kicks off at Owen Delany Park in Taupo on September 10 with semi-final day on September 13 and the finals on September 16th.
The previous two winners of the of the Premiership Graham Mourie Cup section (Top 8), Canterbury and Waikato, are seeded second after losses in the regional seeding tournament...More
Club Rugby | 31 August 2017 |
The 12 teams meeting in Palmerston North for the Top 4 Barbarians Schools Championship have been decided These are:
Boys: Hastings BHS v Saint Kentigern College and Hamilton Boys’ HS v Southland Boys’ HS
Co-ed: Feilding HS v Rangitoto College and St Peter’s School v St Andrew’s College
Girls: St Mary’s College v Southern Cross and Hamilton GHS v Southland GHS
Last week's preview below:
Saturday is crunch day for those that are still standing in the chase for the National Top 4 places next week in Palmerston North...More
Club Rugby | 31 August 2017 |
I enjoyed three games of rugby this past weekend, but the Bledisloe only makes number 3 on the list.Number 1 by a big margin was the Women's Rugby World Cup final.What an excellent advert for the game. Male or female. Drama, lead changes, and of course, the right result.It was test match with what you want in a test. A clash of styles, and great intensity - and no clear ending until late in the piece.Especially enjoyable was the way the Black Ferns turned their perceived weakness on its head and made pick and go the key to unravelling the English...More
Heartland Championship | 24 August 2017 |
Heartland Championship fans will be in for a treat this upcoming season with a number of big names set to turn out alongside provincial stalwarts for another exciting edition of the competition.
Former All Blacks Piri Weepu, Alby Mathewson, Regan King and Corey Flynn have been named to play for Wairarapa Bush, King Country, Mid Canterbury and West Coast respectively, bringing international experience to the Heartland Championship.
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New Zealand Rugby’s Head of Provincial Union Rugby Steve Lancaster said the inclusion of these players will add another layer of interest to a competition that holds a special place in the rugby calendar...More
Club Rugby | 23 August 2017 |
“Schoolboy rugby is quite big in Timaru. Sometimes I get noticed by strangers on the street because Timaru is only a small place. We have a lot of support from the community and that’s awesome,” Cullen Grace responds when asked about the impact the success of the Timaru Boys’ High School First XV has had in 2017.
On Saturday, Timaru will contest their first UC Championship final against defending champions Christchurch Boys’ High School at Rugby Park, Christchurch. Timaru has a genuine shot of winning having only lost narrowly to Boys’ High 17-22 in May...More