Ardie Savea (Ories) won New Zealand Rugby Age Grade Player of the Year at the NZRU end of season awards tonight.
29 November: Upper Hutt and Rimutaka to officially combine
A unanimous decision was made at this week's Upper Hutt AGM to form a new club to administer rugby in the Upper Hutt community. This means that Upper Hutt and Rimutaka will combine. Details pending. Upper Hutt also appointed Wayne Guppy and Rex Kirton as Life Members of UHRFC.
29 November: Tocker made a Life Member of MSP
Murray Tocker was made a Life Member of MSP at the club's AGM this week. Tocker played Senior A/Premier rugby for MSP between 1978-88 and† has coached three winning Juibllee Cup teams, in 2008 and 2009 with Kevin Horan and in 2011 with Clayton McMillan. He was also MSP's CCO for two years in 2004-05. Former player and Past-WRFU President John Wootton was made the new President of MSP.† †††††
6 November: Tawa Premier coaching changes confirmed
Last year's Senior 1 Ed Chaney Cup winning Tawa coach Logan Ili and Wests Roosters asssitant coach Katsu Takeuchi will take over the reins of the trophy-laden Tawa Premiers in 2014, it has been confirmed The pair take over from Matthew Boyd, Steve Burridge and Steve So'oialo, the latter to become their fitness coach. Boyd will coach the Tawa College First XV. Club coaching co-ordinator Dion Waller returns.
16 October: Wests Roosters demoted for 2014 season
The WRFU Rugby Board sub-committee held a hearing on October 2 to determine sanction for the matter relating to Wests player Faialaga Afamasaga, who played in the 2013 Hardham Cup. The board has found the club to be in breach of bylaw 8.19, relating to the eligibility of overseas players. The player was found to be in breach of the bylaw, therefore, Wests were deducted competition points from the three fixtures it won when Afamasaga was playing. The Wests Roosters have thus been deducted points from the Premier games they won whilst he was playing and and as such fall to seventh and have been demoted to† Senior 1 for2014. Unless a restructure is imminent, Johnsonville will take their place.†
2014 Super Rugby fixtures
The draw for the 2014 Investec Super Rugby season has been released. To view the draw go here
31 August: Video Highlights of U85 kg Division 1 final
To view video highlights of the U85 kg Division 1 Paul Potiki Shield between the MSP Blues and the Tawa Titans, won in thrilling circumstances at the end by MSP, go here
17 August: Video Highlights of Senior 1 final†
To view video highlights of the Senior 1 Ed Chaney Cup final between Paremata-Plimmerton and Tawa go here.
8 August: Hardham Cup final video
To view the Hardham Cup final video between Norths and Wellington, Uploaded last night click here
5 August: Jubilee Cup final video
To view a video highlights package of the 2013 Jubilee Cup final, in association with Club Rugby and Holden Bros Media click here
To hear the sounds of the Jubilee Cup final listen here