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Hurricanes remain at the top

The Hurricanes are still top dog in this year's Super Rugby competition, after beating the Crusaders 29-23 at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night. Read the official match report here 

2 May: Women's rugby results

Three third round Fleurs Trophy Women's competition matches were played on Friday night. Ories beat Poneke 76-0, Norths defeated Tawa 96-0 and Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Johnsonville 104-0. The fourth match between Avalon and Wainuiomata was postponed to an as yet unnamed date.

1 May: How did the Hurricanes Development XV go?

Please email any details of this match to editor@clubrugby.co.nz. Any news of this match seems to be a secret online this morning! UPDATE: The Chiefs Development XV ran out 37-15 winners (17-15 at halftime). 

1 May: Interclub Trophies for tomorrow

Interclub Trophies for tomorrow include:

Swindale Shield

  • Peter Jones/Dave Ritchie Cup – Upper Hutt Rams (holders) v Wainuiomata
  • Barlow Trophy – Northern United (holders) v Johnsonville
  • F.J Tilyard Memorial Shield – Petone (holders) v Poneke
  • Wood Cup – Old Boys University v Hutt Old Boys Marist (holders)

Fleurs Trophy

  • Challenge Cup – Ories v Poneke
1 May Wellington trio in U20s to play Japan
1 May: Wellington trio in U20s to play Japan

Wellingtion trio Leni Apisai (Northern United), Teariki Ben Nicholas (Old Boys University) and Luke Campbell (Old Boys University) have been selected in he first NZ U20s squad of the year, to face Japan today as part of the Oceania U20 Championship. New Zealand also plays Samoa next Tuesday and Australia next Saturday. Meanwhile, Chase Tiatia (HOBM) lines up at fullback for Samoa against Australia. 

29 April: The prince is coming

Prince Harry is set to attend the upcoming Super Rugby match at Westpac Stadium on 2 May between the Hurricanes and the Sharks, it was announced today. 

29 April: Hurricanes Development to christen new turf in Masterton

The Hurricanes Development Typhoons side plays the Chiefs Development on Thursday night to mark the opening of Trust House Memorial Park’s $2.1million artificial turf in Masterton. It is thought to be the first professional rugby match to be played on artificial turf, in New Zealand. This match will also mark the end of the Hurricanes Development, the Typhoons having lost to the Crusader Knights in their first match, then beating the Chiefs and Blues more recently.

29 April: Co-ed Cup results

Two First XV Wellington Co-ed Cup matches were played on Wednesday afernoon. Aotea College beat Porirua College 22-14 and Tawa defeated Newlands College 99-0. 

28 April: Wellington club players make Samoan training squad

The following players with current or recent connections to Wellington club rugby have made Samoa's 55-man initial training squad for the 2015 international season:
Anthony Perenise (Northern United), Kane Thompson (Wests Roosters), Faifilli Levave (Northern United), Jack Lam (Oriental-Rongotai), Jack Taulapapa (Johnsonville), Alapati Leiua (Northern United), Reynold Lee Lo (Marist St Pat's), Sinoti Sinoti (Northern United)

27 April: New photo galleries

New galleries can be viewed in the Photos section across the top of this page from the following games:

Premier Swindale Shield:

  • Poneke v Oriental-Rongotai
  • Hutt Old Boys Marist v Marist St Pat’s
  • Northern United v Paremata-Plimmerton
  • Wainuiomata v Petone

Premier Reserve Harper Lock Shield:

  • Poneke v Oriental-Rongotai 
  • Hutt Old Boys Marist v Marist St Pat’s
26 April: Round Six Match Reports

Read the match reports from all seven Swindale Shield sixth round matches, courtesy of the Dominion Post, here 

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Best & Fairest

Best & Fairest Round 6, 25 April

Billy Wallace competition Best & Fairest points competition pacesetters after 6 rounds of the Swindale Shield are*:

12 points: James So’oialo (Tawa)
9 points: Vaea Fifita (Wellington), Joseph Scheres (Poneke), Adam Deck (Wellington),
8 points: TJ Fermanis (Tawa)
7 points: Tyler Tane (Wainuiomata),
6 points: Sheridan Rangihuna (HOBM), Issac O'Connor (MSP), Wes Goosen (OBU), Afa Fa’atau (Ories), Jordan Simpson-Hefft (Upper Hutt Rams), Jackson Garden-Bachop (Norths),
5 points: Fa’atonu Fili (MSP), Luke Campbell (OBU), Greg Mullany (Poneke), Alexis Time (HOBM)
4 points: Jeff Toomaga-Allen (MSP), Konelio Feaunati (Norths), Api Naikatini (Norths)

 *Updates above are unofficial, and subject to change if inaccurate. 

Featured Points Table
Swindale Shield 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
HOBM 7 7 0 0 251 172 5 33
Tawa 7 7 0 0 246 126 4 32
Marist St Pats 7 5 2 0 246 168 6 26
Ories 7 5 2 0 216 171 6 26
Wellington 7 5 2 0 191 125 4 24
Upper Hutt Rams 7 4 2 1 245 203 5 23
Norths 7 3 3 1 189 169 5 19
Wainui 7 3 3 1 198 151 4 18
Petone 7 3 4 0 171 187 5 17
Poneke 7 2 4 1 169 167 5 15
OBU 7 2 5 0 203 173 6 14
J'ville 7 1 6 0 101 232 4 8
Avalon 7 0 7 0 109 244 1 1
Pare-Plim 7 0 7 0 89 336 1 1
Featured Points Table
Harper Lock Shield 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Tawa 7 7 0 0 328 64 6 34
Norths 7 6 1 0 212 159 6 30
Poneke 7 6 1 0 233 127 4 28
Petone 7 5 2 0 230 169 7 27
Wellington 7 5 2 0 166 156 5 25
Wainui 7 4 2 1 233 153 5 23
HOBM 7 4 3 0 172 114 3 19
Marist St Pats 7 3 4 0 191 159 6 18
Ories 7 3 3 1 189 201 4 18
OBU 7 2 5 0 175 122 7 15
Avalon 7 2 5 0 95 306 3 11
Upper Hutt Rams 7 1 6 0 139 182 4 8
J'ville 7 0 7 0 84 265 1 1
Ories 1 0 1 0 19 47 0 0
Pare-Plim 7 0 7 0 62 332 0 0
Featured Points Table
Fleurs Trophy 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Norths 3 3 0 0 205 0 3 15
Ories 3 3 0 0 165 12 3 15
HOBM 3 2 1 0 154 48 2 10
Avalon 1 1 0 0 142 0 1 5
OBU 2 1 1 0 123 29 1 5
Wainui 2 1 1 0 56 60 1 5
Poneke 2 0 2 0 0 137 0 0
Tawa 3 0 3 0 0 202 0 0
J'ville 3 0 3 0 0 357 0 0
Featured Points Table
Thompson Memorial First Grade 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Petone 3 3 0 0 101 75 2 14
Stokes 3 3 0 0 67 29 1 13
HOBM 3 2 1 0 132 48 2 10
OBU 3 2 1 0 83 52 2 10
Marist St Pats 3 2 1 0 81 52 1 9
Petone 3 1 2 0 80 88 2 6
Poneke 3 1 2 0 54 70 2 6
Norths 3 1 2 0 59 83 2 6
Tawa 3 0 3 0 63 111 2 2
Marist St Pats 3 0 3 0 46 158 0 0
Featured Points Table
Paris Memorial Trophy U21s 2015
  P W L D F A B Pts
Norths 4 4 0 0 127 29 3 19
Upper Hutt Rams 4 4 0 0 112 65 3 19
Petone 4 3 1 0 173 34 4 16
Wellington 4 3 1 0 74 62 1 13
Tawa 3 2 0 1 118 24 2 12
OBU 3 2 1 0 94 42 3 11
Poneke 3 2 1 0 56 60 2 10
J'ville 4 2 2 0 49 89 2 10
HOBM 4 2 2 0 57 69 1 9
Marist St Pats 4 1 2 1 57 89 1 7
Ories 4 1 3 0 89 109 2 6
Avalon 4 0 4 0 72 168 3 3
Pare-Plim 2 0 2 0 18 74 0 0
Wainui 4 0 4 0 44 133 0 0
OBU 3 0 2 1 18 111 0 0
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Guest Picker Week 7

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03 May 1952: Red-hot University are beaten in the forwards by Onslow, but survive on scraps to bear Onslow 13-8 courtesy of scoring a last-minute try. Jim Fitzgerald combines with Ron Jarden to turn a certain draw into a win for the students.
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