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16 September: Survey for Secondary School players
The NZRU instigated a mandatory playing time rule for those playing rugby outside 1st XV's this year. College Sport Wellington are interested to know your thoughts on how successful it was - please fill out this survey:
Tulou, Smith in French squad
Tulou, Smith in French squad
Former Marist St Pat's Jubilee Cup winning No. 8 Alex Tulou and former Tawa and Hurricanes fullback/wing David Smith have been named in a 74-man French squad to prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup. More here
15 September: New photos added
UPDATED Tuesday: Several new photo galleries have been added to the Photos section of this website above, in the "2014 Rep Rugby" folder. Photos from games at Porirua Park and the Petone Recreation Ground. Photographers will have shutter fever over the next few days, with several more matches to look forward to this coming weekend. 
14 September: Palu debuts for Doncaster Knights

Former Tonga and Wellington Lions halfback Tomasi Palu (Old Boys University) made a winning debut this weekend for the Doncaster Knights against Jersey in the English Championship [second tier] Division. Doncaster came back from an 8-17 deficit to win 23-17 and record the team's second victory to start the season after beating Plymouth Albion in their opener without Palu.

13th September: 13 September: Hurricanes and WRFU to split?
Other unions have done it, notably the Chiefs and the Mooloo; is the Hurricanes and the WRFU on a course to become two different entities? At present the money supply goes into one pot and the the clubs want more transparency. How sound is the Wellington Sevens tournament? The Dominion Post ponders all this in their article this morning
12th September: 11 September: Popoalii to coach in Dunedin next year

Former Wellington College, Northern United and Wellington Lions excitement machine Buxton Popoalii was forced to retire from all rugby earlier this season owing to his ongoing heart condition, aged 24. Now he's turning his hand at coaching, and will be co-coach of his Dunedin club Green Island in 2015. He'll be hoping to turn their fortunes around, Green Island having finished last this year.

11th September Thrush to start at lock for the All Blacks
11th September: Thrush to start at lock for the All Blacks
Jeremy Thrush (HOBM) will start his first Test at lock on his home ground at Westpac Stadium this Saturday night against South Africa. Thrush starts in the pack alongside Dane Coles (Poneke), while Ma'a Nonu (Ories), Julian Savea (Ories) and Conrad Smith (OBU) are all in the starting side and TJ Perenara (Norths) and Cory Jane (Upper Hutt Rams) come off the bench.
11th September: 11 September: Waller and Rodgers to coach Tawa Premiers
Dion Waller and Steve Rodgers have been appointed Premier coaches for Tawa for 2015. Rodgers is a former club member who is returning from overseas and has previously coach Tawa's Premiers as well as Hawke's Bay B and Wellington B and Waller co-coached the team to Swindale Shield - Jubilee Cup success in 2013.
10th September 10 September: Brundson to start
10th September: 10 September: Brundson to start

Former Northern United and now Wellington Axemen loose forward Dean Brunsdon will start for the Wellington Lions at blindside flanker when they take on the Canterbury Lambs in Christchurch on Friday night. The Lions also welcome a new halfback-first five-eighth combination with Sheridan Rangihuna (HOBM) and Jackson Garden-Bachop (Norths), while Matt Proctor (Ories) returns from injury to centre as does Ross Filipo (Petone) at lock. View the team here

10th September: NZ Schools, Barbarians squads named
Update: Six Wellington First XV players have been named in the NZ Schools and NZ Barbarian Schools squads for their camp in Rotorua on 20 September, with the team named on 23 September ahead of the internationals at Porirua Park the following week. Wellington players in these squads are: Anthony Pettett (Newlands College); Alex Fidow (Scots College); Malo Tuitama (Scots College); TJ Va'a (Scots College); Jarrod Adams (St Pat's Silverstream); Losi Filipo (St Pat's Silverstream); Lui Okeamoa-Luamanu (St Pat's Silverstream). The Umaga-Jensen twins, Peter and Thomas, were also named this morning but have since withdrawn from these squads.
9th September: 9 September: Test match a sell-out
Saturday's Test at Westpac Stadium between the All Blacks and the Springboks for the Freedom Cup is a sell-out, with all 36,031 tickets sold. This is the sixth and final domestic Test of 2014. The capacity crowd follows last year's Bledisloe Cup sell-out match in Wellington, and without a Test match next year, this is Wellington's last chance to back the men in black ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
8th September: 8 September: New photos added
Visit Photos across the top of this page for galleries of games this past weekend, including the Wellington U16 Development side against Wairarapa Bush and the Wellington Maori against Canterbury Maori (two galleries).
7th September: Wilson ponders the future of the NPC
Former All Blacks wing and North Harbour coach Jeff Wilson muses over the current state of the National Provincial Championship competition and what needs to be done to reinvigorate the ITM Cup here

6th September: Dom Post talks with Tolu

As part of their preview to today's crunch Wellington Lions v Auckland ITM Cup match, the Dominion Posts talks to Tawa loosehead prop Tolu Fahamokioa here

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Best & Fairest

Jubilee Cup Round Final points

Points awarded in the Jubilee Cup final were: 3 to Steven Bradshaw (HOBM), 2 to Chase Tiatia (HOBM) and 1 to Shahn Eru (Wainuiomata). The final Billy Wallace Best & Fairest competition points table for 2014 is (note Hardham Cup players aren't awarded points in the second round):

22 points: Ben Tupuola (Wainuiomata)
19 points: Chase Tiatia (HOBM)
15 points: Isaac O'Connor (MSP)
14 points: Vaea Fifita (Wellington)
12 points: Isaia Petelo (MSP)
11 points: James Proctor (Ories), Greg Mullany (OBU)
10 points: Parataiso Silafai-Leaanaa (HOBM)
9 points: Mateaki Kafatolu (Petone), Sam Blair (Tawa), Josh Hrstich (Petone), Tolu Fahamokia (Tawa), Greg Lealofi (Wainuiomata), Shahn Eru (Wainuiomata),
8 points: Nick Grigg (Petone), Fa'atonu Fili (MSP), Pau Halafihi (Ories)
7 points: Galu Taufale (Poneke), Taniela Manu (Upper Hutt Rams), Paulo Aukuso (Ories), Ardie Savea (Ories), Josh Robertson-Weepu (Wainuiomata)
6 points: 10 players on 6 points.

Featured Points Table
Paul Potiki U85kg Div1 2014
  P W L D F A B Pts
MSP Blues 8 8 0 0 243 56 4 36
Tawa 9 8 1 0 174 77 4 32
Poneke 9 5 4 0 163 114 6 26
Waikanae 8 6 2 0 138 125 1 25
Eastbourne 8 4 4 0 135 155 4 20
Upper Hutt Rams 8 3 4 1 118 131 4 16
Avalon 8 2 6 0 58 114 5 13
OBU Onslow Bunnies 8 0 7 1 86 178 5 5
OBU Onslow Spartans 8 0 6 2 43 208 2 2
Featured Points Table
Jubilee Cup Premier 2014
  P W L D F A B Pts
HOBM 7 6 1 0 159 127 2 26
Wainui 7 4 2 1 145 127 4 22
Marist St Pats 7 4 3 0 196 159 3 19
Ories 7 3 4 0 187 144 5 17
Upper Hutt Rams 7 3 4 0 148 198 4 16
OBU 7 3 4 0 155 159 3 15
Tawa 7 2 4 1 126 167 2 12
Petone 7 2 5 0 126 161 2 10
Featured Points Table
Victoria Tavern Trophy Women's 2014
  P W L D F A B Pts
Norths 7 6 1 0 281 40 7 31
Ories 7 6 1 0 426 54 6 30
Wainui 7 6 1 0 262 92 3 27
Avalon 7 4 2 1 201 131 3 19
OBU 7 3 4 0 203 114 4 16
Stokes 7 2 5 0 63 281 2 10
Tawa 7 1 6 0 17 467 1 5
Poneke 7 0 6 1 46 320 1 1
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