NZ Rugby Grandstand–Mitre 10 Cup Semi Finals

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With the regular season behind them, the qualifying teams put all their efforts into the Mitre 10 Cup Semi Finals this weekend in New Zealand (NZ). Four teams competed this weekend for Premiership semi final places, as four teams competed for the Championship places; within their division. These eight were the best performing sides after […] READ MORE


NZ Rugby Grandstand–Week Nine Mitre 10 Cup

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In last weeks edition of the NZ Rugby Grandstand column, the challenge was who might be in line to make the knock-out stages. In the conclusion of Week Nine Mitre 10 Cup action, we now know who they are. Not only did the Mitre 10 Cup provincial competition wrap-up, but the Heartland Championship also reached […] READ MORE


University of Otago Concussion Study in Rugby

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In a ground-breaking concussion study by the University of Otago, researchers have been given an opportunity to get inside the heads of Otago rugby players. Dr. Danielle Salmon, from the Otago University School of Physical Education and Exercise Sciences and her team place small ‘acceleromitors’ behind the ear of players to measure the force and […] READ MORE