Pandemic ruptures Bunnings NPC Level 3 bubble of Auckland-based Provinces

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With all the best efforts to remove themselves from restrictions on sport and travel; caused by the Covid-19 pandemic domestically, three provinces within the Auckland region have seen their Bunnings NPC Level 3 bubbles burst. Not through their own making that is, and now Auckland, North Harbour, and Counties-Manukau have all unceremoniously be removed from […] READ MORE


Ranfurly Shield on the move ‘again’

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On the move ‘again’ the Ranfurly Shield is capturing the attention of rugby fans for not only its quick transition but also, the quality of the matches. For the third time this season alone, the Ranfurly Shield has been taken away from the holder. To the delight of rugby followers – or to the torment […] READ MORE






Draw Announced for 2018 Mitre 10 Cup and Heartland Championship in New Zealand

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The standard bearer of New Zealand provincial rugby strength, the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup and Heartland Championship, have had their full draw announced this week. With this schedule now known, the provincial rugby unions can begin to plan for their short term futures. From the beginning, the organization will call upon it’s staffs to now begin […] READ MORE



Shield Fever Lifts Taranaki Over Premiership Leading Canterbury

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But the result tonight was not apparent from the outset. With Canterbury leading at halftime by 31-21, not many will have predicted the huge change in fortune. Especially played in the 'red and blacks' hometown, it was widely presumed that - as good as Taranaki are - the Canterbury machine had gotten 'back on course'. That was not until SHIELD FEVER took hold of the 'Taranaki Bulls' team. READ MORE


NZ Rugby Grandstand–Week Seven Mitre 10 Cup

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The ‘hits and misses’ continue in Week Seven Mitre 10 Cup results. Not all good, but not all bad–and some spectacular matches and plays. That is what get’s fans engaged–the unpredictable nature of sport, and of New Zealand (NZ) rugby. In a full week’s schedule of games, the two sides who played twice included Waikato and Canterbury. […] READ MORE