Waikato Keep Ranfurly Shield With Late Comeback

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In a thrilling encounter, Waikato have retained the Ranfurly Shield after drawing with Taranki in Hamilton this evening. There was controversy late in this game. Returning All Black midfielder Seta Tamanivalu was penalized for an apparent late shoulder charge, as Waikato charged downfield. Referee Ben O’Keeffe denied a late try by Stephen Perofeta that would […] READ MORE


Manawatu Blow Big Chance To Capture Ranfurly Shield

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Waikato has once again retained the Ranfurly Shield, but Sean Botherway’s men didn’t play like winners in their latest defence. Manawatu are off to a decent start in the Mitre 10 Cup, having secured two wins on the trot. But today, there was a lot more than just table points on offer. It was a sorry […] READ MORE


Waikato Retain Ranfurly Shield

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Waikato has successfully defended the Ranfurly Shield after beating a valiant North Harbour 26-15 in Hamilton this afternoon. To their absolute credit, North Harbour put on a hell of a showing at FMG Stadium, Waikato. Be it because they arrived in Hamilton a day before the game, or the fact that they were looking down […] READ MORE


NZ Rugby Grandstand–Week One Mitre 10 Cup

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Last week, New Zealand (NZ) Rugby kicked off it’s National Provincial Championship. The Mitre 10 Cup will see the top 14 sides in the country face each other in a Premiership/Championship competition. Over the course of this season, follow all the results with the ‘NZ Rugby Grandstand’. Week One Mitre 10 Cup Results: North Harbour […] READ MORE