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


Waikato Keep Ranfurly Shield With Late Comeback

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Last Word On Rugby, by Mike Pulman 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 […] READ MORE


The Rugby Cup Returns To National Provincial Championship

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Provincial rugby in New Zealand will welcome back a famous piece of silverware in 2016, the Rugby Cup. The Rugby Cup is one of the most iconic trophies within provincial rugby in New Zealand. The newly-restored piece of silverware was the big talking point at today’s official launch of the Mitre 10 Cup at the Eden […] READ MORE


Waikato Beat Wanganui To Retain Shield

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Waikato beat Wanganui at a wet Memorial Park in Cambridge New Zealand 32-12 to retain the Ranfurly Shield. In a six try performance, the current holders of the Ranfurly Shield gave plenty of opportunities to their youngest players. Some new, unheard of members of the provincial team scored for Waikato, justifing their selections by head coach […] READ MORE


Plenty to report on in New Zealand Rugby

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After completing a series sweep of the Wales rugby team, New Zealand (NZ) rugby is in a healthy position. There is plenty to report on: from the top [the All Blacks] down to it’s grassroots. The rugby season is in full swing. Parents are taking children along to Friday night and Saturday morning games. Schoolboys […] READ MORE


The RugbyNZ_ Overview – ITM Cup gets started, and fans are the winners.

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Every sport has their premier competitions for teams and players to aspire to. The pinnicle of representation, before you begin to be selected for national honours. A competition where that sports governing organisation puts in place a ‘theatre’ for provincial/regional sides to pit their best players up against each other for the reward of being […] READ MORE