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Three sevens tournaments this weekend

Three sevens tournaments this weekend

17/10/2019

It’s a triple feast of sevens rugby this Saturday, with tournaments in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt and Masterton to kick-start the club and schools summer of sevens. The opening leg of three of the WRFU club rugby American Ambassador’s Sevens is being played all day at Mary Crowther Park, Wainuiomata. The WRFU is releasing the draw

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Aisle be Back: The RWC quarter-finals

Aisle be Back: The RWC quarter-finals

17/10/2019

By Kevin McCarthy Guy who writes this blog has to confess he’s going to be stuck on a commercial plane flight right through the All Blacks’ quarterfinal against Ireland. Seriously. How do you manage to organise that rugby-watching apocalyptic scenario, you might ask. Or less politely, is he a complete idiot? Let’s say it’s complicated.

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Wellington Lions: five memorable semi-final wins

Wellington Lions: five memorable semi-final wins

16/10/2019

Above: Kemara Hauiti-Parapara and the Lions scrum will need to fire up when they play Canterbury this coming weekend. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. Since 1992, when the present finals format was introduced into the National Provincial Championship, Wellington has played in a number of Semi-finals. Here’s a look back at five of those wins: 2000 v

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Short Passes 14 October (lunch edition)

Short Passes 14 October (lunch edition)

14/10/2019

Pepesana Patafilo in action for the Lions on Saturday. Short Passes thinks that he could be in a Super Rugby squad and not in Tawa’s next year. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. A big weekend of rugby to look forward to this coming Saturday. There are three sevens tournaments – details, teams and draws to be published

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Lions and Pride make semi-finals

Lions and Pride make semi-finals

11/10/2019

The Wellington Lions and the Wellington Pride are both into the semi-finals of this year’s National Provincial Championship. The Lions had already qualified for the Premiership semi-finals ahead of Saturday night’s fixture with Waikato, sealing a home semi-final with a 39-21 win. They won the game with a three-try burst in the middle stages to

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