Club Rugby

What’s on in rugby Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 September


Sumptuous September for rugby supporters continues this weekend, with several matches involving Wellington teams to follow, near and far. Matches at a glance: Saturday 21 September Wellington Development v Tasman Development, Blenheim, 1.30pm Wellington Maori v Tasman Maori, Blenheim, 12.00pm U18 final – Centurions U18s v Whanganui U18s, Cooks Gardens Whanganui 12.45pm U18 3rd v

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Short Passes 16 September (afternoon edition)


Welcome to the last week of winter. The dark days might be behind us soon for another year, but there is an extra spring in the step of rugby players and supporters with the start of the Rugby World Cup just days away. The All Blacks start their campaign against the Springboks this coming Saturday

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Short Passes 9 September


A big weekend just gone, with rugby games seemingly on every channel you turned to. The All Blacks were even thrown in there on Saturday afternoon. Sky Television’s workers and production crew must be run off their feet covering so much. Less used to be best, but not anymore. This coming Saturday is a bit

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Pride beat BoP in thriller as Wellington Maori defeat Samoans


Above: The Wellington Maori team beat the Wellington Samoans 39-24 in their match at the Petone Recreation Ground. PHOTO: Andy McArthur The Wellington Pride registered their opening win of the 2019 Women’s NPC Farah Palmer Cup, beating the Bay of Plenty Volcanix 32-29 in a 6 tries to 5 thriller at Jerry Collins Stadium this

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Short Passes 2 September


On Saturday the Upper Hutt Rams J8s won the last club rugby title of the year up for grabs, the Reserve Grade Division 2 Alan Seerup Cup. PHOTO: Peter McDonald. More photos of this game and season photos archive at  Welcome to a new week in rugby. A focus for Club Rugby over the

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Tom Martin: Work together, be yourself


By Adam Julian There was already plenty at stake for the Waikato Under 19s ahead of their Jock Hobbs National Memorial Tournament Chiefs Regional seeding match against Bay of Plenty on Saturday. A defeat for the Junior Mooloos would have consigned Waikato to the bottom eight Championship section of the Taupo tourney, beginning on Sunday.

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Rugby bursting at the seams tomorrow


Above: Shamus Langton goes on a big run for the Wellington U19s last Friday. The U19s play the Hawke’s Bay U19s at Jerry Collins Stadium on Saturday.  By Scott MacLean The last Saturday of August brings with it a slate of representative action, college sides looking to make the national stage, and the final piece

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Short Passes 26 August (afternoon edition)


Another month is drawing to a close, but before it does there is a banquet of rugby coming up over the next several days. This sumptuous rugby experience starts this Thursday when the Wellington Lions play the Counties Manukau Stadium Steelers at Wellington Stadium for the Jonah Lomu Trophy (more on that at the bottom)

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