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First half blitzes see HOBM win Swindale Shield


Swindale Shield Results & Standings HERE  Summary: The upshot of the Swindale Shield is that HOBM (on 44 points) will be crowned champions next Saturday and Norths (on 35 points) are safely in the Jubilee Cup. But there are still seven teams chasing five places in next week’s final round. This includes third equal Oriental-Rongotai

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Season on the line for some in club rugby this weekend


Premier Swindale Shield teamlists and draw HERE  By Scott MacLean The season is on the line for many teams this weekend across several grades. Not only is the silverware on the horizon for some, but for others the spectre of dropping into their grades second division looms. For both Wainuiomata and Old Boys-University its Old

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Pivotal matches in club rugby this weekend


  Swindale Shield teams for tomorrow HERE  It’s full noise around the province as the lower grades resume after a week off, while at the Premier end there’s several pivotal matches that will go a long way towards sorting out the race not just for the Swindale Shield, but behind that for the Jubilee Cup

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Short Passes – 22 April


The halfway mark of the Swindale Shield and the competition is heating up on both the points and physio tables. On the points table, the HOBM Eagles march on and have won all five Swindale Shield matches. Norths are just behind having won four and drawn one. Ories and Poneke are nipping at their heels,

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Axemen take down MSP, while HOBM and Poneke win three in a row


Swindale Shield Draws & Results HERE UPDATED SUNDAY MORNING: The Wellington Axemen beating Marist St Pat’s and Hutt Old Boys Marist and Poneke sealing their third straight wins were three of the talking points of the third round of the Swindale Shield on a wet an wild Wellington afternoon today. The Wellington Axemen caused a

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All systems go in club rugby tomorrow


Above and below right: Ories are at home for the first time this season, hosting Tawa, while Avalon celebrates its 40th anniversary and officially bids farewell to its old stand and clubrooms, hosting Wainuiomata. PHOTOS: Hugh Pretorius. It’s pretty much all systems go tomorrow, as the remaining club grades kick into gear and begin their

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Short passes 25 March


Above: Tawa’s Kemara Hauiti-Parapara and Tawa’s scrum press towards the try line against Petone. Hauiti-Parapara started the match at first five-eighth but moved into halfback in the second half. PHOTO: Barry Stead. Another hot sunny day to open the new season of rugby around the Wellington region. Conditions were just about perfect for most summertime

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Big wins for Petone and Poneke as opening day sizzles


Above: The Wainuiomata and HOBM teams observe a moment’s silence at their start of their opening Swindale Shield in commemoration of the recent Christchurch shootings.  Round One Draws & Results HERE It is important to start well in a 10-round competition, and the old guard Petone and Poneke both did just that today in the

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