Hurricanes

Aisle be Back: Super Rugby underway this weekend

12/02/2019

  – By Kevin McCarthy Disappointing that we have to wait until early February to get the rugby season underway but that’s just the way it is I guess. The Northerners for example, they’re out of the blocks already and running hard. More on that later, but if starting early is the key to the Rugby

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Hurricanes and Blues split weekend’s games

09/02/2019

The Hurricanes and Blues split their matches this weekend one apiece, with the Hurricanes U20s pipping the Blues U20s on Friday and the Blues senior side beating the Hurricanes on Saturday at their match at the Tui Brewery. Blues (38) v Hurricanes (31) The Blues have successfully defended the Great Big Tui Cup, defeating the

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Short passes – 6 February

06/02/2019

  Short passes is Club Rugby’s  news in briefs and noticeboard column for 2019. It is anticipated that this will be a regular midweek post when the season kicks into gear. If you have news, notices or want a shout-out for anything email editor@clubrugby.co.nz or send us a message on social media. Club Rugby also welcomes assistance in putting this

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Have we reached “peak rugby” in schools?

03/02/2019

  By Touchline A recent study of participation in all forms of tackle football in United States high schools showed dramatic growth in the decade to 2008, a peak in 2009 and a decline thereafter. Since 2014, high school football is reported to have lost more than 45,000 participants. In the last year alone, the

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Hurricanes fall to Crusaders in community rugby opener

02/02/2019

    Super Rugby returned to Levin for the first time in five years when the Hurricanes hosted the Crusaders in a pre-season fixture at the Domain on Saturday afternoon. Despite large and vocal home support, the Hurricanes were soundly beaten 34-19 by the reigning champions. The Hurricanes started with promise and opened the scoring

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Short passes – 24 January

24/01/2019

  Short passes is Club Rugby’s  news in briefs and noticeboard column for 2019. It is anticipated that this will be a regular midweek post when the season kicks into gear. If you have news, notices or want a shout-out for anything email editor@clubrugby.co.nz or send us a message on social media. Club Rugby also welcomes

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Bumper summer of rugby coming up

11/01/2019

The anticipation for the coming rugby season is growing by the day. The summer of rugby ramps up in the lower North Island over the next several weeks, including several sevens tournaments, pre-season club rugby and the opening salvos of the Super Rugby season for the elite players. The Hurricanes region’s club competitions stoke up

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