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Centurions U18s retain title as Wellington Development draw with Tasman

21/09/2019

There were two Wellington teams playing in Blenheim today, where the Wellington Development team drew 47-47 with their Tasman counterparts and the Wellington Maori side defeated Tasman Maori 45-0. At Cooks Gardens, Whanganui, the Centurions U18s defended the Trust Bank Central Secondary Schools Provincial Rugby Tournament Shield with a dominant 47-12 win over the home

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

20/09/2019

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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Aisle be Back: The RWC starting – let’s go

19/09/2019

Above: The All Blacks in training in Japan. PHOTO credit: NZRU media release/Getty Images. By Kevin McCarthy Can someone please just kick off.Like me you’ve probably had enough of watching the build-up to the Rugby World Cup. It’s only then we will begin to sketch in a few realities and answer a few questions. Like

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Whanganui U18s seeking maiden title against defending champions Centurions U18s

19/09/2019

Above: Cooks Gardens in Whanganui hosts the Hurricanes U18 provincial competition final on Saturday. By Steven White It’s the defending champions against the team chasing its maiden win. The Whanganui U18s will be eyeing up their first Trust Bank Central Secondary Schools Provincial Rugby Tournament Shield title when they host the Wellington Centurions U18s in

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Short Passes 16 September (afternoon edition)

15/09/2019

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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The Curious Case of Caleb Delany, as U19s prepare for third place playoff

13/09/2019

By Adam Julian in Taupo  Bewilderment, anger, tears, the mood and appearance of the Wellington Under 19 squad wasn’t pretty after their devastating 21-18 loss to Auckland in the National semi-final on Wednesday. Months of earnest preparation was left in tatters following a defeat where Wellington absolutely failed to grasp all their chances, but were

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Representative matches spread far and wide this weekend

13/09/2019

Several representative teams are in action this coming weekend. Saturday 14 September: Wellington Development v Hawke’s Bay Saracens, Napier 1.00pm Wellington U19s v Bay Of Plenty U19s 3rd v 4th playoff match, Taupo 1.45pm. National U19 Tournament Day Three. Wellington Maori v Canterbury Maori, Christchurch, 1.00pm. For the Tirikatene Shield. Wellington Samoans U18s v Wairarapa-Bush

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National U19s tournament day two wrap and day three preview

12/09/2019

By Adam Julian Reviewing day two of the National U19 tournament and looking ahead to the third and final day on Saturday. Scroll down for day three draw.  Canterbury win by a penalty try and Wellington lose on a mouth-guard infraction, it appears age group rugby inherently conspires against the capital as Canterbury continues to

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Wellington go down chomping to Auckland in U19s semi-final

11/09/2019

By Adam Julian  Wellington have lost their National U19 semi-final to Auckland 21-18 in the most extraordinary and unusual circumstances. The game stretched to golden point extra time, and it was a penalty to Auckland first five-eighth Zarn Sullivan about 10 metres out in front of the posts, which won the game. The penalty was

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