Representative Rugby

Short Passes: 11 November


Above: The HOBM Eagles warm up ahead of one of their games on Saturday – they went on to win the Men’s tournament. Photos by Andy McArthur HERE +++++ There are two more weekends of rugby to come in the Wellington region for the rest of 2019. Despite no presence at the just completed American

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Hutt Old Boys Marist and Old Boys University win club sevens series


The Hutt Old Boys Marist Eagles (Men’s) and Old Boys University (Women’s) are the 2019 American Ambassador’s WRFU club sevens champions, following the second and final leg of the series in blustery and at times wet conditions at Onepoto Park on Saturday. The HOBM Eagles backed up their runner-up finish last week by beating Oriental-Rongotai

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Ranfurly Shield still a prized possession


Canterbury took the Ranfurly Shield off Otago on Saturday. This is unconfirmed (the source online is Wikipedia) but this was Canterbury’s 17th successful Ranfurly Shield challenge, eclipsing Auckland’s 16 tenures that they shared the record with previously. Waikato are next with 13 wins and Wellington fourth with 10. This got us to thinking about the

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2019 Representative rugby season calendar and fixtures


The 2019 club rugby season is all but over and the local college season is reaching its crescendo, but two months of representative rugby from the ground up is just getting underway. The secondary school post-season knockout phase is coming up soon, as school teams aim to qualify for the National Top 4 tournament in

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NPC, Heartland and Women’s NPC Draws & Results


Club Rugby is home to the National Provincial Championship, Heartland Championship and Women’s NPC competitions. For Draws & Results for each of these competitions visit the following: National Provincial Championship HERE Heartland Championship HERE Women’s NPC Farah Palmer Cup HERE

Short Passes 29 July – bumper edition + Lions squad naming


Has the bar at Norths’ HQ at Porirua Park closed yet? +++++ Despite being named on Ories’ bench for the Women’s final, Black Fern Selica Winiata was withdrawn prior to kick-off. While Club Rugby firmly believes this was belatedly the right decision, questions have to be asked why the idea of a non-Wellington affiliated player

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Promising club players selected in the NZ Māori U20s


The NZ Māori U20 Rugby Team is playing Fiji U20 as the curtain raiser to the Māori All Blacks and Fiji test match on Saturday 20th July 5.30pm at Rotorua Stadium. The team is: Kershawl Sykes-Martin  Nelson Rugby Club Ngāti Porou Te Ariki Te Puni  University RFC Auckland Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Rangitāne o Manawatu

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