Women's Rugby

One sevens tournament this weekend (updated)


UPDATE 2: In a case of last tournament standing, the one sevens tournament tomorrow is the Hurricanes Youth Council’s School Sevens tournament, hosted by the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union (see below for details). The scheduled Hutt Cup Sevens Hand CSW U15 Sevens tournaments (combined on the same bill) have also been cancelled owing to the inclement

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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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Pride starting NPC season back in Premiership ranks on Saturday


Above: The Championship winning Wellington Pride team last year. Many players return for their first season back in the Premiership division after being going down 2017. The Wellington Pride will be without a handful of key players in this year’s Farah Palmer Cup, but they should have enough power and size in the forwards and

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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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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 +++++ Despite being named on Ories’ bench for the Women’s final, Black Fern Selica Winiata was withdrawn prior to kick-off.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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The blue collar final headlining bumper season finale


By Scott MacLean Draws and teamlists HERE  The rugby roads tomorrow lead in the direction of the Petone Rec for the major WRFU Finals Day. Nine matches will be played with the first kicking-off at 11am and the last at 3pm. The summer homes for the Jubilee and Hardham Cups will be found, along with

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Pressure ramps up as playoff rugby hits Wellington


By Scott MacLean For Jubilee Cup semi-finals teamlists visit HERE  The pressure gets ramped up tomorrow with playoff rugby across the top four men’s grades and in the second tier of the women’s. It’s an environment where precision and accuracy are demanded, and mistakes are likely to be punished. No quarter will be asked for

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Short Passes 15 July (bumper edition)


Monday evening edition.  The championship end of the season is upon us. As of Monday morning there are Jubilee and Hardham Cup semi-finals at the Polo Ground, Lyndhurst Park, Evans Bay Park and the Hutt Rec ( OBU are moving their operation to firmer pastures). View the semi-finals HERE  With school holidays, another quiet week

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