College Rugby

Three sevens tournaments this weekend


It’s a triple feast of sevens rugby this Saturday, with tournaments in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt and Masterton to kick-start the club and schools summer of sevens. The opening leg of three of the WRFU club rugby American Ambassador’s Sevens is being played all day at Mary Crowther Park, Wainuiomata. The WRFU is releasing the draw

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Twenty years since Athletic Park closed


Thirty thousand patrons entered Athletic Park for the final time 20 years ago today, 10 October 1999, to watch the Wellington Lions play Otago in round nine of the National Provincial Championship. Athletic Park had been the home of all rugby in Wellington for 97 years. The Lions were also having their best season for

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Short Passes 9 September


A big weekend just gone, with rugby games seemingly on every channel you turned to. The All Blacks were even thrown in there on Saturday afternoon. Sky Television’s workers and production crew must be run off their feet covering so much. Less used to be best, but not anymore. This coming Saturday is a bit

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Short Passes 2 September


On Saturday the Upper Hutt Rams J8s won the last club rugby title of the year up for grabs, the Reserve Grade Division 2 Alan Seerup Cup. PHOTO: Peter McDonald. More photos of this game and season photos archive at  Welcome to a new week in rugby. A focus for Club Rugby over the

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Rugby bursting at the seams tomorrow


Above: Shamus Langton goes on a big run for the Wellington U19s last Friday. The U19s play the Hawke’s Bay U19s at Jerry Collins Stadium on Saturday.  By Scott MacLean The last Saturday of August brings with it a slate of representative action, college sides looking to make the national stage, and the final piece

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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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Updated: Big games in this Weekend’s rugby


Scots College and St Pat’s Silverstream will be reaching out for Hurricanes First XV semi-final wins tomorrow. PHOTO: Andy McArthur. By Scott MacLean This weekend’s rugby kicks off this evening with the Wellington U19s and Hurricanes Heartland sides meeting at the Stadium and the ions and Canterbury following on from that. Fewer games on tomorrow

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