RUGBY

Mighty Maroons taste Maddison Trophy glory for first time since 2009

Taradale Rugby and Sports blindside flanker Josh Eden-Whaitiri tasted Maddison Trophy glory for the second time in four years yesterday. Three years after help...

Mental toughness fuels defending champs Maddison Trophy quest

Hastings Rugby and Sports captain Jacob Devery reckons the mental toughness within his squad will propel them to a second taste of Maddison Trophy glory tomorro...

NBHS struggle in Moascar Cup challenge

Poor defensive work and soft turnovers proved costly for the Napier Boys' High School 1st XV rugby side during yesterday's away Moascar Cup challenge against Ro...

Taradale captain inspirational as Maddison Trophy final berth booked

A "hungry" Taradale Rugby and Sports captain and prop Namatahi Waa produced an inspirational display today as he led his team into next Saturday's Hawke's Bay...

NBHS eye third taste of Moascar Cup glory in four years

Being a regular spectator at Napier Boys' High School 1st XV rugby games last season I was impressed with the progress being made by lock Gus Brown. So I was...

Hastings pair return from international duty for semifinal

Three days after international duty Jardine Chung Ching and Gideon Kautai will turn out for Hastings Rugby and Sports in Hawke's Bay's Maddison Trophy semifinal...

NOBM fullback to play 100th match in semifinal

Eight years after his debut fullback Liam Edwards will play his 100th match for Napier Old Boys Marist in tomorrow's Hawke's Bay premier club rugby competition...

Semi-final match-ups decided in HB premier club rugby

Napier Old Boys Marist player-coach Ellery Wilson gave his troops semi-final rehearsal in Hawke's Bay's Maddison Trophy premier club rugby competition the thu...

Former national swimming champ relishes Bay premier club rugby

I'll be honest ... two years ago I labelled Hawke's Bay swimmer Josh Greening a serious prospect for the Tokyo Olympics. At the time Greening (pictured above...

Magpies run riot in winger's farewell

France-bound Hawke's Bay rugby winger Mason Emerson got a superb send off as the Magpies retained the Ranfurly Shield with an 85-0 drubbing of North Otago at Na...

Departing Magpies speedster eyes perfect farewell

Departing Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby winger Mason Emerson is eyeing the perfect farewell and one doesn't have to be a genius to work it out. First up it involve...

Clive win but Cooper celebrates 100th match in style

If you thought Tamatea Rugby and Sports had won today's feature Hawke's Bay Maddison Trophy sixth round premier club rugby clash after watching prop Tane Coop...

Magpies pivots to clash in feature club rugby game

Expect a clash between Hawke's Bay Magpies pivots Lincoln McClutchie and Tiaan Falcon to be a highlight of tomorrow's feature sixth round Maddison Trophy prem...

Devery rules as Hastings spoil Texans Centennial celebrations

Captain Jacob Devery was the hero as his Hastings Rugby and Sports team spoilt the Napier Technical Old Boys club's centennial celebrations today. The Magp...

HBHS rugby pivot shines in away victory over NBHS

Hastings Boys' High School 1st XV rugby team's first five-eighth Hoera Stephenson had every right to be smiling after his team's 16-8 Super 8 round two victory...

Will it be case of Double Trouble in NBHS-HBHS clash?

Remember when Napier Boys' High School's 1st XV rugby side reached the National Top Four final in 2018? Yes, that was the year a couple of twins, captain and...

Crusaders halfback signs two-year deal with Magpies

Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will play for the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team for the next two seasons. The Hawke's Bay Rugby Union confirmed Enari's signing t...

Significant milestone for Central rugby loosie

Central Rugby and Sports loosie Tomo Fogarty will play his 100th premier match for the club tomorrow. Reaching 100 games is something I've always wanted to do...

Mighty Maroons retain Challenge Shield with 14 players

Taradale Rugby and Sports were forced to come from behind to retain the Challenge Shield in today's fourth round of Hawke's Bay's Maddison Trophy premier club...

Gutsy Texans loosie eyes Challenge Shield upset

Wind the clock back to the Hawke's Bay Saracens rugby team's 62-19 win over Wairarapa Bush in Masterton on Queen's Birthday. One of the first names Magpies hea...