RUGBY

McLeod relishes ride behind dominant Hastings Rugby and Sports pack

Halfback Connor McLeod is the first to admit life is good behind the dominant Hastings Rugby and Sports forward pack in Hawke's Bay's premier club competition...

Hastings Rugby and Sports favourites for Nash Cup final

Hastings Rugby and Sports today enhanced their favourite's tag for next Saturday's Nash Cup final in Hawke's Bay's premier club competition. After leading 22...

Pre-season rugby tourney for youngsters this weekend

When it comes to passion for rugby former Magpies midfield back Sam Giddens is right up there. The 36-year-old is a former Havelock North, Napier Old Boys Mari...

Loosie poised for Central rugby premier record

Loosie Warwick Slingsby will set a Central Rugby and Sports record when he plays his 250th premier match for the club tomorrow. "It's good to be the first to a...

Bay's Tamati to play in NRL women's under-19 final

Hawke's Bay's first women's NRL player Courtney Tamati will dedicate Saturday's grand final match to her late aunty Lynne Mareikura. Tamati, 18, will be the st...

Toala's all class as Hastings Rugby and Sports remain unbeaten

Hurricanes midfield back Danny Toala was classy as his Hastings Rugby and Sports team won the clash of the unbeaten teams in Hawke's Bay's premier club comp...

Emotional touch to pivot's 200th premier club rugby clash

Napier Old Boys Marist premier rugby side's first five-eighth Ioane (or Johnny as he is better known) Lauano admits his 200th match for the side will be an em...

Another Paewai joins villagers centurions list

Havelock North premier rugby team's midfield back Kalin Paewai hopes his 100th match doesn't become a distraction for the team. "All the boys are making a fuss...

Hastings Rugby and Sports keep Nash Cup hopes alive

A powerful scrum propelled Hastings Rugby and Sports to victory in the feature third round Hawke's Bay Nash Cup premier club match today. "Yes ... when we sa...

Bay touch team pipped in nationals final

Hawke's Bay's over-27 women's touch team manager Honey Amner reckons an "unlucky referee's call" proved costly for her side in today's final at the Christchurch...

Unbeaten Bay touch team earns final berth

Hawke's Bay over-27 women's touch team coach Rachel Tongia poured kudos on link player Patrice Mareikura after the side yesterday qualified for today's final at...

Hastings Rugby and Sports lock eyes revenge against NOBM

Lock Jessie Lesa-Sipaia is relishing his leadership role with the Hastings Rugby and Sports premier rugby team this season. "You are seeing a fitter version of...

Bay side makes unbeaten start to touch nationals

Winger Charlotte Wilkins scored eight touchdowns for her Hawke's Bay over-27 women's team which made an unbeaten start to their national touch tournament in Chr...

St. John’s College student has rugby career firmly in sight

The highlight of Bradley Campbell’s rugby career was attending a New Zealand Barbarians Hurricanes Age Grade Camp and it has given him a taste for a futur...

Tamatea record first premier club rugby win since 2018

Tamatea Rugby and Sports set tongues wagging after today's second in Hawke's Bay's Nash Cup premier club rugby competition. The Nui Bartlett-coached side bea...

Bickle to have impact role with Green Machine

Expect Napier Old Boys' Marist's superior depth to be the defining factor in tomorrow's feature Hawke's Bay premier club rugby clash. The Green Machine's depth...

Minnows exceed expectations in club rugby's first round

Good luck predicting the two team which will drop out of Hawke's Bay's premier club rugby competition at the end of the Nash Cup round. Napier Pirate Rugby and...

Magpie Waa to captain Taradale this season

Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby prop Namatahi Waa will have the captain's role when defending champions Taradale begin their Nash Cup campaign in the province's premi...

Magpies to support Nourished for Nil

It's back for 2021, the Magpies will again play in an alternative strip this season. The popular charity jersey initiative between the Hawke’s Bay Rugby...

Rugby great to speak at St. John’s College Rugby Foundation fundraiser

All Blacks great Sir Michael Jones will pass on his knowledge and insights into the game at a St. John's College Rugby Foundation fundraiser next month. A nigh...