RUGBY

Lindisfarne College capture HB Sevens colts title

Workaholic forward Lanson Randell scored two tries as Lindisfarne College beat Clive 22-0 in the colts grade final of the Hawke's Bay Sevens tournament in Waipu...

Villagers Sevens pivot optimistic

Havelock North co-captain Trinity Spooner-Neera has been checking the weather forecast regularly in the countdown to Saturday's Hawke's Bay Sevens tournament in...

Havelock North fifth at Sevens nationals

Jesse Paewai had plenty to celebrate with his Havelock North Sevens teammates at the weekend. Days after becoming a father for the first time, Paewai, scored a...

Bay touch side wins Maori Nationals title

Talk about exceeding expectations ... Te Matau A Maui's Open Women's team did at the weekend's Maori Touch Nationals in Rotorua. The Anaru Bartlett-coached sid...

Bay whiz tastes Red Bull Ignite 7s glory

Talented Hawke's Bay rugby inside back Latrell Smiler-Ah Kiong intends to make Sevens his priority. "It was good to get away from 15s. I felt at home," Smiler...

Twelve Magpies secure Super Rugby contracts

How does Bryn Evans crack a Super Rugby squad and a player like Tom Parsons miss out? That question flowed regularly from the mouths of Hawke's Bay Magpies fan...

Magpies back where they belong

Mission accomplished ... the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby side are back where they belong, in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership. Well that's if the current format cont...

"First things first" for hot Magpies halfback

A couple of curly questions had to be put to in-form Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby halfback Folau Fakatava in the countdown to tomorrow night's final. The first. W...

Flanders captures Magpies Player of the Year award

Outstanding Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby loosie Devan Flanders admitted to being surprised at winning the team's Player of the Year award tonight. The 2018 and '1...

Visiting teams capture NOBM Sevens titles

Crikey ... it must have been the fact there was free entry for the Magpies Mitre 10 Cup semifinal at Napier's McLean Park last night. Two visiting teams made t...

More to come from rampant Magpies warns skipper

Talk about putting the smiles back on the faces of flood-ravaged Napier residents.   The Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team certainly did that with their 59-...

Funaki gets Magpies No 7 jersey for semifinal

Give this season's big improver's award in the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby side to loosie Solomone Funaki. The former Tonga A rep and 2013 and '14 Tonga under-20...

World class players to front at NOBM Invitation Sevens

Predicting the top four finishers at the annual Napier Old Boys Marist Invitation Sevens tournament is always a tough task. But i reckon I'll be pretty close w...

Free entry to Magpies semifinal

It will be FREE entry to the Magpies semifinal against Taranaki this Saturday afternoon at McLean Park. It’s been a challenging year for many people in H...

Mighty Magpies comeback in the Naki

It was certainly a game of two halves in the final hit out of the Mitre 10 Cup round robin match up between Hawke’s Bay Magpies and Taranaki in  Ingl...

Magpies prop unsung hero on and off field

Wind the clock back to Tuesday night's TV One 6pm news and the item on the Napier floods. Most Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby fans will have recognised Magpies, Hur...

Sensational first half propels Magpies to shield glory

A sensational first half was the key as the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby side locked the Ranfurly Shield away for the summer today. Superb support play on attac...

Pirate life member takes on Texans head coach role

Yes folks ... the Napier Technical Old Boys Rugby Football Club's latest Face Book post is correct. Napier Pirate Rugby and Sports Club stalwart Kerry Lewis wi...

Magpies former Lions prop ticks all boxes

I'll be honest ... my first impressions of Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby prop Joe Apikotoa in 2018 weren't great. I didn't feel he was doing enough for his Taradal...

Magpies pipped in Battle of the Bays

A poor final 30 minutes contributed to the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby side's 22-17 loss to the Bay of Plenty Steamers in Tauranga today.   With their vict...