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Midfielder backs Rovers prep without spying mission

It's fair to suggest Napier City Rovers Central League football side's midfielder Sam Pickering was well placed for a pre-match spying mission or two this week....

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...

Taradale women's footballers book semi-final berth

Taradale's Federation Cup women's football side beat Whanganui 2-1 in their Knock Out Cup quarterfinal at Taradale Park on Sunday. Whanganui started well takin...

Bay bodybuilding rookie captures title in first show

Hawke's Bay forklift operator Mataitu Sa'o enjoys going to the gym to keep his fitness levels up. It was during one of his visits to the FlaXrock Gym in Flaxme...

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...

NBHS MVP Foote makes up for lost time

Napier Boys' High School midfielder Baylee Foote was a happy chappy when the Super 8 football tournament ended at his school today. Foote (pictured above left)...

HB allrounder added to Stags roster

Central Districts Cricket has locked in its 16 contracted Central Stags for 2021/22 with the announcement of the team’s final roster spot this mornin...

Hosts NBHS to take on HBHS in Super 8 football playoffs

Could a second consecutive powercut work in hosts Napier Boys' High School's favour during today's final day of the Super 8 football tournament? NBHS manager G...

Taradale women's footballers make emphatic statement

A top of the table clash awaited Taradale's Federation Cup women's footballers as they hopped off the bus in Palmerston North yesterday. Taradale made an empha...

Rovers newcomer scores winner on debut

New forward Harry Mason was the toast of the Napier City Rovers Central League football side on Saturday. Mason, 20, the older brother of keeper Oscar Mason,...

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...

Bay's State of Origin player eyes NZ Maori league selection

A week after her second State of Origin rugby league appearance Hawke's Bay's Courtney Tamati has set a fresh set of goals. Flaxmere's Tamati, 18, who moved to...

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...

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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...