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Archive for May 2016

PRESS RELEASE: CRL appoints CEO

PRESS RELEASE Canterbury Rugby League (CRL) announces the appointment of Ms Shane Collins to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Shane was a New Zealand Hockey representative between 1985-1993 and attended the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. After an illustrious career in the New Zealand Police, Shane undertook post graduate study, culminating in her being conferred…

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Panthers outlast Warriors in Christchurch

The Penrith Panthers’ decision to bring their NRL fixture against the New Zealand Warriors had already paid dividends with a sell-out crowd at AMI Stadium and several days of building a mountain of goodwill in the Canterbury community, but the club received the ultimate payoff courtesy of two valuable competition points from a 30-18 victory.…

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Flashback Friday – Warriors’ miracle win in Christchurch

As Christchurch prepares to host its first NRL fixture in six years – the Round 10 clash between the Penrith Panthers and New Zealand Warriors on Saturday at AMI Stadium – Flashback Friday relives the city’s last taste of top-level rugby league, which featured one of the greatest finishes in premiership history. In rainy, freezing…

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Gala dinner provides windfall for junior rugby league

It’s been a watershed week for rugby league in Canterbury, and it continued last night with a gala dinner at Addington Raceway ahead of the NRL clash between the Penrith Panthers and New Zealand Warriors at AMI Stadium on Saturday. News that the Panthers-Warriors match is officially sold out gave the glitzy, star-studded event –…

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Warriors touch down in Christchurch

The Penrith Panthers have been making themselves at home in Christchurch over the past few days, but the Warriors arrived in the city this afternoon determined to prove they are still New Zealand’s team in Saturday’s Round 10 clash at a sold-out AMI Stadium. The Panthers have won the hearts of Canterbury residents young and…

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Panthers are kings of the kids in Canterbury

The Warriors are likely to enjoy majority crowd support this Saturday evening at AMI Stadium, but the Penrith Panthers may have convinced a few hundred Canterbury kids to change their NRL allegiances this week. After holding an open training session at Christchurch Boys High School yesterday, the Panthers visited Hornby club later that afternoon and…

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Panthers break new ground for league at Boys’ High

It’s a school steeped in rugby union history, producing more than 40 All Blacks in its 135-year existence. But the Penrith Panthers broke new ground on Wednesday when the NRL side trained on Christchurch Boys’ High School’s rugby field ahead of their premiership encounter with the New Zealand Warriors at AMI Stadium on Saturday. With…

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