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Archive for November 2016

Auimatagi reappointed as Rockcote Canterbury Bulls coach

Canterbury Rugby League has reappointed Andrew Auimatagi as head coach of the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. After guiding Canterbury A to two South Island championship titles, Auimatagi took over from Darrell Coad as the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ coach in 2016, with his side coming desperately close to qualifying for the…

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Vale Mita Mohi

Canterbury Rugby League is mourning the loss of one its longest-serving players and greatest exponents of front-row play, as well as one of its much-loved characters, following the peaceful passing of former Kiwi Mita Mohi in Rotorua on Sunday. After moving south as a teenager, Mohi represented Cantebury 43 times from 1960-73 during premier club…

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Nu Brown Primed For Breakout Year

Cronulla utility and Hornby junior Fa’amanu Brown was back in Christchurch for last weekend’s highly successful Pacific Series tournament at Wainoni Park, where Commentary Box Sports journalist and Canterbury Rugby League media officer Will Evans caught up with the 21-year-old about the Sharks’ NRL premiership success, the off-field troubles of his high-profile teammates, his goals…

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Pacific Series a Celebration of Rugby League and Culture

Rugby league’s rapid expansion and diversification throughout the South Island in 2016 is further highlighted by the last major event of the year, the inaugural Rugby League Pacific Series tournament. Informal games have been played between various ethnic groups in recent years – particularly from the Maori and Samoan communities – but the new concept…

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CRL Welcomes New Club Capability Manager George Lajpold

George Lajpold has bled black and gold during a lifetime in rugby league, but the Wellington and Randwick Kingfishers legend is relishing the prospect of heading south to join Canterbury Rugby League as its new Club Capability Manager. A Kiwis representative in 1987, Lajpold was named in the Wellington Team of the Century in 2012…

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Kiwi Ferns Recognition Caps Watershed Year For Canterbury Women

Women’s rugby league has enjoyed a massive upsurge throughout New Zealand and Australia in recent years, and that trend was reflected in Canterbury during a bumper 2016. In a watershed season for the code, a spike in women’s playing numbers ensured one of the strongest Canterbury club competitions ever staged in the region, with Papanui…

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