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Archive for June 2017

The Run Home: Where Your Club Stands

With just three rounds of the 2017 Massetti Cup remaining, the race for the minor premiership, the wooden spoon and the top four remains wide open. We’ve broken down exactly what each team needs to do to achieve the best possible result after 14 torrid weeks of the regular season. Linwood Keas – 1st (20 pts): 10…

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Red and Black Report: Edition No.16

Each week we’ll be keeping you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. Here’s how they went in Round 16: NRL After starting every match so far in 2017 for Wests Tigers, Matt McIlwrick came off the bench for the first time in the joint venture’s…

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CRL Premiers Massetti Cup Rd 11 Wrap

Aranui Eagles marked their 2017 club day with a major Massetti Cup boilover in Round 11 of the Canterbury Rugby League premiers competition, upsetting Celebration Lions 26-24 at QEII Park. The last-placed Eagles – winless since Round 1 – led 22-4 at halftime, before staving off a second-half rally from the third-placed Lions to hold…

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Rolleston Warriors Pumped For Inaugural Club Day

Rolleston Warriors’ introduction into the Canterbury Rugby League family has been an unequivocal success, and the fledging club celebrates another key milestone on Saturday courtesy of its inaugural club day. The event takes on extra special significance for the Warriors, with Selwyn District mayor Sam Broughton on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the…

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Red and Black Report: Edition No.15

Each week we’ll be keeping you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. Here’s how they went in Round 15: NRL Halswell Hornets product Matt McIlwrick started his 14th straight game for Wests Tigers – taking his career tally to 43 first grade appearances – in…

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Like Father, Like Daughter As Junior Refs Program Launches

By Rebecca Brebner Every weekend, without fail, Owen Harvey can be found either running refereeing senior games or watching over his 13-year-old daughter, Chloe, who’s training to follow in his footsteps. Owen has recently taken on the responsibility of launching a junior referees development program. Coordinated through Canterbury Rugby League, the development program is still in…

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CRL Premiers Massetti Cup Rd 10 Wrap

Linwood Keas have solidified their Canterbury Rugby League premiership credentials with a 26-0 rout of Papanui Tigers in Saturday’s marquee Massetti Cup clash. The defending champs led 14-0 at halftime at Papanui Domain after running in three tries and added another two in the second stanza, while keeping their own line intact to hold the…

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Walk Out With The World’s Best at RLWC 2017

Via RLWC 2017 This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for 17 kids from your school to walk onto the field with the World’s best Rugby League players. For your chance to WIN the opportunity for your school to be part of Rugby League World, all you have to do is register and download the RLWC2017 Education…

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CRL Legend Series No.5: Ray Haffenden

Linwood, Canterbury and New Zealand Rugby League icon Ray Haffenden was recognised in last week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours, appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to rugby league. A long-serving fullback for Linwood and Canterbury, Ray went on to make an enormous impact as a coach, manager and administrator. He…

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Red and Black Report: Edition No.14

Each week we’ll be keeping you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. Here’s how they went in Round 14: NRL After missing the previous week with injury, Burnham Chevaliers junior Kodi Nikorima was sensationally picked as Brisbane’s halfback over former Kangaroos rep Ben Hunt. Nikorima…

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