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Archive for July 2017

Endacott Praises Canterbury Refs For Finals Display

The top four Canterbury Rugby League premiers teams turned on a couple of absolute thrillers in Saturday’s finals double-header, but Frank Endacott said the standout feature of a tremendous day out at Murphy Park was the standard of the refereeing. Gary Smallridge controlled Papanui Tigers’ 32-24 of Celebration Lions in the minor semi-final, while Jason…

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Red and Black Report: Edition No.21

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 21: NRL Moving to five-eighth for the injured James Maloney, versatile Hornby product Fa’amanu Brown enjoyed a fine 59 minutes against the Warriors in Auckland…

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CRL Premiers Semi-finals Wrap

Hornby Panthers have built their 2017 campaign on blistering attack, but it was their best defensive effort of the season that underpinned a 22-14 victory over Linwood Keas at Murphy Park to book the first spot in the Canterbury Rugby League premiers grand final. The Panthers led 12-4 at halftime and repelled the defending champs’…

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Flashback Friday: Tigers Surge To 1992 Title

Each week through the Canterbury Rugby League finals, we’ll be revisiting a classic grand final involving one of the top-four clubs of 2017 – beginning with marking 25 years since Papanui Tigers’ 1992 premiership triumph. The ’92 decider pitted two fairytale sides against one another. Papanui had finished last the previous season, while Sydenham collected…

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Keas Coach Finds Silver Lining In Canterbury’s Big Wet

Last week’s major weather event caused havoc with Canterbury Rugby League’s finals, but if anyone could look on the bright side of the region’s big wet, it was Linwood Keas coach Andrew Auimatagi. Auimatagi was set to miss the Keas’ showdown with Hornby Panthers last Saturday, away in Rotorua in charge of the New Zealand…

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Red and Black Report: Edition No.20

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 Rounds 20:   NRL Round 19 debutant Jamayne Isaako dropped out of the Brisbane Broncos’ squad, but Burnham Chevaliers junior Kodi Nikorima returned to the starting line-up in the fullback…

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Women’s Premiership Games are on

We have had the grounds at Cuthberts Green inspected this morning and they are good to go for the Women’s Premiership Semi Finals today. Woolston v Hornby @ 1pm Papanui v Linwood @ 2.30pm Lets all enjoy the calm after the storm and some fantastic Rugby League played by our top 4 women’s teams

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21-22 July – Transfers and Cancellations

Friday 21st July 2017 16’s Semi Finals are CANCELLED for tonight Saturday 22nd July 2017 All Junior Grades Nursery – 14 Years are CANCELLED for Saturday Presidents 10 a side is POSTPONED until next weekend. A decision will be made on Monday which grades not played will be re-scheduled. Tentative Draw for Saturday 22nd July…

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Lawrie Seeking Complete Performance From Panthers

Last year’s grand finalists, Linwood and Hornby, are gearing up for a semi-final blockbuster this Saturday at Murphy Park after streeting the Massetti Cup field in the 2017 regular season. The Keas are unbeaten since Round 1, while the Panthers lost just two of their 14 games – but Hornby coach Jed Lawrie says it’s…

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Red and Black Report: Edition No.18 and 19

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 Rounds 18 and 19: NRL None of the ex-Canterbury players in the NRL played in the abbreviated Round 18, but several were back on deck on…

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