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Archive for April 2018

RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.8

Each week the Red and Black Report will keep you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions.   NRL After a string of outstanding appearances off the bench in the back-row, Burnham Chevaliers junior Jazz Tevaga played most of the Warriors’ 50-10 hiding at…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 4 WRAP

Photo Credit: Dai Roberts Linwood, Hornby and Northern have further solidified their status as the likely Massetti Cup ‘big three’ of 2018, while Halswell have broken away from the bottom half of the competition with a second straight victory in a wet and wild Round 4 of the men’s premiership. The Keas romped to a…

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CRL STANDS BEHIND ‘BE A SPORT’ MESSAGE

New Zealand Rugby League introduced the ‘Be A Sport’ programme to encourage positive supporter behaviour and provide more enjoyable rugby league experiences for our community – from players, referees, coaches and officials to fans and spectators. Adapted from an Auckland Rugby League programme, Be A Sport was launched in all seven NZRL zones’ junior programmes…

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Canterbury Connection: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Despite being namesakes, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have recruited very few Canterbury Rugby League products – but a couple that did turn out for the club had a big impact. Linwood Keas hooker-prop Bill Noonan represented his province 25 times from 1965-69, making his first appearance aged just 18. He played three Tests for New Zealand against Australia,…

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KNIGHTS CLUB DAY CELEBRATES FAMILY-ORIENTED VALUES

A good feed and a day full of footy is what the Riccarton Knights’ faithful can look forward to this weekend. The club will celebrate a host of rugby league action at Crosbie Park this Saturday for its 2018 Club Day. The first of the juniors games kick off at 9am and it’s a packed…

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Duffie’s Dream ANZAC Day Debut

Ahead of the Melbourne Storm’s traditional ANZAC Day showdown with the New Zealand Warriors, we’re taking a look back at the clubs’ April 25 clash from 2010 – and a stunning debut by a Canterbury Rugby League product. In its last home match before moving into the brand new AAMI Park, Melbourne hosted the Warriors…

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Endacott’s Heroes: 1998 Anzac Test

Though the Anzac Test is no longer on the international rugby league schedule, we’re revisiting the inaugural clash back in 1998 – which doubles as one of the greatest wins in New Zealand’s history – for Anzac Day Legendary ex-Kiwis coach FRANK ENDACOTT’s memories of that special night at North Harbour Stadium remain just as…

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BAMFORD PUTTING BITE BACK IN BULLDOGS

The Northern Bulldogs have rapidly emerged as the biggest threat to Linwood and Hornby’s Massetti Cup dominance in 2018 – and leading the Kaiapoi-based club’s charge is one of the Keas’ favourite sons. Part of Linwood’s 2016 premiership-winning side, veteran front-rower Chris Bamford returned to the Canterbury Rugby League scene this year after a season…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.7

Each week the Red and Black Report will keep you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions.   NRL Burnham Chevaliers junior Jazz Tevaga has well and truly entrenched himself on the in-form Warriors’ bench, starring again in their upset of the previously unbeaten…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 3 WRAP

Linwood Keas sit alone at the top of the table while there’s a five-way tie for fourth spot after three rounds of Canterbury Rugby League’s Massetti Cup men’s premiership. Hornby Panthers made it two in a row with a gutsy come-from-behind win at Murphy Park, edging out a gallant Northern Bulldogs side 20-16. The Panthers…

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