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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 Jamayne Isaako put one hand on the Dally M Rookie of the Year and Top Pointscorer trophies in a brilliant performance as Brisbane Broncos upset…

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The last CRL grand final at the historic Rugby League Park didn’t disappoint, as Linwood produced a remarkable comeback to beat Hornby 20-16 and win the Pat Smith Trophy for the third consecutive year. Three late tries showed why the Keas have remained undefeated all season, displaying amazing character to reel in a 12-point deficit.…

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You couldn’t have asked for a better day for the premiership grand final day at Rugby League Park, the last to be hosted at the ground before Canterbury Rugby League’s move to Nga Puna Wai in 2019. The afternoon kicked off with the Linwood Keas facing the Papanui Tigers in the women’s decider, with the…

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Hornby Panthers have consecutive grand final losses to atone for when they take on Linwood Keas in the big one for the third straight year at Rugby League Park this Sunday, but captain James Baxendale has a bit extra to make up for after fate conspired to put him 18,000 kilometres away from last year’s…

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The CRL women’s premiership grand final sees Papanui Tigers and Linwood Keas square off in the decider for the third successive season. But after the Tigers’ convincing wins in 2016 (44-6) and 2017 (34-20), the Keas take a crucial edge into this year’s grand final courtesy of a resounding semi-final victory a fortnight ago. Papanui…

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It could be argued Hornby Panthers have more to play for in Sunday’s CRL men’s premiership grand final after back-to-back losses to Linwood Keas in the 2016-17 deciders. But the Keas, who head into their fourth straight grand final, are adamant they have maintained the requisite hunger to carve out an even more indelible piece…

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Linwood Keas may carry the psychological edge into Sunday’s grand final at Rugby League Park, but Hornby Panthers could hardly have done more in the past fortnight to indicate they are capable of reversing the results of the 2016-17 deciders. Landing third after a patchy, injury-hampered regular season, Hornby despatched Halswell Hornets 50-6 in a…

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Via Newsie Devastated. Heartbroken. Determined. Three words that summed up the feeling in the Ashburton Barbarians camp following their 46-34 loss to the Woolston Rams in their Canterbury Rugby League division one sudden death preliminary final in Ashburton on Saturday. It was the first loss they’d suffered at home all season, and they were devastated…

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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 Jamayne Isaako and Kodi Nikorima played key roles as Brisbane carved out a vital 38-18 win over South Sydney on Thursday night. Winger Isaako booted…

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Hornby Panthers secured a third straight CRL men’s premiership grand final showdown against Linwood Keas with a 16-6 victory over a gallant Northern Bulldogs in Saturday’s gruelling preliminary final. Kaiapoi’s Murphy Park heaved with one of the biggest crowds seen at club game in years, but the visiting Panthers absorbed a mountain of goal-line pressure…

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