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Archive for September 2018

ROCKCOTE BULLS’ FINAL SPOT ON TENTERHOOKS AS FALCONS SOAR

The Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ NZRL National Premiership final hopes hang by a thread after a 34-14 defeat to Akarana Falcons at Rugby League Park in Christchurch. Needing to win, or lose by less than 12 points, to guarantee a place in next Saturday’s decider, the Rockcote Bulls made their task difficult by conceding three tries…

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ROCKCOTE BULLS IN BOX-SEAT AHEAD OF FINAL-ROUND SCRAMBLE

For the third straight season the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls head into a last-round clash with Akarana Falcons knowing their spot in the NZRL National Premiership could well depend on a complicated for-and-against situation. But unlike 2016-17 – when the Rockcote Bulls narrowly missed out on the decider despite brave performances against the eventual champs –…

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Cantabrians In The NRL Grand Final

Ahead of Sunday’s night’s NRL grand final between Melbourne and Sydney Roosters, we recognise the 11 players from the Canterbury region that have previously featured on the game’s biggest stage. Bill Noonan – Canterbury-Bankstown (1974): Simultaneously becoming the first New Zealander to play in a Sydney grand final along with teammate Henry Tatana (who came…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.28

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.   NRLW After being named in the No.18 jersey for the third week in a row, Sui Pauaraisa was again a late inclusion in the Warriors’ 17…

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ROCKCOTE BULLS PUT WAIKATO TO THE SWORD IN ROUND 2 ROMP

The Rockcote Canterbury Bulls ran out emphatic 52-6 winners over Waikato in Round 2 of the NZRL National Premiership, putting an error-strewn period behind them to pile on six tries in the last 20 minutes at Rugby League Park in Christchurch. After upsetting Counties Manukau six days earlier, Canterbury’s landslide victory puts them in the…

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ROCKCOTE BULLS LOOKING TO BUILD ON STRONG START

The Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ place in the 2018 NZRL National Premiership final could be confirmed on Saturday afternoon, but coach Andrew Auimatagi is determined to ensure his team’s focus remains purely on their next 80-minute assignment – a clash with Waikato at Rugby League Park in Christchurch. The Rockcote Bulls pulled off a nerve-shredding 20-18…

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NZ RESIDENT 18S TEAM NAMED

Following trials on the weekend, the New Zealand Resident 18s have been named to take on the TOA Samoa U18s on 6 October at Pulman Park. The 18-strong team includes two players from last year’s New Zealand 18s team who took on the Australian Schoolboys, Tyler Slade and Paul Turner, who have also been named…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.27

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.   NRLW There were no Canterbury juniors left in the men’s NRL finals on the weekend, but Sui Pauaraisa was flying the South Island flag in the…

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ROCKCOTE BULLS EDGE STINGRAYS IN OPENING-ROUND THRILLER

The Rockcote Canterbury Bulls have kicked off their 2018 NZRL National Premiership campaign with an outstanding win, edging out Counties Manukau Stingrays 20-18 at Mount Smart Stadium. Canterbury led by two points at halftime but needed a late try from barnstorming winger Ben Ilalio and an ice-cool conversion from captain James Baxendale to snatch a…

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