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EAST V WEST A CRUCIAL STEPPING STONE FOR CANTERBURY WOMEN

Canterbury women’s coach Mike Linton sees Saturday’s historic East v West women’s fixture as a vital component of the upcoming NZRL National Tournament campaign – and for developing the women’s game as a whole in the region. A North v South women’s match was played in 2017 – the same year the East v West…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: EAST V WEST 2011

Ahead of  the East v West representative fixture tomorrow afternoon at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Flashback Friday revisits the last time the match was played prior to its return to the Canterbury Rugby League schedule in 2017. East recovered from a 14-point halftime deficit to run out 26-18 winners in the 2011 clash, keeping…

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PRIDE AND BULLS JERSEYS ON THE LINE WHEN EAST MEETS WEST

Crosstown pride goes on the line when East squares off against West in the seventh edition of the representative fixture – and third since its reinstatement to the Canterbury Rugby League calendar – at Ngā Puna Wai. The East side – mentored by Eagles coach Eddie Timo-Latu – draw their players from the Linwood, Celebration,…

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WOMEN’S EAST V WEST TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Canterbury Rugby League are pleased to announce the following players have been selected for the Women’s East v West representative fixture to be played at 12.30pm, Saturday, June 1st at Ngā Puna Wai. Congratulations to all players who have been selected   EAST   Training: Wednesday 29th May, 6.30pm, Linwood Park (Back Fields) Coach: Tala…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO. 11

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 Brisbane winger Jamayne Isaako finished on the winning side in the clash of the Canterbury juniors on Saturday night. The Aranui product kicked two goals…

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19’s EAST V WEST TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Canterbury Rugby League, in conjunction with the Canterbury 19s coach Jason Martin are pleased to announce the following players have been selected for the East v West representative fixture to be played at 12.00pm, Saturday, June 1st at Ngā Puna Wai. Congratulations to all players who have been selected INFO/TRAINING NIGHT (both teams) Halswell domain…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 7 WRAP

A foggy Saturday in Christchurch could not prevent a tryscoring bonanza in Round 7 of Canterbury Rugby League’s Massetti Cup. Competition leader Hornby showed no sentimentality in subjecting bottom-placed Halswell to an 86-0 rout on the Hornets’ Club Day at Halswell Domain. The Panthers finished with 16 tries after piling on 50 points in the…

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EAST V WEST TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Canterbury Rugby League, in conjunction with the Canterbury Bulls coach Andrew Auimatagi, Bulls assistant coach Jed Lawrie and independent selector Mike Linton, are pleased to announce the following players have been selected for the East v West representative fixture to be played at 2.30pm, Saturday, June 1 at Ngā Puna Wai. Congratulations to all players…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HORNBY AND HALSWELL DUEL IN FOUR STRAIGHT GRAND FINALS

Ahead of Halwell Hornets’ home assignment against Hornby Panthers on Saturday, Flashback Friday revisits the period that created one of Canterbury Rugby League’s great club rivalries. Halswell gained premier status in 1979 and reached its first grand final in its sixth season. The 1984 grand final would be the first of four consecutive deciders Halswell…

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CRL LEGEND SERIES NO.7: QUENTIN PONGIA

The rugby league world is mourning the loss of Quentin Pongia, who passed away on Saturday after a brave battle with bowel cancer. He was just 48. Originally from the West Coast, before embarking on a career that saw him become a revered and popular figure in Canterbury, for professional clubs Canberra, the Warriors, Sydney…

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