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WEST OVERWHELM EAST IN NGĀ PUNA WAI REP CLASH

West reclaimed crosstown supremacy with a 32-20 victory over East in a physical encounter laced with sparkling tries at Ngā Puna Wai. The victory was just West’s second in the fixture – but their second in three seasons since its return to the Canterbury Rugby League calendar. Several candidates from both teams put their hands…

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WARRIORS OUTLAST ROCKCOTE BULLS IN NGĀ PUNA WAI TRY-FEST

Canterbury Rugby League entered a new era on Saturday courtesy of the first matches played at the code’s new home, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub. Blazing sunshine – rather than the forecast rain – greeted the crowd, which pushed towards the 1,000 mark. The opening encounter was a women’s trial requested by the Warriors’ NRLW…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: WARRIORS AND CANTERBURY PLAY TO PACKED SHOW GROUNDS

Ahead of tomorrow’s historic Ngā Puna Wai opener, our first Flashback Friday of 2019 relives a landmark Christchurch encounter between the Canterbury provincial team and the fledgling Auckland Warriors. The Warriors InTrust Super Premiership team’s clash with the Rockcote Cantebury Bulls sees the club come full circle as it heads into its 25th season –…

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ROCKCOTE BULLS PRIMED FOR UNSEASONABLE WARRIORS CHALLENGE AT NGĀ PUNA WAI

January and February are traditionally reserved for Nines tournaments and pre-season club training in Canterbury Rugby League circles. But Saturday’s historic Ngā Puna Wai opener has meant the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls squad spent the early part of 2019 sweating it out in preparation for a showdown with the Warriors’ InTrust Super Premiership team – on…

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BIG CAST OF CANTABRIANS UP FOR NZRL AWARDS

The 2018 NZRL Awards finalists have been named and there is a healthy representation from Canterbury Rugby League’s ranks up for prestigious honours. At international level, Jamayne Isaako and Sui Pauaraisa have been shortlisted for the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns Rookie of the Year awards respectively. Domestically, Rockcote Canterbury Bulls captain James Baxendale is up for the NZRL Premier Player of…

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CRL 2018 SENIOR PRIZE-GIVING – LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

Canterbury Rugby League’s best and brightest were honoured at Hornby Workingmen’s Club on Friday night at the annual CRL Senior Prize-giving. MC’d by Craig Kerr, our night of nights featured stirring addresses from CRL Board Chairperson Simon Doig, CRL CEO Duane Fyfe and Rockcote Canterbury Bulls coach Andrew Auimatagi, while the likes of Frank Endacott…

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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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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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