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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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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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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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ROCKCOTE BULLS BOLSTERED BY EXPERIENCED STARS

Rockcote Canterbury Bulls coach Andrew Auimatagi believes he has the ideal balance of hardened veterans and exciting tyros to be able to challenge for the NZRL National Premiership crown over the next month. Their campaign kicks off against Counties Manukau Stingrays at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday. Auimatagi lines up for his third season in…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CANTERBURY WINS 1985 RUGBY LEAGUE CUP

As the start of the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ NZRL Premiership campaign draws near, this week’s Flashback Friday celebrates the province’s memorable 1985 season, in which it clinched the Rugby League Cup. The code was enjoying a resurgence in New Zealand during the mid-1980s courtesy of the Graham Lowe-coached Kiwis’ drought-breaking Test wins over Australia in…

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Flashback Friday: Bulls’ 2000 Bartercard Cup Triumph

With the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ 2018 NZRL National Premiership campaign just a fortnight away, Flashback Friday revisits one of the Canterbury provincial side’s greatest triumphs since taking on the Bulls moniker – the 2000 Bartercard Cup success. Coached by Gerard Stokes, Canterbury finished second in the 22-round minor premiership behind Otahuhu Leopards, chalking up 15…

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