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FIRST FIXTURES FOR NGĀ PUNA WAI’S RL 1 FIELD AND GRANDSTAND

Canterbury Rugby League ticks off another notable milestone at its new home, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, on Monday courtesy of the first matches played on the Rugby League 1 ground with use of the grandstand. Four 18s grade teams – Linwood v Hornby (6.20pm) and Haeata/Eastern v Halswell (7.40pm) – will have the honour…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HORNBY-HEAVY FRONT-ROW POWERS KIWIS TO TEST TRIUMPH

As New Zealand prepares for its massive Representative Round Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga in Auckland, Flashback Friday recalls one of the Kiwis’ greatest – and a heavily Hornby-influenced – mid-season victories. The Kiwis approached the 1987 season in a state of flux. Graham Lowe’s influential reign as national coach, which included two groundbreaking victories…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.14

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 Burnham Chevaliers juniors Kodi Nikorima and Jazz Tevaga featured in the Warriors’ much-needed 24-20 defeat of Gold Coast Titans on Friday. Five-eighth Nikorima had a…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP RD 9 WRAP

Northern Bulldogs and Eastern Eagles consolidated their top-four standing with Round 9 wins in the CRL Massetti Cup, while Hornby Panthers and Linwood Keas maintained their four-point break on the chasing pack with hard-fought victories. Northern Bulldogs celebrated their Club Day in style – and moved to outright fourth on the Massetti Cup ladder –…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITIONS NO.12 & 13

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 It was a mixed outing for Kodi Nikorima in the Warriors’ 32-10 loss to Melbourne Storm on Saturday night. The five-eighth laid on the hosts’…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 8 WRAP

Hornby Panthers and Linwood Keas moved further ahead of the pack, while Eastern Eagles solidified their claims for a return to the finals as the second round of Massetti Cup matches got underway. Linwood Keas were forced to dig deep to subdue Riccarton Knights 28-20 at Crosbie Park. The teams were locked up at 16-all…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: KNIGHTS SMASH RECORDS IN MAIDEN GRAND FINAL WIN

As Riccarton Knights prepare to mark their 2019 Club Day with a Massetti Cup showdown with three-time defending premiers Linwood Keas, Flashback Friday recalls the record-shattering 2002 grand final showdown between the clubs. Originally a premier club in 1931, Riccarton was an intermittent participant in Canterbury Rugby League’s top grade. During the first 34 seasons…

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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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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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