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LEWIS BROWN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Riccarton Knights junior and former Canterbury Bulls representative Lewis Brown has announced his retirement after a decade-long career in the NRL. The 32-year-old utility played 198 first-grade games for the Warriors, Penrith and Manly since making a belated debut in 2009, scoring 34 tries. Brown played 15 Tests for the Kiwis from 2011-16. Kiwi veteran…

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CRL’S NGA PUNA WAI OPENER ON TRACK DESPITE RAIN DELAYS

Canterbury Rugby League’s eagerly anticipated February 23 debut at its new Nga Puna Wai home will go ahead as scheduled, despite the weather’s recent attempts to a throw a spanner in the works. Twice the average rainfall in November threatened to derail the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ clash with the Warriors’ InTrust Super Premiership side, delaying…

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NZRL TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED FOR 2019

Via NZRL Media The 2019 New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) season will kick-off in January with the 16s and 18s Talent Development Programme (TDP) at St. Peters College in Cambridge. The TDP brings together the most talented 16s (16-years-old or under) and 18s (18-years-old or under) age-group rugby league players from around New Zealand, as…

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SOUTH ISLAND TALENTS FLY WITH MANLY SEA EAGLES

Two of the South Island’s brightest rugby league prospects, Jaedon Wellington and Callum Donaldson, are this week getting a unique taste of the NRL during a week-long camp at the Manly Sea Eagles. The invitation to come to Manly’s training base on Sydney’s northern beaches is the direct result of the club’s commitment to play an annual home match in Christchurch…

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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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LAST CHANCE FOR NZRL AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Every year NZRL recognises those who have gone above and beyond with awards for Volunteer of the Year and Grassroots Club plus awards for players, referees and coaches. Complete your nomination form online to acknowledge someone you think has done an outstanding job for rugby league this year. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Apii Nicholls picked up…

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PREVENTION: THE NAME OF THE GAME

Via Sport Canterbury New partnerships in Christchurch sport prove that prevention is the name of the game. In the Canterbury region, tennis and rugby league are two codes that share club rooms – yet may have little else in common. This month, however, Tennis Canterbury and Canterbury Rugby League are teaming up – taking a proactive approach to…

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AWARD-WINNING KNIGHT KEEPS EYES ON THE TEAM PRIZE

Riccarton Knights legend Shane Tamatea carried off Canterbury Rugby League’s highest individual honour at the annual Senior Prize-giving held at Hornby Workingmen’s Club on Friday night, but it’s the desire for another premiership that is set to extend his senior career to two decades. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old was humbled to named the 2018 CRL Sportsperson…

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ROCKCOTE BULLS AND WARRIORS TO PLAY NGA PUNA WAI OPENER

The CRL Senior Prize-giving is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements from the season that was, but Friday night’s awards ceremony also heralded an exciting announcement for 2019. Canterbury Rugby League will christen its new facilities at Nga Puna Wai on February 23 with a match between the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls and the Warriors’ InTrust…

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