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VALE BILL NOONAN

The CRL community is mourning the loss of one of New Zealand’s best-ever front-rowers and Canterbury’s finest rugby league exports, Kiwi #460 Bill Noonan, who has passed away in Sydney, aged 74. Rugged Linwood prop/second-rower Noonan played three Tests for New Zealand in the late-1960s, but arguably carved out a greater legacy as a trailblazer…

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STALWART SMALLRIDGE WHISTLES HUMBLE TUNE AFTER 25 YEARS

Amid the myriad gongs handed out for excellence in the current calendar year at the recent 2021 Canterbury Rugby League awards, one unassuming individual received special recognition for quarter of a century of high standards and commitment to our game. Gary Smallridge cut his teeth in the CRL premier refereeing ranks 25 years ago, dedicating…

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CANTERBURY RUGBY LEAGUE 2021 AWARDS – LIST OF WINNERS

The full list of winners from the CRL 2021 Awards night, held at Halswell Rugby League Clubrooms on Wednesday night. Congratulations to all clubs, players, coaches, staff, officials, administrators and volunteers honoured for their efforts this season.   Canterbury Rugby League Senior Volunteer of the Year: Annette Pau’u (Riccarton Knights) Rochelle MacPherson Trophy – Administrator…

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WHALERS HARPOON BULLS IN HISTORIC UPSET

Otago is basking in one of the finest hours in its rugby league history after the Whalers pulled off a stunning 36-28 victory over the New Era Glazing Canterbury Bulls in a South Island Championship thriller at Ngā Puna Wai. The southern neighbours had not faced off in full-fledged competition in 50 years, but the…

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WELLINGTON STRIKE LATE TO EARN DRAW WITH CANTERBURY WOMEN

Canterbury and Wellington played out a thrilling 20-all draw at Ngā Puna Wai in the NZRL National Women’s Premiership after the Orcas scored a last-minute try. The home side led for 76 minutes after getting off to a flying, Charntay Poko-inspired start, but the Orcas fought back admirably and bagged four of the last five…

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CANTERBURY BULLS WRANGLE PLUCKY RAMS

The New Era Glazing Canterbury Bulls made it two from two in the NZRL National Premiership on Sunday – but they were forced to work for their 38-18 victory by a determined and enterprising Southland Rams outfit at Ngā Puna Wai. The Bulls, hamstrung by a glut of uncharacteristic mistakes, held a tenuous 16-12 lead…

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CANTERBURY BULLS OVERPOWER WEST COAST IN 15-TRY ROMP

The New Era Glazing Canterbury Bulls flexed their muscle in a dominant NZRL National Men’s Premiership campaign-opening performance, putting away the visiting West Coast Chargers 82-6 at Ngā Puna Wai. The home side piled on eight tries in the first half and another seven after the break. Elder statesman Toi Sepuloni was a standout at…

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CANTERBURY WOMEN FIND GROOVE TO OVERWHELM VIPERS

Canterbury has made an emphatic start to its NZRL National Women’s Competition campaign, overcoming a slow start to defeat a spirited-but-outclassed Mid Central Vipers line-up 38-8 at Ngā Puna Wai. In a comprehensive all-round team performance, the individual display of halfback Charntay Poko was the major talking point of the seven-tries-to-two victory. The former Warriors…

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