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CRL PRELIMINARY FINAL WEEKEND PREVIEW

Canterbury Rugby League is gearing up for five epic senior preliminary final showdowns this weekend! Who will grab the second spot in each grade’s decider?   CRL Massetti Cup: Hornby Panthers v Northern Bulldogs – 2.45pm, Saturday, August 17 @ Leslie Park Hornby and Northern meet in the prelminary final for the second straight season…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BULLDOGS OUTLAST KEAS FOR MAIDEN TITLE

On the eve of Northern Bulldogs’ preliminary final clash with Hornby Panthers and their bid for the club’s first men’s premiership grand final appearance in 12 years, Flashback Friday revisits the blue-and-whites’ historic 2007 triumph.   Tony Smith – The Press – August 27, 2007 A barrage of barks from blue-bedecked supporters saluted the Kaiapoi…

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VALE EARLE PILCHER

Via NZRL Earle Pilcher, one of the finest ever no nonsense referees to have donned the whistle from Wellington, died in Christchurch on Tuesday, aged 85. Born and raised in Lower Hutt, he attended Waiwhetu Primary School before attending Wellington Technical College (now known as Wellington High School) in 1948-49. After leaving school he began…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.21

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 Aranui product Jamayne Isaako continued his late-season form resurgence with a key role in Brisbane’s vital win over North Queensland on Thursday. The winger made…

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CRL SEMI-FINALS WRAP

Linwood Keas qualified for their fourth straight men’s premiership grand final, while Northern Bulldogs kept their season alive as shocking weather gripped Canterbury Rugby League’s semi-final weekend. The Keas edged out archrivals Hornby Panthers 12-10 in a tense major semi-final played in a Linwood Park mudbath. The hosts scored the first try of the match…

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CRL SEMI-FINALS PREVIEW

Everything you need to know ahead of a massive semi-final weekend throughout the Canterbury Rugby League senior grades! MASSETTI CUP Linwood Keas (1) v Hornby Panthers (2) – 2.45pm, Saturday, August 10 @ Linwood Park Another chapter of arguably the greatest modern rivalry in Canterbury Rugby League will be written at Linwood Park on Saturday.…

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KNIGHTS REFLECTING ON PROGRESS DESPITE LOST CHANCE

Riccarton Knights are still stinging after an opportunity to play in the Massetti Cup finals slipped through their fingers. Putting themselves back in contention for the top four with a late-season rally, the Knights were confident heading into their final-round clash with Eastern Eagles – a virtual fourth-place playoff. But the Eagles were too strong…

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