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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: ENDACOTT STARS AS NZ XIII SHOCK GREAT BRITAIN TOURISTS

Rockcote Canterbury Bulls stars Tevin Arona, Brad Campbell, Jope Tagicakibau, Ben Ilalio, Alex Todd and Michael Butson will line up for NZ Residents against the England Community Lions in Auckland on Friday night. Arona has been named co-captain of the Residents, who are coached by Bulls mentor Andrew Auimatagi. Flashback Friday revisits a famous victory…

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Flashback Friday: Cantabrians in NRL Grand Finals

Ahead of Sunday’s night’s NRL grand final, we recognise the 10 players from the Canterbury region that have previously featured on the game’s biggest stage. Bill Noonan – Canterbury-Bankstown (1974): Simultaneously becoming the first New Zealander to play in a Sydney grand final along with teammate Henry Tatana (who came off the bench), front-row hard-man…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: EDWARDS’ LATE TRY STUNS AUCKLAND

Ahead of the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ opening NZRL National Premiership clash with Akarana Falcons on Saturday, Flashback Friday relives a famous, drought-breaking win by the red-and-blacks over our overbearing archrivals from the north. Canterbury had only defeated Auckland three times in more than three-quarters of a century: at Monica Park in 1926, at Addington Show Grounds…

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Flashback Friday: Bulls’ 2000 Bartercard Cup Triumph

With the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ 2019 NZRL National Premiership campaign just a week 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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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: 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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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CANTERBURY UPSETS GREAT BRITAIN

With New Zealand’s Test match showdown against Great Britain in Christchurch just over three months away, Flashback Friday relives Canterbury’s famous defeat of the 1990 Lions at the Addington Showgrounds in one of the great tour match boilovers. Coming off a trying rebuilding season in ’89, the Frank Endacott-coached Canterbury side went into their match…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HALSWELL SNATCH EPIC ’95 GRAND FINAL

As Halswell prepares to host three-time defending champs Linwood tomorrow, Flashback Friday is celebrating one of the club’s truly epic grand final victories, when a shorthanded Hornets side staged an extraordinary comeback to snatch a last-minute 20-19 triumph over the Keas in the 1995 decider. Linwood built an imposing 15-0 lead through tries to Maurice…

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