CANTERBURY JUNIOR RIKI CHASES GRAND FINAL GLORY WITH BRONCOS

An underrated contributor in Brisbane Broncos’ watershed drive to the NRL grand final, Hornby Panthers product Jordan Riki is set to join a select group when he runs out onto Accor Stadium on Sunday night to face Penrith Panthers. The strapping 23-year-old second-rower will become just the 11th Canterbury junior, Canterbury senior rep or Christchurch-born…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2023: EDITION NO.14

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League products featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. NRL Although the Dolphins faded to finish their season NRL campaign in 13th spot, Aranui product Jamayne Isaako capped a career-best year with a host of accolades. He became the first player since Mal Meninga…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2023: EDITION NO.13

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League products featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. NRL Aranui Eagles product Jamayne Isaako is on the cusp of history, sitting in the box seat to become the first player since Mal Meninga in 1990 to top the premiership’s pointscoring and tryscoring charts.…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2023: EDITION NO.12

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League products featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. NRL The Dolphins have faded out of NRL finals contention, but Aranui Eagles product Jamayne Isaako and Burnham Chevaliers junior Kodi Nikorima remain in great form. Isaako scored a scintillating eight-minute hat-trick in the Dolphins’…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BROWN SENDS WARRIORS INTO GRAND FINAL

As the finals series in CRL’s 2023 senior competitions get underway this weekend, Flashback Friday relives arguably the greatest finals moment in the Australian premiership involving a Canterbury product. Lewis Brown, a grand final winner with Riccarton Knights and a Canterbury Bulls rep as a teenager, played 198 NRL games for the Warriors, Penrith and…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2023: EDITION NO.11

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League products featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. NRL Dolphins winger Jamayne Isaako continues to head the NRL’s pointscoring charts with 183 points from 16 tries and 59 goals. Isaako takes off! 🚀#NRLBulldogsDolphins pic.twitter.com/uc27YuuHN2 — NRL (@NRL) July 30, 2023 The Aranui junior…

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BULLDOG BROWN’S JOURNEY A BLUEPRINT FOR PERSEVERANCE

If young sportspeople need an example of resilience and positivity amid adversity to draw upon, they need look no further than Fa’amanu Brown. The tenacious Christchurch-born utility’s rugby league journey has taken him from Hornby Panthers’ juniors, to an NRL debut at Cronulla as a teenager, through multiple career-threatening injury setbacks, personal trials, a spell…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: NOONAN CREATES GRAND FINAL HISTORY WITH CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN

With Canterbury Rugby League and NRL’s Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs entering into a pathways partnership, announced last week, Flashback Friday looks back at the first notable link between our region and the Sydney-based club. Rugged Linwood prop/second-rower Bill Noonan played three Tests for New Zealand in the late-1960s, but arguably carved out a greater legacy as a…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2023: EDITION NO.10

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League products featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. NRL Aranui Eagles junior Jamayne Isaako continues to sit atop the NRL pointscoring charts with 173 – opening up a gap of 15 points to his nearest competitor. The winger showed his full gamut of…

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CANTERBURY RUGBY LEAGUE SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH NRL’S CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Canterbury Rugby League’s newly established partnership with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs is set to provide players and coaches from our region with unprecedented development opportunities and pathways to progress to Australia’s elite age-group and senior men’s and women’s competitions. Rubberstamped in recent weeks, the agreement between the two organisations promises to be an invaluable and mutually beneficial…

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