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CRL MASSETTI CUP RD 9 WRAP

Northern Bulldogs and Eastern Eagles consolidated their top-four standing with Round 9 wins in the CRL Massetti Cup, while Hornby Panthers and Linwood Keas maintained their four-point break on the chasing pack with hard-fought victories. Northern Bulldogs celebrated their Club Day in style – and moved to outright fourth on the Massetti Cup ladder –…

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EAST V WEST A CRUCIAL STEPPING STONE FOR CANTERBURY WOMEN

Canterbury women’s coach Mike Linton sees Saturday’s historic East v West women’s fixture as a vital component of the upcoming NZRL National Tournament campaign – and for developing the women’s game as a whole in the region. A North v South women’s match was played in 2017 – the same year the East v West…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 7 WRAP

A foggy Saturday in Christchurch could not prevent a tryscoring bonanza in Round 7 of Canterbury Rugby League’s Massetti Cup. Competition leader Hornby showed no sentimentality in subjecting bottom-placed Halswell to an 86-0 rout on the Hornets’ Club Day at Halswell Domain. The Panthers finished with 16 tries after piling on 50 points in the…

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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 6 WRAP

The CRL Massetti Cup table received an almighty shake-up after a pair of upsets in Round 6. Eastern Eagles staged the biggest boilover of 2019 so far with a 24-16 defeat of previously unbeaten Hornby Panthers at Wainoni Park. The Eagles led 12-6 at halftime and sealed a momentous victory with two tries in the…

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BIG YEAR A CRUCIAL JUNCTURE FOR WOMEN’S RUGBY LEAGUE

Following last weekend’s successful Nines tournament at Canterbury Park, the 2019 Canterbury Rugby League Women’s Premiership gets underway this Sunday. This year’s competition features five clubs: Hornby, Celebration, Eastern, Burnham and defending champs Linwood. Papanui and Woolston have opted to not field sides in 2019. The Keas will be targeted as the team to beat,…

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CRL ROUND 1 WRAP

Massetti Cup heavyweights Linwood Keas and Hornby Panthers both carved out convincing wins to open their 2019 campaigns, while Papanui Tigers and Celebration Lions also snared vital Round 1 victories. The Keas marked their Club Day with a 32-14 defeat of Riccarton Knights at Linwood Park, setting the platform with an 18-0 first half as…

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CRL’S NGĀ 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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CRL 2018 SENIOR PRIZE-GIVING – LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

Canterbury Rugby League’s best and brightest were honoured at Hornby Workingmen’s Club on Friday night at the annual CRL Senior Prize-giving. MC’d by Craig Kerr, our night of nights featured stirring addresses from CRL Board Chairperson Simon Doig, CRL CEO Duane Fyfe and Rockcote Canterbury Bulls coach Andrew Auimatagi, while the likes of Frank Endacott…

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CANTERBURY PRODUCTS FEATURE IN KIWIS, FERNS AND JUNIOR KIWIS SQUADS

It’s a proud day for Canterbury Rugby League, with Sui Pauaraisa named to make her Kiwi Ferns debut, Jordan Riki chosen in the Junior Kiwis squad, and Jamayne Isaako and Kodi Nikorima retained for the Kiwis ahead of New Zealand’s triple-header against its Australian counterparts on October 13 at Mount Smart Stadium. New Zealand has…

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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.27

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.   NRLW There were no Canterbury juniors left in the men’s NRL finals on the weekend, but Sui Pauaraisa was flying the South Island flag in the…

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