KEAS RUN DOWN SWANS TO TAKE OUT WOMEN’S GRAND FINAL

Linwood Keas clinched their first CRL Women’s Premiership since 2018 with a 22-20 over two-time defending champs Sydenham Swans in a grand final thriller at Nga Puna Wai. Trailing by 10 points with 14 minutes remaining, the Keas scored the last three tries of the decider to snatch the title. Swans forward Janaya Mata crashed…

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KEAS OUT TO THWART SWANS’ PREMIERSHIP THREE-PEAT

Sydenham Swans are gearing up for a historic three-peat in the CRL Women’s Premiership grand final on Sunday – but table-topping Linwood Keas represent a serious roadblock to the feat in what is shaping as an epic climax to the 2022 season. The Swans carved out emphatic grand final wins over Woolston Rams in the…

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CRL 2022 – ROUND 12 WRAP

A top-of-the-table showdown finished in a nail-biting draw, while Hornby Panthers landed a crucial blow in the top-four race as the CRL Bartercard Men’s Premiership regular season gets down to the business end. Tough conditions across the city for the Massetti Cup Round 12 fixtures set the scene for three gripping, close-fought and low-scoring encounters.…

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CRL 2022 – ROUND 11 WRAP

The race for CRL Bartercard Mens’ Premiership finals spots tightened up with fast-finishing Hornby Panthers nabbing a crucial win and Northern Bulldogs going down convincingly at home in Round 11 of the Massetti Cup. Meanwhile, Linwood Keas, Halswell Hornets and Eastern Eagles consolidated the top three places on the table with big victories. Hornby outlasted…

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CRL 2022 – ROUND 10 WRAP

The Massetti Cup’s top four teams all chalked up Round 10 victories on Saturday, leaving Hornby Panthers and Riccarton Knights with plenty of work to do to force their way into the CRL Bartercard Men’s Premiership playoffs with four weeks of the regular season remaining. A late surge from Eastern delivered another blow to Hornby’s…

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CRL 2022 – ROUND 9 WRAP

Hornby Panthers launched a late comeback to claim a vital last-gasp win in Round 9 of the Bartercard CRL Men’s Premiership, while Linwood Keas and Halswell Hornets consolidated their top-two Massetti Cup standing with convincing results on Saturday. Riccarton Knights were on course for a momentous victory at Crosbie Park when they led the Panthers…

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CRL 2022 – ROUND 6 WRAP

Halswell Hornets and Eastern Eagles consolidated their Massetti Cup top-four places alongside unbeaten front-runners Linwood Keas with impressive performances on Saturday, while Riccarton Knights earned a share of fourth place with Northern Bulldogs via a high-scoring Bartercard Men’s Premiership Round 6 victory. Halswell’s sizzling form since its one-point Round 1 loss to the Keas continued…

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CRL 2022 – ROUND 5 WRAP

Linwood Keas remain unbeaten at the top of the Bartercard CRL Men’s Premiership table, while Hornby Panthers have put a slow start to their title defence behind them with a second straight win in Round 5 of the Massetti Cup. Linwood rolled on to a 5-0 record with a hard-fought 30-16 victory over rising Eastern.…

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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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