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CRL 2024: ROUND 8 CLUB WRAP

Linwood Keas and Riccarton Knights have made a break on the CRL Whitehead Plumbing & Gas Men’s Premiership field with Round 8 victories, while Hornby Panthers snapped a losing streak via a vital derby win. The Keas and Knights finished the weekend on 12 competition points, four clear of Halswell...
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TIGHT AT THE TOP AS CRL WHITEHEAD PLUMBING & GAS MEN’S PREMIERSHIP ROUNDS HALFWAY MARK

The CRL Whitehead Plumbing & Gas Men’s Premiership lead has been changing hands on a weekly basis – and there could be more leapfrogging and manoeuvring in the Massetti Cup standings this week with three critical matches on the Round 8 agenda. Riccarton Knights nabbed top spot at the halfway...
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: WHITE AND MOHI EARN HISTORIC MĀORI SELECTION

As the 2024 NRL Indigenous Round unfolds this weekend, Flashback Friday revisits the historic selection of Canterbury duo Pat White and Mita Mohi for New Zealand Māori in 1962. Māori rugby league boasts a rich history dating back to 1908, when a squad made a historic tour of Australia –...
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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2024: EDITION NO.16

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League juniors featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. Canterbury products were in action in the latest rounds of the NRL, NSW Cup and Queensland Cup. The Jersey Flegg Cup (NSWRL under-21s) had a bye weekend.   NRL Hornby...
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CRL 2024: ROUND 7 CLUB WRAP

Greymouth Greyhounds’ maiden CRL Whitehead Plumbing & Gas Men’s Premiership campaign netted a historic first victory in Round 7, while Riccarton Knights and Linwood Keas finished the weekend level atop the Massetti Cup standings. The Greyhounds have been knocking on the door of a breakthrough win – and it came...
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KNIGHTS’ DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS RAISE STAKES IN TOP-OF-THE-TABLE CLASH WITH HORNETS

Club Day and a major individual milestone add another edge to a huge Crosbie Park showdown in Round 7 of the CRL Whitehead Plumbing & Gas Men’s Premiership, while matches at Linwood Park and Papanui Domain may also have a significant bearing on a super-tight race for the Massetti Cup...
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HORNBY-HEAVY FRONT-ROW POWERS KIWIS TO TEST TRIUMPH

With Suncorp Stadium the centre of the rugby league universe this weekend for NRL Magic Round, Flashback Friday recalls one of the Kiwis’ greatest – and a heavily Hornby-influenced – victories at the iconic Brisbane venue. The Kiwis approached the 1987 season in a state of flux. Graham Lowe’s influential...
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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2024: EDITION NO.15

The Red and Black Report shines a spotlight on Canterbury Rugby League juniors featuring in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions. Canterbury products were in action in the latest rounds of the NRL, NSW Cup, Queensland Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup (NSWRL under-21s).   NRL The Dolphins continue to enhance their...
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CRL 2024: ROUND 6 CLUB WRAP

The CRL Whitehead Plumbing & Gas Men’s Premiership ladder has received another shake-up, with Halswell Hornets and Riccarton Knights producing big second-half performances in Round 6 to jump into equal-first alongside Linwood Keas, who were run down by Club Day-celebrating Eastern Eagles in a thrilling draw. The Eagles’ 24-all result...
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CRL TEAMS UP WITH LAURA FERGUSSON BRAIN INJURY TRUST TO TACKLE CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND RECOVERY

CRL has signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding with the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust, providing invaluable support and education to our rugby league community. This MoU – a first for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust with a regional sporting body – aims to ensure everyone in our sport...
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CRL CLUB PREVIEW: HORNETS TO DEFEND THACKER SHIELD ON OLD BOYS’ DAY

The temperatures are dropping but the Canterbury Rugby League club season is heating up – and there’s plenty to look forward to on Saturday as Eastern Eagles celebrate their Club Day at Wainoni Park, while Halswell Hornets put the Thacker Shield on the line on Old Boys’ Day. Just two...
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: WILLIAMS EARNS KIWIS CALL-UP AFTER NORTH SYDNEY OVAL HAT-TRICK

Flashback Friday revisits elusive Christchurch-born winger Jason Williams’ big break in Australian premiership football that led to a maiden national call-up in 1991. Williams played 13 Tests for the Kiwis and played for five Sydney-based clubs – but his 145-game first-grade career is predominantly associated with a four-season stay with...
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