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CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 13 WRAP

The battle for second spot will go down to the wire and fourth position is still up for grabs after a high-scoring penultimate round of Canterbury Rugby League’s Massetti Cup. Hornby Panthers entered Round 13 in second, ahead of Northern Bulldogs by a mere six for-and-against points. But the Bulldogs’...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CANTERBURY UPSETS 1990 LIONS TOURISTS

With the NRL recently spruiking the return of Kangaroo Tours and the likes of Canterbury juniors Jamayne Isaako, Kodi Nikorima and Jazz Tevaga firming as inclusions for the NZ Kiwis' end-of-year trip to England and France, Flashback Friday revisits one of Canterbury's most memorable days hosting an international touring team....

CRL ACKNOWLEDGES NZCT’S ONGOING SUPPORT

Grassroots rugby league relies heavily on the generosity of the NZ Community Trust, the largest Gaming Trust in New Zealand. NZCT has been a long-time benefactor of Canterbury Rugby League, which has recently received another vital grant to help administer the game, allowing CRL to deliver its many initiatives and...

WATCH: NZRL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – JACK NEWSON

Earlier this year at an awards night in Auckland, Hornby Panthers stalwart Jack Newson was honoured for his immense contribution to the club and the game of rugby league with the New Zealand Rugby League Pirtek Male Volunteer of the Year award. NZRL has put together a fantastic short documentary...

RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.18

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.   NRL Brisbane Broncos duo Jamayne Isaako and Kodi Nikorima were expected to be the Canterbury juniors smiling at fulltime on Sunday...

MARIST SAINTS MARCH ON

For a club with only two teams you can never fault Marist Saints’ pride, passionate members and the long-running history they uphold. In 2018 it may be difficult to recall a time when the Saints once were one of the CRL’s most feared clubs but Marist-Western Suburbs appeared in seven...

RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.17

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.   NRL Aranui product Jamayne Isaako all but confirmed he will be named the 2018 Dally M Rookie of the Year, producing...

CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 8 WRAP

Linwood Keas’ bid to go through the Massetti Cup regular season undefeated received another major boost courtesy of hard-fought 23-16 win over archrivals Hornby Panthers in Saturday’s Round 8 catch-up. The Keas held a slender 8-6 lead at halftime at Linwood Park but had the better of the second stanza,...

MASSETTI CUP: THE RUN HOME

There’s just four rounds remaining in the 2018 Massetti Cup regular season. We sum up how the season has unfolded so far for all eight clubs and what they need to do to feature in the playoffs.   LINWOOD KEAS (1st, 20 points) The Keas’ bid for a third straight...

GARY ENDACOTT AT THE FOREFRONT OF PDRL’S RISE

Gary Endacott boasts a sporting CV most could only dream of, but despite turning 50 last month the inspirational Cantabrian is still ticking off major milestones and highlights even he thought would never come along. Born with cerebral palsy, Endacott has made an art form of trampling the odds. He...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: KIWIS CLINCH WORLD CUP FINAL BERTH IN CHRISTCHURCH MUD

The weather that wreaked havoc with the middle stages of our club season appears to have relented, so it’s probably safe now to mark 30 years since a famous Christchurch Test played in atrocious conditions for Flashback Friday. It what ranks as one of the most dramatic and important Test...

RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.16

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.   NRL It was a big week for Aranui junior Jamayne Isaako, kicking three goals in a solid New Zealand Test debut...