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PREVENTION: THE NAME OF THE GAME

Via Sport Canterbury New partnerships in Christchurch sport prove that prevention is the name of the game. In the Canterbury region, tennis and rugby league are two codes that share club rooms - yet may have little else in common. This month, however, Tennis Canterbury and Canterbury Rugby League are teaming up -...

AWARD-WINNING KNIGHT KEEPS EYES ON THE TEAM PRIZE

Riccarton Knights legend Shane Tamatea carried off Canterbury Rugby League’s highest individual honour at the annual Senior Prize-giving held at Hornby Workingmen’s Club on Friday night, but it’s the desire for another premiership that is set to extend his senior career to two decades. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old was humbled to...

ROCKCOTE BULLS AND WARRIORS TO PLAY NGA PUNA WAI OPENER

The CRL Senior Prize-giving is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements from the season that was, but Friday night’s awards ceremony also heralded an exciting announcement for 2019. Canterbury Rugby League will christen its new facilities at Nga Puna Wai on February 23 with a match between the Rockcote Canterbury...

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...

EARLY-SEASON DATE FOR 2019 MANLY-WARRIORS CLASH IN CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch rugby league fans will enjoy late summer temperatures when the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles take on the Vodafone Warriors at Christchurch Stadium next season. The National Rugby League today released the draw for the 2019 season and allocated the Sea Eagles home fixture against the Warriors in Christchurch to March...

CRL 2018 JUNIOR PRIZE GIVING

The Canterbury Rugby League 2018 Junior Prize Giving was held on Monday, October 15. CRL wishes to thank Papanui Tigers for making their clubrooms available for the event and Craig Kerr for MCing, and a special thanks to Linwood, Canterbury, Warriors and Kiwi Ferns star Sui Pauaraisa (pictured giving out...

SOUTHERN ZONES 19S TOURNAMENT WRAP

Canterbury emerged from the Southern Zone Rugby League 19s tournament undefeated, but West Coast and Otago returned home from two action-packed days in Christchurch with their heads held high after some encouraging results. The teams played four games each across a gruelling Saturday and Sunday schedule at Knights Stream Park....

BLACK-AND-WHITE MAGIC! KIWIS DOWN ‘ROOS IN STIRRING DISPLAY

Burnham Chevaliers junior Kodi Nikorima played a key role in a famous Kiws win over the Kangaroos - but every player in a black-and-white jumper was a hero in the 26-24 triumph in Auckland. A dominant performance in the middle of the park, the mastery of Shaun Johnson and a...

JUNIOR KIWIS AND FERNS GALLANT IN TRANS-TASMAN DEFEAT

Canterbury products Jordan Riki and Sui Pauaraisa made excellent international debuts for the Junior Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns respectively, but both endured defeat in thrilling clashes against their Australian counterparts.  Australia has edged out New Zealand in a 26-24 women's Test thriller at Mount Smart Stadium. The Kiwi Ferns fought...

WARRIORS HOLDING 2019 JERSEY FLEGG TRIALS

The Warriors have put out a nationwide call to players for their 2019 NSWRL Jersey Flegg (Under-20s) squad, with Junior Warriors open trials to be held on the weekend of October 27-28 in Auckland. The club is encouraging all talented and driven players to trial, primarily focusing on the Under-17 (2001)...

COACH WILSON HAILS SCORPIONS 15S’ ACHIEVEMENT AGAINST THE ODDS

The Southern Zone Scorpions 15s’ effort to reach the NZRL National Youth Tournament final for the first time last week was a monumental achievement by any measure, but coach Walter Wilson has revealed the full extent of the odds the team overcame to stun the North Island big guns. The...

PACIFIC SERIES ENTERS NEW TERRITORY AHEAD OF BIGGEST EVENT YET

The third edition of the Rugby League Pacific Series – to be held from November 15-17 – promises to be the biggest yet. Staged at Hoon Hay Park for the second time after the inaugural 2016 event was hosted by Wainoni Park, the Pacific Series has quickly gained an esteemed...