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RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.1

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 and 2018 Dally M Rookie of the Year Jamayne Isaako kicked two goals and made 83 metres from 12 runs in...

CRL DEVELOPING COACH COURSE

In preparation for the upcoming season CRL have been offering a number of volunteer courses. Our next course is the Developing Coach Course itemised below. Coaches and coaching has a significant impact on player retention and as part of CRL’s drive to ensure we are providing our players with quality...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: WEST COAST MARK JUBILEE WITH CANTERBURY UPSET

In honour of this weekend’s Thacker Shield clash between Canterbury Rugby League premiers Linwood Keas and the West Coast Chargers at Wingham Park, Flashback Friday marks 30 years since a memorable encounter between archrivals Canterbury and West Coast at the same venue. West Coast Rugby League celebrated its 75th jubilee...

LONG-SERVING MANAGER MEL MATHER STEPS DOWN FROM ROCKCOTE BULLS POST

The Rockcote Canterbury Bulls’ clash with the Warriors’ ISP team at Ngā Puna Wai on February 23 heralded a new era for rugby league in the region. But it also signalled the end of an era for the Bulls, with long-serving manager Mel Mather stepping down from the role following...

CHRISTCHURCH TO HOST INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE DOUBLE-HEADER

Via NZRL New Zealand is set to get a massive injection of international rugby league matches in 2019, with the Great Britain Rugby League Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and the inaugural Oceania Cup getting the green light. The first match of the Oceania Cup has...

CRL FAREWELLS TRACY FLEET, WELCOMES OLIVIA SHERWOOD

It’s with a heavy heart that Canterbury Rugby League farewells Tracy Fleet after almost two years as our Club and Game Development Officer. But CRL is excited to announce and welcome Olivia Sherwood on-board as Competitions and Referees Manager. “Due to a very close friend having some serious health challenges...

WARRIORS OUTLAST ROCKCOTE BULLS IN NGĀ PUNA WAI TRY-FEST

Canterbury Rugby League entered a new era on Saturday courtesy of the first matches played at the code’s new home, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub. Blazing sunshine – rather than the forecast rain – greeted the crowd, which pushed towards the 1,000 mark. The opening encounter was a women’s trial...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: WARRIORS AND CANTERBURY PLAY TO PACKED SHOW GROUNDS

Ahead of tomorrow’s historic Ngā Puna Wai opener, our first Flashback Friday of 2019 relives a landmark Christchurch encounter between the Canterbury provincial team and the fledgling Auckland Warriors. The Warriors InTrust Super Premiership team’s clash with the Rockcote Cantebury Bulls sees the club come full circle as it heads...

ROCKCOTE BULLS PRIMED FOR UNSEASONABLE WARRIORS CHALLENGE AT NGĀ PUNA WAI

January and February are traditionally reserved for Nines tournaments and pre-season club training in Canterbury Rugby League circles. But Saturday’s historic Ngā Puna Wai opener has meant the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls squad spent the early part of 2019 sweating it out in preparation for a showdown with the Warriors’ InTrust...

BULLS AND WARRIORS SET FOR NGĀ PUNA WAI OPENER DESPITE WEATHER SETBACKS

February 23 shapes as one of the most momentous days in Canterbury Rugby League’s modern history – the code’s first game at its new home, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub. The Rockcote Canterbury Bulls square off against the Warriors InTrust Super Premiership team at 1.30pm on Saturday – preceded by...

NZ RESIDENTS 16s AND 18s WIDER SQUADS ANNOUNCED

Via NZRL After a highly successful Talent Development Programme held in Cambridge last month, New Zealand Rugby League wishes to announce and congratulate those players who have been selected in the New Zealand Resident 16s and 18s, 26-man squads. 80 of the best 16s and 18s players in the country...

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR HISTORIC NGĀ PUNA WAI OPENER

The countdown is on for Canterbury Rugby League’s grand opening at its new home, with only a month to go until the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls host the Warriors InTrust Super Premiership team at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub. The Warriors NRL Women’s coaching staff have also requested a trial match...