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Introducing our new development officer

Introducing the new Development Officer for Canterbury Rugby League- Dominic (Dom) Tola Dom joins the Canterbury Rugby League team on the 1st of August transferring from Nelson where he has spent the last 14 months employed by the NZRL Southern Zone as the Tasman Rugby League Development Officer. He was...

RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION 17 & 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 Aranui product Jamayne Isaako enjoyed his best outing of a difficult second NRL season, laying on a try and scoring...

CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 13 WRAP

Riccarton Knights and Eastern Eagles are set for a final-round blockbuster after Saturday’s Massetti Cup result left the clubs tied for fourth spot. The Knights accounted for Celebration Lions 16-0 at Crosbie Park, while the Eagles went down 30-2 to Hornby Panthers – after trailing by just four at halftime...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: HALSWELL SNATCH EPIC ’95 GRAND FINAL

As Halswell prepares to host three-time defending champs Linwood tomorrow, Flashback Friday is celebrating one of the club's truly epic grand final victories, when a shorthanded Hornets side staged an extraordinary comeback to snatch a last-minute 20-19 triumph over the Keas in the 1995 decider. Linwood built an imposing 15-0...

Canterbury 14’s training squad

Canterbury Rugby League are pleased to announce the following players have been selected in the Canterbury 14’s training squad to travel to Greymouth. Coach: Chris Hansen Manager: Rebekah Hoeta Assistant Coach/Trainer: Liam Gardiner Marty CORRY LINWOOD KEAS Jessie-James COULING RICCARTON KNIGHTS Te Kaio CRANWELL NORTHERN BULLDOGS Dylan CROCKER RICCARTON KNIGHTS...

SPECIAL INSPIRATION FOR CANTERBURY DEBUTANT NUKUNUKU

Cushla Nukunuku has more motivation than most of Canterbury’s rookie representatives ahead of the NZRL National Women’s Tournament. The Linwood Keas prop/second-rower will make her provincial debut in Auckland next week, which shapes as the highlight of a season she has dedicated to the memory of her mum, Lena Nukunuku,...

CRL MASSETTI CUP ROUND 12 WRAP

The race for the Canterbury Rugby League premiership finals remains wide open after a couple of key results in Round 12 of the Massetti Cup. The resurgent Halswell Hornets upset the fourth-placed Eastern Eagles 32-26 at Wainoni Park, holding on after leading 18-10 at halftime. Winless during the first half...

Canterbury 19’s training squad announcement

Canterbury Rugby League and the 19’s team staff are please to announce the following players have been selected in the Canterbury 19’s training squad. The first training is next Wednesday night the 17th of July, 6pm at Nga Puna Wai. Coach: Jason Martin Manager: Devon Harding Kyle AMER Linwood Keas...

ROCKCOTE CANTERBURY BULLS TO HOST NSW COUNTRY AT NGĀ PUNA WAI

Grassroots rugby league will be given a huge boost when the England Community Lions and Country Rugby League of New South Wales both tour New Zealand in October this year. The tours will provide opportunities for New Zealand players to take on the visiting teams with the matches involving the...

Canterbury 10’s, 11’s and 12’s Team Announcement

Canterbury 10’s 2019 Lincoln  Siataga                        Celebration Lions Blade     Siataga                         Celebration Lions Amos    Faalelei                         Celebration Lions Evander Tafua                           Celebration Lions Rudy AhDar                ...

WIND-BACK WEDNESDAY: CANTERBURY REF IN THE MIDDLE FOR FIRST ORIGIN DECIDER

We move our flashback piece forward a couple of days this week to coincide with tonight’s third State of Origin encounter, remembering a prominent Canterbury Rugby League figure’s integral role in the first-ever decider in 1982. The runaway success of Origin’s one-off matches in 1980 and ’81 – largely due...

VALE PAUL COSTIGAN

The Marist Saints Rugby League Club and the Canterbury Rugby League community are mourning the loss of one of their greatest servants, following the passing of Paul Costigan last Friday after a short illness, aged 71. Costigan devoted a lifetime to the Marist club as a player, coach and administrator....