Rugby begins preparation phase for return of community game

Rugby begins preparation phase for return of community game Rugby clubs around the country can start a three-stage approach to getting back on the grass with training potentially beginning later this month. Today’s announcement from New Zealand Rugby (NZR) follows the Government’s confirmation that community sport can resume with certain hygiene and distancing

RE: Rugby Return to Play at Alert Level 2

As you may have seen in the media today the government has confirmed, all sports – including rugby - can begin when our communities are given the green light for Alert Level 2. This is very good news and we know our rugby community will be keen to be on the


To help secure the future of the sport, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Provincial Unions have today cancelled all provincial representative rugby tournaments including the 2020 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship. The cancellations include the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup (Heartland Championship), Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament, TECT National Sevens


NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UPDATE ON RUGBY IN NEW ZEALAND Following the New Zealand Government’s lifting of the coronavirus alert status to level 3, all rugby in New Zealand will be suspended for the foreseeable future. SANZAAR, New Zealand Rugby (NZR), New Zealand’s Super Rugby Clubs and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association

Canterbury confirm 2020 pre-season Ranfurly Shield matches

Canterbury Rugby has today announced two mandatory pre-season Ranfurly Shield challenges to be played in July 2020. Canterbury Rugby CEO Tony Smail confirmed the province had accepted challenges from Buller and North Otago. The first challenge against Buller will be played in Westport on Saturday 11th July, and Mr Smail said:

Francis Mining Buller team vs Wanganui {7/9/19}

Buller team for tomorrow’s match against Wanganui: 1. Jack Best 2. Mason Briant 3. Anthony Ellis 4. Jeff Lepa 5. Zach Walsh 6. Isei Lewaqai 7. Gabba De Kock 8. Daniel Hytongue 9. Andrew Stephens 10. James Lash 11. Pat Saukuru 12. Iliesa Ravudra 13. Tokohau Samuels 14. Alex Paterson 15. Mitieli Kaloudigibeci 16. Peter Foote 17. Jareth Mackay 18. Gene Simmiss 19. Willis Scott 20. Corey Jenkins 21. Olve Fuataga 22.