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
17 MARCH 2020 New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has decided to postpone all club and community rugby until Saturday, 18 April, effective immediately. The postponement includes all rugby matches. Non-contact training activities can continue at least in the short term while we continue to monitor the situation with the Ministry of Health. All team-based
New Zealand Rugby announces changes to domestic club and school rugby New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is future-proofing the sport with several changes to school and club rugby, the first phase to roll out for the 2020 season. The changes will ensure more matches kick off, introduce new ways to play and improve
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:
Thames Valley finished top of the table in the Mitre 10 Heartland Rugby championship when beating King Country 37-15 on Saturday. That ensured the defending Meads Cup champions home advantage in next week's semifinals. Only three points separated the top four teams who will contest the trophy They will face a tough
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.
Please see below the wider training squad selected by Heartland selector/coach Gus Martyn. Heartland Wider Training Squad The following players have been selected in the Francis Mining Buller Heartland wider rugby training squad. Training is at George Craddock Park this Wednesday evening 19 June starting at 6:30pm. Zack Armstrong, Mason Briant, Siaosi Kafalava,