Stag Halaholo turns frustration into devastation

Willis Halaholo

Willis Halaholo was stunned when he was advised he would start the season from the bench, but has since proved his worth.

Jersey here to stay

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POLL: The Stags playing strip worn on Saturday will not be a one-off.

Hayden Parker kicks Otago to win over Stags

Trent Renata

Otago first-five Hayden Parker kicked his side to victory against Southland in Invercargill on Saturday.

Tuapati’s recovery a relief for Southland Stags

Talemaitoga Tuapati

Talemaitoga Tuapati has proved his fitness and will start at hooker today against Otago in Invercargill.

Plenty of rugby action to draw in the crowd

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Rugby Southland general manager says everything aligning to pull in big crowd for the Stags' showdown with rivals Otago today.

Eade: 'Ugly' win still a win - bracing for Otago

Scott Eade

SCOTT EADE - The Southland Times

OPINION: Despite the nail-biting finish many had to endure watching last week's match, the team was more than happy to come away with four points.

Andrew Hore ready to answer Southland's SOS

Andrew Hore

World Cup-winning All Black Andrew Hore is on standby to play for the Stags.

John Hardie adds a spark to impressive Stags

John Hardie

Stags 2013 player of the year confirms he's ready to return for the Southland-Otago showdown.

Andrew Hore answers Southland Stags SOS

Andrew Hore

Former All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore to come out of retirement as injury cover for the Stags in the NPC.

Parker and Sopoaga in clash of the Highlanders

Hayden Parker, Lima Sopoaga

Lima Sopoaga and Hayden Parker will each be trying to get a victory for their side in a fierce southern rugby rivalry.

Putting the star in the Star Rugby Club

Maira Boyle

Maira Boyle was recently made a life membership of the Star Rugby Club after over 30 years of tireless work.

Phil Young will be keeping his emotions in check

Willis Halaholo

For a man who has been a player and coach for Southland and Otago, it will be about keeping any emotions in check.

Southland Girls' off to national rugby finals

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Champs smash South Otago High 63-0 in secondary school girls' combined Southland, Highlanders and South Island final.

Lima Sopoaga leads Stags to win over Harbour

Southland Stags

Southland's big off-season play to lure Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has proved to be a masterstroke.

Stags on a winning track after season opener

Scott Eade

OPINION: Hopefully what you saw last Friday was a snippet of what we are trying to achieve when we have the ball in hand this season.

Fijian is now Stags' first-choice hooker

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Talemaitoga Tuapati will slot into Southland's No 2 jersey tonight against North Harbour, replacing the injured Jason Rutledge.

Robinson to lock horns with Stags

Robbie Robinson

Robbie Robinson will start at fullback for North Harbour against Southland tomorrow night.

Injury may end Stags' Jason Rutledge's career

Jason Rutledge

One of Southland rugby's true legends could have played his last game in the maroon jersey.

Rutledge out for NPC season

Jason Rutledge

Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge has ruptured his left bicep during the Stags game against Bay of Plenty on Friday night and is out for the rest of the season.The injury occurred while making a tackle during the game.

Robbie Robinson may be unleashed on Stags

Robbie Robinson

Robbie Robinson is zeroing in on an intriguing return to the rugby field against his old team on Thursday night.

Southland start with victory over Bay of Plenty

Jamie Mackintosh

Southland start in impressive fashion with a 34-23 home win over Bay of Plenty in their round one NPC game tonight.

New coach Mooar gets Stags into gear

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On December 30 last year, Rugby Southland revealed to the public that it had a new Stags coach.

Ex-Stags stalwart in new league

Pehi Te Whare

When Pehi Te Whare shifted from Hamilton to Invercargill in 2005, it was supposedly for a three-month trial period.

Expectations high of Southland's best

Lima Sopoaga

Five players who will need to be at their best for Southland to have a successful 2014 campaign.

Thanks for the memories - they've been special

Jimmy Cowan

Five Southlanders who will line up for other provinces in the Nationl Provincial Competition.

Injured Hardie to make his return against Otago

John Hardie

The Stags management team is targeting the round-three game against Otago in Invercargill.

Southland edged by Otago in preseason clash

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Southland will at least go into next week's first NPC game against Bay of Plenty with much more confidence in their defence.

Jimmy Cowan tipped to be at Blues next season

Jimmy Cowan

As Piri Weepu leaves NZ, another former All Blacks No 9, Jimmy Cowan, could be Blues bound.

Sopoaga to come off bench for Stags in pre-season match

Lima Sopoaga

Lima Sopoaga will make his first appearance for the Stags from the bench in a pre-season match against Otago.

Don't panic - keep the faith

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Stags coach Brad Mooar is urging everyone to not reach for the panic button after his team suffered a shock loss to heartland team Mid Canterbury in Oamaru on Saturday.

Sports Roundup

Stags NPC preseason

'Spiderman' Ngaluafe takes the lead in NPC buildup

Keanu Kahukura

Stags outside back Junior Ngaluafe is known for his speed - after all he's one of the quickest going around in Southland.

Deafness no barrier to Mitchell's rugby dreams

Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell plays a quiet game on the rugby field, using his lip reading skills where possible.

New coach and fresh faces line up for Stags

Brad Mooar

It is a new coach and new-look squad to boot for the Southland Stags as they ramp up their preparation for the 2014 season.

Young stags ready to make their mark

Lima Sopoaga

Logan Savory takes a look at 12 new faces in the Southland Stags 2014 national provincial championship squad.

Woodlands crush Marist for third straight title


Woodlands are becoming a Southland club rugby dynasty.

Stags hopefuls get one last chance to impress


The Stags 2014 squad is expected to be named in the next two days, with the decision-makers to take one final look at the video from games played at the weekend.

Crusader Corey Flynn reflects on Southland past

Corey Flynn

Veteran hooker Corey Flynn talks about his journey from being a Southland kid to a Crusaders legend.

Southland's Robbie Robinson heads for Harbour

Robbie Robinson

Talented fullback stresses his decision to leave Southland for North Harbour was not about chasing the cash.

Last chance to impress Southland Stags selectors

Brad Mooar

Potential Stags players have one more outing this weekend to put their hand up for a place in the 2014 squad.

Scrum proves to be Highlanders' Achilles heel


The scrum - or lack of it - cost the Highlanders a place in the semifinals on Saturday night.

Marist aiming to take shield from Woodlands

CLUB RUGBY: Premier division

Southland premier club rugby

Marist will attempt to win the Galbraith Shield for the first time since 2001 when they take on Woodlands in the 2014 Southland premier club rugby decider at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Jason Rutledge ready for final club onslaught

Jason Rutledge

Veteran hooker returns from injury on Saturday and is determined to claim a spot in the 2014 Stags squad.

Jason Rutledge rules out switch from Southland

Jason Rutledge

Southland veteran Jason Rutledge says he could not bring himself to play for another province.

Imported Stag Koen makes Highlanders

JP Koen

Stags coach Brad Mooar is delighted prop J P Koen's hard work has been recognised with a taste of Super Rugby in recent weeks.

Jimmy Cowan sheds his Stag's antlers

Jimmy Cowan

Former Stag feels he still has two or three good years of rugby in him and wants to show that in this year's NPC.

Edendale get top billing going into quarterfinals

CLUB RUGBY: Division 1

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The top eight teams in division one will go through to the knockout stages next weekend.

Under-19 training squad trimmed

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The Southland under-19 rugby training squad has been trimmed as the buildup to the first national under-19 tournament continues.

Good news at last for Stags' Fullback Robinson

Robbie Robinson

Fullback Robbie Robinson has been given the green light to get back into training and hopes he can still play some part in this year's national provincial championship season after all.
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