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April Miller

Rugby Southland has booted 18-year-old April Miller from the presidents grade competition.

Steelers eye top four spot

Bundee Aki

Survival in the Premiership was the goal for Counties Manukau last season, this year they've set their targets higher.

Rutledge ready for final onslaught

Jason Rutledge

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

Rutledge rules out Stags switch

Jason Rutledge

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

Fruean the Magpie

Robbie Fruean

Chiefs centre signs two-year deal after convincing himself and Hawke's Bay he can take a full part in this year's NPC.

Cowan set to swim with Makos

Jimmy Cowan

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is set to rekindle his New Zealand playing career with the Tasman Makos.

Few surprises for Taranaki

Surprises were few and far between when Taranaki's national provincial championship squad was named.

Kerr back for Steelers

Baden Kerr

Return from injury of Blues first-five a notable feature of Ranfurly Shield holders Counties Manukau's squad named yesterday.

All Blacks to play NPC teams

Richie McCaw

The All Blacks will play North Harbour and Northland in the buildup to their opening Bledisloe Cup clash.

Shield staying on with Counties

Dan Hyatt

Counties Manukau have retained the Ranfurly Shield with a 46-10 victory over Mid Canterbury in Pukekohe

Mid Canterbury seek respect

Mid Canterbury

Mid Canterbury are determined to prove they can can foot it with the ''big boys'' as they challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Future is bright for Page

Jared Page

Steelers coach Tana Umaga praises fullback's well-rounded performance in the 68-0 rout of Thames Valley.

Good news at last for 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.

Rugby careers on hold

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The playing future of Taranaki flanker Doug Tietjens remains unclear as he awaits specialist advice on a neck injury.

Five Cantabs in Black Ferns

Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox

Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox, Casey Robertson, Kendra Cocksedge, Amiria Rule and Halie Tiplady-Hurring all make cut.

Town topple Country

Dillan Halaholo

Town edged Country 34-27 at Rugby Park as players staked their claims for this year's Stags squad.

Steelers rout Swamp Foxes

Savelio Ropati

Counties Manukau pass first Ranfurly Shield challenge of the year with flying colours after 68-0 win.

Hall ponders Stags future

David Hall

Veteran Stags hooker David Hall's career in doubt after season-ending bicep injury.

Charged for charge

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Shirley flanker Philippe Trippier will face the Canterbury Metro judiciary panel tonight accused of charging a referee.

Raimona restarting career

Tuki Raimona

Former NZ under-20 prop puts difficult 12 months behind him to restart his stalled rugby career in Taranaki.

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