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Stonewood sponsor Wellington Lions

Stonewood Homes co-owner Michael Chow (centre) with Wellington Lions prop Reggie Goodes (left) and loose forward Brad ...

Months after being dumped by Wellington City Council, the Wellington Lions have found a financial backer.

Argentinians enjoy Temuka

Jose Mendez (left) and Facundo Columba are enjoying their time with the Magpies.

Three Argentinians are enjoying life and rugby at Temuka with Jose Mendez making the South Canterbury squad.

Waikato re-sign McKenzie

New All Black Damian McKenzie has committed his future to Waikato.

The new All Black has committed his future to Waikato along with a host of young stars.

Manawatu ring the changes

Mark Atkins is one of just two surviving players from last weekend's Manawatu Evergreens starting side who will also ...

Manawatu make 13 changes ahead of preseason match against Hawke's Bay.

Wellington sign 'Kid Carlos'

Halfback Carlos Price is heading south to join Wellington after starring in the Auckland schools competition for St ...

St Kentigern halfback Carlos Price to join Wellington's top schoolboy talent at Hurricanes under-18 camp.

Looking to the Stags

Southland Stags player Junior Ngaluafe.

Time is ticking towards the Stags 2016 campaign. So how is the Southland team shaping up?

Heartland training squad named

Celtic prop Viliame Logavatu is one of the exciting new prospects for the Heartland side.

Newcomers impress in the first Heartland training squad of the season.

Dixon to join special club

Elliot Dixon is set to make his debut for the All Blacks in the third test against Wales.

Elliot Dixon set to join an impressive list of Southland loose forwards to pull on the All Blacks jersey.

Waikato sign experienced quartet

Isaac Boss made his return to Waikato colours in their Ranfurly Shield defence against Thames Valley earlier this month.

Coach expects group led by veterans Isaac Boss and Stephen Donald to complement his young squad.

Oliver opts for retirement

James Oliver played the last of his 43 games for Manawatu against Taranaki in 2015.

Manawatu Turbos No 8 James Oliver retires from rugby at 31 after losing the enjoyment factor.

Howley out for season

Stags halfback Liam Howley.

The Stags have suffered a major blow with halfback Liam Howley ruled out for the season.

Canterbury training group named

Scott Robertson will be in charge of Canterbury for a fourth season. He is currently in England coaching the NZ under-20 ...

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson is already planning for his side's NPC title defence.

Chiefs' win in Waikato tradition video

The Chiefs' win over Wales follows a long tradition of Waikato sides claiming international scalps.

Historic win over Wales continues a proud history Waikato teams have of beating international sides.

Injury rules out Buydens

A knee injury has put an end to hopes of Canadian Hubert Buydens playing for the Turbos in 2016.

A knee injury has ruled out any chance of Canadian prop Hubert Buydens returning to Manawatu for the 2016 season.

Rei set to leave Taranaki

Codey Rei has become the latest Taranaki player to confirm he's heading overseas.

Codey Rei takes up contract to play in Japan. 

Stewart eager for more

Blues lock Michael Stewart, centre, ready for a line out in a club game against the Barbarians.

 Michael Stewart looming as a likely starting lock for Stags this year.

'I never thought I'd be back'

Isaac Boss came off the bench to represent Waikato again in their Ranfurly Shield Challenge against Thames Valley.

Isaac Boss pulled on the Waikato jersey for the 53rd time - and he still can't believe it.

Waikato begin Shield defence strongly

Winger Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara scoring the first of his three tries for Waikato on Monday

Big win over Thames Valley in Paeroa gets their 10th Ranfurly Shield reign up and running.

Rugby campaign offers vests

Alan Jackson and Grant Coward point towards positive support in rugby league.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Old Boys celebrate 100 years

Rhys Duggan in action for the Old Boys in Waikato's club rugby final in 2004

Waikato rugby's most successful club mark their centenary with a classic encounter.

No big dreams for Swamp Foxes

After their stunning victory over Hawke's Bay last year Waikato will begin their 10th Ranfurly Shield reign against ...

After their Shield challenge against Counties Manukau two years back, Thames Valley know what they're in for against Waikato in Paeroa on Monday.

ABs' Irish son playing in Manawatu

Harrison Brewer, pictured here playing for Ireland at the Junior World Championship in New Zealand in 2014, is playing ...

Former Ireland under 20s player Harrison Brewer, son of All Black Mike Brewer, pops up in Manawatu club rugby.

Boss back for Waikato

Veteran halfback Isaac Boss is back in Waikato colours after a decade in Ireland.

The former Mooloos halfback, who went on to play for Ireland, is back for another season with Waikato.

Potential return unclear

Long-serving Southland Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh.

It is still unclear if long-serving Southland captain Jamie Mackintosh will return to play for the Stags this year.

Club appeals suspension for ref abuse

Nelson second five-eighth Chris Kerslake, centre, allegedly pushed a referee to the ground during a Tasman Trophy match ...

Nelson Rugby Club is appealing Chris Kerslake's 14-week suspension for allegedly attacking a referee.

Morris to make first appearance video

Aleki Morris on the charge for North Otago during the 2015 Lochore Cup final against King Country.

Aleki Morris to try state his case for possible Southland Stags selection in 2016.

Southland's latest All Black

Southland's latest All Black Elliot Dixon.

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald happy for Elliot Dixon and the province.

Squire named in All Blacks

Loose forward Liam Squire has just become the Tasman Rugby Union's first home-grown All Black.

Makos No. 8 Liam Squire becomes Tasman union's first homegrown All Black.

Two more sign with Stags

Stags flanker Phil Halder.

Rugby Southland have contracted two further players for this year's national provincial championship season.

Nice try, but no thanks

Harlequins Rugby Club committee member Lee Mason is against selling the clubrooms.

Two Blenheim rugby clubs have a battle for territory.

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