Who is in the Stags mix?

Marist second five-eighth Matty Johnson is one of the Stags midfield contenders for 2017.

Logan Savory takes a look at who he thinks could be contention for the 2017 Southland Stags squad.

Waihora secures final playoff spot

Methven's Faaitu Tuamoheloa charges at the Southbridge defence.

The defending champions snuck into the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup playoffs for a rematch with Southbridge.

Drummond in sevens heaven

Jess Drummond could be set for her New Zealand sevens debut after being selected in the latest squad.

The unavailability of five key players has opened the door for a Riwaka school teacher to make her NZ sevens debut.

Delaney is no 'Razor'

New Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney has big shoes to fill.

Meet new Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney, who won't breakdance if he guides the province to another title.

Another Selby-Rickit heads south

College Old Boys player Manaaki Selby-Rickit playing for College Old Boys in Manawatu's club rugby competition this season.

Manaaki Selby-Rickit links with the Star club for the reminder of the 2017 season.

Sweeney returns to Waikato

Dwayne Sweeney (pictured at the Brisbane Tens) is back in Waikato after playing in Japan.

Dwayne Sweeney is back from Japan and will wear Waikato colours again in the Mitre 10 Cup.

CBHS, Nelson go 3-0 in UC Champs

16052017. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Alpine Energy, TBHS First XV vs Christchurch Boys? High school ...

 CBHS and Nelson remain unbeaten after three rounds of the secondary school rugby championship.

Naholo Jr runs like Waisake

Kini Naholo playing for the Hastings Boys' High School first XV against Wellington College in April.

The younger brother of All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo scores six tries in college game.

Kurow hands Excelsior fifth-straight defeat

Athletic Marist went down to Valley 22-24 at Whitestone Contracting Stadium in round 7 of the Citizens Shield.

Kurow claimed their second win of the season beating Excelsior 30-26 in round seven of North Otago's senior rugby's Citizens Shield in Kurow on Saturday.

Saracens and Waihora to battle for final playoff berth

Southbridge's Luke Palmer is tackled against Southern in round 8 of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

The top eight is all but settled for the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

New CEO for Counties Manukau Rugby

Bart Hoggard has been named as Counties Manukau Rugby Union's new chief executive officer.

New CEO knows his way around international corporate law and the rugby paddock too.

Ban served, Canty calls

Finn Hart-Strawbridge has been named in Canterbury's squad for two Ranfurly Shield defences.

He once ordered performance enhancing drugs over the internet, now he's in the Canterbury rugby team.

Three teams unbeaten in UC Champs

Roncalli captain Gerry McKeown makes a run against St Andrews

The cream is already rising to the top of the UC Championship secondary school's rugby competition.

Playoff picture yet to frame up

Rodrigo Sciarra goes in for Hampstead's first try.

Only two teams are locked in to contest the playoffs of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Waitokia chases Turbos contract

Varsity's Te Rangatira Waitokia won Heartland player of the year in 2016 for his performances with Wanganui.

Last year's Heartland player of the year Te Rangatira Waitokia aiming to prove he is ready for the step up to NPC with Manawatu.

Fresh Makos blood

Jordan Taufua will join the Tasman Makos this year.

COLUMN: The Tasman Makos team is shaping up well for the new season, writes team manager Martyn Vercoe.

McNamara celebrates 150

Michael McNamara officiates the 2015 Horowhenua-Kapiti premier rugby final between Paraparaumu and Waikanae at the Levin ...

Michael McNamara has refereed seven H-K grand finals.

Filipo captains Samoa U20s

Losi Filipo in action for Wellington last year.

Controversial rugby player can't prevent team suffering big defeat to NZ at Oceania champs.

Abuse allegation mars club rugby match

Gideon Lambrechts attempts to break through the Rolleston defence during Southern's 45-7 win on Saturday.

 An incident in Kaiapoi has overshadowed the sixth round of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Aussies eye our NPC

Luke Whitelock drinks from The Rugby Cup, awarded to the NPC champions each year. Whitelock won the trophy with ...

'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em', appears to be the Australian attitude as their rugby crisis bites home.

Stags halfback glad to be back

Southland halfback Liam Howley has made a return after a lengthy injury layoff.

"I was taught a big lesson and I'm going to come out the other side better for it.''

From financial survival to growth

Rugby Southland general manager Andrew Moreton.

Rugby Southland announces big 2016 financial surplus and finally has cash reserves in the bank.

Mexted: Provinces better for Lions

Former All Blacks No 8 Murray Mexted wants the Lions to play the provinces.

British and Irish Lions should be playing the provinces, not Super Rugby teams, ex-AB says.

Valley take down defending champions

Athletic Marist first-five Antini Brown kicks down field against Excelsior.

Valley stunned defending champions Maheno in round four of North Otago senior rugby's Citizens Shield on Saturday.

Southbridge crack century in Combined Country rugby

Southbridge hero Shannon Donald in action during his side's 114-0 win over Rolleston.

Southbridge run in 18 tries to beat Rolleston 114-0 in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Black likely to leave Canes

Otere Black, in action for NZ Maori, could move from the Hurricanes to the Blues next year.

After three years at the Hurricanes, Otere Black could be headed to the Blues next season.

Waikato sad to lose Douglas

Whetu Douglas is leaving for Treviso after cracking Super Rugby with the Crusaders.

The Crusaders and Waikato did all they could but No 8 Douglas was committed to his Italian job.

Jacobson follows ABs footsteps

Luke Jacobson finishing his brilliant try for the Chiefs at the Brisbane Tens.

New Zealand U20's latest captain Luke Jacobson is carving a path taken by the likes of Ardie Savea.

Alainu'uese stays with Glasgow

Brian Alainu'uese tussles with Maro Itoje in a European Champions Cup match against Saracens.

Big Waikato lock will link up with departing Chiefs coach Dave Rennie next season after extending his Glasgow contract.

Magpies lose Lee to Japan

Hawke's Bay assistant coach Danny Lee couldn't resist the offer of a top job in Japan.

The Hawke's Bay Magpies are losing backs coach Danny Lee to the Japanese club scene.

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