Provincial

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.

The humble future rugby star video

Southland Boys' High School fullback Kaleb Talamahina on the way to score a try against Otago Boys' High School which ...

Remember this name - Kaleb Talamahina, because the Southland teenage fullback has become an internet hit.

Taranaki look across Tasman

Reds lock Ben Matwijow has signed for Taranaki for this year's national provincial championship.

Taranaki opt to find a lock from Australia to help solve a problem.

Introducing the Farah Palmer Cup

Farah Palmer with the cup named in her honour.

Nine provinces will contest the inaugural Farah Palmer Cup later this year.

The shark is back

The new Tasman Makos logo.

 The Tasman Rugby Union has bowed to public and player pressure and reinstated an upgraded version of its original logo.

Guildford heading to Tasman

Zac Guildford will be swapping a Waratahs' jersey for a Tasman Makos strip at the end of the current Super Rugby season.

The Tasman Rugby Union signs winger Zac Guildford for its 2016 NPC campaign.

Rugby boss wants to lift SC further

New South Canterbury Rugby chief executive Craig Calder is excited by the opportunities on offer.

South Canterbury Rugby's new chief executive Craig Calder is delighted to have landed a job that is also his passion.

Eade hopes to join Otago

Scott Eade kicks a penalty for Southland.

Scott Eade could play for Otago in the 2016 national provincial championship season.

Thompson signed by Manawatu

Kane Thompson was a fixture at No 8 during the Chiefs' 2012 championship run.

Rugby nomad Kane Thompson set to return to New Zealand after signing deal with Manawatu

Fijian frontrower hunts Stags spot video

Fiji's Peni Ravai in action against Uruguay at the 2015 World Cup.

Fijian international Peni Ravai keen to play in New Zealand provincial competition.

Joe Wheeler off to Japan

Joe Wheeler dots down for his beloved Tasman Makos.

Tasman Makos and Highlanders favourite Joe Wheeler has decided his immediate future lies overseas.

Mixed reception for trial laws

The trial breakdown laws are focused on ensuring players remain on their feet.

Trial breakdown laws for provincial rugby could take rugby a step closer to rugby league.

Marty Banks' three wishes

Tasman Makos first five-eighth Marty Banks, right, has confirmed he is heading offshore to play for Benetton Treviso.

Highlanders and Makos star reveals his three wishes for 2016 before heading off to play in Italy.

Racism at West Coast game? video

Complaints of racial abuse have been made in West Coast rugby.

The claims have been made during a fiery game between two local clubs.

Stodart to step onto world stage

Shaun Stodart.

Southlander Shaun Stodart to take part in World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Manchester.

Bringing back the shark?

Makos player Liam Squire posted this photo of his tattoo of the original Tasman Makos logo to Facebook.

Tasman Rugby Union apologises to fans and players over new logo.

Tattooed Tasman stars join logo backlash

Liam Squire posted this photo of his tattoo of the Tasman Makos original logo on Facebook.

Makos players with tattoos of the team's original logo hit back on social media over new design.

Capital club rugby wars

Marist St Pats (in red) and Poneke (in red and black) go toe-to-toe in Wellington's club rugby competition..

A proposal to make two proud rugby clubs share the same clubrooms is causing friction in Wellington.

Va'a blows merry tune

Referee Earl Va'a offers some constructive advice during Wednesday's clash between St Mary's and Wellington East.

Wellington Lions coach Earl Va'a has made his refereeing debut.

New Makos logo here to stay

Tasman Rugby Union's Tony Lewis, left, and Les Edwards with the Tasman Makos 2016 rugby jersey featuring the Makos new logo.

The Tasman Rugby Union says it won't bow to the public backlash against the new Makos logo.

Howley ready to bounce back

Liam Howley playing for the Southland Stags in his rookie season in 2015.

Liam Howley keen to showcase his running abilities on back of New Zealand under-20 selection snub.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Norths no flash in the pan

There was only one try scored in Tawa's 10-9 win over Poneke.

Northern United push Old Boys University to the brink.

Stags sign Schrader video

Southland Town player James Schrader carries the ball in the town vs country game.

The Southland Stags have bolstered their squad for the national provincial rugby championship.

Rugby Southland posts surplus

Andrew Moreton is the general manager of Rugby Southland.

Rugby Southland has posted a surplus for the second year in a row.

'I was on the brink of death'

Richard Kingi in action on the Melbourne Rebels' training field.

Former Wallaby Richard Kingi relaunches rugby career in Marlborough after health issues.

Mackintosh still Stags possibility

Long-serving Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh.

Could Jamie Mackintosh be back playing for Southland in 2016?

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