Provincial

Century up for Stag

Josh Bekhuis

The Southland Times

Southland lock Josh Bekhuis will tonight join the elite club of players who have played 100 or more games for Southland.

Makos feast on Stags

Mark Jackman

Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland in Invercargill.

Brighter season so far

Rhys Marshall

Little wonder Rhys Marshall is enjoying the 2014 campaign a lot more as Taranaki eye fifth successive win tomorrow night.

CRFU cook-up off-field magic

Canterbury fans

An innovative marketing plan has crowds returning to AMI Stadium, but the balance sheet hasn't been compromised.

Taranaki retain similar look

Chris Smylie

Changes continue to be minimal for amber and blacks go in search of a fifth consecutive NPC win tomorrow night.

'Totally innocent' player caught

Nude rugby player

Naked Otago player on live TV prompts NZ Rugby to remind teams the cameras are rolling.

Mooloos injury concerns ease

Declan O'Donnell

Waikato's situation markedly improved and they may only have one player out for Sunday's match against Otago in Dunedin.

Duo get NPC bans

Jason Woodward

Counties lock Jimmy Tupou and Wellington fullback Jason Woodward have been handed one-match bans.

Halai intent on AB spot

Frank Halai

Out of form Counties Manukau wing vows to work harder as he targets an All Blacks recall in 2015.

Hore on Stags bench

Andrew Hore

Andrew Hore has been named on Southland's bench for the sixth-round NPC match against Tasman.

Auckland recover to down BOP

Lolagi Visinia

Auckland overturn a 12-0 half-time deficit to claim a patchy 27-12 victory over Bay of Plenty.

Southland snatch late win

Lima Sopoaga

A Lolohea Loco try after the fulltime hooter helped Southland snatch a dramatic 36-34 win over Northland.

Poverty Bay pull off upset

Sam Monaghan

Poverty Bay recorded a stunning 23-10 upset win over Wairarapa Bush in Masterton today.

Buller take top spot

Luke Brownlee

Buller emerged as the team to beat in the Heartland Championship with a 19-10 win over South Canterbury.

Tasman toppled at the death

Liam Squire

A last minute try helped Taranaki steal a dramatic 31-30 win over the Tasman Makos last night.

Manawatu top despite loss

Ma'afu Fia

North Harbour broke their duck for the season by beating Championship leaders Manawatu 24-13 tonight.

Carter won't rush return

Dan Carter

All Blacks first five-eighth to make his comeback against Southland in Christchurch on September 28.

Pair face striking charges

Jason Woodward

Wellington fullback and Steelers lock face judiciary for alleged foul play in the latest round of the NPC.

Cowan pays Stags a visit

Jimmy Cowan

Southland centurion to pull on Tasman No 9 jersey and run out of the tunnel for first game back at Rugby Park for two years.

Makos reshuffle midfield

Kieron Fonotia

Tom Marshall out of clash with Southland through injury as Tasman attempt to rebound from gut-wrenching loss to Taranaki.

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