Provincial

Turbos outpace Lions

Jason Emery

Woeful is now the only word to describe Wellington's provincial rugby side after they lost 27-21 to Manawatu tonight.

Waikato coach rings changes

Ben Tameifuna

Johnny Walters makes nine changes to Mooloos starting XV for crossover match against North Habour tomorrow night.

Hore ready for derby

Andrew Hore

World Cup-winning All Black Andrew Hore is on standby to play for the Stags.

'Ugly' win still a win

Scott Eade

SCOTT EADE - The Southland Times

OPINION: Despite the nail-biting finish many had to endure watching last week's match, the team was more than happy to come away with four points.

Coach lauds 'new man'

James Broadhurst

Colin Cooper calls him a new man but James Broadhurst appears just happy to be playing some excellent rugby.

Turbos out to slay Lions

Jason O'Halloran

Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran's amicable nature won't extend to feeling any pity for struggling Wellington side tonight.

Responding to request

Marty McKenzie

By quite a few accounts, Marty McKenzie was asked to lift his game following Taranaki's narrow loss to Hawke's Bay last week.

One change for West Coast

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South Canterbury coach all-but sticking by the team that delivered a win in the opening round of the Heartland Championship.

Hardie adds more spark

John Hardie

Stags 2013 player of the year confirms he's ready to return for the Southland-Otago showdown.

Canterbury machine rolls on

Luke Whitelock

Defending champs continue to impress with third straight big victory, dispatching Northland 48-3 in Christchurch.

Steely resolve leads to comeback

Onosa'i Auva'a

A lot has changed for former Blues flanker Onosa'i Auva'a in the last 12 months.

Hore answers Southland SOS

Andrew Hore

Former All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore to come out of retirement as injury cover for the Stags in the NPC.

No more blues for Moody

Joe Moody

Canterbury prop pleased to finally represent his country after what had happened in last year's NPC final.

Ferdie's men mince Mooloos

Waisake Naholo

It took 13 days and three matches for Taranaki to finally hit their straps in the national provincial championship.

Captain praises top effort

James Marshall

James Marshall thought Taranaki were on the cusp of a decent performance, but no doubt the margin of last night's win over Waikato surprised him.

Tiatia gets his chance

Chase Tiatia

Young first five-eighth set to start a NPC match for Wellington against Manawatu at Westpac Stadium tomorrow.

Reddish puts mishap behind him

Mark Reddish

Wellington lock can laugh at his mummified legs now, but there was nothing funny when a DIY concreting job went awry last month.

Clash of the Highlanders

Hayden Parker, Lima Sopoaga

Lima Sopoaga and Hayden Parker will each be trying to get a victory for their side in a fierce southern rugby rivalry.

Taranaki dominate Waikato

Charlie Ngatai

Amber and blacks score vital NPC points as they rack up their highest score and biggest win ever against Mooloos.

Tiatia to start at 10 for Lions

Chase Tiatia

Chase Tiatia has been tossed the No 10 jersey as the Wellington Lions attempt to get their NPC campaign back on track.

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