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With his dream of playing provincial rugby blocked in Canterbury, Woodlands fullback Jamie Verran decided to head south in search of greater opportunities.
Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has been visiting Auckland schools, inspiring a new generation of rugby players.
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Nicky Inwood and Chelsea Gurr are a good match for the male egos they meet on the rugby pitch.
Reports linking Scott Robertson to the Biarritz club could result in Canterbury having their third head coach in four seasons.
South Canterbury Rugby Union chairman Brent Isbister is confident the right man was appointed to coach the Heartland team in 2014.