Christchurch burst to life for the return of international test cricket after eight years.
Mid Canterbury and Buller provide 11 players to the Heartland XV to tour the Cook Islands.
The Crusaders are reportedly looking to play a Super Rugby game in Fiji next year.
New Brighton celebrated flanker Troy Mangan’s 50th senior game in style as they clinched top spot for next week’s Christchurch Metro rugby semi-finals.
Sydenham and High School Old Boys booked their place in next Sunday's Canterbury Metropolitan rugby final after semi-final upset wins today.
Trevor Casey is not worried if he hasn't got the best stayer at Addington as he's got a brilliant horse in Stent.
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