Double extra-time needed
James Baxendale landed a captain's knock penalty goal to allow the Hornby Panthers to win a record 27th Canterbury rugby league premiership after another pulsating extra-time final at Rugby Park this afternoon.
The Hornby Panthers set up a rematch of last year's club rugby league decider against the Halswell Hornets, winning their second heart-stopper in a row.
Upsets in club rugby semifinals
New Brighton will take on High School Old Boys in Christchurch club rugby's finale next Sunday after both teams upset higher finishing teams in semifinal action today.
Three tries in a final 10-minute blitzkrieg by the Celebration Lions was not enough to keep their season alive as the Hornby Panthers held on to register a 30-28 win in the minor semi final at Papanui Domain today.
The Celebration Lions locked in a sudden death semifinal against the Hornby Panthers next weekend with an uninspiring 22-14 win over the Riccarton Knights at Cuthberts Green today.
Runaway leaders Hagley Park entrenched its lead at the top of the premier women's table with another dominant performance beating Waimairi 5-1 on the home grass courts at Hagley Park.
Former Black Sox batter Frank Pointon turned on a power hitting master class in Albion's crushing win over Halswell.
Lancaster Park-Woolston appear to be on track for all three trophies this season after a 77-run win over East Shirley.
New Zealand Football says English Park is capable of hosting the national men's and women's club cup finals - but the venue won't be confirmed until Wednesday.
Carlton Redcliffs narrowly escaped defeat in a seven-goal thriller against HSOB/Burnside 4-3 in the fourth round of the Porritt Cup.
Mainland Football announces zero tolerance for referee abusers after a spate of serious incidents.
Dutch import Mirco Pruyser scored twice as the Canterbury Cavaliers men beat Central 4-2.
Barry Alaimalo will be pivotal to the Hornby Panthers' tilt for successive premiership in Sunday's club rugby league final.
Canterbury hockey stalwart Stacey Carr has put retirement on hold to return for an 11th national league campaign.
Harewood were able to give star player, Tenille Burnside a strong farewell as they easily dispatched Avon 8-0 in the second round of the Porritt Cup.
Sumner started this season wanting respect and yesterday they won more than that.
The Hornby Panthers will stake their claim for successive premierships when they clash with the Halswell Hornets.
The Mainland Premier League title is still Cashmere Technical's to lose, but challengers Nelson Suburbs insist it "isn't over yet".
New Brighton coach Steve Ellis is preparing for his eighth Christchurch senior rugby final, yet he's never been approached about moving up the ranks.