Provincial

Aumua set to roar again

Hooker Asafo Aumua was a powerhouse for the New Zealand under-20 side at the recent world championships in Georgia.

Try-scoring machine that is New Zealand under-20s hooker Asafo Aumua is primed for another big campaign with Wellington.

Spartans prevail over Sassenachs

Southland Stags coach Hoani MacDonald.

Southland Stags coach Hoani MacDonald isn't getting carried away, despite the Southland Spartans picking up an encouraging 38-19 win over the Otago Sassenachs in Dunedin on Sunday.

Netball umpire to control rugby derby

Top netball umpire Jono Bredin will referee the Southland Spartans versus Otago Sassenachs rugby match on Sunday.

Top level New Zealand netball umpire Jono Bredin will control a rugby warmup match between the Southland Spartans and Otago Sassenachs.

Tongia signs for Stags

Ryan Tongia will play for Southland in this year's national provincial rugby championship.

Former Highlanders and Hawke's Bay back Ryan Tongia will play for the Southland Stags in the national provincial rugby competition.

Ellesmere reclaims Southbridge Shield

Ellesmere lift the Southbridge Shield after a 35-20 win over North Canterbury in Kaiapoi.

Ellesmere come from behind to claim the shield for the tenth time in 12 years.

Thorn dons the boots again

Brad Thorn was in Dunedin as assistant coach of the Reds when he decide to don his club gear for a match of his own.

After watching his Reds lose to the Highlanders on Friday night, Brad Thorn laced up his boots for a club rugby match on Saturday.

From Southland to the Wallabies?

Wharenui Hawera on the run in a provincial game for the Southland Stags last year.

Kiwi first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera is understood to be a potential Wallabies target.

Ainley locked in for another year

Alex Ainley has signed a one-year extension with the Highlanders.

Alex Ainley signs one-year extension with the Highlanders ahead of his 36th birthday on Sunday.

Waikato set to re-sign Donald

Stephen Donald captained the Chiefs against the Lions in June.

'The Beaver' is poised to play another year for the Mooloos in the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup.

All Blacks on Taranaki preseason agenda

The All Blacks will have a warm-up for the Rugby Championship against Taranaki.

Barretts will be involved in at least one Taranaki match this season.

Semi-finals still unclear in Citizens Shield

Maheno's flying Irishman Ed O'Keeffe dives in for a try against Valley.

The Citizens Shield playoff picture is still incomplete heading into the final round.

Penalty try gets Oxford past Glenmark

Saracens prop Morgan Pugh carries the ball up against Ohoka.

 Oxford, Kaiapoi and Saracens claim wins in round four of North Canterbury club rugby.

Weepu signs for Wairarapa Bush

Former All Black Piri Weepu's first game in the Heartland Championship will be against Wanganui on August 26.

Former All Black halfback Piri Weepu follows in Zac Guildford's boot-steps.

One school, three All Blacks

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett.

With three former students playing for the All Blacks in the Lions tour, a small Taranaki high school is punching well above its weight.

Makos lock in Nelson College star

Nelson College fullback Leicester Faingaanuku cuts through Wellington College's defence in day one of the 91st ...

Nelson College captain becomes youngest player to sign for the Tasman Makos.

Black celebrates 100th cap

Kaiapoi's Becky Black takes on the Sydenham-Marist defence in her 100th game for the club.

Kaiapoi front-rower turned first-five marks 100th game in style.

Stags standout unlikely to feature

Jaye Thompson-Te Munnu playing for the Stags against Northland last season.

Promising youngster Jaye Thompson-Te Muunu remains contracted to Stags but unlikely to play.

Locked in for provincial season

New Stags signing Manaaki Selby-Rickit, who works at the Te Wharekura o Arowhenua school in Invercargill.

Manaaki Selby-Rickit and Tepasu Thomas sign with Southland Stags.

Stags backline takes shape

Matt Johnson in action for Marist in Southland's premier club rugby competition.

Marist midfielder's strong club season rewarded with a Southland Stags contract.

Nelson College win Quadrangular Tournament video

Nelson College fullback Leicester Faingaanuku launches another attack.

Nelson College too strong for Christ's in Quadrangular Tournament final.

Crosswell heading home

Nick Crosswell, 31, has played 81 games for Manawatu.

Former Chiefs, Highlanders and Hurricanes loose forward Nick Crosswell returning to Manawatu after stint in Wales.

Japan assistant joins Stags

Japan assistant coach Atsushi Tanabe will join the Stags coaching setup for the 2017 provincial season.

International flavour added to Southland Stags' 2017 coaching setup.

Timaru Boys' romp to the top video

Rangiora's Jesse Bowring carries the ball forward against St Thomas.

Timaru Boys' ran in 14 tries to crush Roncalli Combined and move to top spot in the UC Championship.

Mid Canterbury edge Ellesmere

Isireli Masiwini scores a late try between the posts  for Mid Canterbury.

Mid Canterbury were too good for Ellesmere taking a 24-20 win in Kirwee on Tuesday,

Highlanders Bravehearts off to Japan

Rugby Southland general manager Andrew Moreton.

Bravehearts team stacked with Southland Stags players will travel to play against Panasonic Wild Knights in Kumagaya.

Oxford hold off Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi  Junior Kaukirewa makes a break down the sideline.

 Oxford, Glenmark-Cheviot, and Saracens all recorded wins in round three of North Canterbury senior rugby.

Valley stun Old Boys

Valley stunned defending champions Maheno 25-20 at Weston.

Valley became the first team to get the better of Old Boys in North Otago senior  rugby's Citizen Shield.

Coleman Shield semi-finals all but set

Southbridge ran in 12 tries to hammer Hornby.

The top four is all but set in Ellesmere while a Methven comeback has made things interesting in Mid Canterbury's Watters Cup.

Mud, blood as favourites stunned gallery video

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Nelson Boys College beat Wellington College in day one of the 91st ...

Old boy celebrates as Nelson College stun heavyweights to reach final of NZ school rugby's oldest prize

Emery eyes Turbos return

Jason Emery will rack up his 50th match for Manawatu when he next takes the field for the province.

Jason Emery's achilles injury no longer expected to rule him out of provincial season.

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