Preview: North Harbour v Manawatu

Follow @RedefinedRugby Manawatu, who are top of the ITM Cup Championship table, host North Harbour, the bottom side in the same division, as the fifth week of the 2014 season continues at QBE Stadium. Friday 12 September, 6.05pm at QBE Stadium, North Harbour Played: 15, 1986–2013 Manawatu wins: 4 | North Harbour wins:

Preview: Canterbury v Wellington

Follow @RedefinedRugby Usually such matches are hailed as replays of the grand final from the season before, but while Canterbury have looked every bit the defending champions so far, the Lions in 2014 have looked to be a shadow of their most recent vintages. Squad update: Scott Robertson has, as has been

Pressure stays on Wanganui

Follow @RedefinedRugby Dane Whale had a great game at first-five last Saturday, but more will be expected in Ashburton. PHOTO/LEWIS GARDNER If there is any enemy the Steelform Wanganui team must be wary of before taking the field in Ashburton tomorrow, it's the one who looks back at them from the

Big record goes to smallest rugby union

Follow @RedefinedRugby BULLER'S BRAVEST: Loose forward Luke Brownlee will enter the New Zealand rugby records books on Saturday with the most consecutive first class appearances. Luke Brownlee isn't a household name in New Zealand rugby but perhaps he should be. The openside flanker plays for the country's smallest province, Buller, but is breaking