New Zealand club rugby round-up, 28 May

Follow @RedefinedRugby The big wet hit much of central New Zealand on Saturday, while it got cold down south. Winter rugby is here, and with it some absorbing action throughout the club competitions up and down the country. In Auckland, the top eight teams for the second round have been found. These

National provincial competition named after Black Ferns legend Farah Palmer

Follow @RedefinedRugby National provincial competition named after Black Ferns legend Farah Palmer 2016 draw for Farah Palmer Cup released The Women's Provincial Championship has been renamed the Farah Palmer Cup in recognition of one of the most iconic figures in women’s rugby. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today announced that with the support of competition

Brazier, McAlister, Manuel return to side for France

Follow @RedefinedRugby Brazier, McAlister, Manuel return to side for France The New Zealand Women’s Sevens team for the final tournament of the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series in Clermont-Ferrand, France (28,29 May) features the return of seasoned campaigners Kelly Brazier, Kayla McAlister and Huriana Manuel. The team is: Shakira Baker (Waikato) Kelly Brazier (Bay of Plenty) Theresa Fitzpatrick

Maori All Blacks to play Munster in Ireland

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Maori All Blacks will play Ireland’s Munster in Limerick as part of a northern tour that kicks off with the already announced Chicago fixture against the USA Eagles. The Maori All Blacks first play Munster at Thomond Park on Friday 11 November. The team kicks off its 2016 tour by