Ioane brothers, Tuipulotu power Auckland to win

Follow @RedefinedRugby Some belated class from Auckland's big hitters lock Patrick Tuipulotu and the dynamic brothers, flanker Akira Ioane and centre Rieko provided a 51-16 win over Southland in perfect conditions in Invercargill on Friday. Auckland took a long time to put the home team away but when the hammer went down

Adjustment to Mitre 10 Heartland Championship bonus points system

Follow @RedefinedRugby Adjustment to Mitre 10 Heartland Championship bonus points system New Zealand Rugby has today confirmed an amendment to competition regulations adjusting the bonus points system for the 2016 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship competition. The bonus point system now allocates one point to teams who lose within eight points (previously seven points),