Waikato and Auckland set for final showdown

Follow @RedefinedRugby There was plenty of drama on day two of the Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 Tournament with defending champions Canterbury being knocked out of contention by a rampant Waikato side at Owen Delany Park. Despite being firm favourites to take out the Graham Mourie Cup (Premiership), Canterbury were rocked by

Waikato retain Shield in dramatic draw

Follow @RedefinedRugby An injury-depleted Waikato retained the Ranfurly Shield in dramatic style on Sunday with a 20-20 draw with Taranaki - the first shield stalemate between the two sides since 1953. Taranaki illustrated their Premiership credentials with an impressive first half on attack, building an 8-0 lead within half an hour. However, Waikato's

Counties Manukau punish Auckland errors

Follow @RedefinedRugby Memories of two last-minute losses in their last two games were eased for Counties Manukau when they beat Auckland on Eden Park 30-26 on Sunday. Counties Manukau couldn't seal the win until the 77th minute when halfback Augustine Pulu darted around the blindside of a scrum and ran 22m to