Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand Under 20 team named to play Georgia in opening game The New Zealand team to face Georgia in their opening match of the World Rugby Under 20 Championship 2016 in Manchester, England, has been named. The team is as follows: 1. Ayden Johnstone 2. Leni Apisai (c) 3. Sosefo Kautai 4. Quinten Strange 5.
Follow @RedefinedRugby PHOTOSPORT Winger Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara scoring the first of his three tries for Waikato on Monday Waikato kicked off their defence of the Ranfurly Shield with an 83-13 thrashing of Thames Valley at Paeroa Domain on Monday. Hamilton Old Boys winger Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara scored a hat-trick on debut as Waikato racked up 13 tries to ease
Follow @RedefinedRugby Wellington Lions coach Earl Va’a left Levin Domain on Tuesday night with a broad smile after watching his wider training squad in action against Heartland Championship neighbours Wairarapa Bush and Horowhenua-Kapiti. It wasn’t just the 22-0 score line during 40 minutes against Wairarapa Bush, nor the 48-0 win in the
Follow @RedefinedRugby WAIKATO TEAM TO PLAY THAMES VALLEY… The first Waikato team of 2016 has been named to defend the Ranfurly Shield against the Thames Valley Swampfoxes in Paeroa on Monday 6 June. The squad features six uncapped players in the run on side with another potential five debutants named on the bench. Melville