Canterbury send Auckland reeling in opener

Follow @RedefinedRugby Canterbury kicked off their provincial championship defence by swamping Auckland 43-3, a record loss, in their Mitre 10 Cup opener at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday. It surpassed by one point the 42-3 win achieved by Canterbury over Auckland in 1973 and introduced several new players to maintain the

Wellington unleash skills in Napier for win

Follow @RedefinedRugby Wellington got their Mitre 10 Championship bid off to a dazzling and winning start when beating Hawke's Bay 36-26 in Napier on Saturday. Wellington fielded a lot of new blood in their side and the demonstrated some new intent in a riveting display which saw them reverse a 10-12 half-time

Taranaki hold off Bay of Plenty in Tauranga

Follow @RedefinedRugby Taranaki got their 2016 Mitre 10 Cup campaign off to a winning start but it didn’t happen without a late fright in Tauranga. Last year’s Premiership semi-finalists looked to be in complete control at 21-0 up before Bay of Plenty sparked into life in front of their home crowd. The