The 2017 Mitre10 Heartland Championships begin this weekend on a somber note with the passing this week of Sir Colin “Pinetree” Meads.
This 11th edition of Heartland Rugby which bears his name will be a very sort after accolade this season, which we believe will see some of the best HEARTLAND RUGBY we will see.
Will Wanganui 3-peat ? Are Poverty Bay on the rise ? Will the returning All Blacks influence Wairarapa-Bush , King Country, Mid Canterbury and the West Coast back to the heights of yesteryear ?
A Huge season which begins this weekend, below are the Head to Heads since 2006 ( the beginning of the current format) , we shall also bring you links to Live Coverage , via Radio and Video LIVE Stream later but first here are our first look at this weekends first week matches.