North Otago fights back

The score was predictable but the way the match went was not. Canterbury beat North Otago 71-7 in a Ranfurly Shield challenge in Christchurch yesterday after the home side led 45-0 at halftime. It had looked ominous in the opening period for the challenger as the Canterbury backs ran hard and

North Otago vows to put up a fight

It will be a David-and-Goliath battle. The well-oiled machine with deep pockets and seemingly endless player resources taking on the little lad from down the road, who gets by on a bit of generosity and some lion-hearted effort. But North Otago coach Jason Forrest is not waving the white flag. The side

Steinlager North v South game confirmed for Wellington

The Steinlager North v South match has been confirmed for Wellington's Sky Stadium on Saturday 5 September, and it will be played without a live crowd. The news follows the Government's announcement this week on Covid-19 Alert Levels, with Auckland remaining at Level 3 until this Sunday night and Wellington and

Steinlager North v South game to be postponed

The Steinlager North v South match is to be postponed for a week, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced. The North and South squads were due to assemble in Wellington on Monday to prepare for the match, with contingency plans underway to play the game at SKY Stadium in Wellington on