South Canterbury has started their bid for a third-straight Heartland Championship title in record-setting form. The 48-14 win over Horowhenua-Kapiti at Manchester Park, Waimate, set a new record for most consecutive games unbeaten in the championship, having previously drawn level with Whanganui (who set the record 2015-2017) when beating that team in

Bunnings Warehouse Heartland Championship 2023 draw announced

Domestic rugby season preparations across the Heartland Rugby Unions are in full swing with the 2023 season draw announced for the Bunnings Warehouse Heartland Championship. Following a competitive season in 2022, which saw Ngāti Porou East Coast win the Lochore Cup, the team kick off round one playing Wairarapa-Bush in in

All rugby in New Zealand remains on hold until parts of country drop to Covid alert level 2

New Zealand Rugby says its three domestic competitions, as well as community rugby, will remain on hold until some, or all, of the country has moved down to Covid-19 alert level 2. In a statement, NZR says it is working with its provincial unions to determine how to safely restart and

New name for NPC as Bunnings Warehouse signs three-year partnership with New Zealand Rugby

Bunnings Warehouse has secured naming rights for the NPC, FPC, Heartland Championships & Super Rugby Aotearoa U20s tournament. Farah Palmer Cup presented by Bunnings reverts to Premiership-Championship format. New Zealand Rugby and Bunnings Warehouse are excited to announce the signing