NZR directive for 15-a-side community rugby under Covid-19 Protection Framework Decision made to ensure community rugby can kick off in all three traffic light settings. All 15-a-side teenage and senior community rugby competitions to require Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates.
New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2021 will be recognised in an ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with nominees announced today. This year’s awards, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, will be presented in a made-for-TV special on Sky Sport at 8pm Wednesday 15 December, with awards presented to
By J B Phillips Steelform Whanganui faces a most interesting Heartland rugby schedule next year including visits from three South Island unions and an away challenge for the new Bill Osborne Taonga. Hanan Shield next door neighbours South and Mid Canterbury will play at Cooks Gardens as will Buller with the Butcher
Waikato capped their centennial season by claiming their third Bunnings National Provincial Championship Premiership title by beating Tasman 23-20 in Hamilton on Saturday night. It capped a 15-year drought for Waikato, who won the inaugural NPC final in 1992 and repeated the effort in 2006. Taranaki won their first title since 2014
South Canterbury claimed the Meads Cup, and the Bunnings Heartland Championship, for the first time when beating Thames Valley 35-16 in Timaru on Sunday. South Canterbury ran in three tries, two of them to wing Sireli Buliruarua, to one by Thames Valley. South Canterbury had previously twice won the Lochore Cup