Nominees announced for 2021 ASB Rugby Awards

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

2022 HEARTLAND SHADOW DRAW

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 AND TARANAKI CROWNED BUNNINGS NPC CHAMPIONS

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