Almanack highlights unforgettable 2020

Great record of effects on game by Lynn McConnell All Blacks Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara were surprise omissions from the annual New Zealand Rugby Almanack's XV of the year in 2020. Barrett had a place in the substitutes but there was no place for Perenara. The Almanack editors, Clive Akers, Adrian Hill and

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