Bunnings Warehouse NPC and Heartland Championship 2024 draws confirmed  

Bunnings Warehouse NPC and Heartland Championship 2024 draws confirmed   Men’s premier provincial rugby returns as New Zealand Rugby (NZR) reveals the 2024 draws for both the Bunnings Warehouse National Provincial Championship (NPC) and Bunnings Warehouse Heartland Championship competitions. The NPC is set to kick off on Friday 9 August at 5.35pm, which

ORDER your MACRON & OSPREY SPORTS Apparel for 2024

Rugbyheartland.co.nz have teamed up with our Official Sponsor P2P Sports Limited, the Official New Zealand Agents for MACRON & OSPREY SPORTS. ORDER your Apparel for 2024 Use our Unique code P2PHEART and receive a 10% discount of your 1st order. Since our inception in 1996 we have always been on the lookout for

Jackie Patea-Fereti named 2024 Hurricanes Poua Captain

Experienced lock Jackie Patea-Fereti has today been named as captain of the Hurricanes Poua ahead of their 2024 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki (SRA) campaign. She will be joined by Layla Sae and Iritana Hohaia at the helm, who have been named as vice-captains. Patea-Fereti – who is the most capped player to

Black Ferns Test season begins to take shape for 2024

The Black Ferns will kick off their 2024 Test calendar with three home Tests against USA, Canada and Australia as they look to defend their Pacific Four Series title before heading to Australia for a potential O’Reilly Cup decider. Pacific Four Series host cities, venues and kick off times in New

British & Irish Lions Women’s Tour 

New Zealand to host inaugural British & Irish Lions Women’s Tour •    First ever British & Irish Lions women’s tour in 2027 •    Minimum five matches, including three Tests, across the country •    Host venues and cities to be confirmed Off the back of record-breaking crowds at the Rugby World Cup in 2022 and hosting

Rugby Meets Gaming: Best Games for Rugby Fans

Rugby, a sport known for its physicality and strategic depth, has found a remarkable counterpart in the gaming world. This fusion offers fans not only the chance to simulate the game on the field but also the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rugby culture through various digital formats. The

How Technology is Shaping the Heartland Championship Teams

The Heartland Championship, known for its passionate play and local rugby pride, is entering a new era where technology is not just an add-on but a fundamental part of the game. This shift towards tech-enhanced rugby is changing how teams train, plan, and compete. It's a thrilling time for fans