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      • U85kg semi-final top billing this Saturday
        • 15 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • U85kg National Club Cup glory is potentially just one match away for Wellington U85kg champions the Avalon Wolves and southern raiders the Carisbrook Bush Pigs when they meet at Fraser Park on Saturday. The two teams run out on to Fraser Park Artificial for a 3.30pm kick-off with a berth in the final up for...
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      • Wellington Lions v Canterbury Stat Attack
        • 13 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Alex Fidow (above) scored his 18th try for Wellington and second against Canterbury. His first was scored in 2019. It was his try in this match which brought up Wellington’s 7,000th point in home matches and also provided Wellington with the chance to even the scores at fulltime. By Peter Marriott. Some facts and figures...
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      • Status quo for club rugby competition structure for next three seasons
        • 12 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • WRFU Release 12 October: Earlier this evening WRFU’s 20 Clubs and affiliated bodies voted to retain this year’s Premier Men’s competition format for the next three years. This vote was the culmination of a five-month review process in which a working group comprising Clubs and Wellington Rugby Football Union (WRFU) representatives proposed three format options...
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      • TE WAIRUA O GEORGE NEPIA
        • 10 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Touchline The urupa at St. John’s Maori Church in Rangitukia (consecrated on Easter Sunday 1901, on the site of an earlier 1842 Anglican Mission Station), contains the memorials of the Nepia and Kohere families. While George Nepia was originally from Nuhaka (near Wairoa) and played his early rugby for Hawkes Bay, following his marriage...
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      • Wellington U19s and Centurions stay unbeaten as HYRC age-grade competitions conclude
        • 9 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Steven  White and Scott MacLean. Photos by Andy McArthur. Unbeaten seasons for the Centurions Wellington Development Men’s team and Wellington U19s side, as the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council’s age-grade competitions finish, and the Upper Hutt Rams U85kgs miss out in Dunedin in the U85kg Knockout competition. Hawke’s Bay (Division A) and Wellington Gold (Division...
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      • Aisle be Back: the next leg of the tour underway
        • 7 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • The All Blacks play their next match in a fortnight against the USA Eagles in By Kevin McCarthy I’m sure I’ve referenced the greatest modern philosophy guide of modern times before, but to repeat myself – as in Kung Fu Panda, there is no good news or bad news. There is only news. This is...
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      • Final weekend of 15s community rugby competitions
        • 7 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • The 2021 15s rugby community competition and inter-provincial representative season draws to a close this Saturday with the final set of matches played throughout the lower North Island. This includes the third and final rounds of both Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council’s U16 Boys and U18 Girls tournaments, and the campaign ending matches for Wellington Men’s...
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      • Wellington Lions v Bay of Plenty Stat Attack
        • 6 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Peter Marriott Round 5 v Bay of Plenty: Lost 32-33 Wellington’s record in all NPC matches is now played 472, won 293 (62.1%), lost 167 and drawn 12. Wellington’s record in all NPC matches against Bay of Plenty is played 35, won 27 (77.1%), lost six and drawn two. Bay of Plenty has now...
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      • Sponsorship in Rugby: All Blacks from NZ Is Now Supported by French
        • 6 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Sponsorship in Rugby: All Blacks from NZ Is Now Supported by French The “brand value” and the media weight of the sports team or individual athlete must be comparable or higher than the “brand value” of the potential sponsor. Air New Zealand, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sanitarium (health food manufacturer), Barkers (clothing brand), and Bvlgari (chain of...
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      • Bond Banter 4 October (some news and tidbits to start the week in rugby)
        • 3 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Morning edition: Welcome to Rugtober. One more weekend of 15s rugby and then we are mostly done for the season, before a run of sevens tournaments starting later in the month, potential lockdowns aside. It starts this Wednesday evening at Porirua Park with round two of the Hurricanes Youth Council’s Secondary Schoolgirls competition, with the...
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      • Whanganui and Wellington teams win Hurricanes region U18 and U19 competitions
        • 2 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Te Upoko o Te Ika Wellington Māori retained the Sir Eruera Tihema Tirikatene Shield against Waitaha Canterbury Māori. Round-up of this match and others below. By Steven White, Adam Julian and Scott MacLean The Whanganui U18s and the Wellington U19s won their respective Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council competition titles today, in the third and final round...
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      • Aisle be Back: All Blacks v Springboks #2
        • 1 Oct 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Kevin McCarthy You know the old line about the definition of insanity being repeating something over and over in the hope it will work. The Springboks seem intent on proving that – both last weekend, and this weekend. The difference of course is that it has worked in the past and was oh so...
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      • Hurricanes region age-grade competitions in full swing this Saturday
        • 30 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • There are three matches in Wellington on Saturday and several more in other parts of the Hurricanes region for local rugby supporters to follow. As per last week, we are in Alert Level 2, which means no spectators at any grounds. Check guides for which individual matches will be livestreamed. As always, we will endeavour...
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      • Manukura retain Rex Kerr Cup in tough final against St Mary’s
        • 29 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By College Sport Media Manawatu champions Manukura retained their Hurricanes Secondary Schoolgirls rugby title that they shared last year with St Mary’s College with a 19-12 win over their Wellington rivals at Bill Brown Park in Palmerston North on Wednesday afternoon. Like last year’s between the same teams that was drawn 10-10, the 2021 Hurricanes...
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      • Bond Banter 27 September (some rugby news and information to start the week)
        • 26 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • The start of daylight savings usually means the end of 15-a-side rugby. But Covid interruptions mean we are still going strong for a bit longer! This coming weekend sees another several matches involving Wellington’s U16, U18 and U19 teams, as well as the senior Centurions Development and Maori representative teams. More details (once confirmed) to...
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      • A draw to Awe – Scots and Silverstream Share Premiership Crown
        • 26 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Adam Julian A bemused atmosphere reigned at the conclusion of the Premiership Wellington final at Wellington Stadium on Sunday. St Patrick’s College Silverstream and Scots College shared a 36-36 draw in a breathless spectacle highlighted by outrageous twits in momentum. Officially the title was shared but had a National Top Four qualifying fixture followed...
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      • Hard-fought college finals and action aplenty in representative rugby
        • 25 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Centre Sapati Tagoai racing away to score one of his two tries for the Wellington U19s against the Hawke’s Bay U19s. PHOTO: Stewart Baird. There were five college rugby finals played today in Wellington and two were decided by a point. St Pat’s Silverstream teams won both these close matches, their Second XV beating the...
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      • College Finals this weekend 
        • 24 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • The 2021 college rugby season in Wellington concludes this weekend with the remaining finals played around the region, headlined by the Premiership decider between Scots College and St Pat’s Silverstream on Sunday. Nine schools are involved in the six finals being played, with St Pat’s Silverstream teams also featuring in the two other marquee finals...
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      • Representative rugby ramps up this weekend
        • 24 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • The second week back from lockdown sees a surfeit of representative rugby matches to follow throughout Wellington and the lower North Island. As per last week, we are in Alert Level 2, which means no spectators. Check guides for which individual matches will be livestreamed. As always, we will endeavour to cover much of this...
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      • Aisle be Back: The 100th Test
        • 23 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Petone halfback Ginger Nicholls playing in the first ever All Blacks -Springboks test in Dunedin in 1921. The All Blacks won 13-5 and Nicholls was Player of the Match before being dropped for the second Test. By Kevin McCarthy  A wounded Springbok is a dangerous beast. It’s also wounded. Going into the 100th test between...
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      • St Mary’s College defend Premier 1 girls title
        • 22 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • St Mary’s College’s rugby First XV team joined their netball team this week in winning a six-peat of titles. St Mary’s won a hard-fought 2021 Girls Premier 1 final over Wainuiomata High School 17-7 on Wednesday night at Jerry Collins Stadium. In slippery conditions, following persistent rain that subsided not long before kick-off, St Mary’s...
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      • Two-time Best & Fairest Winner Ben Tupuola passes away
        • 21 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Wainuiomata No. 8 Ben Tupuola, a two-time Billy Wallace competition Best & Fairest winner, passed away on Wednesday. Tupuola played for Wainuiomata between 2008 and 2019. He also played rugby league. He was 36. He won the Billy Wallace Best and Fairest Award as the best player in Wellington club rugby for the first time...
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      • POLLS: Who will win this week’s school rugby titles?
        • 20 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • There are six secondary school rugby titles to be decided in Wellington this week, the Premier 1 girls decider on Wednesday night, the Premier 2, U15 Division 1 and 2 and U65KG Division 2 finals on Saturday and the Premiership final on Sunday. More details of the finals later this week. Who do you think...
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      • Bond Banter 20 September (some tidbits and news to start the week in rugby)
        • 19 Sep 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Further Covid-19 disruptions aside, community rugby gets busy over the next couple of weeks with lots of school and community representative rugby on in Wellington and the lower North Island. The school finals continue this week, with a spotlight on girls finals rugby starting today in Palmerston North with Manukura playing Feilding High School in...
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