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    • Club Rugby pre-season – what’s coming up in March
      • With approximately a month to the start of major club rugby competitions starting in the lower North Island, all clubs are getting into the swing of their pre-season campaigns. As well as internal trainings, trials and camps, many teams play games against each other over the next few weeks, including some ‘cross-competition matches between clubs...

    • Aisle Be Back: Hurricanes v Reds
      • By Kevin McCarthy Out of the blocks and as usual you can frame the top of the table, which at this early stage shows the Hurricanes on top, and the Crusaders well, languishing. Admittedly, the Force in Perth is not the Chiefs in the Tron but that’s just quibbling folks! It may be tempting to...

    • Great days in club rugby 002: Memorable fightbacks
      • Petone’s Willie Moala on the way to the tryline in their roaring 39-34 win over Marist St Pat’s in the last round of the Jubilee Cup in 2007. MSP had led 26-8 earlier in the match. In this new series for 2024 to usher in a new season of community rugby in Wellington, we have...

    • Hurricanes v Force Stat Attack
      • Above: Jordi Viljoen became the 300th different player to make his debut for the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby match. He also became the third instance of a father and son to both play for the Hurricanes, following his father Joggie’s seven appearances in 2000. By Peter Marriott Some facts and figures from the Hurricanes’...

    • Wellington Academy v Manawatu Academy Match Highlights
      • The two teams met at Massey University on Saturday in the third and final Hurricanes region Academy series. Scores: Wellington Academy 41 (Jeremiah Avei-Collins, Nathanial Barry, Keanu Kotuhi, Samoanoa Euta, Stanley Solomon, Daviel Tafili, Jacob Kennedy tries; Solomoncon, Carlos Hihi 2 con) beat Manawatu Academy 12 (Eli Edwards-Martin, Kees Pereka tries; Liam O’Connor con). HT: 17-7. Match scoring...

    • Wellington Academy wins Sam Doyle Memorial Trophy, wins for Hurricanes teams
      • By Steven White and Andy McArthur. A round-up of rugby this weekend. Wellington Academy defeat Manawatu Academy to win Sam Doyle Memorial Trophy Wellington 41 (Jeremiah Avei-Collins, Nathanial Barry, Keanu Kotuhi, Samoanoa Euta, Stanley Solomon, Daviel Tafili, Jacob Kennedy tries; Solomoncon, Carlos Hihi 2 con) beat Manawatu Academy 12 (Eli Edwards-Martin, Kees Pereka tries; Liam...

    • Aisle be Back: The season opener in Perth
      • Above: Billy Proctor (left) is playing his 50th match for the Hurricanes against the Force, while Jordi Viljoen (centre) is paying his first. By Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy is a long-time supporter of the Wellington Lions, the Hurricanes and the All Blacks. Like many, he has traversed the highs, the lows and the places in...

    • Great days in club rugby 001: Hang on to your seat
      • Above: Petone scores on fulltime to beat Poneke 28-21 in their 125th anniversary match this week in 2010 In this new series for 2024 to usher in a new season of community rugby in Wellington, we have broken into the ‘Today in Club Rugby History’ files, selected a small sample of these matches and divided them up...

    • Brayden Iose and Hurricanes to bring the heat to Perth in season opener
      • Brayden Iose playing against Moana Pasifika in last Friday’s second and final pre-season match. Photo: Andy McArthur. By Steven White The Hurricanes start their 29th Super Rugby season on the road. This coming weekend they meet the Western Force in Perth, followed by their second round encounter in Melbourne against the Queensland Reds. Loose forward...

    • “AN ILL WIND BLOWS NOBODY ANY GOOD”
      • By Rolling Maul Wellington’s summer breeze is typically more abrasive than caressing, with the atmospheric disturbance swirling around rugby union early in 2024 creating discomfort for many loyal supporters of the game. News that the Wellington Rugby Football Union Inc. is considering selling its 50% share in Hurricanes GP Limited “after mounting losses”, reminds Rolling...

    • Wellington and Hawke’s Bay draw academy match
      • Daniel Tafili scores the first try of the match for Wellington against Hawke’s Bay. By Steven White Wellington 19 (Daniel Tafili, Salesa Seumanufagai, Harry Irving tries; Stanley Solomon 2 con) – Hawke’s Bay 19 (Oscar Ritchie, Bogi Kikau, CJ Mienie tries; Will Cole 2 con). HT: Hawke’s Bay 19-12. The Wellington and Hawke’s Bay Academy...

    • Hammerheads heading north to National Club 7s tournament
      • By Scott MacLean After a two-year hiatus, the Middlesex County William Wavell Wakefield Cup – the National Club Sevens Championship – returns this weekend. Counties-Manukau’s Karaka club are the hosts, with Wellington Ambassador Trophy winners Paremata-Plimmerton making the journey to try and bring the trophy back to the capital. Success in the tournament, which brings...

    • 1924 – a season in review. Part 2: Representative Rugby
      • The fifth annual instalment of our series recapping the club, domestic and international rugby season a century ago. Read the first part of the 1924 season review here: 1924 – a season in review. Part 1: Club Rugby The 1924 season was a quiet one on the domestic front for Wellington teams and generally for...

    • Hurricanes turn to experienced homegrown players as 2024 captains
      • By Club Rugby and Hurricanes Media Release The Hurricanes men’s and women’s (Poua) teams named their captains this week for the upcoming Super Rugby season. The respective teams have turned to a pair of vastly experienced players who both hail from Lower Hutt. The Hurricanes have named former Taita College loose forward Brad Shields as...

    • 1924 – a season in review. Part 1: Club Rugby
      • The fifth annual instalment of our series recapping the club, domestic and international rugby season 100 years ago. The glow of the post-war rugby boom in New Zealand was still shining brightly in Wellington in 1924 and the game was as popular as ever. The Wellington representative team’s fortunes were on the wane, however, and...

    • Third annual Bula 7s at Porirua Park on Saturday
      • It’s back. Rugby returns to the Wellington region on Saturday with the third annual Bula Fiji 7s tournament being played from morning to evening. Some 12 men’s teams are scheduled to participate in the high-energy 7s carnival down on Jerry Collins Stadium to usher in the fresh season of rugby in 2024. Several crack squads...

    • Head of the ‘OTIDE’ – Mason Malagamaali’i
      • Above: Mason Malagamaali’i behind the mike at the Ories clubrooms. Photo: Dave Brownlie. By Adam Julian The following article first appeared in the December edition of the Rugby News magazine and is kindly re-published here with permission. Mason Malagamaali’i is a big personality. His surname with a dozen letters and a handful of consonants says...

    • Plenty of rugby to look forward to in 2024
      • By Steven White & Scott MacLean The rugby off-season rolls on. With the holiday period coming to a close, all community clubs and various represeantive teams and academies will soon be in full preparation mode ahead of the 2024 season. Below are some themes in rugby ahead of the 2024 rugby season from the ground...

    • Season’s greetings to community rugby supporters
      • Club Rugby wishes you and your family and friends (and your opposition) the very best wishes this holiday season. May you eat plenty, drink festively and most importantly rest up and re-charge ahead of another big year of community rugby in 2024. As well as covering some sevens rugby here on our website and on...

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