Derby day at Ruatoria

'Playing your neighbours is never easy' The derby match — 1 v 5 — between competition leaders Hikurangi and fifth-placed Ruatoria City at Whakarua Park didn’t eventuate on April 7, but nothing’s going to stop that game going ahead this Saturday. “Playing your neighbours is never easy — it’s always a challenge,

NPEC Squad – Queens Birthday – 2nd June at Tolaga Bay

Here is the NPEC  Squad for the Queens Birthday clash- 2nd June at Tolaga Bay Training for this squad will commence this Wednesday 6.30pm at Hatearangi Domain, Tokomaru Bay. 1. Paddy Allen 2. Verdon Barlett 3. Kerehama Blackman 4. Whaimotu Craft-Chemis 5. Laman Davies 6. Hone Haerewa 7. Ngarangi Haerewa 8. Fabyan Kahaki 9. Rikki Kernahan 10. Scott Lasenby 11. Perrin Manuel 12.

Waka Nathan made life member 

Waka Nathan made life member Strong growth in Maori playing numbers Merewaakana Kingi re-elected to Board Rick Steedman joins Board Maori All Blacks legend Waka Nathan (Ngapuhi, Te Roroa, Tainui) has been made a life member of the New Zealand Maori Rugby Board (NZMRB), at the Board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Tokomaru Bay United show spirit

Tokomaru Bay United trailed East Coast club rugby titans Hikurangi 14-13 at halftime, but just couldn’t stay with the away team. Hikurangi won the closest game of Week 2 in Coast rugby, 41-13 at Wharekahika. In other games, champions Tihirau Victory Club beat a spirited Waiapu 67-7 at Rangitukia, Tokararangi beat

Tough clashes ahead

by Ben O'Brien-Leaf Defending champions Tihirau Victory Club travel to Rangitukia to play Waiapu, Ruatoria City have a tough away game against Uawa, Tokomaru Bay United host Hikurangi, and Hicks Bay defend the Harold Puha and Jim Reedy memorial trophies at home against Tokararangi. Harold Puha coached Te Araroa (later Kawakawa)

Uawa start strongly

by Ben O'Brien-Leaf How do you stop Uawa? That’s the question being asked after the Tolaga Bay team’s 64-8 home win against Waiapu in Week 1 of the East Coast club rugby competition on Saturday. “It was a fast game in the heat; thankfully the ground wasn’t too hard,” Uawa captain and

East Coast battle for prized Rangiora Keelan Memorial Shield begins

East Coast battle for prized Rangiora Keelan Memorial Shield begins   The 16-week quest for East Coast club rugby’s prize — the Rangiora Keelan Memorial Shield — begins tomorrow with four lively clashes to get the heart-rate up from 2.30pm. The big men of Uawa host Waiapu in Tolaga Bay, Hicks Bay play