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 http://gisborneherald.co.nz 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  http://gisborneherald.co.nz/ 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

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ASB Rugby Award nominations announced

ASB Rugby Award nominations announced Black Ferns push for Coach, Team and Player of the Year awards Champion teams the Black Ferns, New Zealand Under 20, and the Crusaders, have been nominated for Team of the Year at New Zealand’s biggest celebration of rugby, the 2017 ASB Rugby Awards. The Head Coaches from

Maori All Blacks squad announcement

He tāngata hou, he kaiako hou, he wāhanga hou mo te Kapa Ōpango Māori kua whakaingoatia i te rangi nei Ten new caps have been named in the Maori All Blacks squad for their 2017 northern tour to Canada and France. He tāngata hou, he kaiako hou, he wāhanga hou mo te