District players in form for Defence Blacks

TOKOMARU Bay man Hakarangi Tichborne, former Wairoa College student Zane Douglas and the New Zealand Defence Force rugby team have made a winning start to the International Defence Rugby Competition. They beat the Australian Defence Force 47-35 in Japan on Sunday. Tichborne is a captain in the New Zealand Army and plays

Coast push King Country

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf - Gisborne Herald Published: September 17, 2019 4:38PM They had the means, motive and opportunity. Or put in a more humdrum way, Ngati Porou East Coast had enough ball, passion and territory to beat the King Country Rams. As it was, the visitors at Hatea-a-Rangi Domain at Tokomaru Bay extended their

Heartland Wk 3 Results

West Coast’s winning run in Mitre 10 Heartland Rugby continues although they were pushed all the way before claiming a 43-41 win over Mid Canterbury on Saturday. They sit one point clear of North Otago, on 13 points. North Otago also had a close call when scoring in the 76th minute

Coast lose gritty u18 clash

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf - Gisborne Herald It was gritty. The Thames Valley under-18 rugby team beat their Ngati Porou East Coast opposites 19-12 yesterday, but left Whakarua Park in Ruatoria knowing they’d been in a fight. “We pinched lineout ball from them — as they did to us — and while we lost

Coast earn respect

In rugby, respect is hard-earned. Ngati Porou East Coast earned more of it with a gutsy effort against Mid-Canterbury at Enterprise Cars Whakarua Park on Saturday. The Sky Blues lost 22-15 to the Hammers, but only Mid-Canterbury captain No.8 Jon Dampney said aloud what many might have thought: “A win isn’t far

HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE.

HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE. NPECRU Remembers Rugby Legend "SIR BRIAN LOCHORE ; OBE-KNZM-ONZ" SIR BRIAN LOCHORE IS PICTURED HERE ATTENDING THE VETERANS REUNION AT WHAKARUA PARK IN 2009 WHICH COINCIDED WITH A HEARTLAND MATCH BETWEEN NPEC AND WAIRARAPA BUSH. THERE WILL BE A SERVICE FOR SIR BRIAN THIS THURSDAY