Seven new caps in Coast line-up

East Coast rugby coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor have named seven new caps in their starting 15 to play King Country in Te Kuiti on Saturday. Hakarangi Tichborne (loan prop), Wyntah Riki (Uawa, hooker), Adaam Ross (loan lock), Jack Richardson (Ruatoria City, openside), Ngarangi Haerewa (TVC, first five-eighth), Teina Potae

All is about to be revealed.

Tomorrow at 3pm, Ngati Porou East Coast aim to hit the ground running in their pre-season game against Thames Valley. The Coast-Valley clash will give Coast coach Wayne Ensor an early snapshot of where players - especially loan players - might fit in. "I want to have a look at three

New directors bring unique insights to the NZ Rugby Foundation Board.

Tuesday 31 July 2018 New directors bring unique insights to the NZ Rugby Foundation Board. The New Zealand Rugby Foundation’s role is to provide life-long support to seriously injured players. It has recently appointed two new directors that will contribute unique insights and connections into the community it serves. Tanya Black has broad

Coast club rugby final: Uawa 25 Tokararangi 21.

U beauties Coast club rugby final: Uawa 25 Tokararangi 21. Tales of finals grow with the telling. The Ngati Porou East Coast club final could be seven feet tall in years to come after Uawa withstood a fierce second-half effort from Tokararangi to claim the Rangiora Keelan Memorial Shield 25-21 at Tolaga Bay

It’s a Toka, Uawa final

Chanz proves a fine thing with last-gasp match-winner Uawa will play Tokararangi in the Ngati Porou East Coast club rugby final after two stellar semifinals at the weekend. Uawa beat 2017 champions Tihirau Victory Club 31-29 in Tolaga Bay while Tokararangi defeated top qualifiers Hikurangi 31-24 in Tokomaru Bay. Uawa, as

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,