Coast dealt cruel blows

After his team conceded 121 points in two games, you might have thought Ngati Porou East Coast co-coach Wayne Ensor would be happy with a 26-5 loss to Wairarapa Bush at Ruatoria on Saturday. He wasn’t. “Not really . . . a loss is still a loss and we were keen to

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

Rugby battle of the coasts

NGATI Porou East Coast coach Troy Para says the inclusion of former All Black hooker Corey Flynn in the West Coast side for tomorrow’s Heartland Championship match is good and bad news. “Having former ABs in the competition is good for the spectators and, in some ways, our local players,” Para