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

Unforced errors undo Coast effort

NGATI Porou East Coast suffered a heavy lose in the opening round of Heartland Championship rugby on Saturday. The Coast lost 42-13 to Thames Valley in Ruatoria. “Very, very disappointed,” Coast coach Troy Para said. He and co-coach Wayne Ensor were hoping their side could end a 25-game losing streak in the

Coaches ‘quietly confident’ NGATI Porou East Coast have not won a game in the Heartland Championship since September 28, 2013, but coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor are “quietly confident” heading into tomorrow’s match game against Thames Valley in Ruatoria. That might be surprising, given the TAB is offering $7 for a Coast win. “That’s

2017 Mitre10 Heartland Squad ~ Annoucement

Coaches Troy Para & Wayne Ensor announce the 2017 NPEC Squad to compete in this season Mitre10 Heartland Championship: 2017 NPEC HEARTLAND SQUAD   PLAYER CLUB POSITION 1 Paddy Allen Loose Forward 2 Tim Barbarich Lock 3 Verdon Bartlett Utility 4 Ryan Buchanan Scrumhalf / First Five 5 Mike Chambers Prop 6 Laman Davies Prop 7 Te Peehi Fairlie Centre/Wing 8 Richard Green Loosie  9 Fabyan Kahaki Scrumhalf 10 Daniel Knubley Prop/Hooker 11 Perrin Manuel Hooker/Loose Forward 12 Jayden Milner Fullback/Wing  13 Moana Nuku Hooker/Prop 14 Manaia Nyman Lock/Loose Forward 15 Kareti Palmer Hooker/Loose Forward 16 Kris Palmer Fullback/First Five 17 Keelan Poi First Five /Fullback 18 Trent