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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

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