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
Thames Valley won 59-14 Something had to change and it did. It was Thames Valley 28 Ngati Porou East Coast 0 at half-time on Saturday but the gutsy Coast came away from Waihi with two converted tries to show for their efforts. The Valley, well-led by experienced co-captains Brett Ranga and Shawn Hill,
Here is the 2018 NPEC Heartland Squad. Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent NPEC in the 2018 Mitre 10 Heartland Competition 1. Hakarangi Tichborne- Loan: Manawatu 2. Tim Barbarich- Ruatoria City 3. Pera Bishop- Ruatoria City 4. Perrin Manuel - Player of Origin : Hawkes Bay 5. Wyntah Riki-Uawa 6. Rikki Kernohan-Uawa 7.
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
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
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
'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,