Now for the semis

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf and Victor Walker  http://gisborneherald.co.nz THE order of the Ngati Porou East Coast club rugby top four and who will play who in the semifinals was confirmed in the last round-robin games on Saturday. Hikurangi beat Waiapu 27-7 at Whakarua Park, Tikirau Victory Club (TVC) won by default over Tawhiti

Must-win game for Waiapu

RUGBY by Ben O’Brien-Leaf  http://gisborneherald.co.nz Published: July 7, 2017 FIRST, they have to beat City. Fifth-placed Waiapu have 43 competition points and host team No.3 — Ruatoria City, on 50 points — at George Nepia Memorial Park in Rangitukia at 2.30pm tomorrow. It is a must-win game for Waiapu, knowing that fourth-placed Uawa have

Hikurangi return to the top

HIKURANGI returned to the top of the East Coast club rugby competition with a 20-14 win against Ruatoria City at Whakarua Park on Saturday. But the weekend will not be remembered for the win but for the death of Hikurangi co-coach Doone Harrison’s father, Jury, yesterday. “Jury has been battling cancer but

2017 JAB Finals

Congratulations to the following teams who have made the 2017 JAB Finals to be hosted by TVC in Te Araroa this weekend 1-7-17. POROPORO - Matakaoa vs Hikurangi RAUKUMARA - Hikurangi vs Matakaoa HOROUTA - Hikurangi vs City --------------------------------------------------------- Here is the Draw for Finals weekend POROPORO- All games on Field 1 3rd/4th Play- off: Tawhiti vs

Māori All Blacks named to face British & Irish Lions

Māori All Blacks named to face British & Irish Lions 3 Ngāti Porou players named ! Māori All Blacks Head Coach Colin Cooper (Ngāti Pūkenga/Ngāti Porou) has named an experienced squad to play the British & Irish Lions in Rotorua next Saturday. The 2017 Māori All Blacks Squad for the DHL New Zealand Lions

Ngati Porou East Coast – New Board announced –

Ngati Porou East Coast are pleased to announce our new board: Chairperson – Campbell Dewes Deputy Chair – Val Morrison Leeanne Morice Graeme Summersby Sean Poananga Two more independent members will be co-opted taking it to a board of seven. Though familiar names, this smaller board is reflective of the new constitution