Vacancy – NPEC Heartland Coach 2020-21

NGATI POROU EAST COAST RUGBY UNION welcome applications for 2020 Heartland Rugby Head Coach. We are seeking an experienced Coach who exhibits professionalism, has a proven record of building a winning culture, has sought to attain appropriate coaching qualifications and is committed to developing local talent.  The position will be based

Positives in defeat

RUGBY by Ben O’Brien-Leaf Published: September 24, 2019 11:24AM NGATI Porou East Coast are taking the positives from their Heartland Championship 67-24 loss to Wanganui at Cooks Gardens on Saturday. The hosts scored 11 tries but the Coast produced three of the best in a scoreline both sides felt did not reflect the

Coast push King Country

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf - Gisborne Herald Published: September 17, 2019 4:38PM They had the means, motive and opportunity. Or put in a more humdrum way, Ngati Porou East Coast had enough ball, passion and territory to beat the King Country Rams. As it was, the visitors at Hatea-a-Rangi Domain at Tokomaru Bay extended their

Heartland Wk 3 Results

West Coast’s winning run in Mitre 10 Heartland Rugby continues although they were pushed all the way before claiming a 43-41 win over Mid Canterbury on Saturday. They sit one point clear of North Otago, on 13 points. North Otago also had a close call when scoring in the 76th minute

Coast earn respect

In rugby, respect is hard-earned. Ngati Porou East Coast earned more of it with a gutsy effort against Mid-Canterbury at Enterprise Cars Whakarua Park on Saturday. The Sky Blues lost 22-15 to the Hammers, but only Mid-Canterbury captain No.8 Jon Dampney said aloud what many might have thought: “A win isn’t far