To help secure the future of the sport, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Provincial Unions have today cancelled all provincial representative rugby tournaments including the 2020 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship. The cancellations include the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup (Heartland Championship), Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament, TECT National Sevens

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