Starting Team for Saturday's Match vs Thames Valley at Paeroa - Kick off at 1pm
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1. Perrin Manual 2. Wyntah Riki 3. Pera Bishop 4. Scott Lasenby 5. Adaam Ross 6. Hone Haerewa (Captain) 7. Trent Profit 8. Mitchell Crosswell 9. Hamuera Baker 10. Chris Richardson
by Ben O’Brien-Leaf - Gisborne Herald
It was gritty.
The Thames Valley under-18 rugby team beat their Ngati Porou East Coast opposites 19-12 yesterday, but left Whakarua Park in Ruatoria knowing they’d been in a fight.
“We pinched lineout ball from them — as they did to us — and while we lost
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
NPEC vs Mid Canterbury
Starting Line Up for NPEC
by Ben O’Brien-Leaf
Published: August 27, 2019 4:27PM
“It was all we could do just to hang on to the ball — we couldn’t afford to let them play.”
A crowd of 878 fans at Westport’s Victoria Square on Saturday would share Buller head coach Gus Martyn’s take on his rugby team’s 54-19
HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE.
NPECRU Remembers Rugby Legend "SIR BRIAN LOCHORE ; OBE-KNZM-ONZ"
SIR BRIAN LOCHORE IS PICTURED HERE ATTENDING THE VETERANS REUNION AT WHAKARUA PARK IN 2009 WHICH COINCIDED WITH A HEARTLAND MATCH BETWEEN NPEC AND WAIRARAPA BUSH.
THERE WILL BE A SERVICE FOR SIR BRIAN THIS THURSDAY
Heartland Championship-wide, by now everyone knows why they’re fizzing.
But former All Black Zac Guildford is not playing in Ngati Porou East Coast’s first pre-season game.
Rather, the Coast is set to play the Anthony Studer-coached Eastern Bay of Plenty from 2pm at Rugby Park in Whakatane tomorrow.
First-year coach Studer — who
. . in the final that has everything.
Everything that makes a game great was there.
Defending champions Uawa came from eight points down at halftime to beat Tihirau Victory Club 24-23 in the East Coast club rugby final at Uawa Domain, Tolaga Bay, on Saturday.
Nearly 1500 fans — perhaps 400 of
Uawa to defend title against former champs TVC
Semifinals are nerve-racking affairs . . . or blowouts.
Uawa, the defending champions of East Coast club rugby, favoured the latter at home on Saturday. They beat Hicks Bay 51-3 in a 1 v 4 semifinal at Tolaga Bay.
Uawa’s victory means they will host
The NPEC Heartland Coaching staff and Management wish to congratulate the following players who have been selected for the NPEC Training Squad.
From these players a Heartland Squad will be finalized following our 2 pre-season games against Eastern Bay of Plenty ( 3rd Aug in Whakatane ) and Bay of