This season will see the re-emergence of the Hawkes Bay Development Team. The team will play under the colours of the Saracens Club – a Hawkes Bay club whose members are former players of first class rugby – country, state or... more
A trial between the HB XV and Saracens was played out in icy conditions in Waipukurau.
All players displayed good intent and a impressive skill level with a slippery ball. The score line finished at 29-12 with the HB XV on top... more
Hawkes Bay great Dr Tom Johnson graduated from Massey University with a PhD in management, at the age of 74. After a remarkable rugby career with Hawkes Bay from 1959-1968 and an All Black trial Johnson later moved into rugby... more
Magpies new recruit Canadian International tighthead prop Jason Marshall arrived in Hawkes Bay on Thursday which will enhance the Magpies propping stocks which show real depth and experience.
Marshall was a part of the popular... more
They won one and lost the other but it goes without saying the Hawke's Bay wider training squad came away much wiser for the experience from Palmerston North last night.
Hawke's Bay Magpies coach Craig Philpott, in helping out... more
Matt Berquist, who scored 415 points in 42 first-class games for the Magpies from 2006-2009, signed a 2014 season contract for the side yesterday and head coach Craig Philpott is keen to see him at fullback in club and ITM Cup... more