The Hawke’s Bay Rugby Public is being urged to get in behind the Magpies as they fight to retain the Ranfurly Shield and with it the Battle of the Bays on Saturday afternoon.
After repelling the challenge of Otago in front of... more
A battle of the Bays looms after Hawke's Bay emphatically negotiated their first Ranfurly Shield challenge of the new tenure.
On the road since lifting the Log o' Wood from Counties Manukau, the Magpies turned on the style in... more
Rugby fever in Hawke's Bay has quickly switched from All Blacks to Ranfurly Shield with predictions of yet another huge crowd next weekend at McLean Park in Napier.
Hawke's Bay union manager Jay Campbell estimated yesterday... more
Going to the big game? You need to read this
Any big sports fixture has the potential to cause traffic snarl-ups but the Napier City Council has a plan in place for the All Blacks vs Argentina match at McLean Park on Saturday... more
Counties Manukau 21
Hawke's Bay 27
The Ranfurly Shield returns to Napier for the second time in as many seasons.
Counties Manukau enjoyed their six-game, 12-month tenure, but had to cede to a superior, hungry Hawke's Bay... more
Final Score: Magpies 29 Taranaki 26
Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby hooker Ash Dixon had an hour's sleep the night before their thrilling ITM Cup rugby win against Taranaki at Napier's McLean Park last night.
No ... the Hurricanes... more