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By Stu Piddington Celtic's Hamersley Cup winning coach Nigel Walsh has landed another rugby job to add to his credentials. Walsh has been selected as assistant coach for the New Zealand Marist colts tour of the North Island next... read more
By Stu Piddington South Canterbury Heartland coach Barry Matthews has pulled a couple of surprises in his squad for the first four games of the campaign. There is also a touch of class with the loan players he has managed to... read more
By Stu Piddington Celtic are in seventh heaven after an unprecedented run in senior club rugby. The 'green machine' made it seven grand finals wins in a row with a 24-12 win over a hardy Harlequins outfit at Alpine Energy... read more
By Stu Piddington Harlequins are looking to put their demons to rest with a win in the Hamersley Cup grand final on Saturday. Harlequins last lifted the trophy aloft in 2008, with a 21-15 win over Celtic, but since then have... read more
By Stu Piddington Rugby is set to cause a brief but big family split when Harlequins take Celtic in the Hamersley Cup grand final. Brother Sam and Sione Vea live together, are best mates off the field but fierce opponents on it... read more
By Stu Piddington Defending champions Celtic will get a shot at their seventh successive Hamersley Cup title after demolishing Waimate 40-3 in their sudden death semi-final. The convincing win means they will start favourites... read more
By Stu Piddington High-flying Celtic suffered their first loss of the season at the wrong time going down 22-19 in the Hamersley Cup semi-final. Fortunately for the defending champions they get a second life on Saturday against... read more
By Stu Piddington When Scott Norton pulls on his boots this Saturday for his 200th senior game for Harlequins it will be a remarkable achievement Norton was one of the original Harlequins back in 1998, after the Zingari and... read more
By Stu Piddington Celtic's dominant form in the Hamersley Cup sees five of their players named in the Form XV. The second round is complete with Celtic finishing well on top from Harlequins, Waimate and Temuka. There are... read more
By Stu Piddington It took the rule book to decide the crucial second spot in the Hamersley Cup senior rugby semi-finals. Waimate and Harlequins both scored bonus point wins on Saturday to finish tied on 47 competition points... read more