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By Stu Piddington Can anyone stop Celtic? That's the big question as the Hamersley Cup senior rugby competition kicks off. The defending champions are favourites to land chasing their seventh triumph in a row. Celtic have... read more
By Stu Piddington Chairman Brent Isbister's job is on the line at the South Canterbury Rugby Union's annual general meeting on Monday night but he is confident of being retained. Four nominations have been received for the... read more
By Stu Piddington New South Canterbury Rugby Union chief executive Wayne Hart is looking forward to his time in charge. Hart has spent a week at the Alpine Energy Stadium headquarters and is positive about what he has seen... read more
A season-ending leg injury to Willi Heinz has propelled South Canterbury oldboy Billy Guyton into the Super Rugby spotlight. There was a collective groan around Timaru's Alpine Energy Stadium as Heinz broke his left fibula... read more
By Chris Hyde The verdict was unanimous from a healthy red and blue crowd at Alpine Energy Stadium - bring these two teams back every year. Balmy Timaru weather on Saturday saw a lively crowd of 3500 roll up at the ground to... read more
By Stu Piddington Billy Guyton grew up in Waimate playing age-group rugby and hoping one day he might make the big time. The 24-year-old is on the cusp of realising that dream as part of the Crusaders wider training group. He... read more
The Super Rugby pre-season clash between the Highlanders and Crusaders in Timaru tomorrow is likely to divide the town. Devoted fans from both sides will be hoping their side gets up for some early bragging rights. After a... read more
By Chris Hyde Eli Kerse admires the skill of Ben Smith, while Isaac Kerse is all about Dan Carter. Though an undivided love of sport runs through the Kerse family's Temuka household, when it comes to which rugby team to support... read more
By Richard Knowler The Crusaders' search for Nemani Nadolo's replacement starts when they meet the Highlanders in a pre-season match in Timaru on Saturday. Destructive wing Nadolo, who is contracted to the NEC Green Rockets, is... read more
By Stu Piddington The South Canterbury sevens side have qualified for the national tournament on the back of two superb wins over Southland. Playing in Timaru at the Southern Region Sevens tournament, South Canterbury upset... read more