By Stu Piddington South Canterbury bounced back in their final pre-season hitout with a good eight-try 52-30 win over Marlborough in Hanmer. Down 22-12 at the break, South Canterbury poured on the pressure and points in the... read more
The South Canterbury Heartland team will need to hit the ground running against Mid Canterbury in Ashburton tomorrow. Mid Canterbury, the defending Meads Cup champions, have already had a Ranfurly Shield challenge this season... read more
By Stu Piddington The 2014 South Canterbury Heartland side contained no surprises after being announced by head coach Chester Scott. Scott and his assistant Gareth Burgess have gone with the form club players in their 22-man... read more
By Stu Piddington A hard working Celtic side made it six Hamersley Cup grand finals wins in a row with a deserved win over Harlequins 25-15. In the end Celtic were too good all round and Harlequins lacked the impact and... read more
By Stu Piddington Celtic's convincing sixth Hamersley Cup win in a row on Saturday was dedicated to a team-mate who died during the season. Celtic captain Nick Strachan said the sudden death of Jimmy Bown was a big motivating... read more
By Stu Piddington Two number 8s could hold the key to their team's fortunes in tomorrow's Hamersley Cup grand final. Both Celtic's Kali Latu and Harlequin's Teki Veikune have been in impressive form in the build-up to the club... read more
By Stu Piddington Who will win the Hamersley Cup rugby grand final on Saturday at Alpine Energy Stadium is up in the air. While the old firms of Celtic and Harlequins will clash for the sixth time in seven years the 2014... read more
By Stu Piddington Harlequins will be heading to the Hamersley Cup grand final after proving too tough for Mackenzie in Fairlie. Two late tries at Strathconan Park gave the Rams the 28-23 scoreline some respectability but in... read more
A snap drop goal from first five James Hawkey in the dying minutes gave Timaru Boys' High School a deserved draw against Marlborough Boys' College on Saturday. Marlborough sat fourth in the Crusaders Region School's... read more
By Stu Piddington Harlequins utility back Paula Fifita could play a key role if his side are to progress to the Hamersley Cup grand final. The 21-year-old has been a revelation this season, with his cool head and ability to... read more