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By Stu Piddington The race for second place will go down to the final round of the Hamersley Cup. Temuka's second win of the season over Waimate in an intense encounter sees them sit second spot, four points clear but not safe... read more
By Stu Piddington Timaru Boys' High School First XV played well in patches but could not stop Marlborough Boys' College from triumphing  40-17 in the Crusaders Schools' Championship clash. The bonus point win leaves... read more
By Stu Piddington Matt Fetu notched up his 200th senior game for Celtic in his usual way, with a powerful performance. The Samoan-born prop has been a key player for Celtic since joining the senior squad from Roncalli College... read more
By Stu Piddington Rugby referee Mike O'Brien says a notching up a century of senior games is a big honour. O'Brien took charge of Waimate's upset win over Harlequins, 10 years after his first senior game between Temuka and Old... read more
By Stu Piddington Waimate is flying high after a superb defensive effort kept Harlequins at bay in the Hamersley Cup. The nature of the 22-13 win has again breathed life into the competition with two rounds left to play... read more
By Stu Piddington All Black scrum guru Mike Cron put South Canterbury front rowers through their paces at training at Alpine Energy Stadium. Cron had been invited down by South Canterbury Heartland coach Barry Matthews to give a... read more
By Stu Piddington Up-and-coming South Canterbury rugby referee Chresta Martin could be about to take a big leap. The 19-year-old has been nominated to take part in a women's NPC referees' camp in Dunedin in September. She is... read more
South Canterbury Heartland coach Barry Matthews is getting to work early securing two loan players for the season that kicks off in August. Matthews has signed Christchurch Rugby Club duo Jason Merrett and Kieran Coll. Merrett... read more
By Stu Piddington The scrap is on for second place in the Hammersley to avoid the sudden death semi-final. The formats sees the loser of the first and second placed play-off get an important second life. Harlequins, Waimate and... read more
By Stu Piddington dominant second half performance sealed a 50-12 win for Town over Country in the annual senior rugby clash. It was the third year in a row Town had claimed bragging rights. Up 16-12 at the break Town ran... read more