Rugby

Sports clubs fighting for survival

A number of Wellington sports clubs are featured in a nationwide survey that has revealed nearly two-thirds of them are either losing money or just breaking even. RNZ story by digital and sport journalist Bridget Tunnicliffe In the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association’s inaugural national survey of clubs, 22 per cent of respondents said their …

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Wellington Pride win Championship final, advance to Premiership

The Wellington Pride will be playing in the Women’s Farah Palmer Cup Premiership division in 2019 after a home win in the Championship final over Otago Spirit at Jerry Collins Stadium on Saturday. News from the WRFU The Pride won the final 57-5, outscoring their southern opponents nine tries to one. Fullback Timena Tuma’ai and …

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Fifita and Coles return to Lions for must-win match tonight

Loose forward Vaea Fifita will return to the starting line-up tonight for the Wellington Lions in their crucial last Mitre 10 premiership round robin match against Taranaki in New Plymouth. WRFU Fifita was part of the All Blacks squad in Argentina and South Africa but did not feature in either Rugby Championship test match. His …

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Representative rugby draw for Saturday 6 October

Home Game Wellington Pride vs Taranaki; Porirua Park 1, 1.00pm Away Game Wellington Development vs Canterbury; Sheldon Park, Christchurch, 1.00pm Congratulations to Wellington U16 Development who won the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Saracens Cup in their final yesterday. Wellington U16A fought hard against Hawkes Bay in their final for the Don Broughton Shield.  Hawkes Bay managed to take …

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Representative rugby results for Saturday 29 September

Wellington Pride beat North Harbour; 50 to 10 Wellington Development beat Hawkes Bay; 59 to 31 Wellington Centurions U18 beat Wairarapa Bush U18; 50 to 10 Wellington Samoans lost to Wellington Community U18; 19 to 36 Wellington U18 Girls beat Hawkes Bay; 56 to 17 Wellington U13 beat Auckland U13; 43 to 24 Congratulations to the Wellington Centurions U18, winners of …

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Representative Rugby draw for the week beginning Saturday 29 September

Home Games Wellington Samoans vs Wellington Community U18; Porirua Park 1, 12.00pm Wellington U13 vs Auckland U13; Porirua Park 1, 1.45pm Away Games Wellington Pride vs North Harbour; Windsor Park, Auckland, 12.00pm Hurricanes Youth U18 Final: Wellington Centurions U18 vs Wairarapa Bush, Memorial Park, Masterton; 12.30pm Wellington U18 Girls vs Hawkes Bay; Lincoln Park, Ashhurst, …

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Billy Proctor signs on for five years with Hurricanes

Young Wellington Lions’ midfielder Billy Proctor has signed a five-year deal with the Hurricanes. The contract is the longest offered in the club’s history since the Super Rugby era began in 1996. “I’m obviously really excited about the opportunity. The length of my contract gives me some real security and the ability to just concentrate on …

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Representative Rugby results for Saturday 22 September

Wellington U13 beat Horowhenua Kapiti U14; 61 to 19 Wellington Development lost to Tasman; 39 to 46 Wellington U16A beat Manawatu; 34 to 14 Wellington U16 Dev beat Horowhenua Kapiti; 64 to 14 Wellington Community U18 beat Horowhenua Kapiti; 81 to 12 Wellington Centurions U18 beat Poverty Bay; 57 to 10 Wellington Samoan U18 beat East Coast; 60 to 13 Cancelled Fixtures: …

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Northern United women’s squad win big at Wellington rugby awards

The Northern United Women’s team were the significant winners at the 2018 Wellington Community Rugby Awards at the Harbourside Function Centre on Wednesday night. Northern United, winners of the Rebecca Liua’ana and Tia Paasi Memorial Cup, were named Team of the Year for their near-perfect season. Northern United’s Matt Poutoa was also named Coach of …

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Representative rugby draw for the week beginning 22 September

Saturday 22 September Home Games Wellington U13 vs Horowhenua Kapiti U14: Porirua Park 2, 11.00am Wellington Development vs Tasman: Porirua Park 1, 12.00pm Away Games Wellington U16A vs Manawatu: Playford Park, Levin, 12.00pm Wellington U16 Dev vs Horowhenua Kapiti: Playford Park, Levin, 12.00pm Wellington Community U18 vs Horowhenua Kapiti: Levin Domain, Levin, 12.30pm Wellington Centurions …

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Representative Rugby results for Saturday 15 September

Wellington Pride beat Otago, 38 – 10 Wellington U19 lost to North Harbour , 10 – 21 Wellington Samoan lost to Hawkes Bay Saracens, 19 – 43 Wellington Centurions beat Manawatu Development, 81 – 17 Wellington Centuriions U18 beat Wellington Community U18, 40 – 22 Wellington U13 beat Whanganui U14, 95 – 7 Wellington U18 Girls beat Tasman U18 Girls,  …

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Lions dominate Steelers to retain Jonah Lomu Memorial Trophy

The Wellington Lions turned on their best performance to date in the Mitre 10 Cup season to defeat Counties Manukau 53-12 at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe. The Lions retained the Jonah Lomu Memorial Trophy, launched last year to commemorate the star winger Lomu who played for both two provinces. After an even start to the …

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Representative rugby draw for Saturday 15 September

Home Games Wellington Pride vs Otago, Porirua Park 1, 11.30am Wellington Samoan vs Hawkes Bay Saracens; Hutt Rec 1, 12.00pm Wellington Centurions vs Manawatu Development; Hutt Rec 1, 1.45pm Wellington Centurions U18 vs Wellington Community U18, Porirua Park 1, 2.00pm Away Games Wellington U13 vs Whanganui U14; Spriggens Park, Wanganui, 1.00pm Wellington U18 Girls vs …

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Lions bounce back from Waikato loss with bonus point win over Harbour

A late surge from the Wellington Lions secured the home team a 35-23 bonus point win over North Harbour at Westpac Stadium this afternoon. The second Lions game for the week saw them redeem their 43-31 away loss to Waikato on Wednesday. A messy game from Harbour, with unimaginative play, missed tackles and poor lineouts, …

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Representative rugby results from Saturday 8 September

The results for Wellington representative teams from games on Saturday 8 September. Wellington Pride beat Canterbury, 43-38 Wellington Samoan beat Wellington Maori, 36-22 Wellington Centurions lost to Hawkes Bay Saracens, 25-33 Wellington Community U18 beat Poverty Bay U18, 34-20 Wellington Samoan U18 lost to Wairarapa Bush U18, 24-33 Wellington U13 beat Marlborough U14, 65-31 Wellington Maori Development beat Kapiti …

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Representative Rugby Draw for Saturday 8 September

Home Games Wellington Maori Development vs Kapiti Development; Hutt Rec 1, 12.30pm Wellington Pride vs Canterbury; Porirua Park 1, 1.00pm Wellington Samoan Women vs Wellington Tongan Women; Porirua Park 2, 1.00pm Wellington Maori vs Wellington Samoans; Porirua Park 1, 2.45pm Wellington Samoan U18 vs Wairarapa Bush; Porirua Park 2, 2.45pm Away Games Wellington U13 vs …

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Lions dominate Otago in first Premiership season game

The Wellington Lions made a great start to the Mitre 10 Premiership rugby season against Otago yesterday, with two converted tries inside the first seven minutes and finishing 34-16. by Luke Jackson While Lion’s winger Wes Gooden (pictured) secured the first 10 points, blindside flanker Vaea Fifita’s charging runs and careful offloads were to thank …

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Six Hurricanes selected in this season’s All Black Squad

The Hurricanes have six members in the All Blacks squad for Saturday’s test against the Wallabies. Hurricanes TJ Perenara and Ardie Saviea will take the field against the Wallabies on Saturday. by Luke Jackson Hurricane’s First Five Beauden Barrett is returning to head coach Steve Hansen’s 33-strong squad to don the No. 10 Jersey against …

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Your high five for Friday 20 July

Rugby, glow worms, symphonic winds, waste dating and comedy are events on offer for your Friday night in Wellington. It’s Super Rugby play-off time as the Hurricanes host the Chiefs in the first of the weekend’s quarter finals, at Investec Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay. Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has declared himself fit after his …

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