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University Women Win in Cliffhanger

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University Women’s coach Ernie Goodhue sounded exhausted when spoken to down the phone on Sunday morning. Undoubtedly the reason was the day before his side had beaten Christchurch 20-19 in the closest final of the weekend. “It was a battle,” Ernie read more...

Christchurch and University to Meet in Women's Final

Teaser image link to article Christchurch and University to Meet in Women's Final

Christchurch begins the final of the Women’s Division 1 competition against University this Saturday at Rugby Park as favourite. For the first time in many years the students will not start the final as favourite. The reason is that the two teams have read more...

Crusaders Junior Knights Development Camp This Week

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The Crusaders region Junior Knights Development Camp is taking place this week in Christchurch, giving the top young players in the region the chance to train with high performance coaches, players and staff from the BNZ Crusaders, Canterbury and Tasman read more...

Women's Rugby - Christchurch Look to Back Up Cup Win

Teaser image link to article Women's Rugby - Christchurch Look to Back Up Cup Win

One of the best rivalries this season in Canterbury Women’s competition has been between traditional rivals Christchurch and University. Christchurch beat University 43-21 in the round-robin at Christchurch Park and University will be looking for read more...

Kaylee Tavendale - a Star for her School and Club

Teaser image link to article Kaylee Tavendale - a Star for her School and Club

If there was an award for the most promising rugby player in Canterbury at the beginning of this season, then 17-year-old Kaylee Tavendale would go very close to winning it. Kaylee has not only starred for Rangiora High School for the last three seasons read more...

Hurunui Club Goes from Strength to Strength

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The Hurunui club – made up of the Hurunui, Culverden, Waiau, United and Hanmer Springs clubs – may be one of the youngest in Canterbury but it is also one of the fastest growing. This season Hurunui will field two teams in each JAB grade in North read more...

Waihora's First Girls Team Take to the Field

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Waihora Pink made their debut in the Ellesmere Under 7 Rippa rugby competition on Saturday. The Pink team is the clubs first ever all-girls team, and it is hopeful it will be the basis for many more teams to come. The introduction of the all-girl team read more...

Forward Foundation Ambassador Programme Applications

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The Forward Foundation is now taking applications for its Ambassador Programme. The Programme aims to increase participation in girls’ sports through identifying young female game changers and enabling them read more...

2015 Spring Sevens Tournaments

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Once again the Spring Sevens Tournaments are underway for the season, but this year there is a new venue - Hoon Hay Park. The sevens season kicked off with the Secondary Schools Spring series on Friday 16th October and will culminate in the Condor read more...

Cockedge's Boot the Difference in the Final

Teaser image link to article Cockedge's Boot the Difference in the Final

The accurate kicking of Black Fern Kendra Cocksedge was the difference as University beat Christchurch 21-19 in the Division 1 Women's final at Rugby Park on Saturday. Cocksedge's three conversions helped the town students get home against the red and read more...

Kaiapoi Women An Entity in Itself Again

Teaser image link to article Kaiapoi Women An Entity in Itself Again

A feature of the women’s club competition this season has been the team solely fielded by the Kaiapoi club. In the past Kaiapoi has had to combine with Burnside (which is this season combining with Hornby) to field a team. While that combination worked read more...

Black Ferns Squad to Tour Canada Named

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New Black Ferns coach Greg Smith will take a Black Ferns side filled with an exciting blend of new faces and experienced players to tour Canada later this month. The squad includes 12 new players and will be captained by incumbent skipper read more...

New Era in Secondary School Rugby

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Secondary schools rugby in the Crusaders region begins a new era this season with the announcement that the University of Canterbury is the new naming rights sponsor for the secondary schools’ first fifteen boys’ and girls’ rugby competitions, as well read more...

Refereeing an Attractive Option for Players Past and Present

Teaser image link to article Refereeing an Attractive Option for Players Past and Present

As the 2015 season looms on the horizon, the call goes out once again for potential referees to take up the whistle and add to the rich tapestry of the local game. While referees have traditionally come from many quarters, Lyndon McKendry, read more...

A Great Era in Canterbury Colts Rugby

Teaser image link to article A Great Era in Canterbury Colts Rugby

Canterbury Rugby has had some vintage years in its rich history and not just in its senior ranks. The province has not only produced some remarkable Colts players but also a number of quality Colts teams that have had top seasons. read more...

From Little River to National Selection

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Lincoln University loose forward Tom Sanders admits that his selection for the national squad for the IRB Junior World Championship next month was a surprise even though he had been aiming for the honour for some years. read more...

Welcome to the 2014 Season!

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At this time of the year everyone within Canterbury Rugby is incredibly busy making sure that everything is in place for the start of the forthcoming season. It is a time to look forward but it is also a chance to reflect on what the previous season has read more...

Canterbury Extend Partnership with Gilbert

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GILBERT is proud to announce a new long term extension of its partnership with the Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU). This agreement will continue to see GILBERT be the exclusive ball supplier for all rugby across the union including representative read more...

Black Ferns Take Out Series

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Sydenham’s Amiria Rule (pictured)says that fitness was one of the major reasons why the Black Ferns improved so markedly to beat England 3-0 in their home series last week. The Black Ferns had lost six Tests on read more...

Cantabrians Live-In Camp

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The Cantabrian Rugby Football Club once again held their always popular live-in camp at Burnham last week. The camp, which draws young players in the 15-17 age group from across the South Island, was first established in 1991 and is designed to teach you read more...

Three Internationals at Once… Refereeing

Teaser image link to article Three Internationals at Once… Refereeing

Twenty-five Test veteran referee Nicky Inwood had some pretty handy support when officiating at her first men’s Hawkins Cup Division 1 match recently: she was assisted by fellow internationals Scott Herbert (12 Tests) and Terry Marshall (11 read more...

The Press Cup - College Match

Teaser image link to article The Press Cup - College Match

Christ’s College has not beaten Christchurch Boys’ High School in their annual "College Match" since 2000 but came agonisingly close last week in the The Press Cup Competition - Central Section, losing 7-6 at Rugby Park. In one of the most read more...

Tiny Hill Coaching Week

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As many are aware, each season the Cantabrian Rugby Football Club, with assistance from the Coach Development Staff of the CRFU and Club coaches, conduct coaching clinics for our young players. These clinics, which started back in the 1960’s, have proved read more...

Opportunities Aplenty for Referees

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The bad news is that a number of top senior referees have left Canterbury. The good news is that the doors are open for promising referees to quickly move up the grades. Four referees on the senior panel have left the province for personal or ... read more...

Coaches Needed in Canterbury Rugby

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Canterbury Rugby Development Officer Kim Browne says coaching is a selfless past-time that can bring with it some of the most amazing highs imaginable and which at the very least is incredibly rewarding at a personal level read more...

Welcome to the 2013 Season!

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Rugby played a pivotal part in our community even before the Canterbury Rugby Football Union was formed by eight clubs and schools on 26 July 1879. Rugby has always managed to draw people from different backgrounds read more...

Possible Shift in Women's Club Rugby Power

Teaser image link to article Possible Shift in Women's Club Rugby Power

University and Sydenham will have new competition this season as it is likely that Christchurch, with three highly respected ex-Black Ferns in its ranks, will field a side. Noted national sportswoman Melissa Ruscoe has been read more...

Paparoa Street School has a Rippa of a Year on the Rugby Field

Teaser image link to article Paparoa Street School has a Rippa of a Year on the Rugby Field

Canterbury Women’s Rugby player and Black Fern Kendra Cocksedge, and Canterbury Rugby players Matt Todd, Sean Maitland and Colin Slade will personally congratulate some of Paparoa Street School’s victorious young rugby players at their school assembly read more...

Luisetti Seeds - Country Division 1 Rugby

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds - Country Division 1 Rugby

Club rugby is heating up in the Country with both Ellesmere and North Canterbury competitions evenly poised with one round remaining. In Ellesmere it may be a case of three of the four semi-finalists from the Luisetti Seeds combined country competition read more...

Country v Town Colts Clash - Wednesday 25th July

Teaser image link to article Country v Town Colts Clash - Wednesday 25th July

The Metro and Country under-21 squads square-off on Wednesday night (25th July) in Prebbleton for provincial bragging rights. While tonight’s match is a battle for provincial supremacy, it is also an opportunity for players to put their name forward read more...

Volunteer of the Year Continues to Contribute

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Parklands stalwart Andy MacDonald, the winner of New Zealand Rugby’s 2011 Steinlarger Volunteer of the Year, could be excused for slowing down this season. Yet the self-confessed rugby nut admits that he is as busy as ever, coaching not only the read more...

Go 4 Gold 2016

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The New Zealand Rugby Union is looking for athletic, highly motivated and resilient female athletes aged 16-24 to join our National Women's Sevens development programme. Previous rugby experience is not required! read more...

Toshiba Corporation Donates to The Canterbury Rugby Earthquake Relief Charitable Trust

Teaser image link to article Toshiba Corporation Donates to The Canterbury Rugby Earthquake Relief Charitable Trust

The Canterbury Rugby Earthquake Relief Charitable trust has received a generous donation of $76,105 from the Toshiba Corporation in Japan. The donation comprised of funds from the Toshiba rugby team read more...

French Minister For Sport Presents Gift To Canterbury’s Rugby Community

Teaser image link to article French Minister For Sport Presents Gift To Canterbury’s Rugby Community

On Thursday 20 October, at Rugby Park, the visiting French Minister for Sports, Mr David Douillet officially presented a sculpture L’enjeu (“At Stake”) to the Canterbury Rugby Football Union read more...

Canterbury Sevens Team Named for South Island Tournament

Teaser image link to article Canterbury Sevens Team Named for South Island Tournament

The following 12 players have been named in the Canterbury Sevens Team to compete at the South Island National Qualifying tournament this Saturday read more...

Five Cantabs Named in Black Ferns Squad

Teaser image link to article Five Cantabs Named in Black Ferns Squad

Five players from the Canterbury Women’s NPC side have been named in the New Zealand Black Ferns Squad to play a three Test tour against RWC Runners-up England read more...

NZ Rugby Passport Clubs

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As a part of the NZRU Rugby World Cup legacy initiatives, rugby clubs around New Zealand were given the opportunity to register and be a part of the NZ Rugby Passport during the Rugby World Cup read more...

Coach and Player Development on the Chatham Islands

Teaser image link to article Coach and Player Development on the Chatham Islands

Country Coach Development Officer Lee Golding recently traveled to the Chatham Islands for his annual visit, taking the classes at Te One School for their skill development and Rippa Rugby read more...

The Press Cup Update

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Christ’s College must be wondering how to break the Press Cup curse hanging over their annual clash with Christchurch Boys’ High after an 11th straight loss. Christchurch Boys’ 43-13 win at Rugby Park read more...

The Press Cup Update

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Christ’s College and St Bede’s have continued their winning ways in the revamped Press Cup. This season’s competition has been split into two pools; northern and southern. The pools play a round robin read more...

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