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Luisetti Seeds North Canterbury Rugby - Pegasus Bay U18 Win Combined Country Title

29 Jul 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds North Canterbury Rugby - Pegasus Bay U18 Win Combined Country Title

Pegasus Bay has won the Combined Country under-18 competition in its first season as a combined club. The amalgamated club is made of players from Kaiapoi, Woodend and Hurunui clubs. These clubs had been struggling for numbers in these grades and admini read more...

Luisetti Seeds Ellesmere and North Canterbury - Southbridge Shield Clash This Weekend

14 Jul 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Ellesmere and North Canterbury - Southbridge Shield Clash This Weekend

Ellesmere co-coach Kahu Carey says that the Southbridge Shield is the one of, if not the biggest, occasion in Country rugby each season and that his players are excited by it. "As a squad we are looking forward to it," he says of the match read more...

Ellesmere Power Houses Make Country Final

11 Jun 2016

Teaser image link to article Ellesmere Power Houses Make Country Final

If the final of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country final between Waihora and Southbridge is anything like the semi-finals last weekend then Country rugby fans are in for a treat. Waihora and Southbridge have developed an amazing rivalry in recent season read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 9

28 May 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 9

The business end of the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Combined Country Cup came early with play-off places still on the line in round nine. Both sections had top-four contenders square off to determine the final makeup of the quarter-finals on Saturday. read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 8

20 May 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 8

The Combined Country Cup round-robin is set for a sudden-death finish with four key matches set to determine the quarter-finalists. In both sections, one team is assured of a top-four spot with four teams vying for the other three berths. read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 7

12 May 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 7

Two rounds remain in the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 rugby competition and the number of contenders has been cut to 10 teams. The top four from each 10-team section will progress to the quarter-finals and as it stands after eight rounds, five teams are in read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 6

6 May 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 6

Southbridge showed they are the team to beat in the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Competition, with a 32-23 win over Glenmark. Southbridge made it six-from-six to sit comfortably on top of section one, the only unbeaten team in the Mid Canterbury, Ellesmere read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 5

26 Apr 2016

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Round Up - Week 5

Round five proved to be one for the away teams in the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Combined Country Cup. Out of the 10 matches only four home teams held on to win. The round also had Ashley lose their unbeaten tag in section two, leaving Southbridge in read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Final This Weekend - Methven v Waihora

12 Jun 2015

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Final This Weekend - Methven v Waihora

This Saturday Waihora has the opportunity to go one step further than last year and win the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country competition. Last season the Tai Tapu-based club was narrowly piped by Lincoln on their home turf, a kick by star Mark Maitland read more...

Luisetti Seeds Div 1 - Underway from this Weekend!

27 Mar 2015

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Div 1 - Underway from this Weekend!

Hornby re-introduces itself to the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country competition this weekend when they travel to Omihi to take on Glenmark in round one. It should be an emotional afternoon for Hornby as huge efforts have been made by administrators, read more...

Southbridge Shield This Saturday

10 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Southbridge Shield This Saturday

Ellesmere coach Kahu Carey says there is no talk of revenge in their camp as they prepare for this year’s Southbridge Shield match against North Canterbury at Culverden this Saturday. Last season North Canterbury won the Shield for the first time in read more...

Luisetti Seeds Combined Division 1 Final – Lincoln Champions for 2014

10 Jul 2014

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Combined Division 1 Final – Lincoln Champions for 2014

Lincoln’s nail biting victory over Waihora in the Final of the Luisetti Seeds Division 1 competition can be best summed up by their co-coach Greg Lewis. “Rugby is a funny game – but at the end of the day, we will take the win.” Having found his side read more...

Lusetti Seeds Country Rugby - Semi Finals Time

2 Aug 2013

Teaser image link to article Lusetti Seeds Country Rugby - Semi Finals Time

It is semi-finals time in Country rugby with Ellesmere and North Canterbury competitions set for exciting climaxes. In Ellesmere the four usual suspect clubs have made the last four: Lincoln, Waihora, Southbridge and Darfield. That said, this competition read more...

Luisetti Seeds Country Rugby

27 Jul 2013

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Country Rugby

It's nearing semi final time in Ellesmere and North Canterbury - It was Lincoln who won bragging rights over Southbridge, the red and blacks winning 29-22. This win might be seen as pay-back for losing the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Final read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Final - Southbridge Champions Again

3 Jul 2013

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Final - Southbridge Champions Again

Those travelling to Southbridge for the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country final last Saturday were greeted with blue and white balloons lining the main street: it was an indication of the township’s pride in their rugby team and, perhaps, somewhat daunting read more...

Waihora Celebrate Centennial in Style

5 Jun 2013

Teaser image link to article Waihora Celebrate Centennial in Style

While Waihora’s 18-9 win against Lincoln in Division 1 made the headlines during Waihora’s centennial recently, it was but one of the highlights. Perhaps the other highlight of the weekend was the centennial dinner that took place at the read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Update

5 Jun 2013

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Update

It is crunch-time in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country competition with the quarter-finals played this weekend. Ashley (here pictured) are unbeaten this season and look strong contenders for the title read more...

Luisetti Country Representative Rugby

4 Aug 2012

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Country Representative Rugby

The senior Country representative side has begun its preparation for one of the most challenging representative seasons in its proud history new coach Steve Clark says. While the focus of Ellesmere and North Canterbury players is currently on read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Final

16 Jun 2012

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 Final

Southbridge (here pictured) attempt to claim their first combined country competition title this weekend when they taken on Lincoln at Lincoln on Saturday. Southbridge was one of the most successful clubs in Ellesmere in the 1960s and 1970s and while read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1

1 Jun 2012

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1

West Melton has had one of its best seasons in recent years, although went down to Celtic away from home last weekend. They have a tough quarter-final this weekend when they meet Lincoln at Lincoln Domain read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1

17 May 2012

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1

Likely playoff contenders are starting to emerge after seven rounds of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup. Defending champions Lincoln, who scraped into the finals last year, are almost assured of top spot in section two read more...

Luisetti Seeds Country Rugby

4 May 2012

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Country Rugby

It was business as usual in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup last weekend with Lincoln and Methven winning although the coaches of both unbeaten teams are playing down their commanding early season form. read more...

Country Division 1 Comps Update

29 Jul 2011

Teaser image link to article Country Division 1 Comps Update

Darfield will be aiming to make amends in their Ellesmere Division One Championship semi final against Burnham, after losing to the soldiers in last season’s playoffs read more...

Ellesmere Retain Southbridge Shield

16 Jul 2011

Teaser image link to article Ellesmere Retain Southbridge Shield

Lincoln’s Jason Pietzner helped orchestrate a sixth consecutive Southbridge Shield win against North Canterbury on his home ground on Saturday read more...

Country Rivals Name Rep Squads

28 Jun 2011

Teaser image link to article Country Rivals Name Rep Squads

Darfield flanker Blair McIlroy is one of a number of experienced players named in both the Ellesmere and North Canterbury squads for their three-match representative programmes read more...

Lincoln Topple Unbeaten Methven to take Luisetti Seeds Cup

28 Jun 2011

Teaser image link to article Lincoln Topple Unbeaten Methven to take Luisetti Seeds Cup

A potentially career-ending injury to captain Mike Bendall inspired Lincoln to a 41-8 WIn in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup Final against Methven. Lincoln overpowered the previously read more...

Luisetti Seeds Div 1 - FINAL

17 Jun 2011

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Div 1 - FINAL

The form of Lincoln’s senior players, such as Jason Pietzner (pictured), has helped the Ellesmere side turn a mixed season into one where they again find themselves in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Final read more...

Luietti Seeds Division 1 - Semi Finals Time

10 Jun 2011

Teaser image link to article Luietti Seeds Division 1 - Semi Finals Time

Ashley’s improved form saw them make the combined cup playoffs for only the second time, despite losing a close match to unbeaten Oxford on Saturday read more...

Durable Lowe Hits 200

3 Jun 2011

Teaser image link to article Durable Lowe Hits 200

Lincoln veteran Matt Lowe had more to smile about than just a hat-trick of tries against Prebbleton on Saturday. The No.8 played his 200th senior game for the club read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Update

3 Jun 2011

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Update

Kaiapoi have secured a home quarter final in the combined cup playoffs despite suffering back-to back losses, qualifing second in Section 2 behind Methven read more...

Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Update

27 May 2011

Teaser image link to article Luisetti Seeds Division 1 - Update

Oxford have maintained their unbeaten run in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country competition, while fellow table-toppers Kaiapoi slipped up at home against Darfield read more...

Canterbury Country Awards

5 Nov 2010

Teaser image link to article Canterbury Country Awards

The Canterbury Rugby Sub Unions Board held their annual awards evening at the Kaiapoi Golf Club last month. The evening was a chance to celebrate their successes of the 2010 season read more...

PGG Wrightson Country - Division 1 Competitions Update

29 Jul 2009

Dan Carter was of course the star attraction as Southbridge travelled to Hornby last weekend for their Coleman Shield clash in Ellesmere read more...

Country Colts Final

23 Jul 2009

Waihora and Springston will meet this weekend at Tai Tapu in the Combined Country Colts final. This competition has been this season one of the best read more...

Ellesmere Division 1 Final

25 Aug 2010

Lincoln is the Ellesmere champion for 2010 with a hard-fought 14-9 win against Burnham in the Coleman Shield final recently. The red and blacks read more...

PGG Wrightson Canterbury Country Rugby - Division 1 Competitions Update

23 Jul 2009

While the North Canterbury competition is looking somewhat one-sided this season, the race for the Coleman Shield in Ellesmere is certainly heating up read more...

PGG Wrightson Canterbury Country Rugby - Division 1 Competitions Update

16 Jul 2009

It was business as usual for Lincoln on the field last weekend although Darfield showed its Ellesmere credentials with a 29-14 win against Southbridge read more...

PGG Wrightson Canterbury Country Rugby - Division 1 Competitions Update

10 Jul 2009

Glenmark showed that it means business in the North Canterbury competition with a resounding 66-0 win against Saracens last weekend to retain the Deans Shield read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1 - Finals Weekend

26 Jun 2009

Lincoln has the opportunity to expel the ghosts of 2008 with another finals match against Glenmark this Saturday. This season they play the North Canterbury club in the final of the PGG Wrightson Country Cup at Lincoln read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1 Update

17 Jun 2010

Kaiapoi is a surprise PGG Wrightson Combined Country competition semi-finalist after beating Darfield 25-15 away from home last weekend in one quarter-final read more...

Southbridge Shield

16 Jun 2010

Ellesmere's win against North Canterbury in the Southbridge Shield match was helped by the presence of two sets of brothers, the McIlroys and the Pietzners. Here pictured Gareth Pietzner (centre) and Scott McIlroy (right) at scrum time read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1 - Update

21 Apr 2010

Lincoln proved too strong for Waihora last weekend in one of the local derbies of the Country season. The Red ad Blacks have now beaten near neighbours Prebbleton and Waihora in their first two matches read more...

Canterbury Country - Good Start to Representative Season

23 Aug 2009

The Canterbury Country representative programme started with its senior side beating Mid Canterbury 37-17 at Dunsandel last Saturday read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1 - Semi Finals Time

17 Jun 2009

You might have learnt that Southbridge was in the semi-finals of the PGG Wrightson Combined competition in the build-up to the All Blacks vs. France Test on Saturday read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1

11 Jun 2009

Lincoln showed that they are the team to beat in the PGG Wrightson Combined competition this season with a good victory against Southern away from home last weekend. Half-back Jason Pietzner (here pictured playing for Ellesmere) has been in fine form read more...

Ellesmere v North Canterbury - Clash of the Country

28 May 2009

The Southbridge Shield is the closest thing that Canterbury rugby has to State of Origin football. With Canterbury Country places at stake, it normally sees good friends take on each other... read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1

21 May 2009

In what was unarguably the match of the PGG Wrightson Combined competition so far this season, Waihora beat Lincoln 27-25 at Tai Tapu Domain last weekend... read more...

PGG Wrightons Division 1

14 May 2009

Darfield is one of the better represented clubs in both the Ellesmere senior and colts sides named this week... read more...

PGG Wrightson Division 1 - Update

30 Apr 2009

Waihora is one of the teams to watch in the PGG Wrightson Combined competition this season. Not only are they unbeaten, but they are playing an attractive brand of rugby and are showing the character associated with teams on the rise... read more...

PGG Wrightson Canterbury Country Profile

24 Apr 2009

Scott Higginson has moved on from being known as the son of former All Black (Graeme). He is in his own right becoming an outstanding talent... read more...

PGG Wrightson Div 1 - Southbridge Looking Strong

15 Apr 2009

Although the Southbridge club is these days perhaps best known for being the home club of one of the world’s best players, it is in its own right a prosperous entity. Its senior side has won its first two games... read more...

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