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NZ Heartland XV team named for NZ Marist clash

New Zealand Heartland XV Coach Barry Matthews has named his team to play New Zealand Marist in Timaru on Saturday November 4.


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New Zealand’s best provincial teams crowned

An exciting season of domestic rugby has come to a close with six scintillating finals closing out the 2017 season of national provincial championships. 


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Herculean Mid Canterbury clinch Lochore Cup

Despite being reduced to 14 men after just three minutes, Mid Canterbury have thumped West Coast 47-15 to win their first Lochore Cup title in Methven on Sunday.
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Wanganui achieve hat-trick of Meads Cup wins

Nobody know better than Wanganui what it takes to win the Meads Cup and the defending champions made it three in a row when beating Horowhenua Kapiti 30-14 in Levin on Saturday.
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Lochore Cup final preview: Mid Canterbury v West Coast

West Coast are the only provincial union in New Zealand to have not won a title but have the chance to break their duck when they take on Mid Canterbury in the Lochore Cup final on Sunday.
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Meads Cup Final Preview: Horowhenua Kapiti v Wanganui

Horowhenua Kapiti and Wanganui may be neighbours but that won't count for much when they meet in the Meads Cup final in Levin on Saturday.
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All Blacks podcast: Piri Weepu

From his upbringing in Wainuiomata to his inspirational performance at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Piri Weepu tells all on the All Blacks podcast.
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NZ’s best provincial teams ready for finals action

After an exciting weekend of semifinal action, the 2017 finalists have been confirmed across the Mitre 10 Cup, Farah Palmer Cup and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship.
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So'oialo's boot kicks Horowhenua Kapiti into final

Horowhenua Kapiti will host the Mitre 10 Meads Cup final in Levin next week after they headed off a fast-finishing Buller team 18-17 on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship: semifinal previews

It’s knockout time in the Heartland Championship with the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup semifinals taking place this weekend.
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Piri Weepu hangs up the boots

71-Test All Black and 2011 Rugby World Cup winner Piri Weepu has retired from all forms of rugby.
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South Canterbury top, but Wanganui scrape in

Wanganui scraped in by the skin of their teeth to have the chance to defend their Meads Cup title when coming out best in a three-way tie on the points table in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship Preview: Round Eight

Wanganui’s Meads Cup defence hangs by a thread as the final round of the Heartland Championship kicks off this weekend.
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So'oialo's goal-kicking downs Wanganui

Horowhenua Kapiti's first five-eighths James So'oialo booted five penalty goals to help his side to a 15-8 win over Wanganui in Mitre 10 Heartland Championship game in Levin on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship Preview: Round Seven

Horowhenua Kapiti's rise through the Mitre 10 Heartland ranks in 2017 faces a tough test when week seven action occurs on Saturday.
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