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Heartland Championship preview: round five

No less than five local derbies highlight round five of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship.
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Mahoney breaking new ground

Rebecca Mahoney is blazing a new trail for women in New Zealand rugby.
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Wahine Round to celebrate the role of women in rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup Provincial Unions will mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand with a Wahine Round this week.


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Tight race in Heartland Championship

Halfway through the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship the race is on for top four places with four sides holding a share of fourth place, with two teams one point behind.
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Heartland Championship preview: round four

The Rams are rocking in 2018 and a win in Te Aroha will see King Country take a 4-0 record in setting the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship pace along with Wanganui.
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Rebecca Mahoney set to make New Zealand Rugby history

Former Black Fern Rebecca Mahoney is set to become the first New Zealand female referee to officiate a first class men’s fixture when she controls the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship match between Thames Valley and King Country this Saturday.
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Wanganui gain a share of Heartland lead

Wanganui joined King Country at the top of the Heartland points table after round three games on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship preview: round three

We saw no less than five away wins in round two of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship, and now the King Country Rams are the surprise leaders.
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King Country score another bonus point win

King Country continued apace in its Heartland Championship race when beating Buller 30-28 in week two of the competition on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship preview: round two

The first round of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship was characterised by tight results in five of the six matches, so expect more of such parity in round two.
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King Country makes powerful start to Heartland

King Country hit the ground running in the opening round of the 2018 Heartland competition on Saturday when posting a 75-17 win over East Coast at Rugby Park in Te Kuiti.
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Heartland Championship preview: round one

The 13th edition of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship kicks off on Saturday, with the usual strands of provincial pride, two coveted pieces of silverware and places in the national Heartland XV up for grabs.
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Heartland Championship set to entertain again in 2018

From the East to the West Coast, Thames Valley down to North Otago, the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship kicks off this weekend bringing provincial rugby to all corners of the country.
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Heartland Championship: Players to watch

From talented youngsters to battle-hardened veterans, the Heartland Championship is a grassroots competition that has it all.
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Context to be considered in foul play rulings

With the Mitre 10 Cup underway, referees have been directed by New Zealand Rugby to consider context when ruling on foul play.


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