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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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Horowhenua Kapiti up to second in Heartland

Horowhenua Kapiti maintained their place near the head of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship with their 38-12 win over Wairarapa Bush moving them to second place at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.
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Heartland Championship Preview: Round 6

After two shock losses, Wanganui will be looking to get their Meads Cup title defence back on track when they host King Country on Saturday afternoon.
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South Canterbury firm up Heartland lead

South Canterbury's right to the leadership of the Mitre 10 Heartland competition was put to the test by neighbour North Otago in a thrilling 36-19 win for the home team in Timaru on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship Preview: Round 5

After a number of upsets last week, the race to the Heartland Championship playoff is still wide open.
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Upsets in Heartland rugby

South Canterbury caused an upset when scoring three converted tries to beat last season's Meads Cup champions Wanganui 21-17 in Timaru in their Mitre 10 Heartland championship game.

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Heartland Championship Preview: Round 4

With the race for playoff positions heating up, round four is set to be moving week in the Heartland Championship with a number of crucial clashes set to take place.
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Contest tightens in Heartland

Competition at the top of the Mitre 10 Cup Heartland Championship has closed up with four sides with a point of each other.
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