Short Passes 31 August (news in briefs)

Two more weekends of Premier club rugby before this year's Swindale Shield winner is found and then on to the Jubilee Cup semi-finals. All six of the leading teams are in with a chance - mathematically - of winning the Swindale Shield, although Marist St Pat's supporters are on the home straight

Grounded Hawks take flight

The Hawks fended of Avalon for their first win in over two years yesterday. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. By Adam Julian “At last, at f****last,” Johnsonville captain PJ Sheck responded when describing the emotion following the Hawks 38-12 win over Avalon in the Swindale Shield yesterday. The prop won’t be awarded a bonus

29 August 2020: Rolling club rugby updates

Draws &  Results HERE  Premier (Swindale Shield) Result:  Upper Hutt Rams RFC 19 v 29 Wainuiomata RFC Result:  Avalon Rugby 12 v 38 Johnsonville RFC Result:  Hutt Old Boys Marist RFC 21 v 17 Old Boys University RFC Result:  Marist St Pats RFC 75 v 00 Paremata-Plimmerton RFC Result:  Oriental Rongotai FC 14 v 38 Northern United RFC Result:  Petone 26 v 31 Tawa Rugby Football Club 29/8/2020 3:00pm Wellington FC vs Poneke

Tussle for playoff spots set to heat up this weekend

By Scott MacLean and Steven White Draws &  Results HERE  The pointy end of the Premier season is drawing near, so with just three weeks to play before the championship semi-finals, there is much at stake in Wellington club rugby tomorrow for all 14 teams in the Swindale Shield. As an added bonus