Short Passes 30 November – rugby news and happenings

Above: Two months on from club rugby Finals Day, but only three months before pre-season is in full swing!  UPDATED: Congratulations to Hawke’s Bay (Championship) and Tasman (Premiership) for winning this year’s National Provincial Championship titles. The 15s rugby season is just about over in New Zealand, with just this coming weekend’s

Eight new caps in Māori All Blacks squad

Māori All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan (Ngāi Te Rangi/Ngāi Tamawhariua/Te Rangaihouhiri) has named eight new caps in a 24-strong squad to prepare for a one-off match against Moana Pasifika in Hamilton. Hawke’s Bay and Highlanders hooker Ash Dixon (Ngāti Tahinga) will captain the side against Moana Pasifika on Saturday, 5

Hurricanes sharing the Love

The Hurricanes are sharing the Love - for the next three years. A year out of school, Love has been contracted to the Hurricanes for 2021, 2022 and 2023. Love joined Wellington from Palmerston North Boys' High School in 2020, linking with the Wainuiomata club, making the following appearances: Date Competition Rnd Pos Team 1 Score 1 Team 2 Score