Ardmore Marist beat Norths in National Cup 7s final to retain title

Action from the Cup final. Photo credit and more coverage at:  Ardmore Marist (Counties Manukau) defended their National Club 7s title on Saturday, beating Northern United (Wellington) 17-12 in the Cup final. Ardmore Marist are the second team in recent years to win consecutive titles, after Auckland's Eden had won in

National Club 7s on Saturday

The annual National Club 7s tournament is being played at Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini, on Saturday. Twelve of the country’s leading club sevens teams will contest the tournament for the Middlesex County Wavell Wakefield Cup, hosted by last year's winners Ardmore Marist. This year the tournament is a one-day shootout with 12 teams,

Rugby in 1921: Part two representative rugby

Athletic Park in Wellington was the place to be for rugby fans in September 1921. In a little over a fortnight, from 7 September to 24 September, the former ground in Berhampore hosted two international matches and three Ranfurly Shield fixtures. Accounts of these games and the circumstances in which they were

Community rugby coming to Upper Hutt

It’s a game of three halves in the community. Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Park will play host to the Hurricanes pre-season clash against the Blues and the Chiefs. The match is being played on Saturday 13 February, kick-off time and match details to be confirmed at a later time. It is anticipated that All

Looking back a century: rugby in 1921

A typical 'western bank' Athletic Park crowd on any given Saturday in the early 1920s. Photo: Sydney Charles Smith (full details in article credits below). A look back at the rugby scene from a Wellington perspective 100 years ago. As was previously covered in this article here about the 1919 season, the end