Wellington club rugby Gains & Losses 2021

The 2021 Wellington club rugby season kicks off this coming Saturday. Round one Swindale Shield teams will be named here in the Draws & Results section (above) on Friday. As always there is player movement between clubs and new players from school First XVs and some others from overseas set to

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

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

Aisle be Back – No panicking after back-to-back losses

By Kevin McCarthy They’re in those history books now, to borrow Jeff Wilson’s phrase after the 1996 toppling of the Boks in South Africa. Of course, the history is Argentina defeating the All Blacks for the first time. Which let’s face it, is overdue. They probably should have broken the duck