A “Club” Loyalty Quandary

 By Rolling Maul In the sometimes-troubled intersection between community and professional sport, this weekend sees the unprecedented situation where Wellington’s rugby faithful are being invited to abandon the free-of-charge sidelines of the Swindale Shield, to pay for a bucket seat at Wellington’s CBD stadium to watch the Hurricanes play the

Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Highlanders

By Kevin McCarthy The organisation I work with is sending a couple of people to over the Rugby World Cup in France later this year. Cue the jokes – no need to book anywhere past the quarterfinals then. Black humour of course, or in this case All Black black humour. The

Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Moana Pasifika

By Kevin McCarthy Four games in and the Hurricanes sit third in Super Rugby – although it doesn’t feel like they’ve done anything terrific yet in the season. They could have not squandered a late bonus point against the Waratahs last weekend, and losing to the Blues was ugly, but there’s

Final weekend of pre-season for club rugby teams

It is the final weekend of preparations before the start of the Premier club rugby competitions in Wellington, Manawatu and elsewhere, while the Horowhenua-Kapiti competition gets underway. Many clubs are holding internal camps, practice sessions and summits, while others will be taking to the field against like-minded opposition tomorrow. Starting in Wellington,

Hurricanes U20s come from behind to beat Highlanders U20s

In a thrilling encounter at Owen Delany Park in Taupo this afternoon, the Hurricanes U20s defeated the Highlanders U20s 36-26 to book their place in the final against the Blues U20s this coming Saturday. The Hurricanes team was: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqCyBYGyz37/   It was a tough start for the Hurricanes as the Highlanders raced to a