Matakesi goes back-to-back at Shannon

Composite side Matakesi retained their Shannon 7s crown at a sun-drenched Shannon Domain on Saturday. Matakesi went through the day unbeaten with four straight wins before the final in which they beat Manawatu’s College Old Boys 31-5 in the Cup decider. Matakesi won the final five tries to one, after leading 19-5

Rugby in 2021 kicks off this weekend

Rugby in the lower North Island gets underway on Saturday, with two sevens tournaments and the Hurricanes in action for the first time in 2021. The Hurricanes are involved in a ‘game of three halves’ against the Blues and Chiefs squads at Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt. Gates open at 10.30am and

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