Patsy Schwalger reaches 200 games for Norths

Patsy Schwalger heading to the tryline in a recent match against Poneke at Kilbirnie Park. Photo: Andy McArthur. By Adam Julian Patsy Schwalger is a winner. In her illustrious Northern United career, she has won eight Rebecca Liua'ana and eight Tia Paasi Trophy titles. Ironically her 200th game on Saturday resulted in

Masoe Setting Example at Petone

The Petone Women's team, earlier this season.  By Adam Julian Lauina Masoe jokes Wellington women’s rugby is like the Chronicles of Narnia - “follow the Lion wherever it goes.” The veteran front-rower has been a player and manager since 2000 helping sustain the very existence of competition. Presently with Petone, Masoe is helping

Free spirited Tui a hit in India

By Adam Julian Ruby Tui is easily the most popular rugby player in New Zealand at present. Her autobiography Straight Up is a best seller - placed on reserve 75 times at one Wellington library alone in November. The winger had Eden Park in rapture shortly after the Black Ferns 34-31