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Premiership Final Preview: Canterbury v Tasman

In a repeat of the 2016 Premiership final, Tasman travel south to take on Canterbury in an all-Crusaders final at AMI Stadium on Saturday night. Read more

Championship Final Preview: Wellington v Bay of Plenty

After being demoted to the Championship in 2014, Wellington have one final hurdle to jump before returning to the Premiership when they face Bay of Plenty at Westpac Stadium on Friday. Read more

Semifinal preview: Canterbury v North Harbour

North Harbour travel south with nothing to lose and an exciting backline ready to be unleashed when they clash with reigning champions Canterbury at AMI Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Semifinal Preview: Taranaki v Tasman

A repeat of last year's semifinal will have Taranaki looking to reverse that result when taking on Tasman in New Plymouth on Saturday. Read more

Semifinal Preview: Bay of Plenty v Otago

Bay of Plenty have a rare chance, in front of home fans, to push to play in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final by claiming a win over Otago in their semifinal in Tauranga on Saturday. Read more

Semifinal Preview: Wellington v Northland

After being tripped up in the Championship semifinals last year, Wellington will be determined to see off the challenge from the Northland Taniwha and secure a home final at Westpac Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke’s Bay v Manawatu

It is do or die for Manawatu in Napier with a victory over Hawke’s Bay securing their spot in the Championship playoffs Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Taranaki

North Harbour will want the win when taking on minor Mitre 10 Cup Premiership winner Taranaki in Albany on Sunday but know that will leave them having to play Canterbury in next week's semi-finals. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Tasman

One point would be enough for Counties Manukau to ensure themselves of fifth place in the Mitre 10 Premiership when they meet a Tasman side looking to claim third place ahead of next weekend's play-offs. Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Waikato

Bay of Plenty and Waikato may be in different levels of the Mitre 10 Cup but statistics suggest a close contest when they meet in Tauranga on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Otago v Southland

It’s a high stakes clash at Forsyth-Barr Stadium with Otago needing a win to have any chance of making the playoffs and Southland desperate to get their first win of the season. Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Canterbury

Both Auckland and Canterbury go into Friday's Mitre 10 Cup Premiership game with plenty to play for: Auckland to avoid the prospect of relegation and Canterbury to secure a home semi-finals play-off. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Northland

Although they have wrapped up top spot in the Championship, Wellington will be looking to continue their rampant form when second-placed Northland roll into the Caketin on Thursday night. Read more

Preview: Taranaki v Manawatu (Ranfurly Shield)

After playing out one of the all-time great Ranfurly Shield clashes against Canterbury last week, Taranaki have no time to rest as Manawatu march into Yarrow Stadium for the final Ranfurly Shield challenge of the year. Read more

Preview: Waikato v North Harbour

The pressure couldn't be higher on Waikato, as they face a do-or die clash against a buoyant North Harbour side on Sunday. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Auckland

Tasman are under pressure to secure a play-offs berth and will be looking to repeat last season's win over Auckland when the sides meet in Nelson on Sunday. Read more

Preview: Southland v Wellington

It's hard to believe that Southland still have plenty to play for, despite only claiming a solitary point in season 2017. Read more

Preview: Northland v Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay have to make do with playing the spoiler role while Northland have it all to play for in the race for a home semi-final. Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v Bay of Plenty

It's make or break for both Otago and Bay of Plenty when they meet in Dunedin on Saturday with the visitors the more desperate to secure a place in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship play-offs. Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v Taranaki (RS)

Canterbury will face their toughest Ranfurly Shield challenge of the season when meeting second-placed Taranaki in their Mitre 10 Cup Premiership clash at AMI Stadium on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau have a chance to move clear of the Premiership relegation zone while Manawatu have their own goal of making the Championship play-offs when the sides meet in Mitre 10 Cup action in Palmerston North on Thursday. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v North Harbour

Tasman can make a giant stride towards securing a semifinal berth when they host third-placed North Harbour in a Premiership blockbuster in Blenheim on Wednesday night. Read more

Preview: Counties Manukau v Northland

There’s plenty at stake for both teams as Counties Manukau fight to stay in the Premiership and Northland look to enhance their Championship playoff hopes when the sides meet in Pukekohe on Sunday afternoon. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Otago

Wellington could ensure itself of top billing for the Mitre 10 Cup Championship play-offs by beating Otago in their top of the table contest in Wellington on Sunday. Read more

Preview: Canterbury v Waikato (Ranfurly Shield)

Waikato travel south to take on Canterbury with the added motivation of the Ranfurly Shield and a place in the semifinals to play for. Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Manawatu

Manawatu can keep themselves in play-offs contention if able to claim a win over Southland in Invercargill on Saturday, but they will be up against a team who have every reason to turn on a key performance. Read more

Preview: Auckland v Bay of Plenty

Auckland are battling for their Premiership survival when they host Bay of Plenty at Eden Park on Saturday evening. Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Hawke's Bay

Having succumbed to Canterbury, North Harbour need to quickly remount the horse of success if they are to keep their Mitre 10 Cup play-offs hopes alive when they meet Hawke's Bay in Albany on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Tasman

Potential Mitre 10 Cup Premiership play-offs places could be an outcome of Thursday's Taranaki-Tasman game in New Plymouth. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v Otago

With just three rounds remaining in the Mitre 10 Cup, both Northland and Otago can advance their playoff claims when round seven gets underway in Whangarei on Wednesday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Counties Manukau

Bay of Plenty and Counties Manukau may be in different sections of the Mitre 10 Cup but they each have plenty of reason to look for points in Sunday's clash at the Tauranga Domain. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Southland

Winless in 2017, and facing their third game in ten days, it doesn’t get any easy for Southland when they travel north to take on the Tasman Makos in Nelson on Sunday afternoon. Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Canterbury

North Harbour's first season in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership faces its biggest test on Saturday when hosting a wounded Canterbury team at QBE Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke’s Bay v Taranaki

The Magpies have hardly fired a shot in 2017 but can keep their faint playoff hopes alive with a win over Premiership contenders Taranaki in Napier on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Northland

With pressure on sides to build toward the Mitre 10 Cup play-offs, Northland and Manawatu face an important game in Palmerston North on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Wellington

Waikato’s season is on the line when they host Championship front-runners Wellington in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v Auckland

Auckland have remained in the south after their win over Southland to prepare for a key game in their season against Mitre 10 Cup Championship side Otago in Dunedin on Thursday. Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Southland

The Steamers can make a big stride towards securing a semifinal berth but cannot afford any complacency against a Stags side who will be desperate to salvage something out their season. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Hawke's Bay

Both Counties Manukau and Hawke's Bay face a test of their resolve when meeting in Pukekohe on Sunday afternoon after having suffered heavy losses in their last outings. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Canterbury

Round five of the Mitre 10 Cup will end on a high with the Championship leaders Wellington facing the Premiership front runners Canterbury at Westpac Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Manawatu

The stakes are high for both teams in this crossover clash with the victor moving close to a semifinal berth and the loser facing a tough few final rounds to make the playoffs. Read more

Preview: Otago v Tasman

There will be plenty of spice in a South Island clash pitting two midtable sides riding a two-game winning streak against each other. Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Auckland

Winless in 2017, the Southland Stags will be hoping home town advantage can give them the edge when they face Premiership strugglers Auckland in Invercargill. Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Bay of Plenty

Taranaki will be looking to continue their run of Premiership success when taking on Championship side Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v North Harbour

It may be a clash between crossover sides when Northland host neighbours North Harbour in the Mitre 10 Cup on Thursday but such has been the home side's form that there is nothing between the sides. Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v Counties Manukau (Ranfurly Shield)

Counties Manukau sit at the foot of the Premiership and need a victory over leaders Canterbury to revitalise their campaign – and secure a memorable Ranfurly Shield triumph – when round five gets underway in Christchurch on Wednesday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Wellington

Despite hosting a team from the Championship, Premiership contenders Tasman will go in as underdogs when they face the red-hot Wellington Lions at Landsdowne Park on Sunday. Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke's Bay v Otago

Otago will be looking to end one of its longer losing streaks in Mitre 10 Cup Championship rugby when meeting Hawke's Bay in Napier on Sunday. Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Taranaki

Auckland face a tough turnaround from their Sunday defeat by North Harbour when playing Taranaki at Eden Park on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v Waikato

Northland have been the surprise package of the Championship this season and will announce themselves as a genuine title contender if they can take out Waikato in a crossover clash in Whangarei on Saturday afternoon. Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v Southland (Ranfurly Shield)

It might be the top of the Premiership against the bottom of the Championship, but positions on the ladder mean nothing as Southland travels to Christchurch to challenge for the Ranfurly Shield. Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Bay of Plenty

Middle of the table Mitre 10 Championship sides Manawatu and Bay of Plenty have plenty to play for in their game in Palmerston North on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v North Harbour

Counties Manukau share the bottom of the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership ladder with Auckland and will be looking to halt North Harbour's progress when they meet in Pukekohe on Thursday. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Hawke’s Bay

Wellington have set the bar high in the opening rounds of the Mitre 10 Cup and will not want to let things slip when they host Hawke’s Bay in the opening match of round four on Wednesday night. Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Auckland

Extra spice to what used to be one of the games of the season in the northern region between Auckland and North Harbour has been provided for Sunday's game in Albany through the fact the teams have not met since 2014. Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Tasman

Things don’t get any easier for win-less Tasman with a trip to Hamilton to face a red-hot Waikato side at FMG Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Northland

Still without a win in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship, Southland will host a resurgent Northland team at Rugby Park, Invercargill on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Counties Manukau


Taranaki have made a sound start to the Mitre 10 Cup and will be looking to build on that against a Counties Manukau side which has so far failed to match points to its resources. Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v Manawatu

After suffering two losses away from home, Otago will be hoping for a turnaround in front of their home fans when they play at Forsyth-Barr Stadium for the first time this season against Manawatu. Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke’s Bay v Canterbury

After a thumping loss in the ‘Battle of the Bays’ last week, Hawke’s Bay will need a massive turnaround at home against reigning Premiership champions Canterbury on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Wellington

The Mitre 10 Cup is just two rounds deep but the two top teams in the Championship will clash when Bay of Plenty hosts Wellington in Rotorua. Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Waikato

Waikato have been a frustrating stumbling block for Auckland in recent seasons and all the signs point to another close contest at Eden Park on Wednesday evening.

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PREVIEW: Manawatu v Tasman

Manawatu will be eyeing a chance to upset a Premiership contender when they host Tasman in a crossover clash in Palmerston North on Sunday. Read more

Preview: Auckland v Northland

Buoyed by their incredible comeback win over Bay of Plenty, Northland travel to Eden Park for their chance at consecutive victories to start their Championship season. Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Hawkes Bay

Two of the Championship’s biggest contenders square off when the ‘Battle of the Bays’ gets underway in Rotorua on Friday evening. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Taranaki

Expect plenty of fireworks as two of the most potent attacking teams in the Mitre10 Cup go head-to-head when Wellington and Taranaki clash at Westpac Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Counties Manukau

Fresh from a confidence-boosting win over northern neighbour Auckland, Counties Manukau will be looking to repeat against its southern neighbour Waikato in Hamilton on Friday evening. Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v North Harbour

Southland will know how their season is shaping when coming up against North Harbour in the opening game of the second round of Mitre 10 Cup play, in Invercargill on Thursday. Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Wellington

One of provincial rugby’s most long standing rivalries will re-ignite when Manawatu host Wellington in a Championship grudge match in Palmerston North on Sunday. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v Bay of Plenty

Northland will be looking to make a bold start to the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup Championship season when hosting Bay of Plenty on Sunday at Whangarei. Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Waikato

There will be plenty riding on the ‘Battle of the Bovine’ with crucial Premiership points and Chiefs bragging rights on offer in New Plymouth when Taranaki takes on Waikato. Read more

PREVIEW: Hawkes Bay v Southland

After dropping down from the Premiership in 2016, Hawkes Bay will be eager to start their Championship campaign on a winning note when they host Southland on Saturday afternoon. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Auckland

Counties Manukau will be looking to continue their recent dominance of Auckland when the sides meet in the Mitre 10 Cup at Pukekohe on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Canterbury

Twice well beaten by Canterbury last year, home team Tasman will be looking to make an emphatic start to the Mitre 10 Cup when hosting the defending champions on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Otago

The 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season gets underway with a rematch of last year’s Championship final as North Harbour hosts Otago in Albany. Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Tasman (Semi-final)

Taranaki v Tasman, Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, Sunday, 4.30pm (Mitre 10 Cup Premiership semi-final). Read more

SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: Canterbury v Counties Manukau

Defending champions Canterbury need no reminding of the threat the Steelers pose when they clash for the second time in as many weeks as Mitre 10 Cup semifinal actions hits Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v North Harbour (Semi-final)

Wellington v North Harbour, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday, 2.35pm (Mitre 10 Championship semi-final) Read more

SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: Otago v Bay of Plenty

Despite being the team to beat during the round robin phase, top qualifiers Otago face a tricky assignment against the top attacking team in the Championship when the Mitre 10 Cup semifinals kick off in Dunedin on Friday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Waikato

There’s plenty to play for in the final round with Waikato needing a bonus point win to have any chance of making the Premiership playoffs while Wellington can still claim top-place in the Championship. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Southland

Tasman v Southland, Trafalgar Park, Nelson, Sunday, 2.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Canterbury

Although Canterbury have confirmed top spot in the Premiership, there is plenty for Counties Manukau to play for with a place in the semifinals on the line when they host the reigning champions in Pukekohe. Read more

Preview: Northland v North Harbour

North Harbour are on the verge of their first playoff match since 2005, and the first under the two-tier system - can they finish strongly, or will the Taniwha consign them to another year of disappointment? Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty

Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty, McLean Park, Napier, Saturday 5.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Otago

Manawatu v Otago, Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North, 7.35pm, Friday Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Tasman

It’s the final round of the Mitre10 Cup and stakes don’t get much higher than at Albany as North Harbour and Tasman clash with a playoff spot tantalisingly close for the winner. Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Auckland

Taranaki v Auckland, Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, Thursday 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Manawatu

Bay of Plenty v Manawatu, Rotorua Stadium, Sunday, 4.35pm Read more

Preview: Wellington v Taranaki

With the semifinals looming for both sides, Sunday's match is about seizing momentum at the right time – will the Lions come out roaring, or can the Bulls make a statement ahead of the playoffs? Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Hawke's Bay

Waikato v Hawke's Bay, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Northland

After breaking a two year winning drought in commanding style over Waikato last week, Northland travel to Invercargill with high hopes of making it back-to-back victories when they take on Southland. Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v Counties

Coming off back-to-back losses, Otago need to overcome a Counties Manukau side they haven’t defeated since 2011 if they are to reclaim top spot in the Mitre10 Cup Championship. Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v North Harbour (RS)

Canterbury v North Harbour, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday, 7.35pm (Ranfurly Shield) Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Tasman

Auckland v Tasman, Eden Park, Auckland, 7.35pm Thursday Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Wellington

After succumbing to Hawke’s Bay last week, Manawatu face second-placed Wellington in a match that is crucial to their playoff hopes. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v Waikato

After dropping the Ranfurly Shield to Canterbury on Wednesday, Waikato will be desperate to bounce back quickly against Northland and keep their semifinal hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Taranaki v Canterbury

There are plenty of implications for this top-of-the-table affair in New Plymouth, but could Canterbury's extensive workload over the last eight days come back to haunt them? Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Hawke’s Bay

It’s not often that a Championship team goes in as a favourite in a crossover clash but that is exactly the case as Manawatu hosts Hawke’s Bay in Palmerston North. Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Otago

Auckland v Otago, Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Bay of Plenty

North Harbour v Bay of Plenty, QBE Stadium, Albany, Saturday 2.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Southland

Wellington v Southland, Westpac Stadium, Friday 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Counties Manukau

With the race to the Mitre 10 Cup playoffs heating up, Tasman faces Counties Manukau in a clash that could provide crucial to either sides semifinal hopes. Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Canterbury (RS)

After three tense Ranfurly Shield defences, Waikato face their toughest challenge against Premiership high flyers Canterbury in Hamilton. Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Auckland

In a match that is crucial for either side’s playoff hopes, Premiership contenders Auckland travel south to take on Championship hopefuls Bay of Plenty in Rotorua. Read more

PREVIEW: North Harbour v Southland

North Harbour v Southland, Albany, Sunday, 2.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke's Bay v Tasman

Hawke's Bay v Tasman, McLean Park, September 24, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v Otago

Canterbury v Otago, AMI Stadium, 2.35pm Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Waikato

This match is about far more than Chiefs bragging rights for Counties Manukau and Waikato with the winner to be catapulted towards the top of the Premiership ladder. Read more

Preview: Taranaki v Manawatu

Taranaki will be looking to bounce back from Ranfurly Shield heartbreak against a Championship side who caused one of the biggest upsets in recent provincial history. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v Wellington

Wellington will be looking to erase the memories of their last visit to Whangarei when they take on a Northland-side desperate to stay in the playoff hunt. Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty travel south to take on Championship cellar dwellers Southland in a clash that could have major implications on the race the semifinals. Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Counties Manukau

Auckland v Counties Manukau, Eden Park, Auckland, Sunday, 2.35pm Read more

Preview: Waikato v Taranaki (RS)

Both sides will have no shortage in this local derby, with Waikato looking to avenge their 0-41 hiding that took place exactly a year ago to the Bulls. Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v North Harbour

High flying Otago look to make it six straight Mitre 10 Cup wins when they host North Harbour in Dunedin. Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Canterbury

Manawatu v Canterbury, Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North, 4.35pm Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Tasman v Northland

In a potential banana skin match, Premiership contenders Tasman face a Northland team that has shown great attacking intent in 2016 despite not winning a match. Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v Bay of Plenty

Wellington v Bay of Plenty, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday, 7.45pm Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Hawke’s Bay

Two teams on the hunt for their first win of the season square off in a crucial Mitre10 Cup crossover clash in Invercargill. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Taranaki

Counties Manukau v Taranaki, Ecolight Stadium, Pukekohe, Wednesday, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Waikato

Flying high from two successful Ranfurly Shield defences, Waikato will be hoping to spring a surprise on traditional rivals Auckland at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v Hawke's Bay

Canterbury v Hawke's Bay, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, 2.35pm September 11. Read more

Preview: North Harbour v Manawatu

Defensive resilience meets attacking brilliance in a crucial Championship match on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Preview: Otago v Tasman

A tight crossover match is expected between the two South Island sides in the perfect appetiser for the All Blacks-Argentina clash on Saturday night. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Wellington

Counties Manukau v Wellington, Pukekohe, 7.45pm, Friday (Jonah Tali Lomu Memorial Trophy) Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Northland

Bay of Plenty v Northland, Rotorua, Rotorua International Stadium, 5.45pm Friday Read more

PREVIEW: Taranaki v Southland

After three straight losses Southland are desperate for a win over Taranaki in a Mitre 10 Cup crossover clash in New Plymouth. Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke's Bay v Auckland

Hawke's Bay v Auckland, McLean Park, Napier, Wednesday, September 7 Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Otago

Bay of Plenty v Otago, September 4, 2.34pm Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v Manawatu (RS)

Manawatu will be gunning to win the Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 1976 when they travel to Hamilton to take on holders Waikato at FMG Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Northland v Canterbury

Northland v Canterbury, Toll Stadium, Whangarei, September 3, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Wellington v North Harbour

Wellington v North Harbour, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, September 3, 5.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Hawke’s Bay v Counties Manukau

Hawke’s Bay are winless since being elevated to the Premiership and will be looking to get their season on a roll when they host Counties Manukau at McLean park. Read more

Preview: Tasman v Taranaki

The two sides go into Saturday’s game in differing fashion. Read more

PREVIEW: Southland v Auckland

Southland v Auckland, Rugby Park, Invercargill, September 2, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v Northland

Red hot Otago will be looking to take maximum points for the third straight round when they take on the Championship cellar dwellers Northland in Dunedin. Read more

PREVIEW: Counties Manukau v Bay of Plenty

Counties Manukau v Bay of Plenty, Pukekohe, Sunday 4.35pm. Read more

PREVIEW: Canterbury v Tasman

In battle for Crusaders region bragging rights, Tasman Makos travel south to take on defending Premiership champions Canterbury in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Waikato v North Harbour (RS)

Ranfurly Shield Challenge, August 27, 2016, 2.45pm Read more

Preview: Taranaki v Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay will be desperate to get back their Premiership campaign back on track, but it will take a performance that has been 44 years in the making to upset the Bulls at Yarrow Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Auckland v Northland

After a positive showing last week, Northland will be eyeing a rare upset against a vulnerable Auckland side at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Manawatu v Southland

Manawatu v Southland, Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North 5.45pm Friday Read more

PREVIEW: Otago v Wellington

Two of the Championship big guns square off when Otago host old rivals Wellington in Dunedin for the Mike Gibson Memorial Trophy. 

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PREVIEW: Southland v Otago

Two of New Zealand rugby’s longest standing rivals will lock horns once again when Southland host Otago in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup. Read more

Preview: Tasman v Waikato

Another tight all-Premiership contest could come down to experience, as Tasman prepare for a new chapter in their short history.
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Preview: Canterbury v Auckland

August 20, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, 7.35pm Read more

PREVIEW: Bay of Plenty v Taranaki

Bay of Plenty will be hoping to start the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup with a Premiership scalp when they host Taranaki in Tauranga. Read more

Preview: Hawke's Bay v Wellington

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PREVIEW: North Harbour v Counties Manukau

The Mitre 10 Cup kicks off for 2016 with a cross over match when Championship side North Harbour host Premiership contenders Counties Manukau in Albany. Read more

Preview: Northland v Manawatu

August 19: Toll Stadium, Whangarei, 7.35pm Read more

Preview: ITM Cup final, Canterbury v Auckland

Canterbury have played like a team with a grudge after having their unbeaten sequence of ITM Cups halted by Taranaki last year, and they will be looking to take no prisoners in their quest to retain the champion title ahead of Auckland in Christchurch on Saturday. Read more

Preview: ITM Cup championship final, Hawke's Bay v Wellington

Two teams, each with their own reason for wanting a win, go to battle in Napier on Friday to decide the winner of the ITM Cup Championship with the glittering prize being promotion to the Premiership. Read more

ITM Cup semi-final preview: Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty

How Hawke's Bay pick themselves up after their Ranfurly Shield loss to Waikato last week could be a big factor in the outcome of their ITM Cup Championship semi-final against Bay of Plenty in Napier on Saturday afternoon. Read more

ITM Cup semi-final preview: Wellington v Otago

Wellington's hopes of a return to the ITM Cup Premiership faces its first test on Saturday in the Championship semi-final against Otago in Wellington. Read more

ITM Cup semi-final preview: Canterbury v Taranaki

Taranaki have rarely tasted success against Canterbury and to advance in the defence of their ITM Cup Premiership title they will have to complete the feat twice in the same season. Read more

Preview: Auckland v Tasman

Auckland drew first blood when the two sides met in the group stages – will Tasman get revenge and reach their second consecutive final? All eyes will be on Eden Park for this hotly anticipated clash, with the victor playing the winner of the Canterbury-Taranaki clash. Read more

Preview: Otago v Bay of Plenty

Otago enter their final round robin clash with confidence following some impressive performances of late, while Bay of Plenty have nothing to lose with their playoff place sealed. Read more

Preview: North Harbour v Northland

Northland end their dismal 2015 campaign with a trip to Albany to face North Harbour, another side who finish their season on Sunday. Read more

Preview: Wellington v Manawatu

Wellington are already confirmed of their playoff status, while Manawatu need a result in order to avoid returning to Championship rugby in 2016. Read more

Preview: Counties Manukau v Auckland

It's coach Tana Umaga's last game in control of Counties Manukau at Ecolight Stadium in Pukekohe on Saturday and a repeat of last season's home win over Auckland would be a suitable farewell present. Read more

Preview: Canterbury v Southland

Canterbury's playoff destiny is complete – they will face Taranaki in the first round of the playoffs – but first they'll have to see off a bruised Southland side left with nothing but pride to play for. Read more

Preview: Hawke's Bay v Waikato (RS)

The last time the two sides met was three years ago, and also doubled as a round robin-ending Ranfurly Shield clash. Read more

Preview: Taranaki v Tasman

It could be a case of winner takes all when last season's ITM Cup Premiership finalists Taranaki and Tasman go at it again in New Plymouth on Thursday. Read more

Preview: Northland v Otago

Otago venture to Northland on Wednesday evening knowing the game represents a last chance for the home side in front of their home fans but also knowing a win would help their own cause. Read more

Preview: Southland v Hawke's Bay

Southland's season hangs in the balance against Hawke’s Bay on Sunday, but their immediate attention will be on trying to right the wrongs of an awful southern derby loss to Otago. Read more

Preview: Bay of Plenty v Wellington

An under-strength Wellington know only a win against a refreshed Bay of Plenty will be good enough for their home semi-final aspirations. Read more

Preview: Auckland v Northland

A wounded Auckland side will be looking to bounce back emphatically when they play the winless Northland Taniwha on Saturday evening. Read more

Preview: Manawatu v Taranaki

The Premiership battle heats up, with this clash determining the fates of at least two other sides in the top division. Read more

Preview: Tasman v Canterbury

The top two Premiership sides have had consecutive losses, and this week's match of the round doubles as a likely ITM Cup final. Read more

Preview: Waikato v Counties

Counties Manukau enter Friday's match with a lot less pressure on their shoulders compared with a fortnight ago. Read more

Preview: Wellington v Hawke's Bay

An interesting appetiser to the likely play-offs of the ITM Cup Championship is in prospect in Wellington on Wednesday when the home team host the Ranfurly Shield holders Hawke's Bay. Read more

Preview: North Harbour v Otago

Do-or-die rugby has arrived in Albany two weeks early, as North Harbour look to keep their slim hopes alive with a convincing win over a swashbuckling Otago on Thursday night. Read more

Preview: Canterbury v Taranaki

From 2008 to 2013 Canterbury held the ITM Cup Premiership title, before Taranaki stopped the run of six straight crowns last year with their first major domestic trophy, so both teams will be keen to prove who is top dog this year as round seven concludes at AMI Stadium. Read more

Preview: Waikato v Wellington

Both teams are coming off consecutive losses so the opening ITM Cup Sunday clash of round seven will be for high stakes as the Mooloo host Wellington at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. Read more

Preview: Manawatu v North Harbour

Saturday's clash shapes as a do-or-die for both sides, for Manawatu, victory will go a long way to remaining in the top flight next season, while a win would bolster North Harbour's flickering ITM Cup Championship playoff hopes. Read more

Preview: Otago v Southland

The second match of ITM Cup Saturday is a classic Southern derby with both teams jostling for position in the Championship top four as Otago and Southland continue their long and historic rivalry which began back in 1887. Read more

Preview: Counties Manukau v Tasman

Counties Manukau are looming perilously close to Championship rugby in 2016 and the hosts will know only a win will be satisfactory against a wounded Tasman Makos outfit on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Northland v Bay of Plenty

Northland will draw confidence from history coming into this round seven ITM Cup match, but at this stage the winless Taniwha have little else to rely on as they host Bay of Plenty who are well placed in the top four of the Championship table. Read more

Preview: Hawke's Bay v Auckland

Signs are not good for Hawke's Bay surviving their first challenge from a Premiership side, Auckland, in the ITM Cup in Napier on Thursday if history is anything to go by. Read more

Preview: Canterbury v Waikato

Waikato are preparing for the dance of the desperate, with two matches in five days that could be the difference between Premiership safety or Championship demotion. Read more

Preview: Tasman v Auckland

Nelson will host a table-topping game which offers significant reward in terms of play-off hopes for the winner when Tasman meet Auckland in the late game on Sunday at Trafalgar Park. Read more

Preview: North Harbour v Canterbury

Last year this encounter provided one of the greatest upsets in ITM Cup history. Read more

Preview: Southland v Manawatu

Arguably one of the closest provincial rivalries in New Zealand rugby, Manawatu are looking to continue their resurgence at the expense of a Southland side looking to revive their season after a four-game slump. Read more

Preview: Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty (RS)

The Battle of the Bays is always a highlight on the provincial calendar. Read more

Preview: Northland v Counties Manukau

Its desperation time for both Northland and Counties Manukau as they line up for their ITM Cup crossover game in Whangarei on Saturday evening. Read more

Preview: Taranaki v Waikato

Plenty rests on the Taranaki-Waikato local derby being played in New Plymouth on Friday night in the ITM Cup Premiership. Read more

Preview: Wellington v Otago

With a history dating back to 1883, any match between Wellington and Otago will be significant. Read more

Preview: Tasman v North Harbour

Tasman won't need any reminding of the difficulties they have experienced in containing North Harbour through the years when they meet in Nelson on Wednesday in their ITM Cup crossover game. Read more

Preview: Canterbury v Hawke’s Bay

The fortunes of both teams, unbeaten after four matches, promises that Canterbury’s hosting of the ITM Cup Championship leading Magpies will be a firecracker of a contest to end a Round Five triple header on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Bay of Plenty v Taranaki

Bay of Plenty’s charming run so far in the ITM Cup Championship will look to continue in front of their home crowd at Rotorua International Stadium while Taranaki will look to continue to turnaround their stuttering start to 2015. Read more

Preview: North Harbour v Counties Manukau

Desperate is a word that could be applied to both teams here, with North Harbour and Counties boasting just a win each so far in the 2015 ITM Cup ahead of their clash at QBE Stadium. Read more

Preview: Wellington v Tasman

One never likes to pump up a fixture too much but this Friday night ITM Cup clash promises so much, with the unbeaten Wellington Lions hosting the top Premiership side Tasman at Westpac Stadium. Read more

Preview: Waikato v Southland

The second match of the fifth round of the ITM Cup will see us head to Waikato Stadium, as both the hosts and visiting Southland look to keep touch with the top four of the 2015 Premiership and Championship respectively. Read more

Preview: Auckland v Manawatu

The fifth round of the ITM Cup commences at Eden Park, with the surging Aucklanders hosting a Manawatu team that is still seeking their first win of the 2015 season. Read more

Preview: Counties Manukau v Bay of Plenty

The final match of the fourth round of the 2015 ITM Cup will be staged at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe as the hosts look to keep their Premiership campaign on track at the expense of quiet achievers Bay of Plenty. Read more

Preview: Northland v Taranaki

The first of an ITM Cup Sunday double header takes place in Whangarei, as the Northland Taniwha look for their first win of the 2015 season against a struggling Taranaki. Read more

Preview: Hawke’s Bay v North Harbour

The final Saturday ITM Cup contest of the fourth round will see us head to Napier, as Ranfurly Shield holders Hawke’s Bay put the famous Log o’Wood on the line against North Harbour. Read more

Preview: Southland v Wellington

Southland will come off their toughest stretch of the season to host a rampant Wellington team at Rugby Park Stadium at Invercargill in Saturday’s second Round Four ITM Cup match. Read more

Preview: Waikato v Auckland

The first of three matches for 2015 ITM Cup ‘Super Saturday’ Round Four will see Waikato host Auckland first up, with the two Premiership teams and current top four teams looking to keep their title hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Otago v Tasman

Otago have already claimed one significant scalp when beating defending ITM Premiership champions Taranaki away, and will be eyeing up second placegetter Tasman when they meet in Dunedin on Friday night. Read more

Preview: Manawatu v Canterbury

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