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Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Northland v Southland

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland end up getting a bonus point win but it was far from a spectacle. It was all Southland in the...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Northland v Manawatu

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland get their first win over Manawatu in 7 years. And what a win it was. Dominated the game from the 6th minute onward.  Manawatu opened the scoring but that was it from them. Northland were ruthless on attack and ruthless on every mistake Manawatu made. They can be extremely happy with this result. Manawatu will have to have a long hard look at their defensive game today. Manawatu host...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Manawatu v Otago

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu only have themselves to blame. Otago were brilliant in the 2nd half. They made Manawatu pay for the basic mistakes. Rob Thompson was impressive, but he was fighting a lonely battle out there....

The History of the Ranfurly Shield & what it means to New Zealand Rugby

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby's most prized trophy will be up for grabs on Friday when Taranaki host Manawatu. Taranaki have successfully defended the 'Log o Wood' twice this year during pre-season beating Poverty...