2019 club rugby

  • Club rugby starts Sat 16 March.

    Nash Cup is a full round robin, with no playoffs. It contains one midweek round on Wednesday 3 April (last week of daylight saving) as the clubs did not want to play two games over Easter weekend.

    Maddison Trophy is the usual full round robin plus semi-final and final.

    The two weeks earlier start is because (1) the Mitre 10 Cup will start one week earlier than usual in August due to no Wednesday night games being played and (2) will allow the clubs to play their Magpies in the Maddison Trophy playoffs.

    16 March draw is:
    Tamatea v Havelock North
    Pirates v Taradale
    Napier OB Marist v Tech OB
    Central HB v Hastings RS
    MAC v Clive

  • Woo hoo - almost time to pull the green and blue jacket out of storage!

  • Stupid, stupid, stupid!

  • @Stargazer omg...!,work with his brother ..that’s gonna be an awkward conversation

  • Three key players will be missing from the Hastings Rugby and Sports team when Hawke's Bay's premier club rugby competition begins next weekend.
    Hawke's Bay Magpies prop Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe, experienced flanker Fale Matamata and blockbusting centre Timo Vaiusu all left the field with concussion during Hastings Rugby and Sports 28-3 loss to Marist St Pats of Wellington in their first match at the New Zealand Marist Spillane Cup tournament in New Plymouth on Saturday.
    "They were all pretty bad concussions. We also picked up another couple of injuries and because we only travelled over with 20 players after some late withdrawals on Friday night we defaulted our second game. We thought that was the best thing to do in the interests of player safety," Hastings manager James Rosenberg said.


    I only quoted a few of the injuries, but if you'd like to see which players are playing for HR&S and NOBM, this is a good article to read.


  • Currently, the forecast temperature for the opening round on Saturday is 26 degrees.

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  • Napier OB Marist have defeated Tech OB 119-12, yes 119-12.

    Did you attend Stockcar86?

    Who's going to tell Higgins?

  • @Number-10 It is not often Tech get beaten in the local cricket competition. It must have been a real green top (presumably the local rules allow twelve wickets for pitches like that) but I still back my bowlers to dismiss the NOBM team for less than 119.

  • I needed to work so made the call to go to speedway to tonight rather than rugby in the afternoon. That's a good start for the points difference 😁

  • Premiers Nash Cup results 16/3:

    Tamatea 8 - 28 Havelock North
    Pirates 5 - 46 Taradale
    NOBM 119 - 12 NTOB
    Central 9 - 57 HRS
    MAC 39 - 24 Clive

  • Good win for MAC

  • With the points scorers:

    Napier Old Boys Marist 119 (Not supplied)
    Napier Technical 12 (P Manuel, J Saufoi tries; S Young con). HT: 49-7.

    MAC 39 (V Kereti 2, T Greening 2, T Iosefo tries; Iosefo 4 cons, 2 pens)
    Clive 24 (D Penitito, E Tuanaki, L Goodin, L Udy-Johns tries; J Henry 2 cons). HT: Clive 19-17.

    Hastings Rugby and Sports 57 (M Emerson 2, G Kautai 2, J Rihia, D Wihongi, S Timu, N Fomai, I Ioane tries; Ioane 4, Timu 2 cons)
    Central 9 (K Drury-Hawkins 3 pens). HT: 19-9.

    Taradale 46 (J Scanlan 3, J Baker, H Sheild, N Ramsay, M Eden, M Tufuga tries; B Truesdale 3 cons),
    Napier Pirate Rugby and Sports 5 (D Scott). HT: 24-0

    Havelock North 28 (K Epui, T Hape, P Taulanga, S Matson tries; A Blake 2 pens, con)
    Tamatea 8 (A Thompson try; H Solomon pen). HT: 11-3.

  • Four Napier Boys players will be playing Club Rugby in Wellington this year. http://www.clubrugby.co.nz/wellington/story.php?id=3038

  • @Canes4life Thanks, that's interesting. We knew the Thompson twins are lost to the Bay, but Gimblett and Fabish played for the HB Academy in February, so may still be in the HB frame, despite playing their club rugby in Wellington.

    This article is only about school leavers, but Will Tremain (and maybe also Tim Farrell?) may also play club rugby in Welly? Tremain studies at Vic Uni, too, IIRC.

  • @Stargazer Has Farrell left Hawkes Bay?

  • @Canes4life Not sure what you mean with "lef Hawke's Bay". I haven't heard/seen anything from/about him recently, but I think - like Tremain - he studies in Welly (not sure). So that would only mean leaving the Bay to study (but still playing for the Magpies later this year).

  • Tim Farrell is still with Tech OB. He did not play on Saturday due to injury.

  • @Number-10 said in 2019 club rugby:

    Tim Farrell is still with Tech OB. He did not play on Saturday due to injury.

    And a good number of others can't have played either judging by the scoreboard. Losing to Taradale in the cricket made it a real bleak weekend for Higgins.

  • Does anyone know what G Cridge is up to? Is he playing club rugby or is he injured?

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