Articles Categorized: Rugby

Steamers open Mitre 10 cup with loss

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OPOTIKI’S Tom Franklin scored two minutes into the Bay of Plenty Steamers season-opener, but his team went down in a second-half collapse against Northland. Whakatane…

Champs step up for finals

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EASTERN Bay JAB rugby teams made a successful final appearance for their clubs on Saturday. Champion of champion finals were held around the Bay of…

Plenty of rugby action tomorrow

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A BIG day of rugby lies ahead for Eastern Bay teams tomorrow. The JAB Bay of Plenty champion of champions events take place around the…

Eastern Bay JAB champions crowned

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THE pinnacle of junior rugby played out at venues across the Eastern Bay on Saturday. Champions were crowned in eight JAB grades as parents packed…

Trophy battle stalemate

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THE Eastern Bay retained the Basil Simpson Trophy on Saturday – although they don’t physically have it. The annual fixture against Ngati Porou East Coast…

Homecoming for Franklin

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ALTHOUGH he did get a couple of days off, Tom Franklin’s transition from super rugby to the provincial competition has been hectic. The Eastern Bay…

Good start for Black Ferns

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RUATOKI’S Stacey Waaka scored a try in the Black Ferns’ first Women’s Rugby World Cup match in Ireland yesterday. They beat Wales 44-12 in their…

Steamers squad set

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TWO Eastern Bay players have been named in Clayton McMillan’s Bay of Plenty Steamers squad announced yesterday. Opotiki’s Tom Franklin and Whakatane’s Elijah Nicholas are…

Paroa fall short in tense final

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A STUTTERING final ended in defeat for Paroa on Saturday. They fell one point short of capturing their fourth title, going down 16-15 to Arataki…