Wanganui 2018 Rugby Awards

It was the Ruapehu Rugby & Sports Club's night at the 2018 Wanganui Rugby Awards at The Barracks sports bar on Saturday evening. For the third annual awards, which sees the best representative and club players chosen from the 2018 season, Ruapehu players were the main gong winners for Steelform Wanganui's

New Zealand Heartland XV named for 2018

New Zealand Heartland XV named for 2018 Congratulations to Craig Clare,  Cameron Crowley, Campbell Hart & Peni Nabainivalu on their selection to the NZ Heartland XV New Zealand Heartland XV Coach Craig Scanlon has named the 2018 squad for two matches in November. The New Zealand Heartland XV is; Player Provincial Union Alex Bradley Thames Valley Scott Cameron Horowhenua Kapiti Carl Carmichael King

Thames Valley provide Heartland upset

Thames Valley pulled off the surprise result of the Mitre 10 Heartland season when ending Wanganui's three year run of success in the Meads Cup when claiming a 17-7 win at Cook's Gardens in Wanganui on Saturday. As a result, South Canterbury, who scored an impressive 58-21 win over King Country

Steelform Wanganui get one over King Country

Wanganui brought neighbour King Country's winning run to a halt in Mitre 10 Cup Heartland rugby when taking out a 36-19 win in Te Kuiti on Saturday. With the win Wanganui moved four points clear in the competition while South Canterbury who retained the Hanan Shield with a comprehensive 41-10 win

Steelform Wanganui dominate Poverty Bay in Gisborne

Steelform Wanganui moved to the top of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship standings but even with a 53-0 smashing of Poverty Bay in Gisborne there is room for improvement following Saturday's big win. Wanganui have carefully negotiated this awkward period of the competition where they had to play back-to-back road games,