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Whanganui Rugby Loss – Brian “Porky” Green

Whanganui Rugby Loss Whanganui, Rangitikei and Hunterville rugby have suffered the loss of a notable administrator with the death of 72-year-old farmer Brian (Porky)…

NZR directive for 15-a-side community rugby under Covid-19 Protection Framework

NZR directive for 15-a-side community rugby under Covid-19 Protection Framework Decision made to ensure community rugby can kick off in all three traffic light…

New Zealand Heartland XV named: team to support vaccination efforts for NZ Barbarians match

The New Zealand Heartland XV team has been named for this weekend’s match against the New Zealand Barbarians, with the side set to wear…

2022 HEARTLAND SHADOW DRAW

By J B Phillips Steelform Whanganui faces a most interesting Heartland rugby schedule next year including visits from three South Island unions and an…

Coach’s masterstroke: Whanganui plays conditions perfect for Lochore Cup win

By Jared Smith It is a coach’s nightmare when weather conditions change entirely three times in the space of 80 minutes, but a determined…

Goals for 2022: Poverty Bay have Bill’s Taonga, South Canterbury the Meads Cup

By Jared Smith There will be another trophy or two in Steelform Whanganui’s sights in 2022, including the Taonga named after one of their…

Farewell my coach, my captain

Above- WHANGANUI, NEW ZEALAND – NOVEMBER 14: Captain Campbell Hart (L) and coach Jason Caskey celebrate victory with the Lochore Cup after the Lochore…

Bunnings Warehouse Heartland Championship introduces the Bill Osborne Taonga and Ian Kirkpatrick Medal 

Bunnings Warehouse Heartland Championship introduces the Bill Osborne Taonga and Ian Kirkpatrick Medal    Iconic All Blacks Bill Osborne and Ian Kirkpatrick have had newly created Bunnings Warehouse…

Steelform Whanganui know to be wary of North Otago in Lochore Cup final

By Jared Smith Despite taking 33-point victory over their opponent just a fortnight ago, Steelform Whanganui have been to big dances enough times to…

The black jersey awaits: Five Whanganui players in NZ Heartland XV

By Jared Smith Steelform Whanganui continues their tradition of strong representation in the NZ Heartland XV with five players named in the 23-man squad…