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Auckland Vulcans beat Wellington 30-14

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League
The Auckland Vulcans will play for a national title on October 31 at Trusts Stadium, after qualifying through this weekend’s tournament at Pulman Park to set up a Grand Final meeting with Upper Central. The Vulcans overcame an opening-day 18-14 loss to Upper Central to win both of their games on day two – beating Wellington 30-14 before easing past Northern 40-8 – to secure a top-two spot. Read more »

Free rides: new bike share scheme launching in Naenae

News from Hutt City Council
Free Ride, a new bike sharing scheme, is launching in Naenae on 30 October. The launch will include a Bike Rodeo, music, food and the opportunity to try out the Free Ride bikes. Read more »

Death of John Reid, a cricketing great

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John Reid (right) and Bert Sutcliffe shake hands at the Plunket Shield Cricket competition, 1959. Photo from RNZ/Photosport.

Report from RNZ
John R Reid – New Zealand cricketing great and the country’s oldest surviving Test player, has died aged 92. Reid, regarded as one of the world’s best allrounders during his heyday in the fifties and early sixties, captained his country in 34 Tests including, most notably, New Zealand’s first three victories. Read more »

Top bike riders on trial over Labour Weekend

Report from Bikesport NZ by Andy McGechan
Porirua’s Dylan Ball will be looking for a repeat performance when the 2020 New Zealand Trial Championships are staged in the South Island this Labour Weekend. Read more »

Dynamic duo and experienced campaigner join forces in Pulse shooting circle

News from Central Pulse
Proven match winners Aliyah Dunn and Ameliaranne Ekenasio will once again spearhead the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse shooting end for the 2021 ANZ Premiership netball league. Read more »

All Blacks and Wallabies draw 16 – 16

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Photo from RNZ

Report from RNZ
The opening Bledisloe Cup test of the year ended in a dramatic draw. With the match going deep into a wet and windy extra time, the All Blacks and Wallabies battled to a 16-all stalemate at Sky Stadium in Wellington today. Read more »

Beauden Barrett out with injury, but AB captain can’t wait for kickoff

Sam Cane

Report from Joe Porter of RNZ Sport
All Blacks captain Sam Cane concedes it’s disappointing to lose Beauden Barrett to injury on the eve of the first Bledisloe Cup match, but it hasn’t dampened his excitement for the team’s first test in almost a year. Read more »

Health advice for 30,000 rugby fans at the Stadium

News from Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health wishes the All Blacks well for Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup match and asks supporters at the match to play it safe by following good health advice. Read more »

Three new All Blacks for Bledisloe Cup test

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News from All Blacks
The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the opening Bledisloe Cup test at Sky Stadium in Wellington on Sunday (Kick-off: 4.00PM). Read more »

Online auction for 200 vintage rugby photos

Press Release – Webb’s

The 1924 Invincibles perform the Haka | 3 June 1925 | gelatin silver print 140 x 180mm EST. $500 – $1,000

News from Webbs
While many assumed that 2020’s most important rugby event would be the Bledisloe tests, the launch of Webb’s latest online auction is set to rival the on-field action. Read more »

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