A general on the field

UTILITY BACK: Sonny Rutene fires out a pass from the base of a Poverty Bay scrum. Gisborne Photo News, No.158, August 9, 1967 In the home, at work and on the rugby field, he was a perfectionist who demanded high standards of himself and those he looked after, relatives say. Sonny Huru

Tom Cairns named new Heartland Head Coach

Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union is excited to announce Tom Cairns as its new Heartland Head Coach. The successful Gisborne Boys High and NZ Secondary Schools coach was the winning candidate from a very strong field of applicants and Poverty Bay Rugby Chief Executive Josh Willoughby says the Union is

Team Line Up vs King Country (6th Oct 2018)

Starting XV 1 Toru NOANOA 2 Tamanui HILL (C) 3 Andrew PETELO 4 Jacob COOK 5 Sam McDELL 6 Fawn WHITE 7 Callum McDONALD 8 Jesse KAPENE 9 Mario COUNSELL 10 Tom IOSEFO 11 Korey LOVE 12 Anthony KARAURIA 13 Willy McGOON 14 Te Peehi FAIRLIE 15 Andrew TAUTEVALU Reserves 16 Shayde SKUDDER 17

Azalleyah Maaka – Youth Olympic Games 7s team

Youth Olympic Games sevens team The New Zealand sevens team for the Youth Olympic Games assembles to depart to Argentina in Auckland tomorrow. The New Zealand Youth Olympic Games Sevens team is; Player - School - Provincial Union Arorangi Tauranga - Hamilton Girls High School - Waikato Azalleyah Maaka - Gisborne Girls High School -

Local players predominate

Apart from two loan players, Poverty Bay coaches Mana Otai and Dwayne Russell have gone for an all-local squad for Saturday’s first-round Heartland Championship rugby clash against Wairarapa Bush at Rugby Park. Former Tasman Makos tighthead prop Andrew Petelo and former Manawatu Turbos second five-eighth Mapa Tuipulotu are the loan players. Former

Saracens avenge one-point loss

A capable Hawke’s Bay Saracens team avenged their 32-31 loss to Poverty Bay in 2017 by beating the Bay 62-12, outscoring them 10 tries to two at Tremain Field in Napier on Saturday. Second five-eighth Anthony Karauria scored for Poverty Bay in the 35th minute, first-five Kelvin Smith converting. The Saracens were

Same time, same place.

Tomorrow's 2.30pm clash between Poverty Bay and the Hawke's Bay Saracens is an important game: the last before the Bay plays Wairarapa-Bush here in the Heartland Championship season opener on August 25. Horowhenua-Kapiti beat Poverty Bay 37-14 last weekend but talented first-five Andrew Tauatevalu and tough reserve No.8 Callum MacDonald proved