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New Zealand Heartland XV coaches named

South Canterbury Coach Barry Matthews has been appointed Head Coach of New Zealand Heartland XV today, and will be assisted by Poverty Bay Head Coach, Mutu Ngarimu.


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Law trials for NZ domestic competitions in 2016

New rugby laws aimed at making the game safer, simpler and more fun to watch, will be trialled in two of New Zealand's national competitions - the Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship this year.
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Mitre 10 Cup and Heartland Championship draws released

The 2016 draws for the renamed Mitre 10 Cup (formerly ITM Cup) and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship have been released by New Zealand Rugby today.
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A-Z of Rugby in 2016

After a blockbusting 2015 rugby season which brought fans pulsating action across all formats, 2016 promises to be just as dynamic.
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New laws to be trialled across domestic competitions

Changes to rugby laws will be trialled across New Zealand’s national provincial competitions in 2016.
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Mitre 10 unveiled as new sponsor of national provincial rugby competitions

New Zealand-owned home improvement and garden retailer, Mitre 10 will sponsor men’s and women’s national provincial rugby competitions from 2016 through to 2020.
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Lindsay Horrocks named Heartland Championship Player of the Year

Lindsay Horrocks has been named the Pink Batts Heartland Championship Player of the Year at last night's Steinlager Rugby Awards in Auckland.
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All Blacks success celebrated at 2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards

The All Blacks have swept the major awards at tonight’s Steinlager Rugby Awards following their historic back-to-back Rugby World Cup triumph in the United Kingdom last month.
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Sterling second half powers Wanganui to Meads Cup

Patience proved to be a championship-winning virtue for Wanganui, who claimed the Meads Cup with a 28-11 win over South Canterbury in Timaru on Saturday.
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King Country create Heartland history in Te Kuiti

King Country overcame a yellow card, a resurgent North Otago and a number of missed tackles to claim an historic Lochore Cup 47-34 amid jubilant scenes in Te Kuiti on Saturday.
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Preview: Lochore Cup and Meads Cup finals

While their ITM Cup counterparts do battle on Friday and Saturday nights, the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup finals illustrating the best of grassroots rugby will also be on display come Saturday.
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South Canterbury and Wanganui contest Meads Cup final

South Canterbury will host Wanganui in the final of the Meads Cup section of the Pink Batts Heartland competition next weekend.
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North takes on South in Heartland semifinals

It's the battle of the islands in the semifinals of the Pink Batts Heartland Championship.
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New Zealand Heartland XV 2015 Series Fixtures and Naming

Rugby fans in the lower North Island have an exciting opportunity to see the stars of the Pink Batts Heartland Championship and Australia's National Rugby Championship in action, with three fixtures confirmed for the New Zealand Heartland XV Series 2015.
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Wairarapa Bush squeak into Meads Cup play-offs

Wairarapa Bush claimed a Meads Cup place in the Pink Batts Heartland Championship when Horowhenua Kapiti suffered a surprise 31-44 loss to Buller in Levin on Saturday.
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