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Upsets for Buller and Poverty Bay in Heartland

Buller and Poverty Bay suffered upset losses in the second round of Pink Batts Heartland rugby on Saturday.
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New Zealand Heartland XV to face Australian Barbarians

Mid Canterbury Coach Grant Keenan has been appointed Head Coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV today, and will be assisted by Poverty Bay Head Coach Mutu Ngarimu.
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Meads Cup champions make good start

A strong second half allowed Mid Canterbury to break clear of a 17-17 halftime score to beat South Canterbury 34-17 in Ashburton on Saturday.
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Preview: Heartland Championship Week One

The 2015 Pink Batts Heartland Championship will be the tenth season of the second tier of New Zealand domestic competition.
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Referees for the ITM Cup (Rd 2 and 3) and Heartland Championship (Rd 1 and 2)

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the referee appointments for Week's two and three of the ITM Cup, and the opening fortnight of the Heartland Championship.
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Perennial challengers Wanganui aiming for another trophy

Last season Wanganui claimed the Pink Batts Heartland Lochore Cup when beating North Otago 14-12 in their final played in Oamaru.
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Mid Canterbury looking for three straight Meads Cups

Mid Canterbury will look to cement their reputation as the kings of the Pink Batts Heartland Championship, if they lift the Meads Cup this season it will be the third straight year the union has lifted the trophy.
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New Zealand Rugby's ecal expands ahead of domestic season

With the 2015 editions of the Heartland Championship and ITM Cup now three weeks away, you can have all the fixtures ready to go in your personal device.
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Will it be lucky number 14 for the Ranfurly Shield challengers?

Mid-Canterbury will attempt to claim the Ranfurly Shield for the first time, during what will be their 14th attempt since the 1930s (and second time in 12 months), in tonight's third challenge for the Log o'Wood in 2015.
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Heartland teams hungry to get hands on the Shield

New Zealand's best-loved trophy is back on the line, with Ranfurly Shield holders Hawke's Bay accepting challenges from three Heartland Championship Provincial Unions, who will be hoping to make history.
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Pink Batts Heartland Championship 2015 draw released

Two night games will feature in this year’s Pink Batts Heartland Championship, which kicks off on Saturday 22 August.
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Cook Islands account for Heartland XV

After a humbling first up loss to the New Zealand Heartland XV on Tuesday the Cook Islands Residents XV won the return leg 33 – 20 at Nikao International Stadium over the weekend.
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New Zealand Heartland XV to play Cook Islands Residents

The New Zealand Heartland XV squad to play Cook Islands Residents XV on Saturday has been named by Head Coach Kurt McQuilkin today.
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Heartland XV too good for Cook Islands

The Heartland XV started their Cook Islands tour with an emphatic 64 - 6 win over the Cook Island Residents XV.
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Heartland XV come back to defeat Marist for third straight year

The New Zealand Heartland XV have come from behind to score a remarkable 46-31 victory over an outstanding NZ Marist outfit at North Harbour Marist in Albany this afternoon (Saturday NZDT).
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