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HEARTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP: Round six preview

There’s plenty to play for this weekend in the Heartland Championship with spots in the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup semifinals still wide open with three more rounds to play.
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Wanganui continue to apply pressure

The heavyweights are showing out after five rounds of the Mitre 10 Heartland competition with Wanganui continuing to set the pace with a 52-30 win over Poverty Bay in Gisborne on Saturday.
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HEARTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP: Round five preview

With just three rounds remaining in the Heartland Championship, the race for spots in the Meads Cup semifinals heats up with South Canterbury and Buller hot on Wanganui’s tail at the top of the ladder.
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Wanganui maintain Heartland hold

Wanganui retained their lead at the head of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship when beating King Country 22-10 at Wanganui on Saturday.
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Heartland Championship: Round four preview

A battle between the reigning Meads and Lochore Cup champions will be a highlight of round four while the historic Rundle Cup will be up for grabs once again when Buller and the West Coast clash.
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Wanganui claim early advantage

In the top of the table clash Wanganui edged out South Canterbury in Wanganui 32-30.
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Heartland Championship: Round three preview

A blockbuster Wanganui-South Canterbury showdown is the highlight of round three as the Heartland Championship moves into round three.
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Buller get last-minute win

Buller first five-eighths James Lash kicked a dropped goal in the last minute to deny Mid Canterbury a draw in their Mitre 10 Heartland game in Westport on Saturday.
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Adjustment to Mitre 10 Heartland Championship bonus points system

New Zealand Rugby has today confirmed an amendment to competition regulations adjusting the bonus points system for the 2016 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship competition.
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Heartland Championship: Round Two Preview

Defending Meads Cup champions Wanganui have the chance to extend their early lead at the top of the Heartland Championship ladder when the second round begins.
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Champions make winning Heartland start

High scoring marked the first round of the Mitre 10 Heartland championship with defending Meads Cup and Lochore Cup champions, Whanganui and King Country respectively securing wins.
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Heartland Championship: Round One Preview

Provincial rivalries ignite when the Heartland Championship kicks off for 2016 on Saturday 27 August.
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Heartland Championship Preview

No competition embodies the passionate grassroots spirit of rugby like the Heartland Championship.
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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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