Brett Ranga included in New Zealand Heartland XV

New Zealand Heartland XV Coach Mark Rutene has named 26 players for a three-match programme taking place next month. The team features 14 players that will be taking the field in Mitre 10 Heartland Championship Finals this weekend. The New Zealand Heartland XV is; Carl Carmichael King Country Josh Clark North Otago Ralph Darling North Otago Anthony Ellis Buller Tristan Flutey Wairarapa

Swampfoxes fall in Semi Finals

Perennial Mitre 10 Heartland Championship powerhouse Wanganui was able to expel 12 months of frustration as they reversed the 1st vs 4th upset of 2018 by ending defending champion Thames Valley's season in the Meads Cup semifinals on Saturday. The 20-15 victory, after an absorbing physical clash at Paeroa Domain, meant


Thames Valley finished top of the table in the Mitre 10 Heartland Rugby championship when beating King Country 37-15 on Saturday. That ensured the defending Meads Cup champions home advantage in next week’s semifinals. Only three points separated the top four teams who will contest the trophy They will face a tough