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Coastal too good for defending champs

Good teams feed of opposition mistakes. That’s exactly what Coastal did as they beat defending Taranaki premier club rugby champions Tukapa 30-22 at Sanders Park on Saturday. While the match took a little while to...

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This club rugby season is hard to pick

The Taranaki club rugby competition started with some surprises last Saturday. Not too many pundits would have picked Stratford-Eltham to deservedly beat last year’s champions Tukapa, while unbeaten going in to the final in 2016,...

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Stratford-Eltham cause first round upset

At a glance Stratford 21 Tukapa 19 Coastal 34 NPOB 19 Spotswood United 33 Clifton 25 Southern 30 Inglewood 23 Stratford-Eltham marked their official coming together as a premier rugby club with an upset 21-19...

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Big weekend coming up for nine rugby clubs

OPINION: It’s nice how things work out in sport sometimes. Take next Saturday’s club rugby finals day. Why? Because every club in Taranaki that fields a premier side will be represented. Add in Patea...

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Unbeaten Old Boys stretched before making the final

There was a point late in Saturday’s semifinal when the majority of the New Plymouth Old Boys players looked shocked. They were standing collectively behind the goal line after Southern replacement Brent Landers had scored...

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Semifinals sorted in Taranaki premier club rugby

Defending champions New Plymouth Old Boys will meet Southern while Tukapa face Coastal in next week’s premier club rugby semifinals after the second round was completed on Saturday. Third placed Southern needed to get...

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Top four decided in premier club rugby

The top four may have been decided but who will play who in premier club rugby’s semifinals will not be known until the final round is completed this Saturday. Inglewood’s inability to beat Stratford...