Preview: Manawatu v Wellington

23/08/2012 VENUE & TIME: FMG Stadium, Palmerston North, Friday August 24 @ 1805 HEAD TO HEAD: Played 80; Manawatu 17, Wellington 57, drawn 6. LAST TIME: August 13, 2010 (Wellington) - Wellington 25-31 Manawatu. WALKING WOUNDED: Manawatu have three long-term injury worries - Grant Polson, Doug Tietjens and Isaac Thompson - while the two

Auckland take honours in opener

Thursday Aug 23, 2012 Auckland 36 Hawke's Bay 29 The ITM Cup is renowned for entertaining rugby and it will be hoped that tonight's season opener between Auckland and Hawke's Bay sets the tone for this year's edition. The final scoreline read Auckland 36 Hawke's Bay 29 but it didn't really tell the tale

Six All Blacks named in Wellington ITM Cup squad

Monday August 20, 2012 All Blacks winger Julian Savea in action for the Wellington Lions. - Source: Photosport Six All Blacks and nine Wellington debutants have been named in the Wellington Lions squad for the 2012 ITM Cup campaign. Led by Jeremy Thrush, the Lions are set to begin their campaign this Friday in

Global law trial FAQ

Background: The iRB have approved a request from the NZRU to trial the recently agreed 11 law changes in 2012 during the ITM Cup, Heartland Championship and Women's Competition. Of the 11 changes, the 8 changes relevant to our three competitions are; Law 4 : Players' Clothing 4.2 Special additional items for women

Argentina’s Sevens leg postponed

August 16, 2012 Argentina will have to wait a while longer to host a leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series The International Rugby Board has confirmed that Argentina will not host a leg of the 2012-13 HSBC Sevens World Series as previously planned. La Plata was, for the first time, set to