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NPC rugby: Loose trio impress as Auckland topple Manawatū

Niko Jones had an impressive outing in Auckland’s win over Manawatū. Photo / Photosport It’s early in the National Provincial Championship, but Auckland have already shown they are capable of attacking teams from anywhere. In a 10-point win over North Harbor on Saturday night, it was their backs and hookers who got them over the …

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Rugby: Auckland beat North Harbor in Battle of the Bridge in National Provincial Championship opener

Auckland loose forward Blake Gibson celebrates Auckland’s win over North Harbour. Photo / Photosport Auckland have claimed the spoils in the Battle of the Bridge. In a high-action affair at Eden Park on Saturday night, the hosts were too much for North Harbour, claiming a 36-26 victory to kick their National Provincial Championship season off …

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Rugby: Canterbury make dominant start to National Provincial Championship with big win over Manawatū

Canterbury were too strong for Manawatū in the opening NPC fixture of the season. Photo / Photosport Canterbury 62Manawatu 15 Canterbury have made a big statement in the opening game of the National Provincial Championship, dispatching Manawatū 62-15 in Palmerston North. Coming into the competition as one of the favorites to take it out, the …

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Rugby: All you need to know ahead of the 2022 National Provincial Championship

Waikato won the NPC Premiership title in 2021. Photo / Photosport With the NPC returning this weekend, here’s all you need to know about this year’s competition. New year, new competition format. Towards the back end of the 2021 NPC season, the decision was made to scrap promotion/relegation due to some teams being more impacted …

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