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A-Z of Rugby in 2016

After a blockbusting 2015 rugby season which brought fans pulsating action across all formats, 2016 promises to be just as dynamic.
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New laws to be trialled across domestic competitions

Changes to rugby laws will be trialled across New Zealand’s national provincial competitions in 2016.
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Mitre 10 unveiled as new sponsor of national provincial rugby competitions

New Zealand-owned home improvement and garden retailer, Mitre 10 will sponsor men’s and women’s national provincial rugby competitions from 2016 through to 2020.
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George Moala named ITM Cup Player of the Year 2015

George Moala has been named ITM Cup Player of the Year for the 2015 season at the Steinlager Rugby Awards held in Auckland last night.
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All Blacks success celebrated at 2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards

The All Blacks have swept the major awards at tonight’s Steinlager Rugby Awards following their historic back-to-back Rugby World Cup triumph in the United Kingdom last month.
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Coaches O'Halloran and Va'a fined for criticising match officials

Manawatu coach Jason O’Halloran and Wellington coach Earl Va’a have been fined for recent comments in the media criticising in the case of Va’a, the performance of referees, and in the case of O’Halloran, the assistant referees and television match officials during the 2015 ITM Cup season.
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ITM Cup Provincial Unions select crossover matches for 2016

ITM Cup Provincial Unions have today chosen their opposition for compulsory crossover match-ups between Premiership and Championship teams in the 2016 ITM Cup competition.
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Canterbury reclaim ITM Cup

Canterbury got back in the ITM Cup winner's circle with a 25-23 win over Auckland in a magnificent contest at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Hawke's Bay claim thrilling final from Wellington

Ihaia West needed to land a sideline conversion to claim the ITM Cup Championship title 26-25 from Wellington in Napier on Friday, but it was his superb pass to wing Mason Emerson that was even more important in the final outcome.
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Canterbury secure home final against Auckland

Canterbury demonstrated all the traditional qualities that have made them such a formidable force in the last decade in ITM Cup rugby when beating Taranaki 46–20 in their Premiership semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Hawke's Bay come back to secure berth in final

Hawke's Bay recovered from the disappointment of losing the Ranfurly Shield last week by coming from behind in the second half to beat Bay of Plenty 33-26 at McLean Park and claim a place in the ITM Cup Championship final.
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Auckland too strong for Makos

Auckland returned to the ITM Cup final for the first time since 2012 with a convincing 44-24 win over Tasman at Eden Park on Friday.
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Otago overcome spirited Steamers

Otago warmed up for their Championship semi-final date with Wellington by comprehensively beating Bay of Plenty 43-30 in Dunedin on Sunday,
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Harbour finish fifth, Northland end winless

North Harbour ended their season on a positive note with a 36-12 win over Northland to hand the Taniwha their fourth winless season in the province's proud history.
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Heem's hat-trick and Jono Hickey's boot get Auckland home

Auckland will host Tasman in Friday's ITM Cup Premiership semi-final after leaving Pukekohe with a hard-earned 31–16 win over Counties Manukau on Saturday.
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