Many small-town clubs often complain about the challenging times they face nowadays, but you will hear no sob stories from the Shannon Rugby Club. BY LEE STACE
If you visit Whangarei to watch Northland play, then it is well worth popping into the Old Boys clubrooms, up on the hill next door. There you will find solid rugby people and good cheer. BY CAMPBELL BURNES
Athletic Marist has just celebrated becoming one of the few New Zealand rugby clubs to have reached its 125th year. BY HAYDEN MEIKLE
The Navy Rugby Club is taking steps to increase its profile in the wider community. BY LEE STACE
Moutere is a successful club facing many of the challenges of modern grassroots rugby. But it has its own unique way of dealing with them. BY CAMPBELL BURNES
Queen’s Birthday weekend promises to be a big one in Palmerston North as Freyberg blows out 50 candles on its birthday cake. BY LEE STACE
Nelson’s Marist club has done well for itself in the new millennium, but it has plans afoot to further strengthen the club. BY CAMPBELL BURNES
Although it has an interesting history and is currently doing it tough, there is a good old-fashioned feel running through the Marton Rugby Club. BY LEE STACE
Central’s identity in Marlborough rugby circles is due in no small part to the hard-working yet laidback people that have flown the blue flag for over a century.
BY CAMPBELL BURNES
Despite doing business in a difficult rugby landscape, Wanganui Marist has got plenty to crow about. BY LEE STACE
Eden has big plans to match its long and rich history in the Auckland club rugby scene. BY CAMPBELL BURNES
Mahurangi has certainly put the word ‘North’ into North Harbour for the past 22 years. BY LEE STACE
There is much to like about the Papakura Rugby Football Club, even if the last few years on the field haven't been so great. BY LEE STACE
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.