ORFU Managers made Stupid Mistakes
16 Mar 2012 - Rugby - Editor
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has blamed "stupid" and "reprehensible" management mistakes for spurring a ratepayer bailout of the Otago Rugby Football Union.
Andy Ellis Rates Dunedin stadium With the Best
8 Mar 2012 - Rugby - Editor
Build a stadium like Dunedin's in post-earthquake Christchurch and you could call it Ellis Park. All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis rates the Dunedin arena's pitch as "one of the best surfaces in the world" and would love to see a roofed stadium established in Crusaders' territory.
John Key Visits Rugby League Park
17 Feb 2012 - Rugby - Editor
Prime Minister John Key visits the new stadium being constructed at Rugby League Park today. Joe Flynn, the acting CEO Christchurch Stadium Trust is at Key's left.
New Tamworth Stadium Needed
15 Feb 2012 - Rugby - Editor
Tamworth mayor Col Murray said Friday night’s sell out international rugby clash at Scully Park has only strengthened the need for a major outdoor sports stadium in the city.
Wrecking Starts at Rugby League Park
2 Dec 2011 - Rugby - Editor
Andy Ellis' plans to help demolish Rugby League Park's old grandstands were stymied by health and safety regulations today but the Crusader is looking forward to be the one calling the shots at the franchise's new home ground next season.
Silverdale Memorial Park, Rugby World Cup (RWC) Training Venue
1 Dec 2011 - Rugby - Kellie Rose
Silverdale Memorial Park located 40 minutes North of Central Auckland in the former Rodney District was chosen as a training venue for the RWC 2011. In order to meet the standards required for a training venue the council contractor City Care, embarked on an extensive upgrade and maintenance program
South Island Lauded over Performance of Stadium as Sporting Venue
1 Dec 2011 - Rugby - Editor
The organisation behind the 2011 Rugby World Cup has praised the South for its involvement in the tournament.
Excellent Pitch Conditions at Rugby World Cup 2011
30 Nov 2011 - Rugby - Alex Glasgow
Not the sort of title that would make headlines in newspapers because it’s just not interesting enough – conversely bad news sells.
Rugby Club Holds Lysaght Oval Sale Talks
9 Nov 2011 - Rugby - Editor
The Collegians rugby club has confirmed it is negotiating with the owners of Lysaght oval to buy the sportsground and build a rugby complex.
Bid on Eden Park Turf
2 Nov 2011 - Rugby - Press Release
RWC 2011 and Eden Park are delighted to support the RWC Christchurch Earthquake appeal with the online auction of turf from the Eden Park pitch which saw such a wonderful final on 23rd October.
Organisers Hail Success of Seventh Rugby World Cup
25 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Press Release
Tournament organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 today thanked the people of New Zealand for the way they embraced the seventh Rugby World Cup and contributed to its success
Eden Park Gears Up for the Big One
21 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Editor
Eden Park's painstakingly prepared turf faces its biggest audience yet at Sunday's Rugby World Cup final, with 61,000 fans in the stands and tens of millions expected to watch on television. Head groundsman Mark Perham said his pitch must first endure a few days of spring rain and a third-place playoff.
Harrod Posts Towering Success in NZ
18 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Pitchcare
With the 2011 Rugby World Cup set to reach its climax this weekend, UK-based sports equipment manufacturer Harrod have highlighted that it is their goalposts through which penalties and conversions will be kicked during Sunday's final.
The Grass is Greener Down Under
12 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Ian McKendry
The Rugby World Cup is now down to the business end. Twenty teams whittled down to the 4 contenders. Why has this World Cup produced some of the most compelling viewing, competitive, attractive and evenly contested Rugby to be played in the short history of the tournament? Well look no further than the outstanding surfaces provided by our stadiums!
Queanbeyan’s Seiffert Oval set Back
10 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Editor
The surface of Queanbeyan’s premier sports ground, Seiffert Oval, is in danger of deteriorating further if it is overused during spring and summer.
WIN Stadium Grandstand Roof now Stable
4 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Editor
The fate of WIN Stadium’s stricken western grandstand roof will now be determined after stabilisation works were completed at the weekend.
Over a Million Fans Attend RWC 2011 Pool Phase
4 Oct 2011 - Rugby - Press Release
Nearly 1.1 million fans have passed through the gates of Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) stadia with all 40 matches of the Tournament’s pool phase now completed, Tournament organisers announced today.