Nelson Rugby

Sunday, 2 October 2011
Rugby 12:46PM
Injury cuts down another Wallaby star

Nelson — Australia’s overworked medical staff will get no respite in the lead-up to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after yet another serious injury marred the Wallabies’ 68-22 victory over Russia at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.


Rugby 12:31PM
Cloud over Wallabies' 10-try victory

Nelson — A tournament-threatening injury to wing Drew Mitchell soured Australia coach Robbie Deans’ mood after a 68-22 win over Russia on Saturday secured their place in the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2011.

Australia wing Drew Mitchell gets treatment on his hamstring injury


Rugby 12:27PM
Referee Clancy amazed by school support

Nelson — Rugby referees are more accustomed to receiving criticism than support so World Cup referee George Clancy was taken aback when a small school in Motueka sent him a postcard to welcome him to New Zealand.

George Clancy presents his jersey to deputy principal Margaret Jones


Friday, 30 September 2011
Rugby 1:33PM
Wallabies aim for injury-free win

Nelson — Injury-riddled Australia need their makeshift line-up to secure a bonus point win against Russia at Trafalgar Park on Saturday, and more importantly, they need it done without new additions to their casualty ward.


Rugby 3:15AM
Bears want to go out with a roar

Nelson — Two days ahead of facing Australia in their last match at Rugby World Cup 2011, Russia have chosen the line-up that is close to the optimal composition from their first three pool matches.


Thursday, 29 September 2011
Rugby 2:47AM
Nelson embraces the Wallabies

Nelson — Trans-Tasman rivalry was temporarily forgotten on Wednesday as the Wallabies arrived at Nelson Airport to find themselves swamped by enthusiastic locals offering hugs.

Wallaby Radike Samo with students during a visit to Christchurch


Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Rugby 1:20PM
Parisse sets sights on Ireland

Nelson — Captain Sergio Parisse hailed Italy's performance after they secured a potentially crucial bonus point with a 27-10 triumph in their Pool C match with USA at Trafalgar Park on Tuesday.

Skipper Sergio Parisse dives over to give Italy the perfect start


Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Rugby 10:28PM
Azzurri power to victory over USA

Nelson — First-half tries from Sergio Parisse, Luciano Orquera and Martin Castrogiovanni propelled Italy on their way to a 27-10 victory in their Pool C match with USA at Trafalgar Park on Tuesday.


Rugby 9:24PM
Azzurri power ahead

Nelson — Tries from Sergio Parisse, Luciano Orquera and Martin Castrogiovanni propelled Italy to a 20-10 lead in their Pool C match with USA at Trafalgar Park on Tuesday.


Monday, 26 September 2011
Rugby 3:34PM
USA targeting upset against Italy

Nelson — Italy coach Nick Mallett and his USA counterpart Eddie O'Sullivan have both shown how desperate they are to win the match between their teams on Tuesday by naming their strongest sides.


Sunday, 25 September 2011
Rugby 5:43PM
Italy's South African links could be crucial

Nelson — Italy's quest to reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup for the first time is being helped by a handful of players and staff born and brought up in a country that has won the Webb Ellis Cup twice - South Africa.


Saturday, 24 September 2011
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