rugby

Post-derby clashes

Fresh from their hard-fought derby, the Arrowtown and Wakatipu Premiers rugby sides finish their round robin season with must-win fixtures this Saturday. Fourth-placed Arrowtown, who beat Wakatipu 16-13 last weekend, need to fend off Matakanui Combined, at the Queenstown Events...

Dog fight at the Rec

Basin rugby battle lines will be drawn this weekend – all going well at the Queenstown Rec Ground. Ten days ago the ground, home to the Wakatipu Prems rugby team, was ripped up after a car managed to gain access...

Cup fever in A’town

Fresh from snatching the White Horse Cup off Cromwell, the Arrowtown Premiers face two very winnable challenges before their name's inscribed on the prestigious rugby trophy. The Bulls meet the Central Otago competition's bottom-placed sides – Alexandra, at their Queenstown...

Grudge match

IT'S shaping up to be a doozy. This weekend the Wakatipu Prems rugby team will go head-to-head with their first round foe, Cromwell, at the Queenstown Rec Ground. Waka – off the back of a 53-0 win in Alexandra at the...
Last May, Gavin Mason ran up 1100 steps in under 10 minutes, but two weeks later he was barely able to walk up one. After finishing fourth in the annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge in Auckland, the Queenstown Airport...

Tribal lines are drawn

Call it the ultimate 'Battle of the Basin' showdown. This Saturday's mouth-watering final of the Central Otago rugby competition pits the Wakatipu Premiers, on their home Queenstown Recreation Ground, against neighbours Arrowtown. Kick-off is 2.30pm. Placed first and second, respectively, after the...
This Saturday sees the unusual spectacle of two Central Otago rugby semi-finals taking place just six kilometres apart in Queenstown. Top-placed Wakatipu Premiers host fourth-placed Cromwell at the Recreation Ground while second-placed Arrowtown host Maniototo at their adopted Events Centre...
Top-of-the-table Wakatipu Premiers were rattled by a more determined Arrowtown in an exciting rugby derby last Saturday. Reversing their first-round result, the Arrowtown Bulls won 25-18 on Wakatipu's home ground. Arrowtown coach Simon Spark says he's proud of his players. "Even the...

Bulls dish out respect

Excitement's building for a ding-dong top-of-the-table rugby derby in Queenstown tomorrow. The Wakatipu Premiers, who head the Central Otago competition with only one loss from 12 games, play second-placed Arrowtown on their Recreation Ground home turf at the earlier time...
Queenstown publicans have been forced to stock up as British and Irish Lions fans pour into the resort's pubs. Pog Mahones boss Will Adams says his bar, on Rees Street, has been doing pretty well off the back of the...

Tough finish looms

Going by last weekend's performance, the top-of-the-table Wakatipu Premiers rugby side has to lift its game nearing the business end of the season. They struggled at home last Saturday to put away defending champions Cromwell 20-13, after beating them 36-10...

Make way for the Lions

Local soccer players have been given the boot to make way for the Lions. The British and Irish rugby heavyweights arrive in Queenstown next month for two days ahead of the third and final Test against the All Blacks on...
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