Assistant coach Ian Foster says midfielder Ryan Crotty’s attacking abilities should be given the recognition they deserve after an “outstanding” performance against the Wallabies.
The Tupapa Panthers remain the class of the rugby competition after their backs lit up a tough Arorangi Cowboys side to the tune of 23-11 on Saturday.
The Takuvaine Reds once again showed they are a side to be reckoned with in their comprehensive 52-23 win against the Ngatangiia Dragons in the Bond Store game of the week.
Two Cook Islanders are in line to represent Canterbury Country U18s, thanks to their rugby exploits at Rangiora High School in North Canterbury, New Zealand.
A new book about the 1969 rugby league grand final between Balmain and South Sydney should be required reading for the Wallabies as they head into the opening Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday night.