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The 2014 RLN Calendar

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Key Dates to put in your diary


25th March – Rugby League Northland, Annual General Meeting
27th March – Beginner Youth/Senior Coaching Course
29th March – RLN Premiership – Season Launch, Double Header


Every Monday night throughout the RLN season – Swords Training Sessions for 15s, 17s and Premiers – North and South Training PODS

5th April – RLN Premiership Season commences

6th April – Junior Season commences (continues to 10/11th August) – Grades 7s, 9s, 11s, 13s, 15s and 18s (currently there is an option to continue the junior season until the end of August tbc).

11th April (Finals Night) – NorthTec Adam Blair Trophy

Proposed North/South Origin Game – final date tbc. Grades 15s, 18s and Premiers

9th August – RLN Premiership Finals – 15s, 18s and Seniors


See the below link to view Rugby League Northland’s Calendar for the 2014 season. Please note that this Calendar will be updated throughout the season as changes occur.

2014 RLN League Calendar

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A healthy crowd turned up to Toll Stadium to watch the first week of the RLN MultiKai Cooker Premiership Finals Series.  Someone must have spoken to the weather gods, as the morning threatened with numerous downpours. However, come 12pm, the sun broke through and was a partner in the entertainment for the rest of the day.

GAME 1 – Hokianga Pioneers 40 v Northern Wairoa Bulls 20

At 1pm, the Hokianga Pioneers took on the Northern Wairoa Bulls.  Finals football can be a funny beast – some teams rise to the challenge while others can choke under the pressure, for the first 15 minutes of the match both teams were of the latter option.  The Bulls in the meantime had stolen a try after a one on one strip from the back of the scrum by Shelford Edwards, allowed him to run 20 metres untouched to score, however Hohepa Harding goofed the easy conversion.

Cometh the hour cometh the man, and come the 15th minute Hokianga Pioneers’ standoff Richard Koroi sprung into action.  The Bulls defence line could only stand and watch as Koroi, time after time, took on their line, creating tries in the 15th, 22nd, 25th and 36th minute for the Pioneers to take a 24 – 4 half time lead.  By the 20th minute in the second spell, the Pioneers had stretched their lead to 40 – 4, with Koroi again instrumental. His partnership with Wiremu Snowden-Te Iringa was lethal with  Snowden-Te Iringa scoring a hat-trick of tries.  Koroi himself got over the line and converted 6 tries to have a personal tally of 16 points.

The last 20 minutes saw a Bull team gain some respect, scoring three late tries, with a final score of 40 – 20.  The Bulls had tried hard all day but had failed to compete at finals intensity on the day. However as it was the first ever season of coaching for coach Cruize Selkirk, you would have to predict that next year the Bulls will come back stronger with the experience.

The Pioneers progress to the Major Semi Finals and will face the Hikurangi Stags on Saturday 2nd August 1pm at Toll Stadium.

GAME 2 – Otangarei Knights v Portland Panthers

This game had it all, it was your traditional grinding finals game where none of the teams were going to give up any easy territory.   Typical of a semi-final of intense proportions, Otangarei scored first in the 7th minute to Winger Dane Tito, with Portland hitting straight back with skipper, Robert Nathan, busting over on the 11th minute.  This spurred the Panthers pack into action and they dominated a lot of the second half possession.  The pack led by the Salase brothers, Michael and Alex, made big yards, while the Knights were desperate on defence and to their credit stemmed the Panthers flow.  In typical Rugby League fashion the team that can withstand continuous pressure is rewarded, as the Panthers turned over possession on their third consecutive set of 6 for powerful fullback Zion Rota to gallop 70 metres to score.

The Knights went into half time with a 14 – 6 lead, after standoff Jordan Katene, scored again, against the run of play.  The normally reliable goal kicker, Herewini Edmonds only converting 1 from 3.

The second half saw another action packed affair, with momentum continuously swinging from one team to the other.  First it was the Panthers who smashed their way back into contention with Alex Salase being rewarded with a well earned try and then Sharif Mangu scoring in the 55th minute for the Panthers to take a 16 – 14 lead.  Demonstrating the closeness of the game the next team to score was the Knights,as they put back to back penalties on the board to take a 18 – 16 lead, which is where the score stayed until the 78th minute, when on the back of a sweeping move, Linn Hunapo looked certain to score as he stepped inside the last defender who in the reaction of the movement stuck his arm out in an 80’s style coat hanger, cleaning Hunapo out in the action.

The game was suspended as Hunapo was stretched off and taken to hospital for observation – when the game continued, Michael Salase from the Panthers was sent from the field and the Knights were awarded a penalty try to win the game 24 – 16.

The Knights will face the Takahiwai Warriors Saturday 2nd August 3pm at Toll Stadium.

Major Semi Finals – Saturday 2nd August at Toll Stadium
Hokianga Pioneers  v Hikurangi Stags –1pm
Otangarei Knights v Takahiwai Warriors – 3pm

About Brauhaus Frings WhangareiAbout Brauhaus Frings Whangarei

October 1st will celebrate Frings 2nd Birthday.  The Brauhaus is a haven for beer lovers with well-crafted 100% Organic beer and a relaxed atmosphere. The Brauhaus Frings has become a haven for Families, Music Lovers and Beer enthusiasts, as it combines well crafted organic beer with a relaxed, informal atmosphere making it an ideal place to sit and unwind.

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The Brauhaus Frings outdoor area is so popular with the punters that the team decided to give it a humongous makeover.

With brand new tables and a spunky new stage the hut is perfect for all seasons. The beer garden was given a makeover with the addition to the family “The new Pizza Oven” , brand new tables, new shades and a dashing new paint job. The makeover has been so extensive, if you haven’t been to Brauhaus Frings lately you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The Beer Garden and Hut are the perfect places to relax, unwind and let the good times roll.

With outdoor projectors and a TV for the sports, Brauhaus Frings is the perfect venue for every occasion.

Our 100% Pure Malt Beers Are Brewed On-Site

All of our beers are chemical free, and contain neither preservatives nor salts or any other artificial substances. All types of beers are available in Flagons of 2 Ltrs and can be enjoyed at home or with friends.

Family Atmosphere for Foodlovers!

Frings are also famous for its Wood Fired Pizza Oven that cooks more than just Pizzas, so take the family down and enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

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Adding to the atmosphere at Frings is live music.  Check out the Brauhaus Frings Facebook page for weekly updates with live music most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.