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Rugby Returns

The North Canterbury Division One rugby competition began over the weekend.  Saracens took on Ashley, with the Rakahuri Shield on the line.  Ashley went into the halftime break with a slight lead 8-6.  The match continued to be tightly contested, but it was Saracens who were the eventual winners 22-18.

Hurunui were rampant in their match with Woodend at Gladstone Park.  The home side struggled throughout the first half to retain any ball and were defeated 12-53.

Glenmark Cheviot also had a dominant win over Oxford 45-21, and Kaiapoi defeated Ohoka 44-17.

Rangiora High School travelled down to Timaru in the first round of UC Championship secondary school competition.  They defeated Roncalli Aoraki 25-12.

The Canterbury Rugby Union Women’s competition also started this weekend.  Kaiapoi met Lincoln University in Lincoln and ran out winner 29-22 in a hard fought battle.

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