ITM Cup rugby news

Rugby: Bay of Plenty beats Southland

Bay of Plenty have continued their impressive start to the ITM Cup season, with a strong second half showing leading to a 26-10 victory over Southland tonight.

Rugby: Auckland claim win over Taranaki

Rugby: Auckland claim win over Taranaki

Auckland will win matches much easier than this, without dominating as much as they did in their 30-24 victory over the defending champions.

Rugby: Canterbury overcome stiff challenge

Rugby: Canterbury overcome stiff challenge

What an absorbing contrast it was as Canterbury, with a layer of All Blacks, used their full range of attacking ideas in a 20-15 win, against a Counties side who refused to budge on defence.

Rugby: Sopoaga leads Southland to victory

Southland, directed by Lima Sopoaga in his first match since starring for the All Blacks on debut in Johannesburg, overcame Northland 27-18 in Whangarei.