Taniwha winger Jone Macilai scoring one of Northland's two tries as the team lost 26-21 in what was their first semifinal appearance since 1997. Photo / Duncan Brown

Rugby: Taniwha beaten but unbowed

Despite a record-breaking season, the 2014 Taniwha side is not happy with their ITM Cup Championship semifinal loss to Hawke's Bay in Napier. Northland was taught a…

Richard Buckman has his knee injury checked out by Magpies physio Mark Nicol (left) and doctor Ian Taylor as referee Shane McDermott looks on. Photo / Duncan Brown

Rugby: Fullback only injury woe

Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby coach Craig Philpott has never been a believer in miracles unless they involve his fullback Richard Buckman. "At this stage Richard is out…


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