The Magpies hope Ihaia West can regain his best form. Photo / NZME.

Rugby: West recovers to combat Lions

Crouched down coughing and spluttering regularly was a sign ... all wasn't well with Ihaia West against North Harbour on Saturday night. There were other signs, too…

Bay of Plenty Steamers player Doug Edwards looks to pass during the Ranfurly Shield challenge against Hawke's Bay on Saturday in Napier. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby: Steamers trip on Log o' Wood

What was shaping as a historic day for Bay of Plenty rugby turned into another disappointing loss for the Steamers. The Bay of Plenty Steamers lost 36-17 to Hawke's…


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