The New Zealand Provincial Barbarians management team has been announced with less than 100 days to go until the first match of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017.
After another season of action-packed rugby, allblacks.com correspondent Andy Burt selects his form XV of 2016.
Fiji's champion domestic side Nadroga held out the New Zealand Heartland XV to claim a 26-22 win in the last of their three-game campaign on Friday.
The New Zealand Heartland XV has started its two match tour of Fiji in winning fashion with a 26-19 win over Nadi.
The NZ Heartland XV retain the Ian MacRae Cup in their annual fixture against NZ Marist, with a 35 – 14 win to start their campaign.
The New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 squad has been selected ahead of a three-match campaign starting in November, including two games in Fiji.
South Canterbury Coach Barry Matthews has been appointed Head Coach of New Zealand Heartland XV today, and will be assisted by Poverty Bay Head Coach, Mutu Ngarimu.
Lindsay Horrocks has been named the Pink Batts Heartland Championship Player of the Year at last night's Steinlager Rugby Awards in Auckland.
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