RANCHI RHINOS

  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? September 15, 2014

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pullout of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pullout, wear the look of damage control for...
  • Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quits September 11, 2014

    In a move that will shake the roots of promising Hockey India League (HIL), it's franchise Ranchi Rhinos has decided to quit and will no longer be functional. Rhinos, who had a fabulous track record in two seasons of HIL, haven't yet made reasons of their decision official but a team...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards in shoot-out to claim third spot February 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards via penalty shoot-out to finish third in the Hero Hockey India League 2014 at the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium, here on Sunday. Rhinos beat UP Wizards 3-2 via penalty shoot-out after the two teams were locked at 1-1 at regulation time. The hosts...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors out to end Ranchi Rhinos' title defence in semis February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Bolstered by a strong showing in the league stages, tabletoppers Punjab Warriors would look to continue their winning streak against defending champions Ranchi Rhinos when the two sides meet in the second semifinal of the Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. Punjab Warriors had a dream campaign in the HIL...
  • Teams set for Hockey India League semifinals February 20, 2014

    Ranchi: After 26 days and 30 games of the Hockey India League (HIL), the tournament enters its semifinal stage Saturday after four of the six teams qualified for the knockouts. The Jharkhand capital will see the first semifinal between the Delhi Waveriders and the Uttar Pradesh Wizards which will be followed...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 32 at Hockey India League February 19, 2014

    Ranchi: Veteran dragflicker Sandeep Singh struck twice from penalty corners to help Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 32 in the last match of the Hero Hockey India League on Wednesday. Sandeep scored in the 21st and 52nd minutes while Kieran Govers got the other Punjab goal in the...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 42 to consolidate their position in HIL February 16, 2014

    Mohali: Punjab Warriors defeated defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 42 in their penultimate league match to consolidate their second position in the Hockey India League on Sunday. SV Sunil opened the scoring for Warriors in the 17th minute of the match with a field strike that beat Rhinos goalie Sushant Tirkey...
  • Akashdeep's late goal hand Delhi 10 win over holders Ranchi in HIL February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Young striker Akashdeep Singh scored a late winner to help hosts Delhi Waveriders eke out a hardfought 10 win over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in front of strong home crowd at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here today. Akashdeep scored a field goal in the 65th minute,...
  • Delhi Waveriders eying revenge against Ranchi Rhinos in Hockey India League February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitting pretty atop the leaderboard in the Hero Hockey India League 2014, last year's runnersup Delhi Waveriders would be desperately hunting for a win against title holders Ranchi Rhinos on Wednesday to avenge their defeat at the hands of the same opponents in their last match. A win on...
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Mumbai Magicians 10 in HIL February 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos rode on Justin Reid Ross' solitary strike to pip Dabur Mumbai Magicians 10 in a tamely contested match in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) here on Sunday. Ross found the back of the net with a blistering field goal after being...
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Kalinga Lancers 32 in Hockey India League February 7, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos staved off a stiff challenge before prevailing over Kalinga Lancers 32 in a league match of the second Hero Hokey India League on Friday. Ranchi scored through Ashley Jackson (6th minute), skipper Furste Moritz (57th) and Amon Tirkey (63th), while Kalinga reduced the margin with the...
  • Ranchi Rhinos to clash against Kalinga Lancers on home ground February 6, 2014

    Ranchi: Hockey India League (HIL) defending champions Ranchi Rhinos take on debutants Kalinga Lancers on their home turf here on Friday. After a tough draw with Mumbai Magicians on Tuesday, the Rhinos are practising with a fresh approach and new strategies. They have played three out of their four matches on...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos held to a 11 draw by Mumbai Magicians February 4, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos and Mumbai Magicians played out a 11 draw at the Birsa Munda Astroturf Stadium in the Hockey India League, here on Wednesday. Reid Ross Justin drew the first blood for Rhinos with a blistering strike off a penalty corner in the 57th minute, while the Mumbai...
  • Mumbai Magicians to take on Ranchi Rhinos on Tuesday February 3, 2014

    Ranchi: Bottomplaced Mumbai Magicians on Monday admitted that inconsistency had led to three consecutive losses in the 2nd Hockey India League, but said the team has rectified their mistakes ahead of the clash against Ranchi Rhinos on Tuesday. "It is frustrating and disappointing for us, losing the previous three games," Glenn...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards 21 February 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos eked out a close 21 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards to consolidate their position in the points table of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Dhyan Chand Stadium, here on Saturday. The Rhinos were, by far, the better side on display as they dominated the...
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 10 in HIL January 27, 2014

    Ranchi: Ashley Jackson helped Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 10 in their second outing in the Hockey India League here on Monday. Jackson sounded the board in the dying minutes to give Rhinos the victory after they narrowly lost to Uttar Pradesh Wizards 23 yesterday. Custodian Francisco Cortes, who won the manofthematch...
  • Spirited Uttar Pradesh Wizards stun Ranchi Rhinos 32 in HIL January 26, 2014

    Ranchi: Uttar Pradesh Wizards twice came from behind to stun defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 32 in their opening match of the Hero Hockey India League here on Sunday. It was the hosts who took the lead in the fourth minute through their star striker Mandeep Singh who found himself at the...
  • Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in HIL January 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos will kickstart their campaign against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League here on Sunday. Both the teams would like to begin the tournament with a win at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here. Rhinos Head Coach Gregg Clark said the...
  • Full List: 49 players sold during Hockey India League Closed Bid November 22, 2013

    Six Hockey India League (HIL) franchises, including the new Bhubaneshwar franchise Kalinga Lancers, bought 49 players spending a total amount of USD 1.37 million in the Closed Bid held on Friday. A total of 154 India and foreign players were part of the bid, but only 49 players from Australia, New...
  • Highlights of the Hockey India League Closed Bid November 22, 2013

    Six Hockey India League (HIL) franchises, including the new Bhubaneshwar franchise Kalinga Lancers, bought 49 players spending a total amount of USD 1.37 million in the Closed Bid held on Friday. A total of 154 India and foreign players were part of the bid, but only 49 players from Australia,...
  • Hockey India League: 49 players sold in Closed Bid for USD 1.37 mn November 22, 2013

    Six Hockey India League (HIL) franchises, including the new Bhbavneshwar franchise Kalinga Lancers, bought 49 players spending a total amount of USD 1.37 million in the Closed Bid held on Friday. A total of 154 India and foreign players were part of the bid, but only 49 players from Australia, New...
  • Rhinos roar for more success after HIL triumph February 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Overwhelmed by their success in the Hockey India League (HIL), owners of winners Ranchi Rhinos feel the country will gain heavily from the new concept and will be a force to reckon with in the 2016 Olympics. "I have little doubt that India will be the team to watch out...
  • Ranchi Rhinos crowned Hockey India League champions February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hockey India League (HIL) had its first champion on Sunday in a fitting finale in which Ranchi Rhinos beat hot favourites Delhi Waveriders 21 in a match that went down the wire. Delhi stayed in the lead until the last quarter through a 25thminute strike by New Zealander...
  • Hockey India League Final: As it happened February 10, 2013

    Delhi and Ranchi are led by world's two best midfielders, India's Sardar Singh and Germany's Moritz Fuerste respectively. ...
  • Ranchi's flair against Delhi's consistency in HIL final February 10, 2013

    Ranchi: Will the Rhino salute once again dominate the astro turf in Ranchi or will the Delhi wave continue to sweep away its opponents? The Hockey India League (HIL) final on Sunday promises a highoctane clash when the tournament's two most consistent teams trade punches for one last time to...
  • Delhi beat Punjab to set up HIL final against Ranchi February 9, 2013

    Ranchi: Tournamentfavourites Delhi Waveriders beat Punjab Warriors 31 in the second semifinal of the Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday to set up a title showdown with Ranchi Rhinos who got the better of UP Wizards 42 in the first semifinal. Andres Mir Bel, Rupinderpal Singh and Lloyd Norris Jones...
  • Mandeep, Wilson take Ranchi Rhinos to HIL final February 9, 2013

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rhinos proved a bit too hot for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semifinal of the Hockey India League, where two goals each by Mandeep Singh and Nick Wilson gave the hosts a comfortable 42 win. The game, locked 22 until the 64th minute, was played at a fast...
  • Hockey India League semifinals: As it happenened February 9, 2013

    In the first semifinal, Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 42....
  • Consistent Rhinos face unpredictable UP Wizards in semifinal February 8, 2013

    Ranchi: A consistent Ranchi Rhinos would look to continue their dominant run when they face an unpredictable Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the second semifinal of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League, here Friday. The Birsa Munda stadium here has witnessed the best turnout of spectators throughout the tournament and the...
  • Mumbai Magicians lose 01 to Ranchi Rhinos in HIL February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Magicians ended their campaign on a disappointing note after going down 01 to Ranchi Rhinos in the final league game of the Hero Hockey India League at Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here on Thursday. Rhinos, who were guaranteed to finish second and face UP Wizards in the semifinal before...