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INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBERS ADVERTISEMENT
West Coast Rugby Union Independent Board Members (3 Required)

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JOB Description CLICK HERE

The West Coast Rugby Union invites applications for three vacancies for the position of Independent Board Member. The three vacancies are for a one, two or three year term, commencing 13th December 2016.

The West Coast Rugby Union’s purpose is to lead, grow, support and promote rugby in the region. The organisation is responsible for both the delivery of community rugby as well as representative teams, including the Premier team in the Heartland Championship. In partnership with the local clubs it contributes to the fabric of the local community by providing safe and enjoyable sporting opportunities. The Union has a turnover in excess of $500,000 and over 800 registered players.

The roles require a corporate governance focus, with responsibilities for setting the strategic direction for rugby in the West Coast region and monitoring the performance of all aspects of the business, while taking into account the interests of all relevant stakeholders. The selection panel will make their decision based on a set Skills Matrix that requires candidates with experience in:

  • Finance and Business
  • Legal and Human Resources
  • Sports Governance
  • Marketing and Revenue Generation.

Although knowledge of and empathy for rugby are beneficial, it is not necessarily a pre-requisite of the positions.

Independent Board Members must not be, or on appointment must immediately cease to be, either an employee of the West Coast Rugby Union, or a member of the Council of Clubs.

The appointments are for an initial 1, 2 or 3 year term and are appointed, not elected, positions.

All applications should include a CV, confirmation of independence as defined above, and an appropriate covering letter.

They should be forwarded to:
Business Analyst – Provincial Unions,
New Zealand Rugby,
PO Box 2172,
WELLINGTON 6140
john.kirkup@nzrugby.co.nz

For more information contact:
John Kirkup
Business Analyst – Provincial Unions,
New Zealand Rugby,
021 625 032
Applications close 5pm Monday 21st November 2016.

Categories: News, West Coast RFU

New Zealand Heartland XV named to play Nadi

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New Zealand Heartland XV named to play Nadi
New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadi
Prince Charles Park, Nadi, Fiji
Tuesday 8 November, kick off 5pm

The New Zealand Heartland XV to play Nadi tomorrow, Tuesday 8 November at 5.00pm, has been named.

nzheartland1.    Timaru Tafa – South Canterbury
2.    Jackson Donlan – Mid Canterbury
3.    Viki Tofa – Wanganui
4.    JJ Manning – West Coast
5.    Aarin Dunster – King Country
6.    Aaron Lahmert – Horowhenua Kapiti
7.    Eddie Cranston – Wairarapa Bush
8.    Kieran Coll (C) – South Canterbury
9.    Zayn Tipping – King Country
10.    James Lash – Buller
11.    Willie Paia’aua – Horowhenua Kapiti
12.    John Koko – King Country
13.    James Hemara – King Country
14.    Maleli Sau – Mid Canterbury
15.    Sam Monaghan – Wairarapa Bush

16.    Hayden Wisnewski – Thames Valley
17.    Ralph Darling – North Otago
18.    Scott Cameron – Horowhenua Kapiti
19.    Siua Moala – Poverty Bay
20.    Peter Rowe – Wanganui
21.    Lindsay Horrocks – Wanganui
22.    Nete Caucau – Mid Canterbury
23.   Te Rangatira Waitokia – Wanganui

New Zealand Heartland XV Coach, Barry Matthews, has announced nine changes to the starting fifteen that beat New Zealand Marist on the weekend.

“We knew we had depth throughout the park when we selected the squad. We want to give as many players as possible a run and 24 of the 26 squad members will have had a start after this game.

“We don’t know a lot about Nadi, but knowing Fijian rugby we are expecting it to be a very physical and fast game.

“We’re looking forward to the encounter and are hoping to go two from two wins tomorrow night.”

New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 fixtures:
Date: Tuesday 8 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadi
Venue: Prince Charles Park, Nadi, Fiji
Time: 5.00pm

Date: Friday 11 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadroga
Venue: Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji
Time: 7.00pm

Categories: West Coast RFU

New Zealand Heartland XV named to play New Zealand Marist

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New Zealand Heartland XV named to play New Zealand Marist
Note: Change of venue for match
New venue is Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura

Congratulations to Josh (JJ) Manning on his naming in the NZ Heartland XV team to play NZ Marist this Saturday.

The New Zealand Heartland XV to play New Zealand Marist for the Ian MacRae Cup at the Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura, on Saturday 5 November at 2.00pm, has been named.

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1 Ralph Darling notlbl2
2 Hayden Wisnewski tvylbl2
3 Scott Cameron hkplbl
4 Josh (JJ) Manning wcslbl2
5 Everard Reid pvblbl2
6 Peter Rowe wanglbl2
7 Dan Hytongue blrlbl2
8 Kieran Coll (Captain) scblbl2
9 Lindsay Horrocks wanglbl2
10 James Lash (Vice Captain) blrlbl2
11 Willie Paia’aua hkplbl
12 Lemi Masoe notlbl2
13 James Hemara kctlbl2
14 Te Rangatira Waitokia /
Maleli Sau
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15 Sam Monaghan wbslbl2
Reserves
16 Jackson Donlan mcblbl2
17 Timaru Tafa scblbl2
18 Viki Tofa wanglbl2
19 Aarin Dunster kctlbl2
20 Eddie Cranston wbslbl2
21 Zayn Tipping kctlbl2
22 John Koko kctlbl2
23 Maleli Sau/Nete Caucau mcblbl2

New Zealand Heartland XV Coach Barry Matthews says the team has gelled well since coming together this week.

“These are the best players from the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship who are now getting the chance to represent a national side.

“We have selected a starting fifteen we think will work best against Marist this Saturday, and there might be a different lineup against the Fijian sides next week.

“We have selected Kieran Coll as the new Captain of the Heartland XV. Kieran has played Mitre 10 Cup for Hawkes Bay and has captained South Canterbury for the last couple of years. We wanted to bring in a new captain while Peter Rowe, who has captained the side for a number of years, was still in the team and could support Kieran.”

* Please note there has been a late change of venue for the New Zealand Heartland XV v New Zealand Marist match this Saturday, 5 November.

The match, for the Ian MacRae Cup, was scheduled to be played at Sacred Heart College in Auckland at 2pm. The game will now be played at Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura, Auckland at 2pm.

CHANGE OF VENUE DETAILS
Date: Saturday 5 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v New Zealand Marist
New venue: Ardmore Marist Rugby Club, Walters Rd, Papakura, Auckland
Time: 2.00pm

Other New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 fixtures:
Date: Tuesday 8 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadi
Venue: Prince Charles Park, Nadi, Fiji
Time: 5.00pm

Date: Saturday 11 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadroga
Venue: Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji
Time: 7.00pm

Categories: News, West Coast RFU

New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 squad named

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New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 squad named

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nzheartlandCongratulations to Josh Manning on his debut selection for the New Zealand Heartland squad.

The New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 squad has been selected ahead of a three-match campaign starting in November, including two games in Fiji.

The matches, to be played between 5–11 November, will see the team play New Zealand Marist for the annual Ian McCrae Cup before travelling to Fiji to play Nadi and Nadroga.

The 26-man New Zealand Heartland XV squad, which has been selected from the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship 2016, sees 11 of the 12 Heartland Provincial Unions represented.

The New Zealand Heartland XV squad is:

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James Lash blrlbl2
Aaron Lahmert * hkplbl
Willie Paia’aua * hkplbl
Scott Cameron * hkplbl
James Hemara kctlbl2
Zayn Tipping kctlbl2
John Koko * kctlbl2
Aarin Dunster kctlbl2
Jackson Donlan mcblbl2
Maleli Sau * mcblbl2
Nete Caucau * mcblbl2
Ralph Darling notlbl2
Lemi Masoe notlbl2
Everard Reid * pvblbl2
Siosiua Moala * pvblbl2
Timaru Tafa scblbl2
Kieran Coll * scblbl2
Hayden Wisnewski * tvylbl2
Eddie Cranston * wbslbl2
Sam Monaghan wbslbl2
Lindsay Horrocks wanglbl2
Peter Rowe wanglbl2
Viki Tofa * wanglbl2
Te Rangatira Waitokia * wanglbl2
Josh Manning * wcslbl2

The team has 15 new caps (denoted by *) and 12 players will be running out in Meads Cup and Lochore Cup Finals this weekend.

The squad includes 20 year old winger Te Rangatira Waitokia from Wanganui, who is Mitre 10 Heartland Competition top try scorer and James Lash from Buller who is top points scorer.

South Canterbury’s Barry Matthews and Poverty Bay’s Mutu Ngarimu will coach the team.

Matthews said he expects the Heartland XV to be competitive in their upcoming fixtures.

“We’ve picked the team on form. It doesn’t matter if you are an 18 year old selected for the first time or a 36 year old war horse, if they are playing good rugby then we have picked them for the team.

“The Heartland competition is getting better every year. It proves the competitiveness of the competition that eleven of the provincial teams are represented in the squad.

“The team will only come together next week so we will need to keep the game plan simple. That said, we have a big forward pack and some exciting backs so we will want to use the ball a bit.

“We are looking forward to the annual clash with New Zealand Marist for the McCrae Cup. It’s always a close game and will be a good warm up for the games in Fiji.

“The games in Fiji will be tough. Fiji loves its rugby and after winning the 7s gold in Rio they will confident heading into these games.”

The New Zealand Heartland XV squad will assemble in Auckland on 2 November ahead of their first match on 5 November.

New Zealand Heartland XV fixtures:
Date: Saturday 5 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v New Zealand Marist
Venue: Sacred Heart College, Glenn Innes, Auckland
Time: 2.00pm

Date: Tuesday 8 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadi
Venue: Prince Charles Park, Nadi, Fiji
Time: 5.00pm

Date: Saturday 11 November
Who: New Zealand Heartland XV v Nadroga
Venue: Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, Fiji
Time: 7.00pm

Categories: West Coast RFU

WCRU DRAW FOR SAT.15th OCT.2016

WEST COAST RUGBY UNION DRAW FOR SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2016
MITRE10 HEARTLAND Championship 

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West Coast v North Otago Rugby Park 2.30pm
Ref: R Gordon
AR 1 – James Munro
AR 2 – Jack Stringer
Subs Controller – Matt Slaven
Subs Assistants – Colin Van Der Geest & R Maitland

West Coast v  North Otago
Overall Stats West Coast Overall Stats North Otago
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Games Played 7 Games Played 7
*Games Won 1 *Games Won 6
*Games Lost 6 *Games Lost 1
Games Drawn 0 Games Drawn 0
*Longest.Winning.Streak 1 *Longest.Winning.Streak 4
*Longest Losing Streak 4 *Longest Losing Streak 1
*Largest Points For 35 *Largest Points For 67
*Largest Points Against 67 *Largest Points Against 35
*Largest.Winning.Margin 18 *Largest.Winning.Margin 64
*Largest Losing Margin -64 *Largest Losing Margin -18
*Total Points For 117 *Total Points For 198
*Avg Points For 16.71 *Avg Points For 28.29
*Total Points Against 198 *Total Points Against 117
*Avg Points Against 28.29 *Avg Points Against 16.71
*Total Points Difference -81 *Total Points Difference 81
*Avg Points Difference -11.57 *Avg Points Difference 11.57
* = By West Coast * = By North Otago
*Heartland matches played between West Coast and North Otago
22-Aug-15 North Otago 17 – 16 West Coast
5-Oct-13 West Coast 22 – 32 North Otago
7-Aug-11 North Otago 29 – 19 West Coast
31-Oct-09 West Coast 13 – 21 North Otago
17-Oct-09 West Coast 35 – 17 North Otago
30-Aug-08 West Coast 09 – 15 North Otago
19-Aug-06 North Otago 67 – 03 West Coast
Categories: Heartland Championship, West Coast RFU

WCRU DRAW FOR SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2016

WEST COAST RUGBY UNION DRAW FOR SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2016
Mitre10 HEARTLAND Championship

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West Coast v Poverty Bay Rugby Park 1.45pm
Ref: H Reed

AR 1 – G Peddie
AR 2 – C Gurr
Subs Controller – M Slaven
Sub Assistance – C Van Der Geest / R Maitland
NB: PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME

Categories: Heartland Championship, West Coast RFU

WCRU DRAW FOR SAT.24th SEPT. 2016

WEST COAST RUGBY UNION DRAW FOR SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
Mitre10 HEARTLAND Championship
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Mid Canterbury v West Coast
Ashburton 2.30pm
Ref: N Webster


JUNIOR RUGBY
UNDER 14
West Coast v Canterbury Metro Black : – 12 midday Sheffield

Categories: Heartland Championship, West Coast RFU

New Zealand Rugby Register – Order Today !

New Zealand Rugby Register
The Players, Referees and Administrators in First-Class Rugby 1870-2015

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The most extensive career record on players and referees in first-class rugby over the past 145 years.

For the first time, the Rugby Register provides an alphabetical list of every provincial representative (men and women) since the game was introduced to New Zealanders in 1870.

820 pages containing approximately 40,000 names including NZ Sevens, NZ Age Grade, and NZ Schools representatives as well as prominent coaches, administrators, and rugby media.

A reference book for provincial union staff, journalists, media, rugby enthusiasts and genealogists.

A 35-year project compiled by Rugby Almanack co-editor Clive Akers.

Available only from NZ Rugby Museum, PO Box 36, Palmerston North 4440.
info@rugbymuseum.co.nz
Price: $195.00 including postage within New Zealand


Review by LINDSAY KNIGHT

register1aIn all of New Zealand rugby there has never been a book quite like that which has been produced by long serving Rugby Almanack co-editor and Rugby Museum chairman, Clive Akers.

In his New Zealand Rugby Register Akers has recorded the names and biographical details of every player, referee and some of the administrators and coaches who have been involved from 1870 up until 2015 in New Zealand first-class games. He hasn’t stopped there and has also covered national sevens, age-group and secondary school representatives and prominent members of the media.

It all amounts to more than 800 A4 pages, bound in a hard cover, which is a reflection of the staggering amount of research which Akers has devoted over many years to the project.

Clearly while it is the most phenomenal reference book this writer has encountered in any sport, let alone rugby, the Register is not bed-time reading and is not going to be a best-seller. That obviously was not Akers’ intention.

But it will be of immeasurable benefit to any family proud of a relative’s deeds, historians, statisticians and any media hack who has been assigned the task of compiling an obituary on any old All Black or rugby personality when they have passed away.

Because it has inevitably involved mind-boggling re-search and covers such a comprehensive subject one cannot vouch for the Register being 100% accurate. And if there have been mistakes or omissions then they would have to be regarded as understandable.

But from a reasonably good knowledge of New Zealand rugby at many levels over the past 50 years or more I can find precious few and have found confirmation of one or two claims which have been made to me personally.

register1bI now know that a fellow bowls club member, one Andrew Tait, had a first-class game for Golden Bay-Motueka in 1965 and a couple of media people of recent years, The Dominion Post’s Toby Robson and Sky Television’s Grant Nisbett, appeared briefly in first-class rugby. Robson twice played for a Wellington XV in 2002 and Nisbett for a Wellington colts side against Horowhenua in a Queen’s Birthday match in 1969 when on the same day the A team played Manawatu and the Bs against Marlborough.

The historically and politically minded will be equally fascinated to learn two Prime Ministers played first-class rugby, Keith Holyoake with Golden-Bay Motueka in the 1920s and before the turn of the 20th century George Forbes, the country’s hapless leader in the 1930s, for Canterbury. Another celebrated politician, from the Richard Seddon era, to have also played representative rugby was William Pember Reeves.

You will also find that the famous soldier and former Governor-General, Bernard Freyberg was a useful player with three games for Horowhenua, that Tem, the father of the entertainer Howard Morrison, played for Waikato and New Zealand Maori and that John Devoy, father of the squash champion Susan, in the 1940s was a midfield back for Wanganui and Hawke’s Bay.

Or that the great lawn bowler Peter Belliss, before winning his world titles, was a Wanganui representative forward, continuing a family tradition which started with his granddad, Moke, a dynamic All Black wing forward in the early 1920s.

Many of us no doubt have been assured, either by the person himself or his relatives, that so and so represented Auckland, Canterbury or Otago. That can be confirmed by the Register. Or it can be disproved for there are many who con-fuse playing for a province at schoolboy and junior levels with the elite few who were representatives at the approved first-class level.

One might have to be a history or statistical buff to fully enjoy Akers’ monumental work. But it’s an important contribution to the archiving of New Zealand rugby and it’s something for which Akers deserves both gratitude and unqualified congratulations.

TO ORDER the RUGBY REGISTER
$195 including post and packaging within NZ

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Categories: News

WCRU DRAW FOR SAT.17 SEPT 2016

WEST COAST RUGBY UNION DRAW FOR SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016
Mitre10 Heartland Championship
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West Coast v Buller
Victoria Square 2.30pm
Referee: Adam Morrison (Otago)
Assistant Referees: John Lennon and Morgan Newburry
Sideline Manager: Terry Archer. Subs Controller: Murray Watt Evan Fox


JUNIOR RUGBY
UNDER 14
West Coast v Marlborough
Murchison 1.30pm

UNDER 12
West Coast v Marlborough
Murchison 12.15pm

Categories: West Coast RFU

WCRU DRAW FOR SAT. 10 SEPT. 2016

WEST COAST RUGBY UNION DRAW FOR SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016

Mitre10 HEARTLAND Championship
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West Coast v East Coast
Rugby Park 2.30pm
Ref: Vincent Ringrose
AR 1: Glenn Peddie AR 2: David Rumble
Subs Controller: Steven Laird
Subs Assistance: Matt Slaven & TBA


COLTS
West Coast v St Bede’s College
Rugby Park 12.15pm
Ref: David Rumble
AR’s: Matt Slaven & Steven Laird

UNDER 14
West Coast v Canterbury Metro Red
Sheffield 12 midday

Categories: Heartland Championship, West Coast RFU

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