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New Zealand Heartland XV team to play NZ Marist named

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allblacks.com    07.Nov.2013

New Zealand Heartland XV Head Coach Kurt McQuilkin (King Country) and assistant coach Gerard Scott (South Canterbury) have made just two changes to their starting XV selected to play their final match against New Zealand Marist in Timaru on Saturday.

The team to play New Zealand Marist on Saturday is:

1 Ralph Darling (North Otago)
2 Troy Tauwhare (West Coast)
3 Matt Fetu (South Canterbury)
4 Eric Duff (North Otago)
5 Nic Cranston (Wanganui)
6 Riiki Waitoa (East Coast)
7 Peter Rowe, captain (Wanganui)
8 Jon Dampney (Mid Canterbury)
9 William McKenzie (Mid Canterbury)
10 Tim Priest (West Coast)
11 Whaimotu Craft-Chemis (East Coast)
12 Fa’aitu Tuamoheloa (South Canterbury)
13 TK Moeke (East Coast)
14 Dwayne Burrows (Mid Canterbury)
15 Michael Tambour (Horowhenua-Kapiti)

Reserves
16 Nathan Tubb (South Canterbury)
17 Shaun McDonough (Wanganui)
18 Lasa Ulukuta (Wanganui)
19 Alan Monk (West Coast)
20 Andrew Stephens (Buller)
21 Glen Walters (Wairarapa Bush)
22 Cameron Hayton (Waiararapa Bush)

The entire backline have retained their starting spots. In the pack, Troy Tauwhare (West Coast) swaps places with South Canterbury’s Nathan Tubb to take the No 2 jersey with Tubb to start off the bench.

Lock Lachie McFadzean (Wairarapa Bush) makes way North Otago’s Eric Duff who is the only other change to the starting line-up.

The Heartland XV ran in a 60 – 34 win on Tuesday over the combined Defence Force services that had taken out wins against Northland XV and NZ Police in recent weeks. Read that match review here.

A delighted Kurt McQuilkin said he was satisfied with the way the team performed in Methven this week.

“I’m pretty happy with the way they went and the way they set targets. Marist will be different and tougher, they will have a pool of talent from ITM Cup Unions and top club sides so I’m expecting them to come out firing.

“Our guys will need to step up defensively, and I’m looking for them to be more aggressive in line speed and attack.

“The boys have had a taste of Heartland XV rugby and they’re enjoying the opportunity to fly the flag for their Heartland Unions,” he said.

New Zealand Heartland XV v New Zealand Marist, Saturday 9 November, kick-off at 2:30pm.

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NZ Heartland XV team to play NZ Defence team named

New Zealand Heartland XV team to play New Zealand Defence team named New Zealand Heartland XV Head Coach Kurt McQuilkin (King Country) and assistant coach Gerard Scott (South Canterbury) have named the team to play New Zealand Defence in Methven tomorrow.

The team is:nzheartland

1 Ralph Darling
2 Nathan Tubb
3 Matt Fetu
4 Lachie McFadzean
5 Nick Cranston
6 Riki Waitoa
7 Peter Rowe, captain
8 Jon Dampney
9 William McKenzie
10 Tim Priest
11 Whaimotu Craft-Chemis
12 Fa’aitu Tuamoheloa
13 Tau Moeke
14 Dwayne Burrows
15 Michael Tambour
North Otago
South Canterbury
South Canterbury
Wairarapa Bush
Wanganui
East Coast
Wanganui
Mid Canterbury
Mid Canterbury
West Coast
East Coast
South Canterbury
East Coast
Mid Canterbury
Horowhenua-Kapiti
Reserves
16 Troy Tauwhare

17 Shaun McDonough
18 Lasa Ulukuta
19 Alan Monk
20 Andrew Stephens
21 Glen Walters
22 Lemi Masoe

West Coast

Wanganui
Wanganui
West Coast
Buller
Wairarapa Bush
North Otago

McQuilkin said that the squad’s preparation for their two-match programme had gone well since the squad assembled on Friday.

“The boys are fired up and ready to get stuck in. It’s been a pretty intense Heartland Championship this year, so this opportunity to play for the Heartland XV is a great way for the boys to step up and represent their unions in this national team.”

Kick-off for tomorrow afternoon’s match is at 2:30pm.

New Zealand Heartland XV 2013 programme

Tuesday 5 November NZ Heartland XV v NZ Defence Force, Methven, kick-off 2.30pm

Saturday 9 November NZ Heartland XV v NZ Marist, Timaru, kick-off 2.30pm

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WEST COAST RUGBY UNION – News

The game on Saturday was a tough one against a well drilled South Canterbury team, the final score 55-0.

Half time score 24-0. South Canterbury winning the round robin with three wins scoring a total of 155 points.

Mid Canterbury next 126, West Coast 56 and Buller 18.

That was the last game of the round robin, with the remainder of the games being held in Westport on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. West Coast to play Marlborough from the Northern pool on Thursday.

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WEST COAST RFU – 2007

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2007 Season

 

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2007 Status:
Heartland Championship
....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893
President:
E,G.Wilson
Chairman:
P.Millar
Chief.Executive.Officer:
M.Connors
Coach:
A.D.Lawry
Assistant Coach:
W.H.Monk
.Main.ground:
.Rugby Park, Greymouth
Capacity:
.8,000
Colours:
.Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops

West Coast enjoyed its best season in eight years and can look forward to 2008 with a considerable amount of confidence. Following a heavy loss to Wairarapa Bush in the opening game several changes were made which produced instant success with upset wins over Horowhenua Kapiti and Thames Valley then two further victories over King Country and East Coast. Against Poverty Bay the Coast produced outstanding form and commanded a 21-5 lead at halftime before the visitors rallied to score 31 points during the second half. The Lochore Cup semi final, against South Canterbury, could have produced a different result had the game been played in Greymouth instead of Timaru.

The season’s good fortunes were a result of good coaching by Anthony Lawry and Winston Monk. Former Canterbury B player Corey Simpson was one of the best first five-eighths in the competition, his huge kicks, for position and for goal, kept his team on the front foot. His contribution of 93 points was over half of the team’s total but it would be unfair to say that the team relied heavily on Simpson. Excellent defence made play difficult for opponents. Excluding the opening 46 – 0 loss the team conceded only 19 tries, one more than the Coast compiled.

At lock two veterans in their mid thirties, captain Lomiga Vaaelua and Tony Kerr, provided much experience and 19 year old Dale Burrows showed considerable improvement while partnering with either one of the veterans. One of the strengths of the side was the loose forward trio of Ofa Misa, Mitchell Simcock and Emili Langi. They won much possession, were strong attackers, and solid tacklers. The front row toiled hard against bigger and more experienced opponents, prop Sam Durie excelled while Kilifi Malungahau showed a marked improvement with each game. Andrew Gadsby and Mike Riley shared the hooking position.

Behind the forwards James Ferguson was a good link with Simpson. Midfielders Dan Keno and Eroni Uluiborotu were sound on defence. Jacob Stevens was very fast on one wing while on the other Maleli Tora was in exceptional form later in the season. Blair Grice showed much promise at
centre or wing. Mike Hende was a reliable fullback.

2007 Squad

D.H.Burrows (South Westland)
A.D.Connors (Marist)
S.D.Durie (Marist)
J.R.B.Ferguson (Blaketown)
A.Gadsby (Wests)
M.Galbraith (Blaketown)
B.D.Grice (South Westland)
M.Hende (South Westland)
G.H.Iafeta (Blaketown)
N.S.Iafeta (Blaketown)
D.T.Keno (Blaketown)
T.J.Kerr (Wests)
E.Langi (Blaketown)
N.M.Linklater (South Westland)
B.McKewen (Wests)
L.McMillan (Wests)
K.T.Malungahau (Blaketown)
O.Misa (Stoke – Tasman RFU)
G.Price (South Westland)
M.J.Riley (South Westland)
T.G.Scadden (South Westland)
C.N.Simpson (Christchurch – Canterbury RFU)
M.Simcock (Belfast – Canterbury RFU)
J.J.Stevens (Belfast – Canterbury RFU)
M.Tora (Blaketown)
E.Uluiborotu (Marist)
L.Va’aelua (Blaketown)
G.R.Watson (Kiwi)
R.M.Wilson (South Westland)

WEST COAST TEAM RECORD 2007

Played 9 , Won 4 , Lost 5 , Points for 178 , Points against 223
* Heartland Match / # Lochore Cup

AA REWARDS HEARTLAND RUGBY – POOL A
.
P
W
D
L
Pts
Mid-Canterbury
5
3
2
15
Wairarapa Bush
5
3
2
15
King Country
5
3
2
14
West Coast
5
3
2
13
Thames Valley
5
2
3
10
Horowhenua-Kapiti
5
1
4
4
AA REWARDS HEARTLAND RUGBY – LOCHORE CUP
.
P
W
D
L
Pts
Poverty Bay
8
5
3
24
South Canterbury
8
4
4
19
West Coast
8
4
4
17
Thames Valley
8
2
6
12
East Coast
8
2
6
11
Horowhenua-Kapiti
8
1
7
6

* August 18 v Wairarapa Bush , Masterton Lost 0 – 46
Referee : B.D.Skeen

* August 25 v Horowhenua-Kapiti , Levin Won 31 – 17
Gadsby, Stevens, Simpson , tries
Simpson, conversions (2) , penalty goals (4)
Referee: G.R.Newman

* September 1 v Thames Valley , Greymouth Won 34 – 17
Tora, Misa, Uluiborotu, Ferguson ,N.Iafeta ,Linklater , tries
Simpson , conversions (2)
Referee : S.A.W.Eden-Whaitiri

* September 8 v Mid Canterbury, Ashburton Lost 12 – 23
Simpson , penalty goals (4)
Referee : S.W.McDermott

* September 15 v King Country , Greymouth Won 14 – 11
Stevens , try
Simpson , penalty goals (3)
Referee: A.W.Hall

# September 22 v East Coast , Greymouth Won 29 – 15
Ferguson, Misa, Watson
Simpson , conversion , penalty goals (4)
Referee : G.R.Newman

# September 29 v South Canterbury , Timaru Lost 14 – 27
N.Iafeta, Stevens , tries
Simpson conversions (2)
Referee : J.S.C.McPhail

# October 6 v Poverty Bay , Greymouth Lost 21 – 36
Tora (2) , tries
Simpson , conversion , penalty goals (3)
Referee : K.R.McBride

# October 13 v South Canterbury (Lochore Cup Semi- Final) , Timaru Lost 23 – 31
Tora , try
Simpson , penalty goals (6)
Referee : K.R.McBride

Lochore Cup Finals

First Semi-final: at Alpine Energy Stadium, Timaru. Saturday October 13
South Canterbury 31 (Savieti, Star Tuliakiono, Saena tries; Tutton 2 conversions and 4 penalty goals)
defeated West Coast 23 (Tora try; Simpson 6 penalty goals).
Referee: K.R.McBride

Second Semi-final: at Rugby Park, Gisborne. Saturday October 13
Poverty Bay 65 (Leighton 2, Tarnatea, Ravulo, Gardner, Hutana, Douglas, McClutchie tries; Leighton 8 conversions and 3 penalty goals)
defeated Thames Valley 3 (Harrison penalty goal).
Referee: C.J.Rooney

Final: at Rugby Park, Gisborne. Saturday October 20
Poverty Bay 38 (Warren, Logan, penalty, Douglas tries; Leighton 3 conversions and 4 penalty
goals) defeated South Canterbury 35 (Tauelangi, Sione Tuliakiono, Savieti, Kotua tries; Tutton 3 conversions and 3 penalty goals).
Referee: C.J.Rooney

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WEST COAST RFU – 2000

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2000 Season

 

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2000 Status:
Third Division
....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893
President:
R.J.Thomas
Chairman:
W.A.Leach
Chief.Executive.Officer:
M.Connors
Selector:
R.H.Reuben
.Main.ground:
.Rugby Park, Greymouth
Capacity:
.8,000
Colours:
.Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops

After finishing at the top of the third division following round-robin play in 1999, West Coast plunged badly in 2000 to finish at the tail end. The only successes were the retention of the Rundle Cup in the early-season game against Buller and a win over South Canterbury.

The loss of several players who had headed overseas and the return to Canterbury of the experienced Hamish and Stu Loe contributed to the sharp reversal of fortune. Once more the Coast relied heavily on club players from Christchurch, with nine being in the regular squad. Michael Foster was again the captain and he now equals Ken Beams’ record of appearances for the union. However, he received very limited opportunities to further extend his union points scoring record. Aaron Kemp was a capable halfback and former Nelson Bays representative Colin Lott was used as a utility, covering several positions.

Other backs to appear regularly were Steve Heemi, Luke Tamakaha, Regan Pearce and Jolan McLean. Experienced front rowers John Aitken and Jonson Hauraki received good support from locks Arthur Gillman, who had last appeared in 1996, and Brad Tauwhare – the only player to start every game. Flanker Regan Dixon and number eight Jamie Connors were the only loose forwards to appear regularly. Connors was selected for the New Zealand Divisional trial.

2000 Squad

G.C.S.Aitken (Kiwi)
J.D.Aitken (Kiwi)
C.J.Clark (Blaketown)
R.C.Coleman (Kiwi)
J.B.Connors (Marist-Albion – Canterbury RFC)
P.J.Cumming (Sydenham – Canterbury RFC)
K.Curtis (Kiwi)
R.C.Dixon (Burnside – Canterbury RFC)
C.N.Evans (Kokatahi)
M.A.Foster (Marist – Westland)
A.J.Gillman (Marist – Westland)
J.S.Harrison (South Westland)
P.Harrison (Marist – Westland)
J.A.Hauraki (Marist – Westland)
S.H.Heemi (New Brighton – Canterbury RFC)
M.A.Hunter (Blaketown)
D.G.Hurst (South Westland)
A.J.Jones (Marist – Westland)
A.J.Kemp (Marist-Albion – Canterbury RFC)
R.J.Lamb (New Brighton – Canterbury RFC)
G.H.Lang (Kiwi)
H.F.Loe (Glenmark – Canterbury RFC)
C.J.Lott (Marist-Westland)
G.R.McCaughey (Kiwi)
J.N.McLean (Blaketown)
N.P.McMullan (New Brighton – Canterbury RFC)
G.B.McPhail (Blaketown)
R.Martin (South Westland)
T.Nishiura (Burnside – Canterbury RFC)
A.J.Oliver (Blaketown)
K.G.Parker (Kiwi)
R.W.Pearce (Marist-Westland)
J.B.Ryan (Sydenham – Canterbury RFC)
K.J.Shaw (Stoke – Nelson Bays RFC)
N.P.Simon (Kirwee – Canterbury RFC)
M.J.Skinner (Marist-Westland)
L.S.Tamakaha (Christchurch HSOB – Canterbury RFC)
T.Tasola (Burnside – Canterbury RFC)
H.R. Taukiri (Marist-Albion – Canterbury RFC)
B.G.Tauwhare (Kiwi)
D.J.Tauwhare (Kiwi)
D.A.Thorn (Kiwi)

WEST COAST TEAM RECORD 2000

Played 12 , Won 2 , Lost 10 ,Points for 152 , Points against 529
* National Championship

THIRD DIVISION
P
W
D
L
Pts
North Otago
8
6
1
1
30
East Coast
8
6
1
1
30
Wairarapa Bush
8
6
2
27
Poverty Bay
8
5
3
27
South Canterbury
8
3
5
17
Horowhenua-Kapiti
8
1
1
6
13
Buller
8
2
1
5
8
West Coast
8
1
7
5

May 28 v Nelson Bays , Murchison Lost 7 – 81
Thorn , try
Lott , conversion
Referee: Mr.J.Hippolite (Nelson Bays)

June 3 v Buller , Westport Won 17 – 5
Evans, B.Tauwhare , try
Lott , conversion (2) , penalty goal
Referee: Mr.J.Hippolite (Nelson Bays)

June 25 v Nelson Bays (Seddon Shield) , Nelson Lost 5 – 40
J.Harrison , try
Referee: Mr.K.McKenzie ( Marlborough)

July 4 v Waikato (Ranfurly Shield) , Greymouth Lost 3 – 99
Foster , penalty goal
Referee: Mr.P.W.B.Boyden (Hawkes Bay)

* August 19 v Poverty Bay ,Greymouth Lost 6 – 51
Foster ,penalty goals (2)
Referee: Mr.C.J.R.Morgan (Auckland)

* August 26 v South Canterbury , Greymouth Won 20 – 15
Hauraki , try
Foster , penalty goals (4) , drop goal
Referee: Mr.K.H.Rowe (Canterbury)

* September 2 v Poverty Bay , Gisborne Lost 13 – 60
Tasola , try
Foster , conversion , penalty goals (2)
Referee: Mr.B.J.Lawrence (Bay of Plenty)

* September 9 v Wairarapa Bush , Masterton Lost 6 – 43
Dixon , penalty goals (2)
Referee: Mr.A.W.Treloar (King Country)

* September 16 v Horowhenua-Kapiti , Levin Lost 15 – 28
Tamakaha, McLean , tries
Dixon , conversion , penalty goal
Referee: Mr.S.F.Herbert (Wellington)

* September 23 v North Otago , Greymouth Lost 23 – 52
McLean, Cumming , try
Foster , conversions (2) , penalty goals (3)
Referee: Mr.K.H.Rowe (Canterbury)

* September 30 v East Coast , Ruatoria Lost 27 – 32
Kemp, Heemi, Tasola
Foster , conversions (3) , penalty goals (2)
Referee: Mr.P.W.B.Boyden (Hawkes Bay)

* October 7 v Buller , Greymouth Lost 10 – 23
Kemp , try
Foster ,conversion , penalty goal
Referee: Mr.G.K.Wahlstrom (Auckland)


2000 – Tim Bateman Representing the West Coast Under 13’s

Team Record

v Buller WON , 110 – 7

v Buller WON , 50 – 0

v Nth Canterbury , WON 48 – 0

v Ellesmere , WON , 33 – 24

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WEST COAST RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – 1982

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1982 Season

WEST COAST COLOURS: RED AND WHITE HOOPS
(Founded, 1890; Affiliated, 1893)
Selector: Mr A.G.Dawson

Although successful in only three of its ten matches, West Coast offered strong opposition to most sides, and the final defeat of Counties was a well-merited effort. Only a late penalty try enabled Marlborough to withstand the Seddon Shield Challenge, both South Canterbury and Nelson Bays had to work hard for their victories. Twelve of the previous season’s 29 players did not appear again, and 13 of the 33 players required this year were in their first season. Bruhn and Mitchell, has last represented in 1980 and Bennett in 1979.

West Coast featured a tigerish pack that held its own on most occasions, and presented a solid defence from the backs. Wayne Gugich was an excellent full-back safe under the high ball and with a strong kick. In addition he contributed 61 of West Coast’s tally of 93 points. Tony Mullins and Denis King were reliable, eager wingers with newcomer Chris Power a solid centre. Stu Wyness and Dave Lynch were sound at five-eighths with a lively clever halfback in Kevin Ford, another new representative.

Blair Hopkins was a good leader, with new representative, Wayne O’Reilly very fast and effective on the other side of the scrum. One of the best forwards was the 18-year old No.8 Troy Forsyth, speedy and tireless. The locks, Gary Bennett and new representative Tony Price excelled in the line-out and tight scrummaging, whilst Paul Davidson and new representative John Walton were solid props with Gary Paterson also , in good form. No players for this Union were called on for higher honours.

1982 Squad

W.F.Gugich (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
Paul Aukusitino (Kiwi)
D.J.King (Star-United)
P.A.McGurk (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
D.L.Marshall (Greymouth Marist)
A.B.Mullins (Greymouth Marist)
L.R.Golding (Kiwi)
C.J.Power (Star-United)
D.J.Lynch (Blaketown)
S.C.P.Boon (Hokitika Excelsior)
K.R.Bryenton (Greymouth Marist)
S.B.Wyness (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
K.T.Ford (Greymouth Marist)
C.A.Stewart (Blaketown)
T.D.Kenny (Star-United)
J.Tamepo (Hokitika Excelsior)
B.Hopkins (Star-United)
M.Wynyard (South Westland)
P.R.Broughton (Star-United)
A.H.Bruhan (Blaketown)
P.G.Davidson (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
B.H.Monk (Blaketown)
J.W.Walton (Blaketown)
W.T.O’Reilly (Kiwi)
J.G.McGurk (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
R.J.Mitchell (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
T.R.Forsyth (Blaketown)
G.J.Bennett (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
G.A.J.Paterson (Star-United)
A.M.Price (Star-United)
J.W.O.Costello (Greymouth Marist)
S.A.Smith (Greymouth Marist)
K.J.Davidson (Hokitika St.Mary’s)

MATCH RECORD

Played 10 , Won 3 , Lost 7 , Points: For 93 , Against 201
* National Second Division Fixture.

June 16 v Canterbury at Rugby Park, Greymouth Lost 7 – 38
B.Hopkins try
W.F.Gugich penalty goal
Referee: Mr.A.Cooper (West Coast)

June 30 v New Zealand Colts at Rugby Park, Greymouth Lost 6 – 33
W.F.Gugich 2 penalty goals
Referee: Mr.M.J.Haley (Wellington)

* July 10 v Buller at Rugby Park, Greymouth Won 16 – 12
W.F.Gugich try, dropped goal and 3 penalty goals
Referee: Mr.A.W.Lilley (Mid-Canterbury)

* July 31 v Mid-Canterbury at Cass Square, Hokitika Lost 3 – 21
W.F.Gugich penalty goal
Referee: Mr.J.MacDonald (North Otago)

* August 23 v South Canterbury at Timaru Lost 12 – 20
P.G.Davidson and G.A.J.Paterson tries
W.F.Gugich 2 conversions

* August 23 v SouthIand at Invercargill Lost 0 – 27

* August 29 v North Otago at Oamaru Won 12 – 6
T.R.Forsyth try
W.F.Gugich 2 penalty goals and a conversion

* September 4 v Marlborough (Seddon Shield) at Blenheim Lost 12 – 15
W.T.O’Reilly try
W.F.Gugich 2 penalty goals and a conversion

* September 7 v Nelson Bays at Motueka Lost 15 – 23
C.A.Stewart try
W.F.Gugich 3 penalty goals and a conversion

September 27 v Counties at Rugby Park, Greymouth Won 10 – 6
C.J.Power and W.T.O’Reilly tries
W.F.Gugich a conversion
Referee: Mr.R.Stewart (West Coast)

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WEST COAST RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – 1949

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1949 Season

WEST COAST COLOURS: RED AND WHITE HOOPS
(Founded, 1890; Affiliated, 1893)
Selectors: Messrs.J.F.Pegley, W.O.Blair, and B.Kelly

Engaging in more matches than usual, including visits from a Wellington team, Canterbury and North Otago, and making a tour itself to the Southern partof the Island, West Coast finished with a very poor record. Of five matches played on tour only the first against North Otago resulted in a win, the defeats including matches with the Southland Sub-Unions, and Canterbury Sub-Unions, none of which were of first class status, so that the actual record is even worse than the First-Class figures indicate.

An absence of cohesion or consistency in selection was probably responsible for some of the weakness, but the poorness of the material available would have handicapped any Selectors. A number of young players were tried out in the representative Fifteen, but few were persevered with, the most likely of the the 13 new representatives being J.R.Steel, a nephew of the ex-All Black, Jack Steel, and G.T.O’Callaghan, a brother to 1949 New Zealand Representative, in the backs; and Mathieson, lock,or side-row forward, and Flynn, front-ranker, in the pack. Lindbom once again established his claim to be regarded as one of the most able and consistent fullbacks under all conditions in the country, and was of considerable value to the side. Walker was not often available, due to injuries, but Fraser, the South Canterbury player of the season, was a useful inside back.

Gillan experienced a good season, and Amberger on occasions revealed his true ability, whilst Breeze had developed into a versatile and useful inside back, but generally the back line lacked combination and thrust.

The loss of B.Peter Eastgate to Canterbury and R.T.Birchfield to Wairarapa, made more difficult the selection of a satisfactory pack, the best of those who appeared being R.R.Eastgate and Wells, good front-rankers, Hagen a first-class lock, and Nelson, an experienced breakaway. Mettrick again hooked well, but Fisher took over this position in later matches with success. Harrington had played regularly for South Canterbury in 1948. Of the other players, Thompson, Muir and Tainui had all last appeared in 1947, whilst Glen’s last game for West Coast had been in 1945. Five West Coasters found places in the Combined XV which engaged Australia at Greymouth, Lindbom, Walker, Gillan, Hagen and Nelson being those thus chosen. In his seven matches for West Coast, and the match against Australia, Lindbom registered a total of 45 points, comprising one try, three conversions and 11 penalty goals.

1949 Squad

J.H.Lindbom (Cobden)
J.B.Muir (Wataroa)
J.R.Steel (Greymouth Star)
Merle Stoop (Hokitika Kiwi)
J.A.Fitzgerald (Greymouth Celtic)
W.H.Amberger (Kokatahi)
E.G.Walker (Hokitika Excelsior)
Rex M.Stoop (Hokitika Kiwi)
J.Gillan (Greymouth United)
J.G.Fraser (Blaketown)
R.L.Breeze (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
C.H.Hunter (Greymouth Star)
G.T.O’Callaghan (Greymouth Celtic)
E.H.Andrews (Hokitika Excelsior)
W.J.Hamilton (Greymouth Celtic)
Gordon Richardson (Blaketown)
H.W.T.Tainui (Hokitika Kiwi)
R.G.Thompson (Cobden)
Peter Hansen (Hokitika St.Mary’s)
G.T.Mathieson (Greymouth United)
H.J.Hagen (Blaketown)
R.J.Harrington (Cobden)
R.R.Eastgate (Hokitika Kiwi)
K.M.(“Mac”)Wells (Hokitika Excelsior)
J.E.Flynn (Waiuta)
G.W.Nelson (Greymouth Star)
A.C.Glen (Greymouth United)
Basil Mettrick (Cobden)
J.J.Curtain (Wataroa)
A.A.McCone (Cobden)
J.F.Goldworthy (Waratah)
K.R.C.Fisher (Blaketown)
J.D.Woods (Hokitika Excelsior)
F.W.Holmes (Greymouth United)
W.P.Curtain (Greymouth Star)

MATCH RECORD

Played 9; Won 1 ; Draw 1 ; Lost 7 ; Points: For 74 ; Against 99

June 6 v CANTERBURY at Rugby Park, Greymouth Lost 14 to 21
J.R.Steel, 2 tries
J. H. Lindbom, 2 penalty goals and conversion
Referee: Mr.L.Walsh (Canterbury)

June 25 v BULLER at Westport Lost 3 to 14
J.B.Muir, penalty goal.

July 16 v BULLER at Cass Square, Hokitika Lost 5 to 6
Basil Mettrick, try
J.B.Muir, conversion
Referee:Mr.R.Marshall (Buller)

August 6 v BULLER (Seddon Shield) at Westport Drew 9 to 9
J.Gillan, try
J.H.Lindbom, 2 penalty goals

August 13 v NORTH OTAGO at Oamaru Won 11 to 6
E.G.Walker and J.J.Curtain, tries
J.H.Lindbom, dropped goal
J.G.Fraser, conversion

August 24 v ASHBURTON COUNTY at Ashburton Lost 9 to 11
J.R.Steel, try
J.H.Lindbom, 2 penalty goals

August 31 v NORTH OTAGO at Rugby Park , Greymouth Lost 3 to 6
J.H.Lindbom, penalty goal.
Referee: J.B.Hogarth (West Coast)

September 17 v A WELLINGTON XV at Rugby Park Greymouth Lost 9 to 11
J.H.Lindbom, try and 2 penalty goals.
Referee: Mr.A.R.Lindbom (West Coast)

September 24 v CANTERBURY, at Christchurch. 11 to 15
G.T.O’Callaghan and G.W.Nelson, tries
J.G.Fraser goal (dropped) from a Mark
J.H.Lindbom, conversion


WEST COAST – BULLER

COLOURS: RED AND BLUE.
Selectors: Messrs. J.F.Pegley (West Coast) and V.Goodall (Buller)

The combining of these Unions was in order to place a XV in the field against the Australian team.

MATCH RECORD

September 10, v. AUSTRALIA, at Rugby Park, Greymouth Won 17 to 15
E.G.Walker and G.Anderson, tries
William Dickson, dropped goal
J.H.Lindbom, 2 penalty goals and conversion
Referee: Mr.R.Pratt (Buller). `

The side was:
J.H.Lindbom (West Coast)
J.Gillan (West Coast)
F.J.Neighbours (Buller)
E.G.Walker (West Coast)
O.Smallholme (Capt.) ; (Buller)
William Dickson (Buller)
Geo.Smallholme (Buller)
G. Anderson (Buller)
M.J.Ryan (Buller)
D.S.Neighbours (Buller)
H.J.Hagen (West Coast)
G.W.Nelson (West Coast)

W.J.Mumm (Buller)
Robt.Dickson (Buller)
W.M.Cunniffe (Buller)

 

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WEST COAST RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – 1934

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1934 Season

WEST COAST COLOURS: RED AND WHITE HOOPS (Founded, 1890; Affiliated, 1892)

After a great year in 1933, when the Coast returned a record of seven wins and only one loss, and that to Canterbury in the Ranfurly Shield game, the Coast this year commenced by losing; the Seddon Shield, and thereafter lost, but by narrow margins, their matches with Wellington and Canterbury. Possessing a fine hard rucking pack of forwards, with plenty of experience, combined with good backs, West Coast were a likely team. lt would, however, be well if youth were encouraged a bit more.

Of the previous year’s players, J.B.Taafe (five-eighth), J.Kirkland and M.Jamieson (forwards), retired, though the first named reappeared in the Shield game, and L.Martyn (wing) transferred to South Canterbury. W.Thiele, the 29 year old “wonder” forward of 1933, did not reappear, which was a pity. The great weakness appeared to be the five-eighths and no fewer than five different combinations were tried in the eight games, S.Hendry and A.Fong, W.Vincent and A.Fong, R.Bunt and W. Hughes, all twice each, and J.Beban and J.B.Taafe, and J.Muir and J.Beban once each. Six players were nominated for the New Zealand Trials, and five were given a run. G.Gilbert (fullback), 22 years old, 6ft.,13st. 3lb., is an ideal type, and besides being good in this position, can fill the centre three-quarters berth with credit; indeed, it was as a centre that he first represented Buller in 1930. B.Scandrett (half), 25 years old, 11st., and South Island half in 1933, is a great defensive half, and a solid tackler, always looking for work. A.Fong (five-eighth or centre), 25 years old, and slightly bunt, also appeared for the South lsland the previous year; is fast and nippy, a good scoring man, and is always dangerous on attack. He captained the Coast in 1933, and for the first few games last season.

He was not so good as formerly R.King, All Black forward, and outstanding in the Coast pack; 6ft.1inch., 14st.2lb., he is 23 years old; a solid worker in the tight, he also tackles and handles well. W.McNeight, previous year the captain of Buller, an experienced forward, with many years of football behind him; he is 26 years old, 6ft., and 14 stone. Is strong; energetic, and rugged. He represented the South Island in 1931. The last man, L.Hughes did not receive a try-out, but was playing right up to form for his team. Stands 6 feet, and weighs 13st 6lb., and has represented the Coast for four seasons; is quick, reliable, and a good following-up forward. Of the other players, J.Beban is a young, straight running five-eighth of promise; E.Pfahlert is very fast, and, with opportunity, would score many tries. M.Olsen proved a very good hooker. E.Jones (back row forward) is full of promise; whilst in game after game F.Fritas, All Black of 1928, and well into the veteran stage, played as well as, if not better, than any of the other forwards, and after taking over the captaincy led the Coast with distinction.

R.B.Scandrett, M.Thomson (forward), and C.Schroder (wing) played in all eight games; G.Gilbert, A.S.Fong, F.Freitas and L.Hughes in seven games; E.Pfahlert and A.Bowes (1933 Canterbury rep. forward) in six games; and W.McNeight in five games.

MATCH RECORD

Played 8 ; Won 3 ; Drawn 1 ; Lost, 4 ; Points: For 86 ; Against 69

June 4 v Canterbury at Rugby Park, Greymouth Drawn, 6 all
A.S.Fong and M.Scandrett, tries
Referee: F.J.Tempero.

June 23 v. Buller at Rugby Park, Greymouth Won 19 to 0
E.Pfahlert (2), C.Schroder, and M.Scandrett, tries
G. Gilbert,1 penalty; L. Hughes converted 2 tries
Referee: D.Mackay

July 14 v Buller at Westport Lost 8 to 9
A.S.Fong and B.Kelly, tries
G.Gilbert converted 1 try

August 1 v Bush Districts at Rugby Park, Greymouth. Won 10 to 3
S.Hendry and C.Schroder, tries
L.Hughes converted 2 tries
Referee: J.Breeze

August 11 v Marlborough at Rugby Park Greymouth Lost 0 to 3
Referee: H.O.Jefcoate.

August 25 v Nelson at Rugby Park, Greymouth Won 14 to 9
C.Schroder, J.Monk, B.Scandrettt, tries
G.Gilbert converted 1 try and 1 penalty
Referee: W.McLaughlin

September 19 v Wellington at Wellington Lost 8 to 14
M.Thompson and A.S.Fong, tries
G. Gilbert converted 1 try

September 22 v Canterbury at Christchurch Lost 21 to 25
A.S.Fong, L.Hughes, R.King (2), and P.Muir, tries
L,Hughes converted 3 tries

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