Wellington Lions: five memorable semi-final wins

Wellington Lions: five memorable semi-final wins

16/10/2019

Above: Kemara Hauiti-Parapara and the Lions scrum will need to fire up when they play Canterbury this coming weekend. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. Since 1992, when the present finals format was introduced into the National Provincial Championship, Wellington has played in a number of Semi-finals. Here’s a look back at five of those wins: 2000 v

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Short Passes 14 October (lunch edition)

Short Passes 14 October (lunch edition)

14/10/2019

Pepesana Patafilo in action for the Lions on Saturday. Short Passes thinks that he could be in a Super Rugby squad and not in Tawa’s next year. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. A big weekend of rugby to look forward to this coming Saturday. There are three sevens tournaments – details, teams and draws to be published

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Lions and Pride make semi-finals

Lions and Pride make semi-finals

11/10/2019

The Wellington Lions and the Wellington Pride are both into the semi-finals of this year’s National Provincial Championship. The Lions had already qualified for the Premiership semi-finals ahead of Saturday night’s fixture with Waikato, sealing a home semi-final with a 39-21 win. They won the game with a three-try burst in the middle stages to

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Twenty years since Athletic Park closed

Twenty years since Athletic Park closed

10/10/2019

Thirty thousand patrons entered Athletic Park for the final time 20 years ago today, 10 October 1999, to watch the Wellington Lions play Otago in round nine of the National Provincial Championship. Athletic Park had been the home of all rugby in Wellington for 97 years. The Lions were also having their best season for

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Short Passes 14 October (lunch edition)

Short Passes 14 October (lunch edition)

14/10/2019

Pepesana Patafilo in action for the Lions on Saturday. Short Passes thinks that he could be in a Super Rugby squad and not in Tawa’s next year. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. A big weekend of rugby to look forward to this coming Saturday. There are three sevens tournaments – details, teams and draws to be published

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Short Passes 7 October

Short Passes 7 October

07/10/2019

+++++ Job done and a perfect representative season for the Wellington Maori side. A late change to proceedings saw them only needing to play once in Saturday’s Te Tini A Maui tournament, taking on Hawke’s Bay Maori for the trophy. A 22-15 win to Te Upoko saw the Hikaia Amohia Trophy put back on the

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