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200 games special achievement for Whetu Henry and Paulo Aukuso


The following story was first published on WRFU channels this week. Oriental-Rongotai players Paulo Aukuso and Whetu Henry recently became the top team’s first two double centurions, reaching the 200-Premier game milestone in consecutive weeks. Both out of Rongotai College, they have given unwavering service to the Miramar club for the best part of a

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This week in club rugby history: 15-21 July


Above: Norths lock Chris Middleton with ball in hand in atrocious conditions this week in 2008. Norths lost 7-19 to Petone, but went on to make the final against Marist St Pat’s which they drew 10-10 in bitter, sleety conditions at Wespac Stadium. PHOTO: Chainsaw Photos. In association with the Bond Street Sports Bar on Bond Street

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Short Passes 15 July (bumper edition)


Monday evening edition.  The championship end of the season is upon us. As of Monday morning there are Jubilee and Hardham Cup semi-finals at the Polo Ground, Lyndhurst Park, Evans Bay Park and the Hutt Rec ( OBU are moving their operation to firmer pastures). View the semi-finals HERE  With school holidays, another quiet week

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Ories finish top as HOBM miss out on semi-finals


Above” Goatastic! OBU beat the Upper Hutt Rams 48-0 today to qualify top for the Hardham Cup semi-finals. Oriental-Rongotai defeated Poneke 53-13 in the other to qualify top for the Jubilee Cup and win the Andy Leslie Trophy. Read more below.  Draws & Results HERE  Oriental-Rongotai have finished the 2019 Jubilee Cup round-robin as top

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Plenty to play for in last regular season round of the year


Above: OBU will be chasing the top qualifier’s berth in the Hardham Cup when they host the Upper Hutt Rams tomorrow, while the Avalon Wolves will be packing down for the final time this year when they play Marist St Pat’s at Fraser Park. PHOTO: Hugh Pretorius. By Scott MacLean Draws & Teamlists HERE  So

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Promising club players selected in the NZ Māori U20s


The NZ Māori U20 Rugby Team is playing Fiji U20 as the curtain raiser to the Māori All Blacks and Fiji test match on Saturday 20th July 5.30pm at Rotorua Stadium. The team is: Kershawl Sykes-Martin  Nelson Rugby Club Ngāti Porou Te Ariki Te Puni  University RFC Auckland Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Rangitāne o Manawatu

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This week in club rugby history 8-14 July


In association with the Bond Street Sports Bar on Bond Street in Wellington, some highlights from this week in Wellington club rugby history are below 8 July 1978: MSP crush an understrength Petone 38-9 to effectively end Petone’s 1978 Jubilee Cup challenge, while the Wellington Axemen overrun University 29-0 in these two third round Jubilee Cup clashes. MSP

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[Evening edition] Short Passes 8 July


Results & Standings HERE  Late Monday edition – content below to be added. Email if you have news or information or a shout-out to an individual or team. A cold day for club rugby on Saturday with a range of  close-knit results across all grades setting up a big final weekend of round-robin action.

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Tawa move into box seat in Jubilee Cup on raw afternoon


By Steven White and Scott MacLean Results & Standings HERE  Tawa emerged from a raw Wellington afternoon to be the first and only team thus far to qualify for the Jubilee Cup semi-finals in a fortnight. Tawa earned an emphatic away 39-21 win over Wainuiomata to move to the top of the championship standings with

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