Hardham Cup

The 12 Rugby Questions of Xmas

23/12/2019

Above: Fulltime in the 2019 Jubilee Cup final – who will win the title in 2020? PHOTO: NZ Lenz.   The festive season is a time for family and friends, for relaxing and making merry. But soon enough, the attention will turn to the 2020 rugby season. See below for this year’s third annual 12

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Tries of the Season: Men’s Club Rugby Part 3

12/12/2019

Above: Northern United win the 2019 Jubilee Cup final. PHOTO: NZ Lenz. Part 3 of our Tries of the Season series, looking back at some of the action in 2019 in club rugby. (Part 1 HERE) (Part 2 HERE ) Continuing the series in the men’s game, with some highlights from the Swindale Shield, Hardham

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Tries of the Season: Men’s Club Rugby Part 2

09/12/2019

Above: Tupou Sopoaga (Petone) and Dane Coles (Poneke) in action in their F.J Tilyard Shield fixture earlier this year. Both players feature separately in tries below. PHOTO: Andy McArthur. Part 2 of our Tries of the Season series, looking back at some of the action in 2019 in club rugby. (Part 1 HERE) Continuing the

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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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This week in club rugby history 12-18 August

13/08/2019

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. 12 August 1963: Heading into today’s final round of the season, Marist (21 points), Onslow (21) and Athletic (20) are all in with a chance of winning or sharing the Jubilee Cup

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This week in club rugby history 5-11 August

06/08/2019

Above: Rugby was the winner when Northern United and Marist St Pat’s shared the Jubilee Cup in 2008.  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 5 August 1939: On the cusp of WW2, that was to take the lives of

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Billy Wallace competition Team of the Season

02/08/2019

For many years we’ve named a team comprised of the best of the Billy Wallace Best & Fairest standings, and our seventh edition for 2019 is no different. There’re a few curiosities in this year’s competition, where the 3-2-1 scoring was again allocated by the match officials. Traditionally the domain of big ball-carrying loose forwards

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Short Passes 29 July – bumper edition + Lions squad naming

29/07/2019

Has the bar at Norths’ HQ at Porirua Park closed yet? +++++ Despite being named on Ories’ bench for the Women’s final, Black Fern Selica Winiata was withdrawn prior to kick-off. While Club Rugby firmly believes this was belatedly the right decision, questions have to be asked why the idea of a non-Wellington affiliated player

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The blue collar final headlining bumper season finale

26/07/2019

By Scott MacLean Draws and teamlists HERE  The rugby roads tomorrow lead in the direction of the Petone Rec for the major WRFU Finals Day. Nine matches will be played with the first kicking-off at 11am and the last at 3pm. The summer homes for the Jubilee and Hardham Cups will be found, along with

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