Jubilee Cup

Club Rugby Awards of the Year

22/08/2019

By Club Rugby correspondents The 2019 club rugby season is all but over, and bar a spectacular entry from the tail-end of the Reserve Grade Division 2 competition, our annual Club Rugby website awards are below. Three club Teams of the Year: Northern United Premiers – The Jubilee Cup champions had an often rocky road

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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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This week in club rugby history 29 July – 4 August

30/07/2019

Above: The OBU Goats with the 2015 Jubilee Cup, winning their maiden title at Porirua Park. 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 29 July 1961: Reported as the match of the season. Petone are leading Onslow 13-12 very late in

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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 +++++ Despite being named on Ories’ bench for the Women’s final, Black Fern Selica Winiata was withdrawn prior to kick-off.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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Campbell getting Norths out of the woods 

25/07/2019

By Adam Julian “When Luca Rees broke, I cramped getting to the ruck. I hobbled towards the wing to try and recover. A few phases later Luca found me in enough space to fall over and finish,” Campbell Woodmass recalls of his winning try for Northern United in the Jubilee Cup semi-final against Tawa. The

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Monu making the most of second chances

24/07/2019

Above: Wainuiomata team, supporters and family members after their 21-20 semi-final win over Ories. PHOTO: Andy McArthur. By Adam Julian When John Monu debuted for Wainuiomata in 2006, TJ Va’a was a ball kid retrieving kicks from a pivot trying to lift the green and blacks out of obscurity. Wainuiomata was rooted in the Senior

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