Jubilee Cup

Short Passes 18 November

18/11/2019

Above: Winter 2019 flashback. When Wainuiomata beat Oriental-Rongotai 21-12 in the opening round of the Jubilee Cup. Full gallery of this game HERE Update: Website server issues. Apologies for our website being down sporadically on Monday morning – this is a server issue and out of our control. A quiet weekend for rugby in the

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Jackie Dougan and the Onslow 1955 Jubilee Cup team

14/11/2019

Petone and Onslow first five-eighth Jackie Dougan passed away last week in Masterton, aged 93. The following story was published on this website in 2015:  1955: The year the suburbanites won the Jubilee Cup The history of the Jubilee Cup is littered with fairytale wins. In recent times, championship wins by Oriental-Rongotai (2011) and Tawa

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Short Passes: 11 November

11/11/2019

Above: The HOBM Eagles warm up ahead of one of their games on Saturday – they went on to win the Men’s tournament. Photos by Andy McArthur HERE +++++ There are two more weekends of rugby to come in the Wellington region for the rest of 2019. Despite no presence at the just completed American

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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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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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