Rugby History

Wellington’s Ghost Clubs: Stop-Out Rugby Football Club – (1919-1925)

18/04/2019

In March 1922, attempts were made by the Wellington Rugby Football Union to stamp out another new “mushroom club”, this time connected with St. Peter’s Mission on Taranaki Street. It was felt by the Union’s Management Committee that a better policy would be for this “young new Club” to join with an “older Club”, as

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This Week in History 15-21 April

16/04/2019

  Some of what happened in Wellington club rugby in the past below, in association with the Bond Sports Bar. 15 April 1967: Defending champions University and runners-up Petone both open the new season with impressive wins. University beats Wellington 20-6 and Petone defeats St Pat’s Old Boys 26-3. Elsewhere, Marist’s Maori All Black Pat Myers

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Today in History 8-14 April

10/04/2019

Above: Hutt Old Boys Marist celebrate winning the McBain Shield off Petone on 9 April 2011. Some of what happened in Wellington club rugby in the past below, in association with the Bond Sports Bar. 8 April 1978: Petone throw the ball around freely and account for Ories 52-0, scoring eight tries in a magical

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This week in club rugby history 1-7 April

02/04/2019

In association with The Bond Sports Bar on Bond Street in Wellington, some highlights from this week in Wellington club rugby history are below. 1 April 2000: In a replay of last year’s Jubilee Cup final, defending champions MSP defeat Petone 27-22 in today’s season opener. MSP leads 20-0 at halftime and holds on into the

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This week in club rugby history 24-30 March

26/03/2019

In association with The Bond Sports Bar in Wellington, some highlights from this week in Wellington club rugby history are below. 24 March 2018: A fired up Wainuiomata set the Swindale Shield alight this afternoon by toppling defending champions OBU 22-20 at home at William Jones Park. Fullback Justin Wilson is the standout individual for a

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Community sport receives another warning

16/02/2019

    By Touchline. In what appears to be a further sign of the continued decline of organised amateur sport in the community, of the 177 Incorporated Societies already dissolved by the Registrar in 2019, nearly a third (a total of 52), are amateur sports clubs. Incorporated Societies are dissolved when the Registrar determines that

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Wellington’s “Ghost” Rugby Clubs Part 12: Karori RFC

21/01/2019

“AN UNENTHUSIASTIC PLAYER IS BETTER ON THE BANK” The Karori Rugby Football Club (1876-1983) By Gordon Noble-Campbell. The No. 1 field at Ian Galloway (formerly “Western”) Park, locally and colloquially known as “the Cage”, has been the scene of many titanic battles of the Western Suburbs Rugby Football Club, arguably Wellington’s most important club in

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