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Wellington’s “Ghost” Rugby Clubs Part 11: Wadestown RFC

15/01/2019

  Photo above: Soon to be selected All Black, Neven McEwan in 1955, left, with Australian sporting great, Ken McGregor. A MOST VALUABLE MEANS OF CIVILISING YOUNG MEN “The Wadestown Club” By Gordon Noble-Campbell. On 10 February 1910, the then Mayor of Wellington, Dr Alfred Kingcome Newman, remarked when opening the new Wadestown clubrooms on Pitt

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The survivors’ XV

03/01/2019

In recent years Premier rugby has increasingly become a young man’s game, with more players making the jump from their school first XVs to the cauldron of club rugby in the space of one or two seasons and fewer players staying in the game for longer. Heading into the start of the new season, we

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The 12 rugby questions of Christmas

23/12/2018

The festive season is a time for family and friends, for relaxing and making merry. But soon enough, the attention will turn to the 2019 rugby season. See below for this year’s 12 rugby questions of Christmas heading into another bumper year of local, domestic and international rugby. 1. Are Wainuiomata too old? With nearly

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Wellington Pride and Moata’a win Porirua park silverware

21/11/2018

Voluptate illum dolore UPDATE Friday: The third leg of the American Ambassador’s Sevens series scheduled for Mary Crowther Park on Saturday has been postponed owing to the weather forecast. More updates forthcoming.The weather forecast wer_Hutt/The sevens season is at full throttle over the next fortnight, with the third and final leg of the American Ambassador’s

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Village Kings tournament this Saturday

21/11/2018

UPDATE Friday: The third leg of the American Ambassador’s Sevens series scheduled for Mary Crowther Park on Saturday has been postponed owing to the weather forecast. More updates forthcoming. The sevens season is at full throttle over the next fortnight, with the third and final leg of the American Ambassador’s tournament and a one-off representative

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Palmer pleased with NPC and direction of women’s rugby

21/11/2018

UPDATE Friday: The third leg of the American Ambassador’s Sevens series scheduled for Mary Crowther Park on Saturday has been postponed owing to the weather forecast. More updates forthcoming. The weather forecast wer_Hutt/ The sevens season is at full throttle over the next fortnight, with the third and final leg of the American Ambassador’s tournament

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Representative sevens tournament this Saturday

04/11/2018

Rongotai College is the venue for this Saturday’s representative sevens tournament, a warm-up tournament leading up to the three regional tournaments in early December. A group of 25 players will be taking the field for the two evenly mixed Wellington teams at Rongotai College on Saturday. Following this, Wellington will be heading to Pukekohe next

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7 November: American Ambassador’s tournament cancelled

11/04/2014

Voluptate illum dolore Voluptate illum dolore ita ipsum, quid deserunt singulis, labore admodum ita multos malis ea nam nam tamen fore amet. Bevan Holmes was an athletic and durable loose forward from North Auckland who started 31 games for the All Blacks between 1970 and 1973. Holmes holds the record for most All Black games

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Aisle be back: The Hurricanes squad announcement and ABs on tour

11/04/2014

Voluptate illum dolore Above fans flock on to the field after a Hurricanes match this year. It is another f word that is pondered below.  Here comes those new Super Rugby squads, and time for the f-word. No, not that f- word, but the one that hangs around any Hurricanes squad announcement. F as in

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