Club Rugby

Tries of the Season: Men’s Club Rugby Part 1


Above: Pepesana Patafilo streaks clear to score one of his two tries for Tawa against Marist St Pat’s in early May. PHOTO: Barry Stead. A torrent of tries were scored this season in Wellington club rugby. In the first part of our try-scoring clips highlights this year, we take a look at some of action

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Short Passes 2 December – news in briefs and happenings


A compelling Central Region 7s tournament on Saturday, with Wellington (men) and Manawatu (women) deserved winners. Both sides were a notch above all others, particularly in the breakdown and turnover. The Rob Law Max Wellington men came together well and Short Passes predicts that a top four finish at Nationals at Mt Maunganui in a

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Short Passes 25 November – rugby news and happenings


A balmy day at Porirua Park on Saturday for the second annual Wellington Provincial 7s tournament. A small group of teams took part in what was a warm-up event for this coming weekend’s Central 7s qualifiers in Levin (and in the case of Canterbury, the Southern qualifiers in Timaru). Wellington fielded two men’s and two

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Short Passes 18 November


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


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


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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Hutt Old Boys Marist and Old Boys University win club sevens series


The Hutt Old Boys Marist Eagles (Men’s) and Old Boys University (Women’s) are the 2019 American Ambassador’s WRFU club sevens champions, following the second and final leg of the series in blustery and at times wet conditions at Onepoto Park on Saturday. The HOBM Eagles backed up their runner-up finish last week by beating Oriental-Rongotai

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American Ambassador’s sevens tournament leg two on Saturday


Same place, same time. The 2019 American Ambassador’s Sevens series is set to be decided late on Saturday afternoon at Onepoto Park, with men’s and women’s series winners to be crowned. It will be hard to go past Northern United kicking not going on and winning the tournament and raising the American Ambassador’s Trophy silverware

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Short Passes 4 November (Monday evening edition)


A successful day of sevens rugby on Saturday down at Onepoto. For the teams there it was a competitive morning and afternoon of rugby, with several eye-catching contributions across the leading grades. Defending American Ambassador’s champions Northern United took the honours in the Men’s grade and are odds-on to retain the American Ambassador’s Trophy when

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Norths and OBU take out American Ambassador’s opening leg


Northern United (Men’s) and Old Boys University (Women’s) won today’s re-booted opening leg of the WRFU American Ambassador’s Sevens series in fine, cool conditions at Onepoto Park. In the Men’s Cup final, defending series and national club champions Norths blanked the Hutt Old Boys Marist Eagles 39-0. Aotea College school-leaver Ropati So’oalo scored a hat-trick

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