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      • Inaugural Bula 7s tournament at Porirua Park on Saturday
        • 19 Jan 2022
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • After a long break from rugby in the capital and many parts of the country, a red-hot sevens rugby injection comes to Porirua Park this Saturday with the inaugural Bula 7s tournament. Rugby-starved fully vaccinated supporters can roll up to Porirua Park from early in the morning to later in the evening to see no...

      • Wellington goes Solo in 2022 All Black Sevens Squad
        • 13 Jan 2022
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Above: Roderick Solo on debut for Oriental-Rongotai in the 2020 Swindale Shield. Photo: Andy McArthur. Oriental-Rongotai’s Roderick Solo is a new face in the All Blacks Sevens squad for 2022. The fleet-footed former Scots College flyer is one of five new faces in this year’s national men’s sevens set-up. Solo joins Leroy Carter (Bay of...

      • Dave Meaclem – Educator, Laugher, Champion
        • 6 Jan 2022
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Adam Julian  Dave Meaclem, cheerful stalwart of Oriental Rongotai, Scots College and Rongotai College rugby, passed away on Thursday morning after an arduous battle with cancer. The vice president of Wellington Rugby was 60-years old. Whether drinking at a flashy do, spinning yarns with businessmen in Corporate Cabs or guiding a young man from...

      • Remains of the day
        • 3 Jan 2022
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Above: “Barney” Ronaldson seated on the ground at bottom right in the Greytown team photo of 1884. By Touchline An unplanned walk among the derelict tombstones of the “public” section of Wellington’s Karori Cemetery on New Year’s Day caused Touchline to muse that the pride of society in its history can perhaps be seen in...

      • Burning Questions 2022
        • 2 Jan 2022
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • The Tawa RFC celebrates with the Jubilee Cup last season at the Hutt Rec, after beating Marist St Pat’s in the final. Can both these teams rise to the top again in 2022? Photo: Andy McArthur. Happy New Year and welcome to a new season of rugby. As always, we kick the year off with...

      • Merry Christmas from Club Rugby
        • 22 Dec 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Club Rugby wishes the rugby community a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Here’s hoping we can put the recent difficult season – actually two seasons – behind us and start anew with a bumper 2022 season that is unhindered by lockdowns or meltdowns of the non-sporting variety. Club Rugby wishes to thank all...

      • Club and college players to need vaccination certificate in 2022
        • 13 Dec 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Papers please. Club and college rugby players will need a Covid vaccination certificate to play in competitions from next year. Under the Government and Sport New Zealand’s Covid-19 Protection Framework, gatherings in the Red traffic light setting which do not use Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates are limited to 25 people. In the Red setting, 15-a-side rugby...

      • Beer with an All Black: Ian Kirkpatrick
        • 11 Dec 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Above: Ian Kirkpatrick playing against the British & Irish Lions in 1971. This photo and photo below from NZ Weekly News magazines in 1971. By Adam Julian Patron of New Zealand Rugby, Member of the Order of the British Empire, 2003 inductee to the World Rugby Hall of Fame and his name enshrined upon the...

      • Countdown underway to the start of the 2022 Swindale Shield
        • 29 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Rugby begins anew in 2022. And it all starts with the Swindale Shield Premier club rugby competition, which kicks off on Saturday 2 April. The only traffic lights supporters need to consider on that afternoon are the ones on the road transporting them to the grounds. First round matches at a glance are scheduled as...

      • Aisle be Back: much to ponder in the off-season
        • 25 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • A break for everyone coming up, before pre-season community and Hurricanes rugby in the New Year. By Kevin McCarthy Nearly 80 years ago, on World War II’s Eastern Front, there was a battle fought at a place called Kursk. Nazi Germany had been dealt a major defeat a few months earlier in the depths of...

      • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About The All Blacks
        • 24 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • New Zealand’s rugby team is one of the most famous (if not most famous) sports teams globally. The All Blacks are a dominant force in the rugby world and have a record for winning against every other team they play against. They are indeed the MVPs of sporting excellence. But, other than their pre-game Haka...

      • Aisle be Back: All Blacks v France
        • 18 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Kevin McCarthy There are many ways to skin a cat, but in the end, the cat dies. Thus, there are many ways to write a rugby opinion piece, but in the end, we want the cat to live. The cat being the All Blacks. So, the perhaps favourite technique is to absolutely lambast the...

      •  Lauaki wins major CSW award
        • 16 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • Siale Lauaki playing for St Pat’s Town (2020). For the second consecutive year in 2021, he made the New Zealand Secondary Schools squad.   By Adam Julian “I would have been happy with the rugby one, but I’m shocked to get the big one. It still hasn’t sunk in,” Siale Lauaki said when reflecting on being...

      • Aisle be Back: All Blacks v Ireland
        • 11 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Kevin McCarthy I guess that makes it definitive. Beauden Barrett is back as the first choice first-five, courtesy of the team to face Ireland on Sunday. Not what many would have picked a year ago. Of course, 50 years ago, Richie Mo’ounga would have sent a bunch of flowers to his missus, rather than...

      • All Blacks v Italy Stat Attack
        • 10 Nov 2021
        • Wellington Club Weekly
        • By Peter Marriott The All Blacks played Italy this past weekend – some facts and figures from that game below. New Zealand v Italy: Won 47-9 New Zealand and Italy first met at test level at Eden Park in Auckland on 22 May 1987. It was the opening match of the inaugural Rugby World Cup...

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