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    • Cool and controlled – Ollie Michie 
      • 6 Jul 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • Ollie Michie in action in his Premier debut in early May in the match between Paremata-Plimmerton and Old Boys University. PHOTO: Stewart Baird. By Adam Julian Oscar Wilde once said, “Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the centre of the city.” How then does a young referee deal with some...

    • Crusaders One-Hit Wonders
      • 6 Jul 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Grizz Wyllie III On June 18 the New Zealand Herald was forced to begrudgingly acclaim yet another Crusaders Super Rugby triumph. Trouncing the bumbling Blues at Eden Park represented an unprecedented 12th championship, and sixth in a row. It’s often said records are made to be broken. At the Crusaders records are added to,...

    • Pioneers of rugby in Wellington 018: The Spencer brothers
      • 5 Jul 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • Profiling many of the people that built and helped shape the game in Wellington, from its inception in 1870 through to the WRFU’s 50th Jubilee year in 1929. The Melrose Rugby Football was a Wellington club rugby powerhouse in the late 1800s and a regular Senior Championship contender over the course of the first three...

    • All Blacks v Ireland First Test stat attack
      • 5 Jul 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Peter Marriott The All Blacks won their first test of the series against Ireland in Auckland on Saturday. Some fact and figures from that game below. New Zealand v Ireland: Won 42-19 New Zealand and Ireland first met in a test at Lansdowne Road in Dublin on 25 November 1905. New Zealand won the...

    • HOBM Colts v OBU Colts match scoring highlights
      • 4 Jul 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • The Hutt Old Boys Marist Colts beat the Old Boys University Colts 61-5 in their table-topping clash at the Hutt Rec this past Saturday. Defending champions OBU went into this match with an injury crisis, including in the front row, resulting in uncontested scrums. Hence a reason for the blowout score, although HOBM were good...

    • Rugby inferno as Jubilee and Hardham Cups underway this weekend
      • 1 Jul 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Scott MacLean & Steven White Jubilee Cup draw and teams (as received) HERE Hardham Cup draw and teams (as received) HERE MIDDAY EDIITON (Further updates expected): A blazing fire is about to be set under the rugby fields of Wellington as the Jubilee and Hardham Cup competitions get underway this weekend and run throughout...

    • Aisle be Back: All Blacks v Ireland 1.0
      • 30 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Kevin McCarthy The ground is about to hit the All Blacks running. Three tests against Ireland are a refreshingly bracing way to start the international season – rather than opposed training runs against willing but sacrificial makeshift Pasifika teams. It’s admirable too that the Irish have taken on more than most teams would consider...

    • End of Swindale Shield form guide
      • 30 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • When Northern United and Marist St Pat’s drew 10-10 in icy conditions in 2008 and shared the Jubilee Cup. With provisions for extra time now in place there can only be one winner in 2022. Who will it be? Opinion: The Swindale Shield is done and dusted for another year, and the second round Jubilee...

    • Wellington Māori squad and schedule finalised
      • 29 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • The Wellington Māori (Te Upoko O Te Ika) have finalised their Tane 2022 representative schedule and named their squad for their season ahead. The Māori will play five matches across August and September before hosting an Invitational Tournament at the new NZCIS campus in Upper Hutt. They will again be coached by former Wainuiomata and...

    • Pioneers of Rugby in Wellington: 017 J.M. Thomson
      • 28 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • The Wellington College rugby team in 1890. Captain J.M. Thomson centre with ball in hand.  Profiling many of the people that built and helped shape the game in Wellington, from its inception in 1870 through to the WRFU’s 50th Jubilee year in 1929. Inter-collegiate rugby, what is now First XV rugby, was played in fits...

    • Sims proving sustainable at Tawa
      • 28 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Adam Julian “Lyndhurst Park is out of the way from where most people would have thought I’d gone, but I was convinced to stay after one pre-season training,” George Sims reflects upon his decision to play rugby for Tawa. The Wellington Under-19 halfback can already claim a Jubilee Cup win. On Saturday he helped...

    • Tawa v Old Boys University Match Highlights
      • 27 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • Tawa beat Old Boys University 26-20 on their 75th anniversary weekend celebrations at home at Lyndhurst Park on Saturday. Tawa established a 23-3 halftime lead, extending to 26-3, before a OBU second half comeback made things close at the end. Match/scoring highlights from that fixture here.. Scoring highlights below:   Match details below:

    • Petone win 15th Swindale Shield title on damp final afternoon
      • 25 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • Steven White & Adam Julian Results, standings and scorers (as received) HERE Petone are the 2022 Swindale Shield champions. They have won their first major club rugby title since last winning it in 2009 (shared with Norths) and their first outright since winning the 2005 Jubilee Cup. This was their 15th Swindale Shield win overall,...

    • Wellington club rugby scoring updates 25 June
      • 24 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • It is Round 13 of the 2022 Wellington club rugby season. Some say it is an unlucky number, but for Petone or Hutt Old Boys Marist luck won’t come into it as the Swindale Shield is decided today. WRFU Men’s Premier The draw is here: http://www.clubrugby.co.nz/wellington/games-results.php?competition=1&season=19&round=13 The Paris Memorial Trophy Colts takes another break this long...

    • Norths win Women’s title with big win over MSP
      • 24 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Adam Julian  Northern United: 58 (Harmony Ioane 3, Ofa Tuangalu, Paige Misky, Isadore Laio-Laupolo, Sanita Levave, Te-Vaine Maui, Angel Mulu, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate tries; Arene Landon-Lane 4 con) Marist St Pat’s: 10 (Thamsyn Newton 2 tries) The Wellington women’s senior competition officially started in 1990 and the most dominant club throughout has been Northern...

    • Final round showdown for Swindale Shield
      • 24 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • After meeting last week, Paremata-Plimmerton are back home tomorrow in a local derby encounter against Northern United, whilst the Rams are in town to meet the Wellington Axemen.  By Scott MacLean and Steven White Draws & teamlists (as received) HERE  Petone or Hutt Old Boys Marist? One of those teams will be lifting the coveted...

    • Mother Wolf – Liz Nanai inspiring She-Wolves 
      • 23 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • The Avalon She-Wolves celebrate the fulltime whistle in the Division 2 final against Wainuiomata. PHOTO: T-Paul Gale. By Adam Julian In 2017 Avalon had six registered women’s players. On Saturday the She-Wolves defeated Wainuiomata 19-12 in the Izzy Ford Cup second round, Women’s second division final. Today they have 32 registered players. Hard work, a...

    • MSP and Norths to meet in Division 1 Women’s final on Friday
      • 22 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Ian Knightly If you like your rugby with a sizeable side of intrigue, then tomorrow’s Women’s Tia Paasi Memorial Division 1 championship final at Rugby League Park should provide it. There will be a different name engraved on it this year as Oriental Rongotai’s reign of dominance is over, for this season at least....

    • One for Dave: Rongotai rally to stun Wellington College
      • 22 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By Adam Julian Photos by Andy McArthur Rongotai College lost one of its treasured rugby stalwarts in January when Dave Meaclem succumbed to cancer aged 61. He always said his favourite game of rugby was the 2003 Premier 1 final against Wellington College. Down 23-20, Rongotai prop Jimmy Taikato smashed over the line for the...

    • Wellington Pride squad selected for Women’s NPC
      • 22 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • The Wellington Pride celebrate centre Monica Tagoai’s try in their opening round 13-5 win over the Otago Spirit last year. The Pride, with two former Otago players in their squad this year, return to Jerry Collins Stadium next month to open their 2022 Women’s NPC campaign against Canterbury. The 2022 Farah Palmer Cup comes early...

    • Inaugural National U85kg college rugby festival
      • 21 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • By College Sport Wellington Media Release With the support of New Zealand Rugby (NZR), Wellington Rugby will host the inaugural Under 85kg College Rugby Festival as part of School Sport NZ’s popular Secondary School Winter Tournament Week. The inaugural tournament will be held at the Petone Recreation Ground August 30 – September 1. NZR’s General...

    • Fervid Ferreira on high standards in the Village
      • 21 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • Cam Ferreira races through to score his try for Petone against Hutt Old Boys Marist in the McBain Shield earlier in the round. By Adam Julian “If it doesn’t come off, bugger it and move on,” is how Cam Ferreira describes the mindset of Swindale Shield leaders Petone. The Villagers top the standings with a...

    • Pioneers of Rugby in Wellington: 017 The Ryan brothers
      • 20 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • There were no fewer than eight Ryan brothers involved in the Petone Rugby Football Club, Wellington provincial teams and the All Blacks. The Ryans made their mark in a collective career that spanned over two decades at the start of last century. Five played for Wellington. Two were All Blacks. Any list of great Wellington...

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