Final Report: TVC 24 – 21 Hikurangi

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf Published: July 31, 2017  http://gisborneherald.co.nz Tihirau Victory Club made history at Ruatoria’s Whakarua Park on Saturday when they beat defending champions Hikurangi 24-21 in extra time to win the East Coast club title for the first time. The right foot of first five-eighth Rapata Haerewa won the day. The kick

Semi Finals – Report (Hiku v Uawa ~ TVC v Ruatoria)

Hikurangi 17 (Kris Palmer try; Palmer 4 pen) Uawa 15 (Leiman Davies, Hayden Pardoe tries; Te Ahu Baker pen, con). HT: 17-3. “Tough wet-weather rugby in a mudbath.” That’s how Hikurangi lock Te Rangi Matanuku Parata summed it up after leading the defending champions to victory in the 1 v 4 clash at Whakarua

Must-win game for Waiapu

RUGBY by Ben O’Brien-Leaf  http://gisborneherald.co.nz Published: July 7, 2017 FIRST, they have to beat City. Fifth-placed Waiapu have 43 competition points and host team No.3 — Ruatoria City, on 50 points — at George Nepia Memorial Park in Rangitukia at 2.30pm tomorrow. It is a must-win game for Waiapu, knowing that fourth-placed Uawa have

Hikurangi return to the top

HIKURANGI returned to the top of the East Coast club rugby competition with a 20-14 win against Ruatoria City at Whakarua Park on Saturday. But the weekend will not be remembered for the win but for the death of Hikurangi co-coach Doone Harrison’s father, Jury, yesterday. “Jury has been battling cancer but

Ngati Porou East Coast – New Board announced –

Ngati Porou East Coast are pleased to announce our new board: Chairperson – Campbell Dewes Deputy Chair – Val Morrison Leeanne Morice Graeme Summersby Sean Poananga Two more independent members will be co-opted taking it to a board of seven. Though familiar names, this smaller board is reflective of the new constitution

NPEC Queens Birthday Squad announcement

The NPEC squad for the June 3rd Queens Birthday clash against Poverty Bay has been announced by Troy Para (Co-Coach) today. Selected from players within the local club competition the squad is represented from the following clubs with 3 Ngati Porou players being loaned for this match   : 6 Waiapu 5