We hope you enjoy this look back as we look forward to many more years of recording the history of Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby Union. We acknowledge all the information from the NZ “Rugby Almanack” Series from the season’s 1934 through to 2019 and appreciate their hard and dedicated work in providing this detailed history. – Web Admin – Information Sourced from the NZ Rugby Almanack 1952


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1951

Players 1951

    Name   Position PL
0176 Placeholder T.J. Takarangi Fullback 3
0181 Placeholder Leo Francis Blane First Five 2
0183 Placeholder Walter Tainui Forrester Forward 1
0185 Ivan Henry Hooper Flanker 7
0197 William H.B. Rickard Forward, Winger 1
0203 Arapeta Te Kotiri Reedy First Five 5
0209 William Franklin Hooper Scrumhalf 6
0211 Frederick H.L. Shelton Hooker 6
0212 Tiaki Atarea ‘Terry’ Te Rure Centre 6
0213 D. Hadfield First Five 8
0215 Bonny Naki Smith Winger 6
0217 S. Jensen Forward 7
0219 Placeholder Andrew Morehu Pahuru Prop 8 (1)
0220 Te Hau Paul Scrumhalf 3
0221 Walter Materite Peachey Prop 7
0224 Karere ‘Bobbie’ ‘Babs’ Henare Loose Forward, Lock 8
0225 P.A. Mitchell First Five 2
0231 Whare Crawford Forward 4
0232 Alec D. McGregor Centre, First Five 4
0233 Placeholder Noho Te Purei Prop 1
0234 Kono Waihi Winger 5
0235 James Wi Hekopa Walker Flanker 8
0236 J.B. Stainton Fullback 5
0237 Bert Edward Hooper Forward 2
0238 Maraki T.O. Reedy Forward 1
0239 Pipi Ryland Forward 3 (1)
0240 William Tangira Prop 3