East Coast Rugby Union Season – 2010

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2010

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2010 Status:
Heartland.Championship
Founded 1921 – Affiliated 1921
President:
W.S.Burdett
Chairman:
G.Summersby
Chief.Executive.Officer:
M. Devery
Coach:
M.Gray
Main ground:
Whakarua Park, Ruatoria
Capacity:
3,000
Colours:
Sky blue and white

Conceding 116 points to North Otago in the opening round could have shattered East Coast.To lose by such a large margin at home could have seen many of the squad disappear into the hills or beaches for the rest of the season. To their credit, the squad hung in and gradually fought their way back into the competition.

They didn’t win a game but were so close to upsetting Horowhenua Kapiti in the last game.Again there were a large number of players used.The one constant of East Coast rugby in recent years has been halfback, and captain, Charlie Harrison who has appeared in every championship game since 2006. Fullback Verdon Bartlett was the only other back to start every competition game.

Others to appear in live or more games were Roha Dalton-Reedy, Doone Harrison, Matt Marino, Whakarae Henare, Riki Crawford, Nathan Langsford and Lance Maaka.The forwards were a more regular combination than the backs, lock Richard Scholefield and flanker Darryl Baker starting every game and flanker Pakanui Webb missing just one.

Prop Tom Kahukiwa was one of the side’s best players. Gordon Hinaki was the regular hooker. Puri Hauiti was the union’s Origin player.

Match.Record: Played 10Lost 10
Points : For 121; Against 435
1. June 5 vs Poverty Bay, at Tolaga Bay
Lost 03 – 24
East Coast Scorers : Turei  (1) Pen.
Referee: C.Wanoa (East Coast)
2. August 7 vs King Country, at Tokomaru Bay
Lost 22 – 27
East Coast Scorers : C.Harrison, Nukunuku, Reeves tries
Maaka (2) Conversions , (1) Penalty Goal
Referee: M.Goodger (Wellington)
3. August 28 vs North Otago , at Ruatoria
Lost 03 – 116
East Coast Scorers :
Langsford (1) Pen.
Referee: S.A.W.Eden-Whaitiri
4. September 4 vs Poverty Bay, at Gisborne
Lost 03 – 71
East Coast Scorers :
Maaka (1) Penalty Goal
Referee: N.P.Briant
5. September 11  vs Buller, at Ruatoria
Lost 07 – 18
East Coast Scorers : Bartlett Try
Maaka (1) Conversion
Referee: G.G.Stuart
6. September 18 vs Wairarapa Bush, at Masterton
Lost 14 – 33
East Coast Scorers : Bartlett Try
Langsford (2) Penalty Goals , Hauiti (1) Penalty Goal
Referee: G.W.Jackson
7. September 25 vs Mid Canterbury, at Ashburton
Lost 17 – 39
East Coast Scorers : C.Harrison, Coka tries
Langsford (2) Conversions ,  (1) Penalty Goal
Referee: M.S.Muir
8. October 2 vs King Country, at Taupo
Lost 09 – 46
East Coast Scorers :
Langsford (3) Penalty Goals
Referee: N.P.Briant
9. October 9 vs West Coast, at Greymouth
Lost 18 – 33
East Coast Scorers : Coka (2) , Hinaki tries
Langsford (1) Penalty Goal
Referee: K.R.McBride
10. October 16 vs Horowhenua-Kapiti, at Ruatoria
Lost 25 – 28
East Coast Scorers : Kahukiwa (2), Henare tries
Henare (2) Conversions , (2) Penalty Goals
Referee: G.W.Jackson
APPEARANCES For East Coast RFU (2010 – Career)
Name Club 2010 Career
K.Alexander (Napier Pirates – Hawkes Bay) 1 1
D.Anaru (Hikurangi) 8 10
D.Baker (Uawa) 10 11
V.Bartlett (Tokararangi) 8 17
K.Blackman (Uawa) 7 39
P.Blackman (Uawa) 3 9
T.Coka (Uawa) 3 3
P.Crawford (Uawa) 2 6
R.Crawford (Uawa) 7 14
R.Dalton-Reedy (Rangataua – Bay of Plenty RU) 5 8
M.Emani (Uawa) 9 9
K.Eruera (Tokomaru Bay United) 1 1
T.Fatai (Manukau Rovers – Auckland RU) 1 1
M.Finau (Uawa) 2 3
C.F.Harrison (Hikurangi) 10 60
D.M.Harrison (Hikurangi) 7 82
N.P.Hauti (Pirates – Poverty Bay RU) 7 32
W.Henare (Tokorarangi) 8 14
G.J.Hinaki (Uawa) 8 15
T.Kahukiwa (Napier Pirates – Hawkes Bay RU) 7 18
M.D.King (Tokomaru Bay Utd) 1 8
N.Langsford (Manukau Rovers – Auckland RU) 5 12
L.Maaka (Waiapu) 9 53
P.McLean (Hikurangi) 8 9
M.J.Marino (Uawa) 8 17
D.Mill (Tokararangi) 2 11
R.Monika (Uawa) 1 8
M.Moran (Uawa) 2 2
K.N.Ngarimu (Hikurangi) 5 64
T.Nukunuku (Tokomaru Bay Utd) 5 5
T.Parata (Hikurangi) 7 21
H.N.Phillips (Uawa) 8 13
H.Raihania (Tokomaru Bay Utd) 1 1
R.Reeves (Uawa) 6 6
R.Scholefield (Uawa) 10 36
B.J.Sidney (Uawa) 1 1
P.F.Symes (Napier Pirates -Hawkes Bay RU) 1 48
T.Symes (Napier Pirates -Hawkes Bay RU) 1 1
D.Thompson (Ruatoria City) 4 9
B.Turei (YMP – Poverty Bay RU) 1 1
K.Ward (Hikurangi) 5 5
P.A.Webb (Hikurangi) 9 22

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 2013 and appreciate their hard and dedicated work in providing this detailed history. Web Admin