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2021 Queens Birthday Squad Announcement

NPEC Squad 2021

Here  is your 2021 NPEC Queens Birthday Squad.

Head Coach Hosea Gear has announced a 44 Man squad that will be reduced down to the Matchday Squad nearer Queens Birthday.

The squad will have just three weeks to prepare for the annual Queen’s Birthday fixture against the Poverty Bay for the Anaru Skip Paenga Trophy.

This year’s game is incredibly significant as Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby celebrates its 100 Year Centenary over the weekend.

And 100 Years since we defeated Poverty Bay 8-6 on the 13th August 1921*

*1921* – East Coast were still playing under Poverty Bay Rugby Union umbrella {Sat 13th August 1921}

East Coast became standalone Union in September 1921, after separating from Poverty Bay Rugby Union

The first 1st Class Match was not played until 1923 also against Poverty Bay, this was the first “Official’ 1st Class game as East Coast Rugby Union.

NPEC Queens Birthday Squad 2021
NPEC Cap Number #NameClub
Forwards
# 1142Patrick AllenUawa
* New CapWill BolingfordTokararangi
# 992Adrian CollierTokararangi
# 1188Hirini DelamereTihirau Victory Club
# 1120Dyllyn EvansTokararangi
* New CapMaia FoxUawa
# 1113Richard GreenTokararangi
# 1106Hone HaerewaTokararangi
# 1193Kyah HollisTokararangi
# 1185Anton KingHicks Bay
# 1081Perrin ManuelHikurangi
# 1093Moana MatoTihirau Victory Club
# 1032Storm MoranUawa
* New CapTuterangi NgarimuRuatoria City
#1152Trent ProffitHikurangi
#1170Jack RichardsonRuatoria City
#1189Netani SeruwaqaTokomaru Bay Utd
#1065Frank TaiapaHicks Bay
* New CapTanira Tamanui NepiaUawa
#1192Jorian TangaereHikurangi
* New CapGabe Te KaniTokararangi
#1057Hoani Te MoanaTihirau Victory Club
* New CapJody TuhakaTokararangi
* New CapGeorge WaddyUawa
#995Riki WaitoaTokararangi
Backs
#1109Mohi BartlettTokararangi
#1005Verdon BartlettTihirau Victory Club
* New CapJosh DeardenUawa
#1072Te Rangi FraserTokararangi
#1194Rapata HaerewaTokararangi
#1023Whakarae HenareTokararangi
* New CapTe Manu HerewiniTihirau Victory Club
#1179Tipene MeihanaUawa
#1182Hamuera MoanaHikurangi
#1168Te Aho MoriceHikurangi
#1062Sam ParkesUawa
#1162Teina PotaeTokararangi
* New CapLeetham RawiriRuatoria City
#1176Jesse RyeUawa
#1068Pamona SamupoHicks Bay
#1035BJ SidneyUawa
#1181Tawhao StewartTihirau Victory Club
* New CapJames Te KahikaRuatoria City
#1190Tutere WaengaTihirau Victory Club
Unavailable due to injury
#939Laman DaviesUawa
#1151Manaia NymanTihirau Victory Club
#1149Fabyan KahakiHikurangi