Year by Year ~ 1960 ~

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 1961

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(Founded, 1921; Affiliated, 1922)
Headquarters: Ruatoria.

Selectors: Messrs. C.Calder, T.Rangihuna and David McClutchie.

After having been successful in the previous five encounters with Poverty Bay over a space of three seasons, East Coast was forced to admit defeat from its neighbour’s side in the Queen’s Birthday fixture, though the tables were turned in the second meeting.

Calling on 28 players, six of them newcomers, to do duty in it small programme of five matches, was certainly not conclusive to achieving combination, and, in fact, ten players made only a solitary appearance each. Of those who did play in most of the matches, K.E.R.Karaka captained the side; Ackroyd, Poverty Bay representative two seasons earlier, was a useful winger; Hooper a dependable inside back; T.M.Reedy, not so prominent as as year earlier; Kururangi lively five-eighth; Rickard, the No.8 forward: K.Henare, and 1958 representative, Walker, an experienced pair at lock. A new representative in Ngatai was on one side; R.Henare and Peachy in the front-row; Kaika as hooker; and Shelford as utility man.

A serious loss was the transfer of J.J.Moeke to Bay of Plenty, And Watson was on hand once only. J.L.Karaka had moved to Counties. Waitoa and Ronald Ngata had last played in 1955.

T.M.Reedy toured with the New Zealand Maori team to Tonga and Western Samoa, whilst Paea played in the Maori Trial.

1960 Results

Wed 31 Aug 14:30 Representative NPEC v Auckland XV 12 - 09
Sat 06 Aug 14:30 Representative NPEC v Bay of Plenty 09 - 11
Sat 16 Jul 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
Wed 06 Jul 14:30 Representative Hawkes Bay v NPEC 12 - 03
Mon 06 Jun 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 06

Players 1960

      Position PL
0221 Walter Materite Peachey Prop 5
0224 Karere ‘Babbie’ 'Babs' Henare Loose Forward, Lock 5 (1)
0250 Placeholder Hemara ‘Bo' Kururangi First Five, Winger 5
0256 Placeholder H.M. 'John' Paea Flanker, Lock 1
0258 Placeholder Tuta Wanui Taare Scrumhalf 3 (1)
0264 Placeholder Thomas Tamati Lock 1
0265 Placeholder Reweti Te R. Green Winger 1
0272 Placeholder E.R.'Knox' Karaka Centre, Fullback 5
0276 Placeholder Thomas Shelford Prop 4
0282 Placeholder Bruce Allan Watson Centre 1
0287 Placeholder George Kiwa Walker Lock, Prop 4
0288 Placeholder D. Waitoa Winger 1
0291 Placeholder Ronald Ngata First Five, Scrumhalf 2
0298 Placeholder Rangituatini 'Tene’ Henare Prop 5
0307 Placeholder Tamati Muturangi Reedy Fullback, Winger 3
0308 Placeholder David John Hooper First Five, Fullback 5
0314 Placeholder Peter Turei Karaka First Five 1
0320 Placeholder Victor Claude Rickard Loose Forward 4
0324 Placeholder George Pomana Hauraki Centre 3 (1)
0325 Placeholder Waiheke P.M. Kaika Hooker 5
0326 Placeholder Alex D. Reedy Loose Forward 3
0327 Placeholder Walter C. Ackroyd Winger 4
0328 Placeholder T.W. Ngatai Flanker 3
0329 Placeholder J.H. Reedy Winger 1
0330 Placeholder M.T. ‘Tiger' Whakataka Forward 2 (1)
0331 Placeholder Martyn Prince Rickard Scrumhalf 1 (1)
0332 Placeholder Peter Potini Sadlier Scrumhalf 1
0333 Placeholder Roger John Lougher Fullback 1