Year by Year ~ 1962 ~

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 1963


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1962

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

Selectors: Messrs. P.Sayers, Wm.Rickard and David McClutchie.

Had this Union been able to place its strongest XV in the field regularly, it would without doubt have achieved a more attractive record than that of one victory in five matches. When it is realised that 33 players were called on to participate in these five matches, and that only three players appeared on all occasions it will be appreciated that a small Union faced an impossible task in attempting to produce this number of top Rugby players.

The most impressive backs were Hooper, a clever and experienced first five-eighth, T.M.Reedy a classy centre, Watson, strong attacker and defender, Karauria, useful winger, and the new five-eighth, de Lautour. The forwards were never able to stand out as a pack, 18 different players appearing. Most impressive were the props, two vigorous bustling players in Shelford and Ashton, Tamati, a lock, A.D.Reedy, as last man down, and side-ranker Ngatai.

There were ten players new to representative Rugby, Jackson having represented Wellington and Moeke, Bay of Plenty in 1960, in which year Kaika, Tamati, George Walker and Kururangi had last appeared for East Coast.

Of the previous season’s team, J.M.Paea was in Petone, and represented Tai Hauauru as a Wellington representative in the Prince of Wales Cup challenge.

Players 1962

      Position PL
0224 Karere ‘Babbie’ ‘Babs’ Henare Loose Forward, Lock 1
0250 Placeholder Hemara ‘Bo’ Kururangi First Five, Winger 1
0264 Placeholder Thomas Tamati Lock 2
0272 Placeholder E.R.’Knox’ Karaka Centre, Fullback 1
0276 Placeholder Thomas Shelford Prop 4
0277 Placeholder Busby Brown Scrumhalf 2
0282 Placeholder Bruce Allan Watson Centre 3
0287 Placeholder George Kiwa Walker Lock, Prop 3
0292 Placeholder John Jacob Moeke Centre 1
0298 Placeholder Rangituatini ‘Tene’ Henare Prop 1
0307 Placeholder Tamati Muturangi Reedy Fullback, Winger 5
0308 Placeholder David John Hooper First Five, Fullback 5
0325 Placeholder Waiheke P.M. Kaika Hooker 1
0326 Placeholder Alex D. Reedy Loose Forward 3
0327 Placeholder Walter C. Ackroyd Winger 2
0328 Placeholder T.W. Ngatai Flanker 3
0333 Placeholder Roger John Lougher Fullback 2
0334 Placeholder P.D. Ashton Prop 5
0336 Placeholder John Lima Manuel Loose Forward, Lock 2
0337 Placeholder Terence E.R. Murphy Hooker 3
0339 Placeholder R.T. Maxwell Forward 3
0343 Placeholder Peter A. Karauria Utility Back 4
0345 Placeholder David Leeson McIntosh Winger 3
0346 Placeholder Koro Ngata Forward 1
0347 Placeholder Wi Waitoa Scrumhalf 1
0348 Placeholder J.V. Walker Forward 1
0349 Placeholder Frederick Jackson Loose Forward 4
0350 Placeholder Purewa Ngata Scrumhalf 2
0351 Placeholder George William Mackey Forward 1
0352 Placeholder John Robert de Lautour First Five 2
0353 Placeholder D.M. Fox Winger 1
0354 Placeholder John M. Lima Forward 1
0355 Placeholder Harold Williams Forward 1