East Coast Rugby Union Season – 2020
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 1934 and appreciate their hard and dedicated work in providing this detailed history. – Web Admin—
Despite losing all three matches Ngati Porou East Coast were always competitive and in each match were able to threaten on attack, having the ability to hold on to the ball for extended periods, which has not always been the case.
A win in the opening match against Poverty Bay somehow slipped through their fingers 31-34 after leading 31-19 with 25 minutes left.
Captain and number eight Hone Haerewa was again the team’s outstanding player, covering a lot of ground and usually making good progress with ball in hand. Perrin Manuel was a mobile loosehead prop while at tighthead prop Hirini Delamere looked a good find. Loose forward Moana Mato shone against King Country and 18-year-old debutant lock Kyah Hollis was proving a good lineout source in the same game, until suffering a serious injury just before halftime.
First five-eighth Rapata Haerewa was another prominent debutant in the King Country match. Tawhao Stewart was usually able to provide thrust in the backline and Benny Haerewa was a determined runner on the wing.
Of the 11 debutants, Jorian Tangaere had previously played for Hawke’s Bay.
The match with King Country was played at Opotiki.
|Sat 17 Oct||14:30||H||Representative (non-1st class)||Northland Development XV||19 - 43||Match Center|
|Sat 03 Oct||14:30||H||Representative||King Country||22 - 34||Match Center|
|Sat 26 Sep||14:30||H||PJ Sayers Cup||Poverty Bay||16 - 42||Match Center|
|Sat 19 Sep||14:30||A||Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial||Poverty Bay||34 - 31||Match Center|
|Sat 12 Sep||12:00||A||Representative (non-1st class)||Hawkes Bay Development||85 - 24||Match Center|
APPEARANCES For East Coast RFU (2020 - Career)
|0995||Richard.J.S.’Riki’ Waitoa||Lock, Winger||4|
|1005||Verdon R.M. Bartlett||Utility Back||5|
|1044||Alistair Tanetoa Parata||Flanker||2|
|1057||Hoani J. Te Moana||Flanker||3|
|1059||Mahue M. Dewes||Prop||1|
|1065||Frank C. Taiapa||Loose Forward||3|
|1072||Te Rangi.H.H.H. Fraser||First Five, Fullback||1|
|1081||Perrin Joseph Manuel||Flanker, Hooker||5|
|1093||Moana Hape Mato||Winger||5|
|1106||Hone Haerewa||No.8, Winger||4|
|1113||Richard Green||Loose Forward||5|
|1148||Slade Tiopira||First Five||1|
|1168||Te Aho Morice||Utility Back||3|
|1181||Tawhao M.T.I.W Stewart||Centre||3|
|1190||Tutere Waenga *||Back||5|
|1196||Te Aho Haenga||Back||2|