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East Coast Rugby Union Season – 2020

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2020 Status:
Founded 1921 – Affiliated 1921
Name changed to Ngati Porou East Coast 2017
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C.W. (Campbell) Dewes
Cushla Tangaere-Manuel
H.E. (Hosea) Gear
Assistant Coach:
M.T.R. (Morgan) Wirepa jnr
Main ground:
Whakarua Park, Ruatoria
Sky blue and white

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.

2020 Results

Sat 17 Oct 14:30 H Representative (non-1st class) Northland Development XV 19 - 43
Sat 03 Oct 14:30 H Representative King Country 22 - 34
Sat 26 Sep 14:30 H PJ Sayers Cup Poverty Bay 16 - 42
Sat 19 Sep 14:30 A Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay 34 - 31
Sat 12 Sep 12:00 A Representative (non-1st class) Hawkes Bay Development 85 - 24

APPEARANCES For East Coast RFU (2020 - Career)

    Position PL
-- Putahi Morice Forward 2
-- Tahu Walker Forward 2
0939 Laman Davies Hooker 2
0995 Richard.J.S.’Riki’ Waitoa Lock, Winger 4
1005 Verdon R.M. Bartlett Utility Back 5
1035 BJ Sidney Winger 3
1044 Alistair Tanetoa Parata Flanker 2
1049 Benny Haerewa Winger 3
1057 Hoani J. Te Moana Flanker 3
1059 Mahue M. Dewes Prop 1
1065 Frank C. Taiapa Loose Forward 3
1068 Pamona Samupo Winger 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
1110 Mohi Bartlett Winger 1
1113 Richard Green Loose Forward 5
1119 Mike Chambers-Raroa Prop 2
1148 Slade Tiopira First Five 1
1149 Fabyan Kahaki Scrumhalf 4
1152 Trent Proffit Flanker 4
1165 Raniera Whakataka Hooker 5
1168 Te Aho Morice Utility Back 3
1181 Tawhao M.T.I.W Stewart Centre 3
1182 Hamuera Moana Scrumhalf 5
1188 Hirini Delamere Forward 5
1189 Netani Seruwaqa Forward 3
1190 Tutere Waenga * Back 5
1191 George Shields Back 3
1192 Jorian Tangaere Forward 4
1193 Kyah Hollis Forward 2
1194 Rapata Haerewa Back 3
1195 Tarleq Simeon Back 2
1196 Te Aho Haenga Back 2
1197 Keegan Rowley Back 2