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Ngati Porou East Coast

NPEC

28

Poverty Bay

21
PJ Sayers Cup Saturday 5 June @ 14:00 Whakarua Park Ruatōria

Victory over the Bay and centenary celebrated

BACK ROW: Nehe Milner-Skudder, Josh Dearden, Tipene Meihana, Jorian Tangaere, Adrian Collier, Will Bolingford, Tawhao Stewart, Jody Tuhaka, Hamuera Moana
MIDDLE ROW: Hosea Gear, Trent Proffitt, Tutere Waenga, Tanira Tamanui-Nepia, Patrick Allen, Te Rangi Fraser, Sam Matenga, Teina Potae, Morgan Wirepa Jnr., Laman Davies
FRONT ROW: Richard Green, Sam Parkes, Perrin Manuel, Hone Haerewa, Rikki Waitoa, Hoani Te Moana
SPRINT TO THE LINE: Ngati Porou East Coast fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder, pursued by No.8 Morgan Reedy, clears away from the Poverty Bay defence to score in the Coast’s 28-21 victory at Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, on Saturday. Picture by Paul Rickard

A major motion picture could be made of it.

Ngati Porou East Coast beat Civil Project Solutions Poverty Bay 28-21 to ice the sky-blue-and-white centenary cake by breaking their five-year duck against their oldest rivals.

It was the first victory — home or away — for the Coast under coach Hosea Gear. With it they claimed the PJ Sayers Cup (presented to the East Coast Rugby Union in 1951) for East Coast-Poverty Bay games played on the Coast. It was their first Sayers Cup victory since their 26-8 win at Whakarua Park on June 4, 2016.

That win (the most recent NPEC win against a Heartland union) brought smiles to faces. But tears of joy accompanied their latest triumph at Enterprise Cars Whakarua Park.

The Coast last savored the sweet smell of success against Bay of Plenty Maori, 61-14, at Puarenga Park, Rotorua, on August 10, 2019, in their third pre-season game of the year.

Gear said: “I couldn’t be happier with the match-effort, dedication and commitment of the team. It was an emotional time for many of them, so for them to be able to do the job — for our people and past players — is amazing.

“Our work at set-piece was definitely something that — on recent performances against Poverty Bay — needed to improve, and did. We had a few set-piece strikes that we managed to pull off as well, which was pleasing to see.”

Ecstatic NPEC captain and No.8 Hone Haerewa was “just happy with how the boys turned it on”.

The Coast will face the Tom Cairns-Miah Nikora-coached Bay again, at Rugby Park, Gisborne, in Week 3 of the Heartland Championship, on September 4.

On the line on that day will be the Anaru “Skip” Paenga Memorial Trophy, played for in scarlet territory since 2003, and which Poverty Bay have held since their 52-12 win on August 23, 2014.

Saturday’s game was the Coast’s 700th match, and the 170th clash with the Bay. The sky blues had won 39 of those games against the Bay and drawn five. In all matches since the 8-6 win to Poverty Bay in Gisborne on August 13, 1921, the Coast had 141 wins and 17 draws.

The Bay side was as named the day before. For the Coast, Jody Tuhaka started at hooker for Jorian Tangaere, debutant Sam Matenga at tighthead prop for Adrian Collier, Richard Green came in for Trent Proffit at blindside flanker, Hoani Te Moana moved from openside flanker to lock for Riki Waitoa, and Willy Bolingford was the new fetcher.

The game on Saturday, the Coast’s first with second-year head coach Gear present, was played in windless conditions with sunshowers and perhaps 1200 spectators. Coast captain and No.8 Hone Haerewa won the toss, chose to play from the town end and Bay first five-eighth Jake Holmes kicked off.

The home team made a dream start to open the scoring after two minutes.

WRAPPED UP: Poverty Bay flanker Fawn White tackles Ngati Porou East Coast captain and No.8 Hone Haerewa in the game at Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, on Saturday. The Coast won the match 28-21. Pictures by Paul Rickard

Having been awarded the first penalty of the match by NPEC referee Jackson Reuben-Swinton, lock Paddy Allen won a five-man lineout eight metres into Bay territory on the left touch. The hosts made eight more metres driving on Allen, halfback Sam Parkes then found big left-wing Teina Potae running hard on to a short pass, Potae freeing up first-five Te Rangi Fraser on the fly, and he scored between the posts. Parkes converted former Bay of Plenty Steamer Fraser’s lightning try for 7-0.

The Bay struck back in the eighth minute. From an attacking scrum set 15m from the Coast’s goal-line, 15m off the left touch, the reds first brought the bobbling ball under control and then over four phases worked the ball right. Despite the best efforts of the NPEC midfield — who had brought Poverty Bay scrum anchor Toru Noanoa down 2m out — from the ruck, his fellow prop Nehe Papuni drove those 2m to score 8m to the right of the posts. With fullback Andrew Tauatevalu’s conversion, the visitors had drawn level 7-7.

After 18 minutes, excellent work from the Coast forwards set up Fraser for his second try. Five metres from the left corner in Bay territory, Haerewa at No.3 won another five-man lineout. NPEC went right four times before Parkes swung the ball back left, Fraser stepped off the left to wrongfoot the Bay defence and dot down 8m infield. The conversion attempt missed, and the Coast led 12-7.

That remained the score for a further seven minutes, at the conclusion of which Papuni had a double. From an attacking five-man lineout 7m from the left corner in Coast territory, Bay lock Dan Law, jumping at No.3, won the ball. The visitors then came hard right for four phases before Papuni changed course and grounded the ball against the bottom of the left goalpost: by law and in fact, a try.

Plenty of quality in match
Tauatevalu’s conversion gave the Bay their first lead of the match — 14-12.

In the 28th and 32nd minutes, Poverty Bay were penalised in their own half — in the first instance, 32m from their posts and in the second, 37m. From centerfield in both cases, Parkes kicked the goals, NPEC going up 18-14.

On the cusp of halftime, the Coast found Haerewa at No.3 in an attacking five-man lineout 15m from the right corner. Parkes cleared left, and Fraser used Stewart midfield. From the ruck, Parkes went right, wrapped around Allen and cut out fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder and Tuhaka to find Potae, who ran the tightrope on the right touch and improved the position to score 10m to the right of the posts.

It was the best try the Coast had scored from a set move in years, all resting on the timing and quality of the pass from Parkes. It was unconverted, and NPEC led 23-14 at the break.

The first half produced much quality rugby aside from the five tries scored. Poverty Bay locks Fletcher Scammell and Dan Law, the Coast’s second-row yeoman Paddy Allen and his skipper Haerewa were all great value at the lineout. The first-half count of lineouts completed was 8-2 to the home team. The only lineout to go against the throw in the first half was won by Haerewa.

Of completed scrums, the first-half count was 4-4.

Bolingford, later named the Coast’s MVP (most valuable player), carried the ball strongly and Potae was a constant menace. Equally dangerous, with far fewer opportunities, was the Bay’s Aaron McLelland. On debut, the slight YMP right wing was elusive and deceptive. Such skillful players are as valuable now as they have ever been.

Jorian Tangaere replaced Tuhaka for the Coast before the resumption, and in the 47th minute, both teams changed personnel. Poverty Bay’s Rikki Terekia was replaced as hooker and captain by Shayde Skudder, and Papuni made way for the giant Jarryd Broughton. For the Coast, Trent Proffit replaced Green on the blindside and Green moved to lock for Hoani Te Moana.

NPEC scored the first try of the second half 48 minutes in. Parkes fed an attacking scrum 6m from the Bay’s goal-line, a metre to the left of the posts. Haerewa picked up the ball, went right to Parkes, and he sent a sweet pass to Milner-Skudder — All Black No.1146 — who scored 16m in from the right corner for 28-14. That try was unconverted.

Coaches add impact from the substitutes’ bench
In the 53rd minute, Mario Counsel replaced Parkes’s feisty opposite, Ra Broughton, and Austin Brown came on for Holmes. Five minutes later, Juston Allen replaced Bay lock Fletcher Scammell and Keanu Taumata took Fawn White’s place on the openside for Poverty Bay. Taumata’s tackle on Potae in the 61st minute was the best hit — for timing, power and technique — of the game.

In the 63rd minute, the diminutive Josh Dearden replaced the powerhouse Potae, and 66 minutes in Hamuera Moana took the place of Parkes, Collier came on for vice-captain and loosehead prop Perrin Manuel, Waitoa came on for Green and Tanira Nepia, for Bolingford.

BALL DELIVERED: Ngati Porou East Coast halfback Sam Parkes clears the ball from a scrum in the game against Poverty Bay on Saturday.

The richness of the stories contained within the centenary match includes that of Collier. He played six games for the Coast in 2005; on Saturday, 15 years later, he won his seventh cap for them, off the reserves bench.

In the 70th minute, Poverty Bay made an inspired change: debutant Taine Aupouri for centre Tione Hubbard. Hubbard had a strong all-round game and tackled well above his weight in his third appearance at representative level. With eight minutes to play — NPEC still 28-14 ahead — the scarlets won an attacking scrum 5m out from the Coast’s goal-line, centerfield.

Counsel went left to hard-running second five-eighth Jacob Leaf, who gave a great short ball to Aupouri, who got the ball down 10m to the left of the posts. Tauatevalu curled the ball beautifully to convert and close it to 28-21.

In the 81st minute, the Coast had a defensive six-man lineout 22m from their own goal-line on the right touch. Law, jumping at No.3, intercepted a throw meant for Haerewa, who was a metre further back. Moments later, the Bay were awarded a penalty 17m from the sky blues’ goal-line, just to the right of the posts.

Blindside flanker Jesse Kapene chose to tap-kick and run. He charged 10m but referee Reuben-Swinton ruled, at the next ruck, that the ball had been lost forward on the ground.

The referee blew his whistle for fulltime, the crowd took the field, and the players embraced their teammates and opponents.

Jarryd Broughton played his best game for Poverty Bay to date in his fourth representative match, carrying the ball 10 times to devastating effect. The scrum battle, which was an even contest to the break, was one in which the Bay had the upper hand from halftime, although neither pack took a tighthead. Broughton made his presence felt there.

Bay skipper and hooker Rikki Terekia was proud of his big prop.

“Jarryd solidified the scrums and made some strong, dominant carries,” said Terekia, who felt that his crew had put themselves on the line for the entire game.

“We’re getting better; we’ll just keep working.”

Scammell has been superb for HSOB in the past month and only a very capable, experienced, quality player could relieve him. Such a player, capped for the 29th time, was Juston Allen. His lineout work was exceptional.

Bay co-coach Miah Nikora spoke good rugby sense in the aftermath.

“In the second half, although we had a lot of ball and the territorial advantage, we weren’t clinical enough to come away with points,” he said.

‘All of our players gave it their best shot’
“I can’t fault the effort from our boys; the Coast were just a bit better on the day. Everyone who came off the bench for us brought a lot of energy. All of our players gave it their best shot.”

Tom Cairns said it wasn’t the result they wanted, but it was a good first hit-out for their 2021 campaign.

“It was a nice introduction for some guys to Heartland level and above . . . it was a good hit-out for our crew and a good centenary day for the Coast.”

He said Aaron McLelland and Dan Law were “exceptional” in their debuts.

“Dan Law was all over the place in terms of work rate and what he did. Aaron had some good touches and looks as if he’ll be a real quality player.”

He said they expected NPEC to come out hot in the first half and their physicality took them off their game.

“We were a bit disconnected on defence early on and let them in for a couple (of early tries), but we tightened that up in the second half.”

For Hosea Gear’s team? This was the best performance by the Coast since their Meads Cup-winning heroics of nine years ago. They were disciplined and played with structure, while sacrificing none of their flair. They took the four try-scoring opportunities on offer and Parkes’s two penalty goals, which took the home team from 14-12 down, to 18-14 in front eight minutes before halftime, were crucial.

Assistant referees Eruera Kawhia and Melvin Ashford were unobtrusive, while whistle-blower Jackson Reuben-Swinton served rugby to the best of his ability in the biggest game played at Whakarua Park in nine years.

The game was played in good spirit: not a single card was issued.

It was entertaining stuff, and the subtleties of Milner-Skudder’s kicking game would not have been lost on astute observers. Wisely, Poverty Bay never kicked the ball straight to him in open pasture and that indicates that the scarlet outfit are being mentored and steered intelligently.

Both sides have the right to concentrate on positive aspects of the game because there were many positives to take from it, particularly in the forward exchanges.

JUBILATION: The Ngati Porou East Coast bench and supporters erupted in cheers and joy at Whakarua Park, Ruatoria, on Saturday afternoon when their team defeated Poverty Bay 28-21. Picture by Paul Rickard

(With additional reporting by Jack Malcolm)

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf
Published June 08, 2021 11:52AM

NPEC 28 - 21 Poverty Bay

  • Saturday 5 June 2021 @ 14:00
  • PJ Sayers Cup 
  • Whakarua Park Ruatōria
  • Attendance: 1,200
  • Referee: Jackson Swinton
TR CON PEN DG
16 0929 Adrian Peia Collier Perrin Joseph Manuel
17 0995 Richard.J.S.’Riki’ Waitoa Richard Green
18 1192 Jorian Tangaere Jody Tuhaka
19 1202 Tanira Tamanui-Nepia Will Bollingford
20 1152 Trent Proffit Hoani J. Te Moana
21 1182 Hamuera Moana Sam.P. Parkes
22 1203 Josh Dearden Teina Potae
170
Played
40
Won
5
Drawn
125
Lost

Previous meetings

02 Jun 23 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 19
01 Aug 23 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 18 - 06
18 Jul 24 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 16 - 03
27 Jun 25 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 14
05 Sep 25 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 08
17 Jul 26 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 14
09 Jul 27 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 11
27 Aug 27 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 16 - 11
07 Jul 28 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 04 - 09
11 Aug 28 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 13
17 Aug 29 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 26 - 17
07 Sep 29 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 19
12 Jul 30 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 9
06 Sep 30 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 14 - 16
12 Sep 31 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 11
30 Jul 32 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 03
10 Sep 32 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 21 - 11
08 Jul 33 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 07
19 Aug 33 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 14
01 Sep 34 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 31 - 00
15 Sep 34 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 21 - 25
06 May 35 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 10
13 Jun 35 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 19 - 13
17 Jul 37 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 11 - 13
11 Sep 37 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 17
30 Jul 38 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 10
13 Aug 38 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 20 - 13
15 Jun 40 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 03
03 Aug 46 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 10
24 Aug 46 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
23 Aug 47 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 00
20 Sep 47 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 15
07 Aug 48 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 17 - 05
18 Sep 48 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 14
06 Jun 49 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 11
06 Aug 49 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 11
05 Jun 50 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 09
09 Sep 50 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 19
04 Jun 51 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 03
21 Jul 51 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 03
02 Jun 52 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
30 Aug 52 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 06
02 Jun 53 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 25 - 09
12 Sep 53 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 16 - 08
07 Jun 54 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 16 - 14
07 Aug 54 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 08
06 Jun 55 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 18 - 03
23 Jul 55 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 12
26 May 56 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 06
04 Jun 56 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 08
03 Jun 57 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 06
29 Jun 57 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 06
02 Jun 58 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 12 - 19
06 Sep 58 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 37 - 10
01 Jun 59 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 18
08 Aug 59 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 13 - 00
06 Jun 60 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 06
16 Jul 60 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
05 Jun 61 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 10 - 05
24 Jun 61 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 03
04 Jun 62 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 08
28 Jul 62 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 06
03 Jun 63 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 08
22 Jun 63 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 05 - 03
01 Jun 64 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 14 - 00
29 Aug 64 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 26
15 May 65 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 08
07 Jun 65 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 14
06 Jun 66 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 22 - 06
09 Jul 66 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 11 - 23
05 Jun 67 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 09
16 Aug 67 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 16
03 Jun 68 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 03 - 00
27 Jul 68 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 33
02 Jun 69 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 35 - 00
09 Aug 69 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 11 - 20
01 Jun 70 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 29 - 08
15 Aug 70 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 03
07 Jun 71 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 39 - 19
19 Jun 71 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 13 - 17
05 Jun 72 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 63 - 09
19 Aug 72 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 46
04 Jun 73 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 27 - 06
25 Aug 73 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 23
03 Jun 74 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 04
27 Jul 74 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 20
02 Jun 75 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 51 - 03
21 Jun 75 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 32
07 Jun 76 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 51 - 03
03 Jul 76 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 22
25 Apr 77 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 25 - 06
06 Jun 77 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 18
03 Sep 77 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 23
05 Jun 78 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 19
05 Aug 78 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 21
04 Jun 79 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 26 - 03
21 Jul 79 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 34
02 Jun 80 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 75 - 00
20 Sep 80 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 19
01 Jun 81 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 48 - 06
02 Aug 81 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 12
07 Jun 82 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 15 - 15
26 Jun 82 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 16
06 Jun 83 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 03
01 Oct 83 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 74
04 Jun 84 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 07
15 Sep 84 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 16 - 12
03 Jun 85 14:30 Div3 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 00
21 Sep 85 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 50
31 May 86 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 06 - 10
13 Sep 86 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 07
30 May 87 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 12
19 Sep 87 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 28 - 06
04 Jun 88 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 12
12 Jul 88 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 13
03 Jun 89 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 22
30 Sep 89 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 36 - 06
19 May 90 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 46 - 06
01 Sep 90 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 07 - 39
01 Jun 91 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 24 - 03
31 Aug 91 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 13
16 May 92 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 16
19 Sep 92 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 36 - 10
05 Jun 93 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 07 - 25
02 Oct 93 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 53 - 31
27 Aug 94 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 19
07 May 95 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 20
02 Sep 95 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 37
24 May 96 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 30 - 11
14 Sep 96 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 43 - 13
13 Jul 97 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 27 - 25
13 Sep 97 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 34
14 Jun 98 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 72
19 Sep 98 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 29 - 13
20 Jun 99 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 38 - 07
11 Sep 99 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 15
24 Oct 99 14:30 Div3-NPC(F) NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 15
16 Sep 00 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 28 - 30
04 Aug 01 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 10 - 54
17 Aug 02 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 32 - 15
09 Aug 03 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 14 - 17
17 Sep 05 14:30 Div2-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 05 - 26
05 Jun 06 14:30 Pre-Season NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 24
23 Sep 06 14:30 Lochore Cup Poverty Bay v NPEC 33 - 15
04 Jun 07 14:30 Pre-Season Poverty Bay v NPEC 56 - 00
15 Sep 07 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 24 - 33
20 Sep 08 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 43
30 May 09 14:30 Pre-Season Poverty Bay v NPEC 03 - 46
05 Jun 10 14:30 Pre-Season NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 24
04 Sep 10 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 71 - 03
04 Jun 11 14:30 Pre-Season Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 16
17 Sep 11 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 30 - 29
02 Jun 12 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 27 - 42
13 Oct 12 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 14 - 24
28 Sep 13 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 22 - 18
31 May 14 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 28
23 Aug 14 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 52 - 12
30 May 15 14:30 Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay v NPEC 26 - 20
22 Aug 15 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 60
04 Jun 16 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 26 - 8
27 Aug 16 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 54 - 30
03 Jun 17 14:30 Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay v NPEC 38 - 23
16 Sep 17 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 35 - 15
02 Jun 18 14:30 Pre-Season NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 58
22 Sep 18 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 19 - 26
01 Jun 19 13:00 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 29
05 Oct 19 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 20
19 Sep 20 14:30 Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 31
26 Sep 20 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 16 - 42
05 Jun 21 14:00 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 28 - 21