PBRFU Season – 2001

PBRFU Season – 2001

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2001

SEASON

2001 Status:
NPC Third Division
Founded 1890 – Affiliated 1893
President:
P.S.R.Ransley
Chairman:
E.Tucker
Chief.Executive.Officer:
N.R.Alton
Selector
B.C.Fell
Main ground:
Rugby Park, Gisborne
Capacity:
18,000
Colours:
Scarlet – White

For the second successive year Poverty Bay journeyed to Oamaru for a semi-final and again scored four tries – but for the second successive year were well beaten by North Otago.

The team’s best efforts came against second division Thames Valley, who were outplay despite the result, and in the round-robin games against North Otago and Wairarapa Bush. Several odd selection changes of players and positions were made for the semi-final, which may not ha helped combinations. At times there was some inaccurate goal-kicking, with only one often ten tries  scored in the final three games being converted.

The team’s strength was in its experienced and solid tight five. Lock Jamie Hutana enjoyed his best season and partner Wayne Ensor won a wealth of lineout ball. Hooker Grainger Heikell and prop Pene Fotuaiki were immovable, assisted by Thomas Miki or Colin Vette. Cory Murphy showed plenty of promise as a fast, effective flanker, well supported by Toka Liku in the loose. Thomas Solomon, Adam Cullen and Jason Kerekere filled the other loose forward positions.

The backs possessed natural talent and ability to create scoring opportunities but so often failed to finish off moves due to basic error. Trevor Crosby captained the team well and was again a reliable halfback.

A number of positional changes were made in the backline, with the experienced and dependable Mike Morrissey appearing in three positions. Dennis Hune became the regular first five-eighth with Kahu Tamatea looking better placed at fullback. Willie Lardelli was not as effective at centre as in the past but has the ability to breach the defence. Joe Reihana, who scored four tries, shows promise as a very quick winger.

2001 Results

13 Oct, 2:30 pm ANorth OtagoS/F NPC 3rd Div43 - 20
29 Sep, 2:30 pm HSouth CanterburyNPC 3rd Div13 - 39
22 Sep, 2:30 pm HWairarapa BushNPC 3rd Div28 - 21
15 Sep, 2:30 pm ANorth OtagoNPC 3rd Div26 - 20
08 Sep, 2:30 pm AHorowhenua-KapitiNPC 3rd Div18 - 30
01 Sep, 2:30 pm HBullerNPC 3rd Div17 - 24
25 Aug, 2:30 pm AWest CoastNPC 3rd Div15 - 31
18 Aug, 2:30 pm HThames ValleyPre-Season20 - 22
04 Aug, 2:30 pm HEast CoastPre-Season10 - 54
04 Jun, 2:30 pm HHawkes BayPre-Season08 - 79


2001 Players

 Name PositionHeightWeightPL
PlaceholderJamie.B.G.AllanWingn/an/a10
PlaceholderWarren.C.BanksCentre/Wing3
PlaceholderKevin BattesFirst Fiven/an/a1
PlaceholderPatrick BlackmanLosse Foward/Lockn/an/a1
PlaceholderMaurice BroughtonPropn/an/a1
PlaceholderTerrin BrownFirst Fiven/an/a1
PlaceholderWade.K.F.BrunsdonWingn/an/a1
PlaceholderTrevor.D.CrosbyHalfbackn/an/a8
PlaceholderAdam.H.CullenFlankern/an/a8
PlaceholderDestre DavisHookern/an/a1
PlaceholderWayne.L.EnsorLockn/an/a10
PlaceholderKolo FonohemaWingn/an/a1
PlaceholderPenitani FotuaikiPropn/an/a8
PlaceholderBrendon HartFlankern/an/a3
PlaceholderGrainger HeikellHooker/Propn/an/a10
PlaceholderRobert.D.HitchmoughFullbackn/an/a1
PlaceholderDennis.W.HuneFirst Five10
PlaceholderJamie.B.HutanaPropn/an/a10
PlaceholderDaniel.L.JuryNo. 8n/an/a1
PlaceholderMike KarepeCentern/an/a6
PlaceholderJason.W.KerekereLoose Forwardn/an/a9
PlaceholderSau.F.KiteauPropn/an/a1
PlaceholderWilliam.M.H.LardelliCentern/an/a7
PlaceholderT.Toka LikuLock/Loose Forwardn/an/a9
PlaceholderJ.B.MaynardHookern/an/a1
PlaceholderThomas.R.MikiPropn/an/a9
PlaceholderJack.B.MoekeCenter/Fullbackn/an/a7
PlaceholderMichael.J.MorrisseyCentern/an/a10
PlaceholderCory.B.MurphyFlankern/an/a8
PlaceholderBradley.R.NewlandPropn/an/a1
PlaceholderMana.B.PohatuLoose Forwardn/an/a2
PlaceholderJ.D.PooleLockn/an/a1
PlaceholderJoe ReihanaWingn/an/a9
PlaceholderT.J.SolomonNo. 8n/an/a5
PlaceholderKahu TamateaFirst Five/Fullbackn/an/a8
PlaceholderRobert.G.W.TataHookern/an/a9
PlaceholderJames ThompsonWingn/an/a3
PlaceholderColin.C.VettePropn/an/a9
PlaceholderM.Shayne WalkerHalfbackn/an/a7


We hope you enjoy this look back as we look forward to many more years of recording the history of Poverty Bay Rugby Football 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

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