PBRFU Season – 2005

PBRFU Season – 2005

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2005

SEASON

2005 Status:
 NPC Second Division
Founded 1890 – Affiliated 1893
President:
F.L.Jones
Chairman:
M.A.MacLean
Chief.Executive.Officer:
N.R.Alton
Coach
K.Searancke
Assistant Coach
L.A.Barbara
Main ground:
Rugby Park, Gisborne
Capacity:
18,000
Colours:
Scarlet – White

It was unfortunate that Poverty Bay lost several of its key players, mainly on loan, who had contributed towards the third division title in 2004 as the union could have had better results in its second division campaign. Even so, Poverty Bay proved worthy competitors in finishing with three wins, equal with Manawatu, and better than Wanganui and East Coast. After several years of being in the shadow of its rival neighbour East Coast, Poverty Bay has re-emerged as the stronger of the two unions, compiling 13 championship points as opposed to its neighbour’s nil. In addition to beating East Coast and Wanganui the prized scalp of Manawatu was gained in an exciting finish. Competing in the second division for the first time since 1993 the win over Manawatu marks the re-entry as one of success, rather than one of survival. In a grade where there is a wide margin between the top and bottom teams Poverty Bay did concede some high scores – so did many other unions.

The season’s success is attributable to the obtaining of former Samoan international Earl Va’a, an astute and experienced five-eighth, who made his debut against Manawatu. He had such control of the game that he became the home town hero before having as much as attended a training session. Va’a was served by an excellent halfback in Aaron Good, the team’s player of the year, while outside Va’a was the captain Mark Jefferson. Tau Moeke had some fine games at centre. Several wingers were used – Hone Kaa, Fijian Mosese Luveitasau, Warren Banks, Mosese Paunga and Daniel Cornwall – but the threequarters did not receive as many opportunities as they had enjoyed in third division.

The forwards were great competitors with youthful Willie Hallgarth outstanding in the lineout, he being well supported by Eru Wharerau and Jamie Hutana. Jeremy Cook was a lively flanker with the more experienced Sione Ngatu and Tom Solomon. Jamie Hayward was a regular substitute. Josh Maynard had his best season at prop and was never bettered, the promising 23 year old could go further in the game. Others to appear at prop were Chris Haenga and Colin Hovell with Joe Ritchie and Sefton Alexander being the hookers used.

2005 Results

08 Oct, 2:30 pm ANorth OtagoNPC 2nd Div50 - 13
01 Oct, 2:30 pm HNelson BaysNPC 2nd Div22 - 50
24 Sep, 2:30 pm HHawkes BayNPC 2nd Div20 - 52
17 Sep, 2:30 pm AEast CoastNPC 2nd Div05 - 26
10 Sep, 2:30 pm HManawatuNPC 2nd Div23 - 22
27 Aug, 2:30 pm AMarlboroughNPC 2nd Div38 - 11
20 Aug, 2:30 pm HWanganuiNPC 2nd Div22 - 14
13 Aug, 2:30 pm ACounties ManukauNPC 2nd Div67 - 24
18 May, 2:30 pm ANorthlandPre-Season41 - 12


2005 Players

 Name PositionHeightWeightPL
PlaceholderS.S.AlexanderHookern/an/a5
PlaceholderWarren.C.BanksCentre/Wing6
PlaceholderChris BrownFlankern/an/a1
PlaceholderRichard BrownHalfbackn/an/a1
PlaceholderWillie BrownFullbackn/an/a1
PlaceholderJeremy CookFlankern/an/a7
PlaceholderD.CornwallWingn/an/a6
PlaceholderJoe DuffeyHookern/an/a1
PlaceholderAaron.J.GoodHalfbackn/an/a9
PlaceholderC.T.HaengaPropn/an/a8
PlaceholderW.A.HallgarthLockn/an/a8
PlaceholderJamie.C.HaywardFlankern/an/a7
PlaceholderMyk HoruaHookern/an/a2
PlaceholderColin J.K. HovellPropn/an/a8
PlaceholderDennis.W.HuneFirst Five1
PlaceholderJamie.B.HutanaPropn/an/a8
PlaceholderMark JeffersonFullback/Centern/an/a7
PlaceholderHone.T.O.KaaWingn/an/a5
PlaceholderS.K.LeachWing/Fullbackn/an/a1
PlaceholderScott LeightonFirst Fiven/an/a1
PlaceholderMosese LuveitasauWingn/an/a4
PlaceholderJ.B.MaynardHookern/an/a9
PlaceholderTau MoekeMidfield193957
PlaceholderSione NgatuFlanker/No.8, Prop1861159
PlaceholderPerenara.P.O'ConnellHalfbackn/an/a4
PlaceholderW.S.OwenCentern/an/a1
PlaceholderMosese.V.PaungaCentern/an/a6
PlaceholderP.K.PiliuLockn/an/a4
PlaceholderSemosoni PoneFullbackn/an/a8
PlaceholderJ.D.PooleLockn/an/a1
PlaceholderR.M.RavuloNo.8/Flankern/an/a3
PlaceholderJoe RitchieHookern/an/a8
PlaceholderDouglas.G.SanftFirst Fiven/an/a2
PlaceholderS.SmithFlankern/an/a1
PlaceholderT.J.SolomonNo. 8n/an/a8
PlaceholderKahu TamateaFirst Five/Fullbackn/an/a3
PlaceholderRatu TuilawalawaWingn/an/a1
PlaceholderEarl.V.Va'aFirst Fiven/an/a5
PlaceholderCameron WardPropn/an/a3
PlaceholderE.WharerauLockn/an/a6


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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