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“To promote education, health and wellbeing in the community through the sport of Rugby Union”

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Situations vacant: Independent Board Member

Ensure a sustainable future for Poverty Bay Rugby The Poverty Bay Rugby FootballUnion invites applications for two vacancies for the position of IndependentBoard Member.  The two vacancies are for a three year term, commencing 21 March 2019. The roles require a

A general on the field

UTILITY BACK: Sonny Rutene fires out a pass from the base of a Poverty Bay scrum. Gisborne Photo News, No.158, August 9, 1967 In the home, at work and on the rugby field, he was a perfectionist who demanded high standards