Ngāti Porou East Coast Rugby Union 1919-2020
Full History about Ngāti Porou East Coast RU

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NPEC Book 1919-2020



The cost per book is $79.95 for a single copy (postage & packing $10 is automatically added at checkout)
2 copies + p&p $159.95 NZD (postage & packing $10 is automatically added at checkout)
3 copies + p&p $216.95 NZD (postage & packing $10 is automatically added at checkout)
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(only1,197 copies in total will be printed)

The Book Covers the Following:

CONTENTS 
Foreword……………………………………………………… 1
Introduction ……………………………………………….. 3
The First Clubs…………………………………………….. 5
1920’s ………………………………………………………… 10
First Game 1923 …………………………………….. 39
George Nepia #295 …………………………………. 62
First Win 1926 ………………………………………… 79
First HOME win! 1929 ………………………….. 94
1930’s ………………………………………………………… 95
1940’s ………………………………………………………..167
1950’s ………………………………………………………. 228
1960’s ………………………………………………………. 270
1970’s ………………………………………………………. 293
1976 NPC Begins! ………………………………….. 301
1980’s …………………………………………………………311
Andy Jefferd #815 ……………………………………312
1990’s ……………………………………………………….. 324
1999 – Division 3 Champions ……………..335
2000’s ……………………………………………………….. 338
2006 – Heartland Championship Begins …… 354
Covid-19 Season ……………………………………… 381
Club Championship ………………………………… 385
Ranfurly Shield History …………………………… 386
Table 1923-2020 ………………………………………. 390
Results 1923 -2020 ………………………………….. 392
Players 1,197 (Alphabetical) 1923–2020 ……..411
Representative Players 1921 – 2020 ……………. 444
Player Records 1923 – 2020 …………………………… 457

EARLY HISTORY AND GROWTH OF CLUBS 1892-1921
Prior to 1892 there is no record of any rugby activity within the region now
recognised as the East Coast RU. To the south rugby arrived in Gisborne in
1878 and the Poverty Bay Union was formed in 1890. In 1892 a team was
formed at Waipiro Bay and travelled down to Gisborne the next year to play
Gisborne Club and in 1894 were affiliated with Poverty Bay as a country
club. In May 1897 the Tolaga Bay Club was formed.