Hawke’s Bay Rugby 1900-1938

IMAGES OF THE

HAWKE’S BAY RUGBY UNION REPRESENTATIVES

REPRODUCED FROM THE PHOTOGRAPH SUPPLEMENTS OF THE

AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS

FROM 1900 TO WORLD WAR TWO

Reproduced courtesy Auckland District Library, through its Sir George Grey Memorial collection.
Provided from the Ewan McGregor Image Collection.

Photo caption – THE HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVE FOOTBALL TEAM, 1901   E.J. Halford. Photo.

HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES 1901

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES.   Photos by Jones and Coleman.

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HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES 1905

HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND, 1905

Photo caption -THE TEAMS TAKING THE FIELD

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A GOOD RUSH BY AUCKLAND DOWN THE TOUCH LINE.

Photo caption – A GOOD RUSH BY AUCKLAND DOWN THE TOUCH LINE.

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HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND AUGUST 10, 1907: A THROW IN

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND: A THROW IN.

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HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND AT ALEXANDRA PARK: A SHOT FOR A GOAL BY THE HOME TEAM

Photo caption – FOOTBALL. HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND, AT ALEXANDRA PARK: A SHOT FOR A GOAL BY THE HOME TEAM, AUGUST 10, 1907.

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HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND 1907: AN EXCITING MOMENT IN THE GAME

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY V. AUCKLAND 1907: AN EXCITING MOMENT IN THE GAME.

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RANFURLY SHIELD CONTEST: THE RUGBY FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN WELLINGTON AND HAWKE’S BAY LAST WEEK. WHICH WAS WON BY THE FORMER BY 20 POINTS TO 5. The top picture shows the Hawke’s Bay representatives, the middle is that of the Wellington players, while the bottom views show the match in progress.

Photo caption – RANFURLY SHIELD CONTEST: THE RUGBY FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN WELLINGTON AND HAWKE’S BAY LAST WEEK. WHICH WAS WON BY THE FORMER BY 20 POINTS TO 5.
The top picture shows the Hawke’s Bay representatives, the middle is that of the Wellington players, while the bottom views show the match in progress.   W.H. Saunders, photos.

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SPRINGBOKS VERSUS THE MAORI REPRESENTATIVES AT HASTINGS: A GENERAL VIEW OF THE GAME.

Photo caption – SPRINGBOKS VERSUS THE MAORI REPRESENTATIVES AT HASTINGS: A GENERAL VIEW OF THE GAME.   H.J. Lovell-Smith, photo.

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THE SPRINGBOKS VERSUS THE COMBINED POVERTY BAY AND HAWKE’S BAY TEAM: SNAPSHOTS OF THE GAME WHICH WAS WON BY THE FORMER BY 14 POINTS TO 8.

Photo caption – THE SPRINGBOKS VERSUS THE COMBINED POVERTY BAY AND HAWKE’S BAY TEAM: SNAPSHOTS OF THE GAME WHICH WAS WON BY THE FORMER  BY 14 POINTS TO 8.
The match was played at Napier, and was witnessed by about 8000 people. The illustrations are: 1. Some of the spectators.   2. A general view of the game.   3. In mid-field: Michan (Springboks) taking the ball, while Mellish (Springboks) nearby is expecting a pass. 4.  Maori girls greet the Springboks with a poi dance.   P.C. Sorrell, photos.

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“GRIM SET FACES” A STUDY IN EXPRESSIONS DURING THE RECENT RANFURLY SHIELD FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN HAWKE’S BAY AND WELLINGTON AT NAPIER, 1923

Photo caption – “GRIM SET FACES” A STUDY IN EXPRESSIONS DURING THE RECENT RANFURLY SHIELD FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN HAWKE’S BAY AND WELLINGTON AT NAPIER.   P. C. Sorrell, photo

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RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY MATCH AT NAPIER ON SEPTEMBER 22 1923: HAWKE’S BAY VICTORIOUS OVER AUCKLAND BY 20 POINTS TO 5.

Photo caption – RANFURLY SHIELD RUGBY MATCH AT NAPIER ON SEPTEMBER 22: HAWKE’S BAY VICTORIOUS OVER AUCKLAND BY 20 POINTS TO 5.

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THE PREMIER RUGBY UNION OF NEW ZEALAND: HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES, HOLDERS OF RANFURLY SHIELD, 1923

Photo caption – THE PREMIER RUGBY UNION OF NEW ZEALAND: HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES, HOLDERS OF RANFURLY SHIELD
Back row (left to right): L. Hingston, W. Irvine, L. Paewae [Paewai], J. Kirwan, G Nepia, W. Batchelor, Third row: L. Harris, W. McGregor, J. McNab, C. Brownlee, J. Ormond, D. Grenside, N. McKenzie. Middle row: R. Irvine, A. Falweeser, G Yates, A. Kirkpatrick, M. Brownlee, S Gemmell, J. Walker, J. Brown. In front: N. Kivell, J. Mill, T. Daly.   Deighton Studios, photo.

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VICTORY FOR AUCKLAND OVER HAWKE’S BAY IN RUGBY UNION MATCH THAT RAISED £1000 FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM ON SATURDAY LAST, 1923

Photo caption – VICTORY FOR AUCKLAND OVER HAWKE’S BAY IN RUGBY UNION MATCH THAT RAISED £1000 FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM ON SATURDAY LAST

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RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL MATCH OF THE SEASON: AUCKLAND AND HAWKE’S BAY DRAW, 1925

Photo caption – RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL MATCH OF THE SEASON: AUCKLAND AND HAWKE’S BAY DRAW
In a hard and thrilling match, developing into a great struggle between two fine sets of forwards, the Hawke’s Bay and Auckland Rugby teams played a drawn game at Eden Park on Saturday, the score being 9 all.
Twenty thousand spectators were present.
1.   A struggle for possession among the forwards after a throw-in.
2.   Spectators in front of the packed grandstand.
3.   Auckland breaking through. Grenside (H.B.) is about to take the ball. M. Brownlie, the visiting captain, is wedged in between Righton and Batty.
4.   Hawke’s Bay representatives, holders of the Ranfurly Shield.
5.   Auckland backs hold up the opposing forwards. Wright has just tackled Gemmell. Mattson (No. 2) is about to receive the ball.
6.   The Auckland fifteen who put up a great game against the champions.
7.   Hot work during a line-out.   – Staff Photographer.

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1926

FAMOUS ALL BLACK FOOTBALLER’S ROMANCE.

Photo caption – FAMOUS ALL BLACK FOOTBALLER’S ROMANCE.

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Photo caption – NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIER RUGBY UNION FOOTBALLERS: THE HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES.
Left to right: M. Brownlie (captain), C. Brownlie, Single, Grenside, Walker, Mahoney, Swain, Paewai, Nepia, Irvine, Kirkpatrick, Cooke, Blake, Mill, Johnson. In defending the Ranfurly Shield this team defeated the challengers by 58 points to 8, and a week later defeated Auckland by 41 to 11. In the Auckland match Jensen replaced Paewai.

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PREMIERSHIP OF NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL WRESTED FROM HAWKE’S BAY BY THE WAIRARAPA REPRESENTATIVES, 1927

Photo caption – PREMIERSHIP OF NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL WRESTED FROM HAWKE’S BAY BY THE WAIRARAPA REPRESENTATIVES
An incident of the match for the Ranfurly Shield, which Wairarapa won by 15 points to 11 at Napier on June 3. The visitors are shown starting one of their passing rushes which ended in a score. Hawke’s Bay had been the holders of the coveted trophy since 1922.
– Lovell-Smith.

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HAWKE’S BAY DEFEATED AT LAST: FURTHER SNAPSHOTS OF THE MATCH WHICH GAVE WAIRARAPA THE RANFURLY SHIELD

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY DEFEATED AT LAST: FURTHER SNAPSHOTS OF THE MATCH WHICH GAVE WAIRARAPA THE RANFURLY SHIELD.
On the left Blake, of Hawke’s Bay, is seen evading a tackle. Right: A.E. Cooke clears for Wairarapa in characteristic style.
– Lovell-Smith.

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HAWKE’S BAY MEN LEAD NEW ZEALAND ON THE PLAYING FIELD, 1927

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY MEN LEAD NEW ZEALAND ON THE PLAYING FIELD.

Messrs. T. C. Lowry (left) and M. Brownlie photographed together last week. Mr. Lowry is New Zealand’s cricket captain and Mr. Brownlie is leader of the “All Blacks.”   – Deighton.

OLD RIVALS MEET IN THE FIRST BIG RUGBY MATCH OF THE SEASON IN NEW ZEALAND.

Photo caption – OLD RIVALS MEET IN THE FIRST BIG RUGBY MATCH OF THE SEASON IN NEW ZEALAND.
Snapshots during the game at McLean Park, Napier, on June 4, when Wairarapa defeated Hawke’s Bay by 11 points to 6 after a thrilling contest. The result of the game was awaited with interest by Rugby followers throughout the Dominion, as both teams are outstanding challengers for the Ranfurly Shield held by Canterbury.
1.   The victorious Wairarapa side, led by J. Donald.
2.   Cooke, the well-known New Zealand representative, clears for Wairarapa in fine style.
3.   A Hawke’s Bay player finding the line to hold up one of Wairarapa’s brilliant attacks.
4.   Strenuous play among the stalwart forwards.
5.   Jury (Wairarapa) brought down by a flying tackle.
6.   The Hawke’s Bay representatives.   – Staff Photographer.

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HAWKE’S BAY, ONE OF THE GREATEST STRONGHOLDS OF RUGBY FOOTBALL IN NEW ZEALAND

McLean Park, Queen’s Birthday match v Wairarapa featured above

Photo caption – ONE OF THE GREATEST STRONGHOLDS OF RUGBY FOOTBALL IN NEW ZEALAND

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PROVINCIAL RUGBY SUPREMACY IN NEW ZEALAND: FIRST CHALLENGE OF THE 1929 SEASON FOR THE COVETED RANFURLY SHIELD.

Photo caption – PROVINCIAL RUGBY SUPREMACY IN NEW ZEALAND: FIRST CHALLENGE OF THE 1929 SEASON FOR THE COVETED RANFURLY SHIELD.

The Wairarapa Rugby representatives successfully defended the Ranfurly Shield against the Hawke’s Bay challenge last Saturday. Played at Masterton, the game was fast, clean and keenly contested, the final score being 10 points to 6 in Wairarapa’s favour.
1.   The victorious Wairarapa team lined out on the field.
2.   Enthusiastic Hawke’s Bay supporters on the side line.
3.   The mascot of the victors.
4.   Hawke’s Bay forwards on attack.
5.   Harvey, the giant All Black forward, forcing his way through the Hawke’s Bay vanguard.
6.   Wairarapa backs opening up the play – Cooke, unable to avoid a tackle, passes the ball out to Booth.   – Staff Photographer.

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THE BRITISH RUGBY FOOTBALL TOUR: HAWKE’S BAY DEFEATED LAST SATURDAY AFTER A GALLANT FIGHT.

Photo caption – THE BRITISH RUGBY FOOTBALL TOUR: HAWKE’S BAY DEFEATED LAST SATURDAY AFTER A GALLANT FIGHT.
Played before a record attendance for the district of 12,000 people, last Saturday’s match at McLean Park, Napier, produced a thrilling struggle in which the Hawke’s Bay forwards were magnificent. Britain secured a convincing lead only in the last few minutes of the game, winning by 14 points to 3.
1.   Grenside, the Hawke’s Bay wing-three-quarter, preparing to pick up the ball from the feet of the forwards.
2.   A general view of play. M. Brownlie, the former “All Black” captain, has the ball.
3 and 4.  Among the record gathering of spectators on the side-line. Forwards jumping for possession of the ball in one of the line-outs.
5.   R. Lambie, Hawke’s Bay half-back, dashing round the side of the scrum.
7 and 8. Further snapshots among the spectators.
9.   A speedy Hawke’s Bay back making a determined effort to evade the tackle of L. Novis, the British three-quarter.   – Staff Photographer.

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BIG RUGBY IN EARTHQUAKE-STRICKEN NAPIER: AUCKLAND SOUNDLY BEATEN BY THE CLEVER HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES, 1931

Photo caption – BIG RUGBY IN EARTHQUAKE-STRICKEN NAPIER: AUCKLAND SOUNDLY BEATEN BY THE CLEVER HAWKE’S BAY REPRESENTATIVES.
In a game confined mainly to the forwards, but with occasional flashes of quite brilliant play, the Hawke’s Bay representatives defeated Auckland at Mclean Park last Saturday by 19 points to 8 in an earthquake benefit match. The attendance was between 5000 and 6000. The ground was very heavy, following on rain and drainage resulting from the earthquake. Even sawdust, which was put on the bad spots, did not give sufficient foothold for the players. Nevertheless, the backs handed the ball with remarkable precision, and on occasions participated in some good combined efforts. The middle photograph shows Knight, of Auckland, securing the ball from a line-out. On the left is M. Corner, the diminutive Auckland half-back, who played an outstanding game.   – Staff Photographer.

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HAWKE’S BAY DEFEATED BY AUCKLAND’S REPRESENTATIVES AFTER A BRIGHT EXHIBITION OF RUGBY AT EDEN PARK, AUCKLAND LAST SATURDAY. 1931

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY DEFEATED BY AUCKLAND’S REPRESENTATIVES AFTER A BRIGHT EXHIBITION OF RUGBY AT EDEN PARK, AUCKLAND, LAST SATURDAY.
Corner, the Auckland half-back (on knees) goes down on the ball in order to stop a strong Hawke’s Bay forward rush. The visiting players are distinguishable by the broad bands on their jerseys. Over 10,000 spectators saw the match which resulted in victory for the local team by 19 points to 14. Hawke’s Bay had previously defeated Auckland this season by 19 to 8.   – Staff Photographer.

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BRIGHT INTER-PROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL MATCH IN AUCKLAND: VISITING HAWKE’S BAY TEAM NARROWLY DEFEATED

Photo caption – BRIGHT INTER-PROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL MATCH IN AUCKLAND: VISITING HAWKE’S BAY TEAM NARROWLY DEFEATED
Ross, the Auckland forward, breaking away from a scrum to start an attack during last Saturday’s match against Hawke’s Bay at Eden Park, Auckland. S. Hadley, Auckland captain, is in the centre foreground. The home team won an interesting match by 21 points to 17.   – Staff Photographer.

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HAWKE’S BAY’S GREAT RUGBY FOOTBALL VICTORY: THE WELLINGTON REPRESENTATIVES DEFEATED IN NAPIER, 1933

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY’S GREAT RUGBY FOOTBALL VICTORY: THE WELLINGTON REPRESENTATIVES DEFEATED IN NAPIER
Playing Rugby reminiscent of their heyday the Hawke’s Bay Rugby representatives beat Wellington by 23 points to 20 at McLean Park, Napier, last Saturday. At one point the score stood at 23-8. Wellington seemed tired, but the Hawke’s Bay players were inspired. Their defence and attack were both magnificent. There was brilliant sunshine, with a slight breeze, and there was a good attendance of supporters of both teams. It was Wellington’s first defeat this season.
1.   Some of the spectators.
2.   C. Smith, the Hawke’s Bay wing-three-quarter, takes a pass from a forward who is tackled by Lilburne.
3.   Kilby, the Wellington halfback and captain, gets in a clearing kick.
4.   Hawke’s Bay forwards breaking away in a loose rush
5.   Another view of the stand.
6.   Smith (left) about to receive a pass.   – Staff Photographer.

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1934; HAWKE’S BAY RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES WREST THE RANFURLY SHIELD FROM CANTERBURY, HOLDERS  OF THE COVETED TROPHY SINCE 1931

Photo caption – HAWKE’S BAY RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES WREST THE RANFURLY SHIELD FROM CANTERBURY, HOLDERS OF THE COVETED TROPHY SINCE 1931
After a splendid all-round display and a great exhibition of forward play, the Hawke’s Bay touring team won a decisive victory over the Canterbury representatives, who had survived all challenges for the Ranfurly Shield since 1931. Hawke’s Bay scored three tries, none being converted, thus winning by nine points to nil. TOP: The victorious Hawke’s Bay team lined out before the match. The players were:- Fullback, Vartan; threequarters, Apacy, Evans, Smith; five-eighths, Le Quesne, Bradley; halfback, Clothier; forwards, Millar, Skittrup, Kelly, Mataira, Steere, Collins, Reid and Rolls. MIDDLE: A section of the large gathering of spectators. BOTTOM LEFT: Tight work among the forwards during a line-out. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Hawke’s Bay halfback, L. Clothier, secures the ball from the forwards after a throw-in from the side-line.   – Staff Photographer.

TOURING AUSTRALIAN RUGBY TEAM BEATEN AT NAPIER: SUCCESS OF HAWKE’S BAY, 1936

Photo caption – TOURING AUSTRALIAN RUGBY TEAM BEATEN AT NAPIER: SUCCESS OF HAWKE’S BAY ON SATURDAY

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REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY AT NAPIER: VISITING AUCKLAND TEAM DEFEATED BY HAWKE’S BAY IN A FAST GAME

Photo caption – REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY AT NAPIER: VISITING AUCKLAND TEAM DEFEATED BY HAWKE’S BAY IN A FAST GAME

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HAWKE’S BAY V. SOUTH AFRICA, 1937

Photo caption – Upper left: Williams scoring South Africa’s first try. Upper right: Williams fails to intercept as Babrow tackles a Hawke’s Bay player. In the centre is Hofmeyr. Lower: Du Toit fending off a defender as he broke away in movement which led to another try for the visitors.
Upper left: Williams scoring South Africa’s first try. Upper right: Williams fails to intercept as Babrow tackles a Hawke’s Bay player. In the centre is Hofmeyr. Lower: Du Toit fending off a defender as he broke away in movement which led to another try for the visitors.

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A section of the crowd: The match was witnessed by a record gathering of 16,000.

Photo caption – A section of the crowd: The match was witnessed by a record gathering of 16,000.

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Johnson having a shot at goal for Hawke’s Bay.

Photo caption – Johnson having a shot at goal for Hawke’s Bay.

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Loose Play among the forwards: Lotz and Jackson are breaking away from the ruck as Dalton stoops to gather in the ball.

Photo caption – Loose Play among the forwards: Lotz and Jackson are breaking away from the ruck as Dalton stoops to gather in the ball.

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Excitement and enjoyment evident among some of the Maori spectators.

Photo caption – Excitement and enjoyment evident among some of the Maori spectators.

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AUCKLAND’S TOURING RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF HAWKE’S BAY: LAST SATURDAY’S MATCH AT NAPIER, 1938

Photo caption – AUCKLAND’S TOURING RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF HAWKE’S BAY: LAST SATURDAY’S MATCH AT NAPIER

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