Pick your clubs all time team.



  • I have played for a few so will do a combined team. With my main clubs getting preferential

    Played for Tuakau as a kid, Onewhero, Frankton, Te Rapa, Gisborne HSOB half season, Pukekohe Under 17

    1 Sean Bagshaw (Onewhero)
    2 Ron Hemi (Frankton)
    3 Andrew Thompson (Onewhero)
    4 Marc "Doggy" Morunga (Te Rapa)
    5 Tiny White (Gisborne HSOB)
    6 Rex Pickering (Frankton)
    7 Wayne McEntee (Onewhero)
    8 Adam Cathcart (Onewhero)
    9 Ponty Reid (Halfback)
    10 Craig Ansell (Onewhero)
    11 Sitiveni Sivivatu (Frankton)
    12 Ray Laulala (Onewhero)
    13 Richard Kahui (Te Rapa)
    14 Roger Randle (Te Rapa)
    15 Mils Muliaina ( Te Rapa)

    16 Guy Coleman (Te Rapa)
    17 Andrew "Pugsley" Macewan (Onewhero)
    18 Jason "Munter" Hunter (Te Rapa)
    19 Toby Lynn (Te Rapa)
    20 Mark Burman (Te Rapa)
    21 David Bason (Onewhero/Te Rapa)
    22 Wayne Warlow (Te Rapa)
    23 Jona Qio (Onewhero)



  • Ponsonby -
    15 Bob Scott
    14 B G Williams
    13 Joe Stanley
    12 Sam Tuitupou
    11 Va'ainga Tuigamala
    10 Carlos Spencer
    9 Lyn Colling
    8 Alby Pryor
    7 Dave Gallaher (C)
    6 Maurice Trapp
    5 Andy Haden
    4 Peter Whiting
    3 Olo Brown
    1 Peter Fatialofa
    2 Ben Hathaway

    16 Joe Royal (VC)
    17 Keith Murdoch
    18 Johnny Simpson
    19 Ali Williams
    20 Keith Nelson
    21 Ofisa Tonu'u
    22 Gareth Anscombe
    23 Brian Lima
    I just realised that Rieko Ioane misses out on my team. Maybe due to making the All blacks so young and playing so rarely for club these days. Mind you there are plenty of others not making it - Patrick Tuipulotu, Matthew Ridge, Craig Innes, Terry Morrison, Eric Boggs, Greg Burgess, Malcolm Dick, Vince Aso, Mark Brooke-Cowden, Isitolo Maka, Ron Rangi. I'll stop now. Not bad reserve props - two of the toughest sob's ever to play for the All Blacks!



  • Petone Rugby - feel free to fill in the gaps

    1. Ken Gray
    2. ?
    3. Neemia Tialata
    4. James Blackwell
    5. Ross Filipo
    6. Brad Shields
    7. Ben Herring
    8. Andy Leslie
    9. ?
    10. Lima Sopoaga (Junior Rugby)
    11. Jared Kahu (Junior Rugby)
    12. Riky Flutey
    13. Tana Umaga
    14. Vince Aso
    15. Allan Hewson


  • @Canes4life John Dougan, Ian Stevens, Jason O'Halloran, Mike Clamp, Laurence Hullena, Simon Mannix - 9 Stevens, 10 Dougan, 12 O'Halloran, 11 Clamp and you have a hella skillful almost All Black backline.



  • @Daffy-Jaffy Mark Nicholls at 10? He was considered one of the best ABs of his era.



  • @Canes4life said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    Petone Rugby - feel free to fill in the gaps

    1. Ken Gray
    2. ?
    3. Neemia Tialata
    4. James Blackwell
    5. Ross Filipo
    6. Brad Shields
    7. Ben Herring
    8. Andy Leslie
    9. ?
    10. Lima Sopoaga (Junior Rugby)
    11. Jared Kahu (Junior Rugby)
    12. Riky Flutey
    13. Tana Umaga
    14. Vince Aso
    15. Allan Hewson

    Tim Mannix at hooker and Simon Mannix at 10, surely? Marty Leslie at 7 and Jason O'Halloran at 12?



  • @Canes4life three more candidates from the 90's -
    Inoke Afeake, Alex Telea, Karl Te Nana -



  • @Daffy-Jaffy Petone updated:

    1. Ken Gray / Laurence Hullena
    2. Tim Mannix
    3. Neemia Tialata
    4. Inoke Afeake / James Blackwell
    5. Ross Filipo
    6. Brad Shields
    7. Martin Leslie / Ben Herring
    8. Andy Leslie
    9. Ian Stevens
    10. Simon Mannix / Lima Sopoaga / John Dougan
    11. Alex Telea
    12. Jason O'Halloran / Riky Flutey
    13. Tana Umaga / Vince Aso
    14. Mike Clamp / Karl Te Nana
    15. Alan Hewson


  • Some past players from Takapuna:

    ALL BLACKS

    GAJ Burgess 1980-81 (2 matches, 1 test), SB Conn 1980 (1 match), GW Dowd 1991-92 (8 matches, 1 test), BP Larsen 1992-96 (40 matches, 17 tests), GM Osborne 1995-99 (29 matches, 19 tests), EJ Rush 1992-96 (29 matches, 9 tests), J Parsons 2014 + 2016 (2 tests), M Duffie 2017(2 matches) Karl Tu'inukaufe 2018 (current)

    NORTH HARBOUR REPS

    H Amosa 1991 (8 matches), MI Begbie 1987 (1), SC Bendall 1987-90 (12), S Biddles 2007-2008 (13), D Boland 1985 (2), LD Bone 1999 (3), KG Boroevich 1990-95 (17), GW Brunsdon 1986-88 (2), PR Cole 1991 (6), GS Davis 1996-99 (40), A Donald 2001 - 2006 (34), GW Dowd 1985-94 (106), C Eagle 1994-96 (11), J Elrick 2005-2013 (20), SB Eskrigge 1996 (8), IF Fa'alogo 2000 (1) PIP Feeney 1985-90 (66), M France 2008-2009 (20), RJ Fry 1987 (6), AJ Fulton 1997-99(17), D George 1992-98 (39), S Hall 1991 (6), RD Hartley 1986-88 (25), SE Kose 1990-91 (10), AC Larkin 1995-97 (26), B P Larsen 1991-97 (82), Z Lawrence 2004-2007 (26), PFH Leonard 1985-91 (40), MJ Lord 1999-00 (13), J Manihera (24), P Masani 1996-97 (6), MW Mills 1985-87 (25), CW Moors 1995-99 (11), S Neville 2010, 2017 (7), NM Ngapaku 1999 (2), MD Nichols 1985 (10), GM Osborne 1994-99 (53), SK Palmer 1992-97 (31), WJ Pivac 1986-87 (13), H Reid 2002-2003 (12), MP Roberts 1995-98 (7), DH Robson 2000 (1), CJ Rose 1998 (3), RB Rush 1995-96 (3), EJ Rush 1991-99(90), MC Ruth 1989-91 (9), C Smith 2007-2013 (55), JC Smith 1998-00 (7), C Thomas 1998 (1), J Tofa Va'a (9) 2015, BW Urlich 1998-00 (28), M Veale 2003-2005 (32), WCA Walker 1997-98 (7), HG Wallace 1999-00 (8), GL Walsh 1991-96 (55), DR Williams 1988-89 (12), PG Woods 1994-97 (41), B Wilson 2003-2011 (30) Wiggins 2015 (2)

    CURRENT PLAYERS: James Parsons, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Bryn Gatland, Matt Duffie, Steven Misa



  • @Canes4life said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Daffy-Jaffy Petone updated:
    8. Andy Leslie

    Rodders was Petone, no?



  • @rotated Wests I think



  • I can make a start at Glenmark, which is pretty impressive for a small country club.

    1 Chris Earl
    2 Stu Loe
    3 Richard Loe
    4 Graeme Higginson
    5 Todd Blackadder
    6 Andy Earl
    7
    8 Alex Wyllie
    9 Bruce Deans
    10
    11 Craig Green
    12
    13 Andy Jefferd
    14 Scott Hamilton
    15 Robbie Deans



  • @rotated he was a coach for a year or two but played for Wests Roosters.



  • stepping away from rugby to cricket . . .

    Albion Cricket Club (Dunedin) First XI

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Mark Richardson
    3. Andrew Jones
    4. Bert Sutcliffe
    5. Ken Rutherford
    6. Brendon McCullum
    7. Nathan McCullum
    8. John Bracewell
    9. Martin Snedden
    10. Neil Wagner
    11. Alexander Downes

    12th man: Mark Craig.



  • @Smudge That's pretty impressive.

    HSOB and Old Collegians have merged in ChCh and probably able to put out something competitive - Sir Paddles and Shane Bond at the forefront.



  • @Chris-B Pretty handy! And noone is going to name a side on this thread with a greater number of maligned individuals!



  • I wouldn't have the first clue where to start with Marist Albion. Very good side in the mid-to-late 90s though which included Tabai Matson, Steve Lancaster, Chris Hammett, Kevin Nepia and Angus Gardiner. Then from around 2000 Johnny Leo'o and Ben Blair. Maybe also Tala Kele in the 90s.



  • @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    stepping away from rugby to cricket . . .

    Albion Cricket Club (Dunedin) First XI

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Mark Richardson
    3. Andrew Jones
    4. Bert Sutcliffe
    5. Ken Rutherford
    6. Brendon McCullum
    7. Nathan McCullum
    8. John Bracewell
    9. Martin Snedden
    10. Neil Wagner
    11. Alexander Downes

    12th man: Mark Craig.

    Bloody hell, that is really impressive.



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    stepping away from rugby to cricket . . .

    Albion Cricket Club (Dunedin) First XI

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Mark Richardson
    3. Andrew Jones
    4. Bert Sutcliffe
    5. Ken Rutherford
    6. Brendon McCullum
    7. Nathan McCullum
    8. John Bracewell
    9. Martin Snedden
    10. Neil Wagner
    11. Alexander Downes

    12th man: Mark Craig.

    Bloody hell, that is really impressive.

    Bit light in the pace bowling department and Albion always was a little creative with their claims for these guys (Sutcliffe played 1 season for Albion and about 14 for North East Valley when he was in Dunedin) but yes, not bad. Proud to be an honorary vice president there.



  • @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    stepping away from rugby to cricket . . .

    Albion Cricket Club (Dunedin) First XI

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Mark Richardson
    3. Andrew Jones
    4. Bert Sutcliffe
    5. Ken Rutherford
    6. Brendon McCullum
    7. Nathan McCullum
    8. John Bracewell
    9. Martin Snedden
    10. Neil Wagner
    11. Alexander Downes

    12th man: Mark Craig.

    Bloody hell, that is really impressive.

    Bit light in the pace bowling department and Albion always was a little creative with their claims for these guys (Sutcliffe played 1 season for Albion and about 14 for North East Valley when he was in Dunedin) but yes, not bad. Proud to be an honorary vice president there.

    Good on you. Sounds like a club to be proud of., is it good socially?



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    stepping away from rugby to cricket . . .

    Albion Cricket Club (Dunedin) First XI

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Mark Richardson
    3. Andrew Jones
    4. Bert Sutcliffe
    5. Ken Rutherford
    6. Brendon McCullum
    7. Nathan McCullum
    8. John Bracewell
    9. Martin Snedden
    10. Neil Wagner
    11. Alexander Downes

    12th man: Mark Craig.

    Bloody hell, that is really impressive.

    Bit light in the pace bowling department and Albion always was a little creative with their claims for these guys (Sutcliffe played 1 season for Albion and about 14 for North East Valley when he was in Dunedin) but yes, not bad. Proud to be an honorary vice president there.

    Good on you. Sounds like a club to be proud of., is it good socially?

    It was. I'm in Wellington now and haven't played for ages. But the memorabilia in the club rooms is out of this world, thanks to the efforts of the late Warwick Larkins. There's a corner of the rooms set up to the club's triple-hundred scorers (Sutcliffe, Richardson, Turner, Rutherford, McCullum) and a stack of random shirts etc. I was club captain in the late 90s (despite being 19 when the drinking age was 20) & the fact we didn't have a liquor license at the time - something they avoided sorting for another 10 years or so - meant some of the drinks deals were incredibly stupid. But fun.

    From what I hear, the culture is still very strong. I was on the committee again when I moved back down in 2012 until leaving in 2016 and when I did attend, the rooms were pretty full on a Saturday night.



  • @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Smudge said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    stepping away from rugby to cricket . . .

    Albion Cricket Club (Dunedin) First XI

    1. Glenn Turner
    2. Mark Richardson
    3. Andrew Jones
    4. Bert Sutcliffe
    5. Ken Rutherford
    6. Brendon McCullum
    7. Nathan McCullum
    8. John Bracewell
    9. Martin Snedden
    10. Neil Wagner
    11. Alexander Downes

    12th man: Mark Craig.

    Bloody hell, that is really impressive.

    Bit light in the pace bowling department and Albion always was a little creative with their claims for these guys (Sutcliffe played 1 season for Albion and about 14 for North East Valley when he was in Dunedin) but yes, not bad. Proud to be an honorary vice president there.

    Good on you. Sounds like a club to be proud of., is it good socially?

    It was. I'm in Wellington now and haven't played for ages. But the memorabilia in the club rooms is out of this world, thanks to the efforts of the late Warwick Larkins. There's a corner of the rooms set up to the club's triple-hundred scorers (Sutcliffe, Richardson, Turner, Rutherford, McCullum) and a stack of random shirts etc. I was club captain in the late 90s (despite being 19 when the drinking age was 20) & the fact we didn't have a liquor license at the time - something they avoided sorting for another 10 years or so - meant some of the drinks deals were incredibly stupid. But fun.

    From what I hear, the culture is still very strong. I was on the committee again when I moved back down in 2012 until leaving in 2016 and when I did attend, the rooms were pretty full on a Saturday night.

    I love that stuff aye, Guys like you who are prepared to muck in and make a club actually tick are heroes without capes.
    My old club was pretty good as well. Back in the 90's some of my fondest memories are drinking in the club and then taking a very short stroll into town for more. WBOP is currently blessed with a few guys who really step in junior cricket and the scene is very good.
    In a sad development that I take ZERO pleasure in that my club is the only one in Tga with its own club rooms, not having proper club rooms kills a club IMO.

    WBOP cricket is ludicrously strong. So much talent coming through, so many current black caps and ND players. Many have moved to the area, but they still contribute. Junior cricket is run really well in these parts.



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback is that true? What happened? When I was playing Baywide every one had a clubrooms, and most had nice grounds. It was why i loved it over Hamilton premier that was all played on one park (handily at the end of my street)



  • @mariner4life said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @Baron-Silas-Greenback is that true? What happened? When I was playing Baywide every one had a clubrooms, and most had nice grounds. It was why i loved it over Hamilton premier that was all played on one park (handily at the end of my street)

    Yeah
    Albion folded as a senior club, clubrooms went to Otumoetai Soccer
    Mount clubrooms got bowled over for Bay oval, sharing with rugby club didn't go well, allegedly they didn't do a good job if working with rugby or council.
    Greerton lost clubrooms to soccer
    TBC never had clubrooms.
    Otumoetai Cadets has nice clubrooms close to town with great ground and good grass wicket.

    I think that is most of them. The council is demanding multi tenants and that has screwed over cricket clubs, Cadets got lucky as they share with BOP referees association, and they are easy and non demanding, especially compared to dealing with soccer asshats who demand year round preference.



  • Is rotorua and te puke gone as well? There was that one amazing ground in rotorua, in a natural bowl. Great deck on it too.



  • Bloody clubrooms. Marist had rooms on Mandeville St in Riccarton when I was at school (unsure where the home ground was) and by the time I played for them from 1997, they'd amalgamated with Albion and were at Lochee Rd, Riccarton, on a site with several fields sharing facilities with The Riccarton Club whilst also having adjoining rooms of their own. This was a great set up, and we were able to walk to our sponsor pub on Blenheim Rd as well. Latterly all that set up somehow turned to shit and now they share a bowling club on Condell Ave, Bishopdale. Unsure if they play at the adjacent fields these days, but suspect still Lochee Rd.



  • @dogmeat anything for the mighty cote?



  • @shark Yes they play at Condell Ave these days. Been there for a few years now.



  • @African-Monkey said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @shark Yes they play at Condell Ave these days. Been there for a few years now.

    Thanks for clarifying. I thought I recalled a score update cross last year on Red n Black radio that had them at Lochee Rd, but I must have been deluded, or drunk, or severely hung.



  • @mariner4life said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    Is rotorua and te puke gone as well? There was that one amazing ground in rotorua, in a natural bowl. Great deck on it too.

    Te Puke.. I think has lost clubrooms as well.
    Smallbone is awesome, but all the teams over there have changed. Hard to keep up. None of teams you played still exist



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @mariner4life said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    Is rotorua and te puke gone as well? There was that one amazing ground in rotorua, in a natural bowl. Great deck on it too.

    Te Puke.. I think has lost clubrooms as well.
    Smallbone is awesome, but all the teams over there have changed. Hard to keep up. None of teams you played still exist

    That's so strange to think



  • @mariner4life Central folded, St Michael's folded, RBHS doesn't have a real cricket program. A team called Indians started up in B grade did well and to Prem grade, then changed to be Central Indians, some team called Geyser city us still knocking about. Taupo as well has a Prem team.
    Things aren't as grim as I appear to be saying, the scene is still strong, very strong.



  • @Canes4life Even though Tana was from my hometown he never actually played for Wainui so you can have him



  • My Wainuiomata team

    15.Josh Robertson Weepu
    14.Uale Mai
    13.Peter Umanga-Jenson
    12.Thomas Umaga-Jenson
    11.Jonah Lomu
    10.Earl Va’a
    9.Piri Weepu
    8.Marvin Karawana
    7.Gensis Mamea
    6.Henry Stowers
    5.Sharne Eru
    4.Bevan Clark my mates lil bro absolute beast though
    3.Justin Va’a
    2.Deon Leolofi
    1.Dave Va’a



  • This is tough! Or more likely my memory is crap.

    HOBM Eagles.
    15 Colin Sullivan
    14 Chase Tiatia (or Bernie Fraser if we can go back to pre-amalgamation)
    13 Misi Fata-Meafou
    12
    11 Hosea Gear
    10 Jon Bentley
    9 Piri Weepu
    8 Doug Power
    7 Semo Sititi
    6 Gavin Hill
    5 Jeremy Thrush
    4
    3
    2 Elvis Taione
    1

    Eastbourne

    4 Sam Lousi



  • @Daffy-Jaffy Geez we really are stacked with talent over the years aren't we? We could name quite a few sides and still be strong.



  • @Bones You reckon we could get a game each out of Piri 😂



  • @JK This is too hard. Be easier if I could pick leaguies

    1 Ron Williams
    2
    3 James Afoa
    4 Snow White (OK he was a LHP but he also played TH and Lock for the AB's)
    5 Nick Williams (we are light on locks)
    6
    7
    8 Pod Turner
    9 Bryn Hall / Brett Craies
    10
    11 Richard Kapa
    12
    13 Marc Ellis
    14 Karl Te Nana
    15



  • @dogmeat said in Pick your clubs all time team.:

    @JK This is too hard. Be easier if I could pick leaguies

    1 Ron Williams
    2
    3 James Afoa
    4 Snow White (OK he was a LHP but he also played TH and Lock for the AB's)
    5 Nick Williams (we are light on locks)
    6
    7
    8 Pod Turner
    9 Bryn Hall / Brett Craies
    10 Mike Harris
    11 Richard Kapa
    12
    13 Marc Ellis
    14 Karl Te Nana
    15

    A few other names I recall from back in the day are Paul Carlton (but we good for wingers), Craig Burgess (was he a 15?) and some Ward fella who I think was a loosie who was either bloody quick or offside 80% of the time but he was a machine. Room for any Mayhews? I also think Wayne Pivac played for both Northcote and Takapuna (not sure how anyone could bring themselves to do that!)

    Added Mike Harris at 10.



  • I only remember Craies as a 1st 5.


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