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Hallowed Turf

14 June 2014

New Plymouth’s Rugby Park was a simple, tree fringed venue with its most famous days still ahead of it when this two part panoramic photograph was taken between 1947 and 1950. The ground, now known as Yarrow Stadium, hosted its first game on... read more


19 September 2011

Rugby’s fancy footwork has never been confined to those flash Harrys on the wing. In the early days of the game there was not much specialised gear around and players often just wore whatever was to hand, including boots. Work boots fitted with... read more

Tukapa Rugby team photo

13 November 2009

This group portrait, taken by Bernard Woods Studio, shows the Tukapa Under 19 rugby team soon after they won the Under 19 Championship in 1981, beating Waimate in the final 15-10.  No. 8 Tony McGreevy was the hero of the match, scoring all Tukapa's... read more

Rugby Ribbons

13 November 2009

The end of a proud Taranaki rugby Ranfurly Shield era has been captured in this chocolate box. Most of these supporter's badges were collected by the Donnelly family during the 1965 season when the Taranaki team, which included Neil Wolfe and Ross... read more