Grey Rugby’s Early Ring-in

By Robert Messenger Rugby was being played with great fervour in Greymouth long before the West Coast Rugby Football Union was formed in 1890. One clear piece of evidence of this is the serious facial injury which was suffered by the famous English-born photographer James Ring in a match played by the

WEST COAST RFU – 2010

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2010 Season 2010 Status: Heartland Championship ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: A.Henderson Chairman: P.Millar Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: A.D.Lawry Assistant Coach: W.H.Monk .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops West Coast, with three wins and two bonus points, had gained sufficient championship points to qualify for the

WEST COAST RFU – 2009

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2009 Season . 2009 Status: Heartland Championship ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: A.Henderson Chairman: P.Millar Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: A.D.Lawry Assistant Coach: W.H.Monk .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops For the first time in 10 seasons West Coast scored more points than it conceded and against Buller,

WEST COAST RFU – 2008

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2008 Season . 2008 Status: Heartland Championship ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: J.W.F.Costello Chairman: P.Millar Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: A.D.Lawry .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops In 2007 this tiny union enjoyed its best season in years by reaching the semi final for the Lochore

WEST COAST RFU – 2007

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2007 Season   . 2007 Status: Heartland Championship ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: E,G.Wilson Chairman: P.Millar Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: A.D.Lawry Assistant Coach: W.H.Monk .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops West Coast enjoyed its best season in eight years and can look forward to 2008 with a considerable

WEST COAST RFU – 2006

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2006 Season . 2006 Status: Heartland Championship ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: E,G.Wilson Chairman: P.Millar Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: R.Maitland Assistant Coach: R.Brockbank .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops Under new coaches Robbie Maitland and Ross Brockbank West Coast showed much improvement and proved competitive in

WEST COAST RFU – 2005

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2005 Season   . 2005 Status: Third Division ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: E,G.Wilson Chairman: W.A.Leach Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: A.D.Lawry Assistant Coach: P.B.Mac .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops Despite losing every game and finishing at the bottom of the third division ladder West Coast were

WEST COAST RFU – 2004

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2004 Season   . 2004 Status: Third Division ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: I.Hourston Chairman: W.A.Leach Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: K.D.Hansen Assistant Coach: P.B.Mac .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops A convincing 23-0 win over neighbours Buller and a historic win over King Country were highlights of West

WEST COAST RFU – 2003

Acknowledgments to the NZ Rugby Almanack Franchise: Back to Year by Year Index click here 2003 Season   . 2003 Status: Third Division ....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893 President: A.Henderson Chairman: W.A.Leach Chief.Executive.Officer: M.Connors Coach: T.J.Stuart Assistant Coach: K.Hansen .Main.ground: .Rugby Park, Greymouth Capacity: .8,000 Colours: .Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops For the fourth successive year West Coast finished bottom of the third division, their only moment of