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WEST COAST RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – 1990

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1990 Season

 

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1990 Status:
Third Division
....Founded 1890..Affiliated 1893
President:
B.T.Lee
Chairman:
J.B.McCarthy
Secretary:
L.K.Thomas (Mrs)
Selector:
R.Dixon
.Main.ground:
.Rugby Park, Greymouth
Capacity:
.8,000
Colours:
.Red and white hoops. red shorts. red socks with white tops


WEST COAST RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION 1990
Back row: B.D.Holden, R.Byrne, J.V.Pfeifer, W.Wilson, T.Cadigan, K.B.Scott, J.W. Walton, J.Lynch, B.G.Pearson, G.Ross, B.Aitken.
Middle row: I.Richardson, N.Mirfin, N.Webster, M.J.Cameron, A.Mirfin, S.J.Keenan, G.S.MacRae, S.Drylie, J.Aitken, G.D.Kearns.
Front row: B.Jones (masseur), R.Johns (manager), J.Tainui, W.H.Monk (captain), W.T.O’Reilly, M.W.J.Costello, R.Dixon (coach), G.Cook (assistant coach).

West Coast showed improvement to win two games and take fifth place in the third division. It was appropriate that this improved showing coincided with the union‘s centennial year, which was celebrated over Queens’ Birthday weekend.

The team played well as a unit with the forwards winning better possession than has been customary in recent years. This made things easier for halfback Mark Costello, who had his best season yet.

Shaun Drylie and John Tainui were promising wings and Geoff Ross had another satisfying season at fullback. Andrew Mirfin, Winston Monk, John Walton, Steve Keenan, Glen Kearns and Nathan Mirfin all worked well in the forwards. Monk captained the team, Keenan leading against South Canterbury.

No players from West Coast won higher honours in 1990.

1990 Squad

B, Aitken (Blaketown)
J.D. Aitken (Kiwi)
R.J. Byrne (Grey Valley)
A.J. Cadigan (St Mary’s)
M.J. Cameron (Marist)
M.W.J. Costello (Marist)
S.R. Drylie (Kiwi)
B.D. Holden (Grey Valley)
G.D. Kearns (Kiwi)
S.J. Keenan (St Mary‘s)
J.M. Lynch (Blaketown)
G.S. Maekae (South Westland)
A.G. Mirfin (Grey Valley)
N.L. Mirfin (Grey Valley)
W.H. Monk (Blaketown)
W.T. O’Reilly (Kiwi)
G. Parker (Kiwi)
B.G. Pearson (St Mary’s)
J.V. Pfeifer (Blaketown)
G.J. Ross (St Mary‘s)
K.B. Scott (Marist)
J.F. Tainui (Blaketown)
J.W. Walton (Blaketown)
N.I. Webster (Blaketown)
W. Wilson (St Mary’s)

WEST COAST TEAM RECORD 1990

Played 9 , Won 2 , Lost 7 , Points for 84 , Points against 202

THIRD DIVISION
P
W
D
L
Pts
Thames Valley
7
7
28
Horowhenua
7
6
1
24
South Canterbury
7
5
2
21
Nelson Bays
7
4
3
16
West Coast
7
2
5
9
Buller
7
2
5
9
East Coast
7
1
6
5
North Otago
7
1
6
4

* May 12 v East Coast , Tokomaru Bay Lost 12 – 15
Cadigan , try
Scott, conversion ,and penalty goals (2)
Referee: Mr.M.C.Plested (Hawkes Bay)

* May 15 v Thames Valley , Paeroa Lost 0 – 35
Referee: Mr.P.Te W.Harrison (North Harbour)

* June 2 v Buller , Greymouth Won 21 – 3
Tainui, A. Mirfin , tries
Ross , conversions (2) , penalty goals (3)
Referee: Mr.H.R.Catherwood (Canterbury)

* June 30 v North Otago , Hokitika Won 13 – 4
Ross, A. Mirfin , tries
Ross , conversion , and penalty goal
Referee: Mr.R.Hill (Wellington)

July 7 v Marlborough (Seddon Shield) , Blenheim Lost 10 – 27
Costello , try
Ross , penalty goals (2)
Referee: Mr.E.F.Fox (Buller)

* August 11 v Horowhenua , Paraparaumu Lost 3 – 10
Ross , penalty goal
Referee: Mr.S.Walsh (Wellington)

* August 14 v Nelson Bays , Nelson Lost 10 – 24
A. Mirfin, Pearson , tries
Ross , conversion
Referee: Mr.P.D.O’Brien (North Otago)

September 2 v Combined Services , Greymouth Lost 0 – 43
Referee: Mr.G.J.McMullan (West Coast)

* September 25 v South Canterbury , Greymouth Lost 15 – 41
Cadigan, Costello , tries
Tainui , conversions (2) , and penalty goal
Referee: Mr.L.B. Thomason (Nelson Bays)


WEST COAST/BULLER v CANTERBURY

Rugby Park, Christchurch 20 June, 1990
Won by Canterbury 74-0

WEST COAST – BULLER
D.J.Baird (Buller)
B. Aitken (West Coast)
R.F.Cook (Buller)
J.F.Tainui (West Coast)
M.F.Bonisch (Buller)
A.J.Cadigan * (West Coast)
M.W.J.Costello
A.G.Mirfin (West Coast)
T.J.Stuart (Buller)
W.H.Monk (Capt.) (West Coast)
S.J.Keenan (West Coast)
G.P.Elley (West Coast)
B.Cain ** (West Coast)
N.L.Mirfin (West Coast)
J.V.Pfeifer *** (West Coast)

Replacements:
* replaced by G.J.Ross (West Coast)
** replaced by K.A.Hill (Canterbury) , Hill was a Canterbury reserve. Match played under lights.
*** replaced by W.Wilson (West Coast)

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