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WEST COAST RFU – 2005

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Season

2005

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 not outclassed by every team. Had the goal kicker been more accurate the game against Mid Canterbury should have been won. With eight minutes remaining West Coast were leading 10-9 thanks to two tries by inspiring number eight and captain Hadleigh Smith. Only late in the game did Mid Canterbury finally manage to cross the Coast try line. Coast also produced a good effort against Wairarapa Bush and in the Final game forced Thames Valley to dig deep for their narrow victory.

Recent representative five-eighth Anthony Lawry coached the team with Peter Mac and the regular team contained several experienced players. In addition to Hadleigh Smith the forwards included Peter Nicholls and former Buller and Canterbury representative Dougal Hurst. The backline included experienced players Luke Dixon, lowane Seru and Luke O’Donnell.

A promising newcomer was halfback James Ferguson while other new players to gain regular positions were fullback Gareth Caldwell, wing Craig McBeath, substitute halfback Jon Harrison, flanker Mitchell Sincock, lock Lomiga Va’ailua and hooker Jared Ward. Sincock was the team’s most consistent performer.

2005 Squad

    Position PL
Placeholder Anthony.D.F.Lawry First Five, Fullback 1
Placeholder Brent Philpott Prop 6
Placeholder Craig McBeath Winger 7
Placeholder Dean.O.Carroll Lock 3
Placeholder Dougal.G.Hurst Hooker 7
Placeholder Gareth Caldwell Fullback 7
Placeholder Haami Tangiora Winger 4
Placeholder Hadleigh.G.M.Smith Flanker 7
Placeholder Hamish.R.Elder Prop 4
Placeholder Iowane.S.Seru Centre 7
Placeholder James.R.B.Ferguson Scrum Half 6
Placeholder James.W.Ward Centre 6
Placeholder Jon Harrison Scrum Half 7
Placeholder Josaia Nasalo No. 8 4
Placeholder Lamiga Va'aelua Flanker, Lock 6
Placeholder Lasa.K.Ulukuta Flanker, Winger 7
Placeholder Leighton.J.Bill Winger 4
Placeholder Luke.R.Dixon Centre, Fullback 6
Placeholder Luke.W.O'Donnell First Five 6
Maleli Mudu Winger 5
Placeholder Michael.J.Hende First Five, Fullback 6
Placeholder Michael.J.Meehan Flanker, Lock 1
Placeholder Michael.P.O.Egden Lock 1
Placeholder Mitchell.J.Sincock Flanker 7
Placeholder Nigel.J.Russ Flanker 3
Placeholder Nikolas.G. 'Nik' Davy Flanker, Scrum Half, Winger 4
Placeholder Pelfsiusi Fualau Hooker 1
Placeholder Peter Te Moananui Nicholls Flanker, Lock 5
Placeholder Riley McEnaneny Prop 1
Rob Thomson Fullback, No. 8, Winger 2
Placeholder Robert.M.Wilson Prop 5
Placeholder Tim McKinlay Winger 1

WEST COAST TEAM ‘NPC’ RECORD 2005

Played 7, Lost 7 ,Points for 79 ,Points against 237

THIRD DIVISION
P
W
D
L
Pts
Wairarapa Bush
7
6
1
31
Horowhenua-Kapiti
7
6
1
28
King Country
7
5
2
25
Buller
7
5
2
22
Mid-Canterbury
7
2
5
11
Thames Valley
7
2
5
10
South Canterbury
7
2
5
10
West Coast
7
7

 

2005 Fixtures & Results

Sat 04 Jun 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup Buller 43 - 08
Sat 20 Aug 2:30 pm A NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury 34 - 08
Sat 27 Aug 2:30 pm H NPC 3rd Division Mid Canterbury 10 - 14
Sat 03 Sep 2:30 pm A NPC 3rd Div./Rundle Cup Buller 24 - 12
Sat 10 Sep 2:30 pm H NPC 3rd Division Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 37
Sat 17 Sep 2:30 pm A NPC 3rd Division King Country 64 - 05
Sat 24 Sep 2:30 pm H NPC 3rd Division Wairarapa Bush 12 - 39
Sat 01 Oct 2:30 pm A NPC 3rd Division Thames Valley 25 - 18