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Heartland Championship September 14, 2013 @ 2:30 pm Timaru

Jeremy Sutherland and Troy Tauwhare

WINNER: Jeremy Sutherland presents West Coast captain Troy Tauwhare with the new Coalpit Trophy.

South Canterbury rugby historian Jeremy Sutherland loves both statistics and a good yarn.

So when he worked out South Canterbury had been playing West Coast for 101 years without a trophy at stake he decided to remedy the situation.

Sutherland said he often discussed anomalies in the trophy cabinet with his late father, Tom, and when they worked out the Heartland neighbours (across the Southern Alps) had meet 27 times without any silverware they decided to donate a trophy.

On Saturday Sutherland presented the new Coalpit Trophy to West Coast captain Troy Tauwhare after their 30-25 win, on behalf of his family. The rugby historian is a staunch supporter of the “green and blacks” and had hoped the new trophy would stay in Timaru.

“The odds were it would, West Coast have never ever beaten us twice in a row before.”

Sutherland said there were also some connections between their family name and the coast.

“My father attended St Andrew’s College and the only other Sutherland was Barney.

“His father ran a chain of jewellery shops on the coast and Barney continued them until the 90s, but he is best known as a driving force behind Shanty Town.”

Sutherland explained Barney also put a Sutherland’s jewellery shop in the West Coast attraction but the shop colours were green and black.

“My father asked about the colour scheme and the explanation was West Coast’s colours of red and white would have made it look like a barber’s shop, which delighted dad.”

The other connection his family had was coal.

“It might surprise people but there were a number of coal mines in South Canterbury and the best known was the Albury pit, run by Coasters, but it closed two years after my father bought a nearby farm.”

Sutherland said the third connection was Jim Fraser, whose father ran the Albury general store.

“Jim represented South Canterbury in 1942 and then after the [Second World War] played for Wellington and then the West Coast.”

He eventually retired to Blenheim and was elected president of the New Zealand Rugby Union in 1980, Sutherland said.

The Coalpit Trophy is made from cherry wood, sourced from Albury, with the model of a one-tonne coal truck on top. Sutherland said his only disappointment was he never got a chance to “bless it”at the Albury Tavern as it was only finished the evening before the game.

“It went west too quickly but I’m backing the boys to get it back next season, so we can do it then.”

Source : http://www.stuff.co.nz/ STU PIDDINGTON

South Canterbury 25 - 30 West Coast RU

  • Saturday 14 September 2013 @ 2:30 pm
  • Heartland Championship 
  • Timaru
  • Referee: Mr.K.W.Opele
TR CON PEN DG
16 Nikolas.G. Davy Nick Makea
17 Phillip Thomson Kevin.M.Moore
18 Brad.G.Houston Kalave Auali’itia
19 Kevin.J.Curtis Joshua Hill
20 Andrew.J.Williams Troy Tauwhare
35
Played
7
Won
0
Drawn
28
Lost

Previous meetings

19 Aug 12 2:30 pm Representative Match South Canterbury v West Coast RU 06 - 05
16 Sep 25 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 03
18 Sep 26 2:30 pm Representative Match South Canterbury v West Coast RU 30 - 23
14 Aug 76 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] South Canterbury v West Coast RU 15 - 09
17 Sep 77 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v South Canterbury 08 - 29
30 Aug 81 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v South Canterbury 18 - 36
16 Aug 82 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] South Canterbury v West Coast RU 20 - 12
20 Aug 83 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v South Canterbury 00 - 09
12 Sep 84 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] South Canterbury v West Coast RU 12 - 16
07 Aug 86 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v South Canterbury 06 - 29
19 Sep 89 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 65 - 06
25 Sep 90 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 15 - 41
24 Aug 91 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 44 - 09
26 Sep 98 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 09 - 15
18 Sep 99 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 21 - 16
26 Aug 00 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 20 - 15
06 Oct 01 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 58 - 00
12 Oct 02 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 22 - 54
04 Oct 03 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 53 - 16
21 Aug 04 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 10 - 48
20 Aug 05 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 34 - 08
29 Sep 07 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 27 - 14
13 Oct 07 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 31 - 23
13 Sep 08 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 08 - 30
18 Sep 10 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 17 - 26
03 Sep 11 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 39 - 08
06 Oct 12 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 12
14 Sep 13 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 25 - 30
30 Aug 14 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 15 - 49
05 Sep 15 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 40 - 24
03 Sep 16 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 20 - 58
30 Sep 17 1:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 38 - 45
12 Oct 19 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 24 - 27
27 Oct 19 2:30 pm Lochore Cup Final West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 23
06 Nov 21 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 46