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Heartland Championship Saturday 14 September @ 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. ‘Nik’ Davy Nick Makea
17 Phillip Leon ‘Phil’ Thomson Kevin.M.Moore
18 Brad.G.Houston Kalave Auali’itia
19 Kevin.J.Curtis Joshua Hill
20 Andrew.J.Williams Troy Tauwhare
34
Played
7
Won
0
Drawn
27
Lost

Previous meetings

19 Aug 1912 2:30 pm Representative Match South Canterbury v West Coast RU 06 - 05
16 Sep 1925 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 03
18 Sep 1926 2:30 pm Representative Match South Canterbury v West Coast RU 30 - 23
14 Aug 1976 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] South Canterbury v West Coast RU 15 - 09
17 Sep 1977 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v South Canterbury 08 - 29
30 Aug 1981 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v South Canterbury 18 - 36
16 Aug 1982 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] South Canterbury v West Coast RU 20 - 12
20 Aug 1983 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] West Coast RU v South Canterbury 00 - 09
12 Sep 1984 2:30 pm NPC 2nd Div.[South] South Canterbury v West Coast RU 12 - 16
07 Aug 1986 2:30 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v South Canterbury 06 - 29
19 Sep 1989 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 65 - 06
25 Sep 1990 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 15 - 41
24 Aug 1991 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 44 - 09
26 Sep 1998 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 09 - 15
18 Sep 1999 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 21 - 16
26 Aug 2000 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 20 - 15
06 Oct 2001 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 58 - 00
12 Oct 2002 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 22 - 54
04 Oct 2003 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 53 - 16
21 Aug 2004 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v South Canterbury 10 - 48
20 Aug 2005 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division South Canterbury v West Coast RU 34 - 08
29 Sep 2007 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 27 - 14
13 Oct 2007 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 31 - 23
13 Sep 2008 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 08 - 30
18 Sep 2010 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 17 - 26
03 Sep 2011 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 39 - 08
06 Oct 2012 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 12
14 Sep 2013 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 25 - 30
30 Aug 2014 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 15 - 49
05 Sep 2015 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 40 - 24
03 Sep 2016 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 20 - 58
30 Sep 2017 1:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v South Canterbury 38 - 45
12 Oct 2019 2:30 pm Heartland Championship South Canterbury v West Coast RU 24 - 27
27 Oct 2019 2:30 pm Lochore Cup Final West Coast RU v South Canterbury 19 - 23