We hope you enjoy this look back as we look forward to many more years of recording the history of Buller Rugby Union.
We acknowledge all the information from the NZ “Rugby Almanack” Series since 1934 and appreciate their hard and dedicated work in providing this detailed history. – Web Admin

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1951

SEASON

Founded 1894 – (affiliated NZRU 1894)
President:
J.P.McEnaney Esq.
Selectors:
G.V.Goodall, R.L.Pratt & C.A.McHerron
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Capacity:
5,000
Colours:
Cardinal and Blue

Results

02 Jun, 2:30 pm H Canterbury Representative Match 03 - 30
23 Jun, 2:30 pm H West Coast Rundle Cup 08 - 08
07 Jul, 2:30 pm A West Coast Rundle Cup 11 - 06
21 Jul, 2:30 pm A North Otago Representative Match 23 - 06
01 Aug, 2:30 pm A Ashburton County Representative Match 16 - 11
11 Aug, 2:30 pm H Fiji Tour match 03 - 06
01 Sep, 2:30 pm A West Coast Seddon Shield 18 - 03

THE 1951 SEASON:

A New Zealand side went to Australia this year, trials for selection being held at Christchurch, Palmerston North and Wellington. W. M. Cunniffe (Millerton Rangers) and Max J. Ryan (Westport White Star) took part in the series at Christchurch, the former also appearing at Wellington.

There was only one draw (to six losses) in Buller’s first-class programme. A southern tour was undertaken, three minor fixtures (two won) also being played; a minor match was lost at home, too.

The seven Buller games, which included another overseas side to visit — Fiji — had these results:

v Canterbury At Westport Lost 3 to 30
v West Coast At Westport Drew 8 to 8
v West Coast At Hokitika Lost 6 to 11
v North Otago At Oamaru Lost 6 to 23
v Ashburton County At Ashburton Lost 11 to 16
v Fiji At Westport Lost 3 to 6
v West Coast At Greymouth Lost 3 to 18 {Seddon Shield}