1930

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Results

Sat 31 May 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 14 - 09
Sat 07 Jun 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 25 - 19
Sat 12 Jul 2:30 pm A Seddon Shield Golden Bay-Motueka 00 - 06
Sat 19 Jul 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Marlborough 15 - 03
Sat 26 Jul 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Nelson 21 - 08
Sat 02 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Placeholder Wanderers 18 - 03

THE 1930 SEASON:
This was an enjoyable year for the Union, the Seddon Shield then held by Golden Bay-Motueka being won, and retained after two challengers had visited Westport.

Matches were:-

v. West Coast At Greymouth Lost 19 to 25
v. Golden Bay-Motueka At Motueka Won 6 to 0 {Seddon Shield}
v. Marlborough At Westport Won 15 to 3 {Seddon Shield}
v. Nelson At Westport Won 21 to 8 {Seddon Shield}

After an absence of twenty-two years a side from Great Britain toured the country, one of its matches being at Greymouth against a West Coast-Buller XV, R.Gardner (Westport White Star), G.D.M.Gilbert (Westport Old Boys), G.V.Goodall (Ngakawau), Anthony Graham (Granity Rover), Samuel Grogan (Westport White Star), Andrew McCabe (Ngakawau) and W.J.McNeight (Granity Rover) representing this Union. Andrew McCabe also took part in a trial for New Zealand selection.

The Seddon Shield success meant the return of the trophy to Buller after a spell of eleven seasons, and was the second time since the competition’s institution that the Union was to occupy the position as holder.

The Shield was won by this XV:-

  • C.Jones (Westport White Star)
  • T.P.Connelly (Westport White Star)
  • E.C.Holder (Westport Old Boys)
  • F.O’Brien (Mokihinui)
  • Norman Lamont (Westport White Star)
  • G.D.M.Gilbert (Westport Old Boys)
  • R.B.Scandrett (Westport Old Boys)
  • Les Dalzell (Waimangaroa United)
  • A.McCabe (Ngakawau)
  • R.Gilsenan (Westport White Star)
  • G.V.Goodall (Capt.) (Ngakawau)
  • Samuel Grogan (Westport White Star)
  • Geo.Stuart (Mokihinui)
  • Jas.Stewart (Waimangaroa United)
  • R.Gardner (Westport White Star)

Two tries were scored (to nil), G.V.Goodall and George Stuart touching down.

A new affiliation was Stockton Club, joining with junior status.