~ 1942 ~

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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Founded 1894 – (affiliated NZRU 1894)
J.P.McEnaney Esq.
J.Mason, C.M.Robertson & T.M.Scanlon
H.A.P.Casey, W.A.G.Craddock & G.V.Goodall
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Cardinal and Blue


Sat 04 Jul 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 00 - 17
Sat 18 Jul 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 08 - 06
Sat 15 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Marlborough 17 - 09
Sat 29 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Nelson 10 - 03
Sat 12 Sep 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield West Coast 03 - 03

Again the matches were confined to opponents within the Seddon Shield area, excepting that Golden Bay-Motueka was unable to field a team. Three of the matches were successful defences of the Seddon Shield, although West Coast managed a draw, both sides scoring a penalty goal.

Buller’s games were:

v. West Coast At Westport Lost 0 to 17
v. West Coast At Greymouth Lost 6 to 8
v. Marlborough At Westport Won 17 to 9 {Seddon Shield}
v. Nelson At Westport Won 10 to 3 {Seddon Shield}
v. West Coast At Westport Drew 3 to 3 {Seddon Shield}

Westport Territorials had an affiliation.