~ 1951 ~

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.
G.V.Goodall, R.L.Pratt & C.A.McHerron
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Cardinal and Blue


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


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}