~ 1952 ~

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 31 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Canterbury 06 - 11
Sat 07 Jun 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 08 - 14
Sat 21 Jun 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 12 - 26
Sat 05 Jul 2:30 pm A Seddon Shield West Coast 11 - 00
Sat 19 Jul 2:30 pm H Representative Match New Zealand Maoris 17 - 21


Buller could notch only one win this season, to four losses, thus:

v Canterbury At Westport Lost 6 to 11
v West Coast At Hokitika Won 14 to 8
v West Coast At Westport Lost 12 to 26
v West Coast At Greymouth Lost 0 to 11 {Seddon Shield}
v New Zealand Maoris At Westport Lost 17 to 21

This season a “Smaller Unions” Inter-Island match was played at Wellington.

Buller being represented by George Anderson (Millerton Rangers) and W.M.Cunniffe (Millerton Rangers), with Millerton Rangers’ G. R. Dixon as a reserve.

Mokihinui Club again became affiliated, with senior status, but was unable to keep its competition engagements by the season’s end. The Annual Report covering the year expressed the opinion that the senior competition had been most unsatisfactory,and advised Delegates to give consideration as to the advisability of having so many teams in the top grade.