~ 1954 ~

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)
W.A.G.Craddock Esq.
F.C.Neighbours, C.A.McHerron & W.A.Craddock
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Cardinal and Blue


Sat 05 Jun 2:30 pm H Representative Match Canterbury 05 - 13
Sat 19 Jun 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 22 - 19
Sat 10 Jul 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 03 - 06
Sat 24 Jul 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Golden Bay-Motueka 06 - 05
Sat 07 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield West Coast 00 - 21
Sat 25 Sep 2:30 pm A Ranfurly Shield Canterbury 22 - 00


Still Buller had to be content with only one win, that in the first Seddon Shield challenge of the season, but then lost the trophy to West Coast.

Six matches in all were contested, with the Ranfurly Shield played for, for the second year in succession:

v Canterbury At Westport Lost 5 to 13
v West Coast At Hokitika Lost 19 to 22
v West Coast At Westport Lost 3 to 6
v Golden Bay-Motueka At Westport Won 6 to 5 {Seddon Shield}
v West Coast At Westport Lost 0 to 21 {Seddon Shield}
v Canterbury At Christchurch Lost 0 to 22 {Ranfurly Shield}