~ 1958 ~

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)
F.W.McHerron Esq.
C.A.McHerron & J.Hill
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Cardinal and Blue


Sat 31 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Canterbury 00 - 06
Sat 21 Jun 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 03 - 08
Sat 19 Jul 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 00 - 00
Sat 02 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Marlborough 03 - 03
Sat 16 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Golden Bay-Motueka 09 - 08
Sat 23 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Canterbury 35 - 14
Sat 30 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield West Coast 14 - 15
Wed 03 Sep 2:30 pm H Representative Match Wairarapa 06 - 11
Thu 18 Sep 2:30 pm H Representative Match Otago 11 - 16
Sat 20 Sep 2:30 pm A Representative Match Marlborough 10 - 14


Although Buller this year won only two of its ten fixtures, two others were drawn, and apart from the match at Christchurch the margins of defeat were generally small.

Successful defences of the Seddon Shield against Marlborough and against Golden Bay-Motueka were made before West Coast returned to Greymouth with the emblem of supremacy in the area of the participants.

Otago’s visit to Westport was made after a space of thirty-four years, and Wairarapa’s after thirty-three years, the complete list of matches for the season being:

v. Canterbury At Westport Lost 0 to 6
v. West Coast At Westport Lost 3 to 8
v. West Coast At Hokitika Drew 0 to 0
v. Marlborough At Westport Drew 3 to 3 {Seddon Shield}
v. Golden Bay-Motueka At Westport Won 9 to 8 {Seddon Shield}
v. Canterbury At Christchurch Lost 14 to 35
v. West Coast At Westport Lost 14 to 15 {Seddon Shield}
v. Wairarapa At Westport Lost 6 to 11
v. Otago At Westport Lost 11 to 16
v. Marlborough At Blenheim Won 14 to 10

J.B.Shaw (Westport Old Boys) was again a South Island trialist — at Christchurch. Trials were held this season to provide a Test side against the visiting Australians.

Karamea Sub-Union was unable to carry on, its assets being transferred to Karamea Club.

The Club was affiliated direct to Buller Union, and had teams in the junior and third grade competitions.