~ 1960 ~

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.A.Harris Esq.
Mr.W.J.Mumm jnr
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Cardinal and Blue


Sat 04 Jun 2:30 pm H Representative Match Canterbury 00 - 08
Sat 18 Jun 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 03 - 03
Sat 02 Jul 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 06 - 11
Wed 20 Jul 2:30 pm H Tour match N.S.W. Country (Aus) 06 - 14
Sat 13 Aug 2:30 pm A Seddon Shield West Coast 00 - 06
Sat 20 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Canterbury XV 12 - 03
Sat 27 Aug 2:30 pm H Seddon Shield Nelson 11 - 14


This was another varied season, with Buller worthy of a better record. However, it was not to be, and the hopes for improvement when the Seddon Shield was taken from West Coast were annulled by Nelson’s victory two weeks later.

An interesting visiting side was one representing New South Wales Country, the full programme for Buller being:

v. Canterbury At Westport Lost 0 to 8
v. West Coast At Westport Drew 3 to 3
v. West Coast At Greymouth Won 11 to 6
v. New South Wales Country At Westport Lost 6 to 14
v. West Coast At Greymouth Won 6 to 0 {Seddon Shield}
v. Canterbury XV At Christchurch Lost 3 to 12
v. Nelson At Westport Lost 11 to 14 {Seddon Shield}

A new Life Member elected at the Annual Meeting of the Union was Mr.F.W.McHerron, recognized for his outstanding services