~ 1962 ~

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.
W.J.Mumm jnr & O.Smallholme
Main ground:
Victoria Square, Westport
Cardinal and Blue


Sat 02 Jun 2:30 pm H Representative Match Canterbury 00 - 19
Sat 30 Jun 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 06 - 13
Sat 21 Jul 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 11 - 06
Thu 02 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match Mid Canterbury 03 - 11
Wed 15 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Mid Canterbury 13 - 08
Sat 18 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match North Otago 13 - 08
Tue 21 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Canterbury 11 - 00
Sat 08 Sep 2:30 pm A Seddon Shield Nelson 09 - 14


After losing the first seven matches on its fixture list, Buller then won the Seddon Shield from Nelson to complete the season.

This is how the games worked out:

v. Canterbury At Westport Lost 0 to 19
v. West Coast At Westport Lost 6 to 13
v. West Coast At Hokitika Lost 6 to 11
v. Mid-Canterbury At Westport Lost 3 to 11
v. Mid-Canterbury At Ashburton Lost 8 to 13
v. North Otago At Oamaru Lost 8 to 13
v. Canterbury At Christchurch Lost 0 to 11
v. Nelson At Nelson Won 14 to 9 {Seddon Shield}

Nine Buller representatives were in the West Coast-Buller XV, which played the year’s Australian team at Westport, they being G.S.Allan (Westport Old Boys), W.E.Boswell (Ngakawau), R.T.Dawe (Ngakawau), W.F.Duncan (Westport White Star), W.N.Forsyth (Westport), Mason Geddes (Ngakawau), J.W.Halsall (Westport), O.H.Nahr (Westport White Star) and J.B.Shaw (Westport Old Boys).

J.B.Shaw was again a South Island representative, he taking a prop position in the Inter-Island engagement; it was his third appearance in the fixture.