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Noel Barton Trophy - this weekend

Come down to Jubilee Park this Saturday (18th) to see our Senior A side contest the Noel Barton Trophy. After last year's heroic last minute victory, it's sure to be a great game. And following on from the Tasman Trophy and Robbie Dawson Cup,  the boys are looking to keep this iconic trophy in the cabinet.
  • Senior B's kick off at 1:15pm against WOB
  • Senior A's contest the Noel Barton Trophy at 3:00pm

Tasman Trophy winners 2016

Congratulations to our Senior A side after wining an epic final over Wanderers to claim the 2016 NPD Tasman Trophy

After an extremely tense game on Monday June 6th, featuring an Andrew Goodman dropped kick and a 78th minute front row try, the boys beat the former Tasman Trophy holders to claim the first major trophy of the season. They followed this huge win with a 47-11 win over Stoke last weekend, to claim the Robbie Dawson Cup and top off a very successful week.
The team celebrating with the Tasman Trophy

NRFC Under 10's to meet in Rai Valley

The two NRFC Under 10 teams, Nelson White and Nelson Blue, will play each other in Rai Valley this weekend. With a number of Rai Valley based players in the teams, both sides will travel this weekend to play in front of their friends and family, kicking off at 11:30am at Rai Valley School.
It'd be great to see any Rai Valley based supporters down at the school to cheer the players on, and there will be a sausage sizzle after the game, so bring some loose change.

Presidents Report

Kia ora,

Well its been an interesting past few weeks just reflecting on how great the game of rugby can be at times. 

Congratulations to Liam Squires who has been picked for the All Blacks a great honour for all the clubs he has been associated with, including ours. Also to Quentin Strange for selection in the Under 20’s and the other players at Super 18 level and Tasman/ Nelson Bays levels.

Our Junior Club have finally started and thankfully the weather has been kind so far, Our senior squad have gone from strength to strength to achieve arguably one of the clubs great turnaround victories to secure our 7th Tasman Trophy Win out of 11 seasons. Fantastic result, congratulations to them and the hard working support team behind them.

I don’t have much more to add as others will have plenty in this issue, but I am proud of of all the efforts of everyone in the club at the moment Committee, Sponsors, Supporters et al, there is real momentum and you can feel the ‘mojo’ building for the push for the Noel Barton and Nelson Bays Sub Union competition, Well done everyone.

Shane Graham

Quinten Strange at the Under 20's Championship

Click here to watch NRFC lock Quinten Strange's interview from the NZ Under 20's


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