MOMENTS IN HISTORY No. 2 – Hauraki Plains Senior Team 1950
Countdown to Thames Valley RFU Centenary 26th/27th August 2022
MOMENTS IN HISTORY No. 2
Hauraki Plains Senior Team 1950
A great record for the Hauraki Plains representatives to be undefeated and hold both the Peace Cup and the Poland Cup in 1950. Fifteen of the 26 players in the squad represented Thames Valley, in first- class games during their rugby careers, and Bob O’ Dea became an All Black.
The Valley reps. in the photo are Owen Woods (Turua) 10 games, Bob O’Dea (Patetonga) 41 games and an All Black. Tony Babich (Kerepehi) 8 games, Brian “Pud” Coxhead (Waitakaruru) 47 games, John Leonard (Ngatea) 1 game, Trevor Fisher (Kerepehi) 2 games, Sel Fisher (Kerepehi/Ngatea) 5 games, Barry Tatton (Ngatea) 2 games, Brian Clark ( Patetonga) 40 games, Guy Alach (Turua) 9 games, A. “Sonny” Fisher (Kerepehi) 1 game, Bert O’Neil (Waitakaruru) 30 games, Ronald Laurence (Ngatea) 52 games, Ken Millington (Kerepehi/Patetonga) 8 games and John Kotara (Kerepehi) 17 games.
A wonderful contribution to Thames Valley rugby.