Auckland Rugby History


Auckland Rugby UnionThe Auckland-Rugby-Union has referred the leading body of United Rugby, associated in helping the Auckland area of the New Zealand. Their colors are white and navy-blue and in a stripy design. The ARFU rules the operations of the representative of Auckland team that has achieved the first-time of New Zealand domestic competition, National-Provincial-Championship 16 times above whichever team. Their latest biggest victory was in the year 2007 challenge. Auckland also performed as the main feeder for the Blues, which performed in Super Rugby challenge.

The union is currently coached by Paul-Feeney. This union also manages the entire rugby club inside the region, comprising the Gallaher-Shield and more senior rugby club. In addition, the union also accountable for rugby in school. The Auckland Rugby Football Union was formed officially in the year 1884, when it collaborated with the Canterbury, Otago, and Wellington united, in a fledgling the New Zealand Rugby Football Union.

Auckland remains the greatest successful union in New Zealand rugby records, having gained a report Cup and predecessor competition titles. Auckland also holds the record for the most Rarfurly Shield wins and the longest streak of defenses to have worn the countrywide jersey beginning 1888 to 2008, the 133 were born in Auckland, compared to Christchurch, Wellington, and Dunedin. In 1996, with the arrival of expert rugby union, Auckland have become the host, and number one feeder, to the Blues, known from 1996 to 1999 because the Auckland Blues.


Golden Durations


Ranfurly ShieldThere have been many brilliant eras within the group’s records. It went undefeated for six seasons from 1897, and there has been a groundbreaking run within the early Twenties below Sir Vincent Meredith. The 1960 to 1963 duration, called the Golden generation, turned into summed up within the Golden Years written by Don Cameron in 1983.

Sir Wilson Whineray, who captained Auckland via those years, describes as the period a single pleasure, fever, and drama that changed Eden Park into an oasis of magic at some stage in the winters from 1960 to 1963. Also has been the incredible undisturbed spell of achievement from 1982 through to the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup victory. Auckland received 16 of the 26 Air New-Zealand NPC titles available in that point a period that included sixty-one Ranfurly Shield Defences. Auckland went unbeaten for six seasons starting 1897, and there an undefeated run within the early 1920s under Sir Vincent Meredith. The 1960 to 1963 period, called the Golden era, become summed up inside the Golden periods written by Don Cameron in the year 1983.

It has been described as the period as one of exhilaration and  drama that converted Eden Park into an oasis of magic in the course of the winters of 1960, to 1963. The length from 1982 to 2007 is also seemed as a golden period, with Auckland winning extra than half of 16 out of 26 of the entire NPC and 5 South Pacific Challenge titles at some point of the era and triumphing the group of the 12 months award on the 1992 Halberd awards.


The Ranfurly Shield Years


The first holders of the Ranfurly Shield were Auckland in 1902 and they won 153 beyond 194 shields and the greatest achievement record of whichever provincial union. Famous periods comprise from the year 1905 – 1913, when they conquered 23 achievement championships.

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