Tag Archives: Poneke

331. Bloody Good Again Pies

On Sunday afternoon I pulled in to Mary Crowther Park in Wainuiomata just behind the ambulance. Yes, it was the first match of the season for the Poneke Pies. Matches, actually, as the old fellas traditionally start every Golden Oldies … Continue reading

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293. Six Months To Kick Off

Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off in exactly six months. Bugger me, that snuck up didn’t it? Just getting into Super Rugby, the cricket’s in the interesting stage, thinking about where to go for Easter and … boom, just six months … Continue reading

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161. Poneke People: Beet Algar

A regular feature about people who have been involved in the Poneke Football Club here in Wellington. It could be about any rugby club up and down New Zealand, or around the world.  In fact it could be about any sort of … Continue reading

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106. The Last Game Of The Season

Poneke Pies loss-draw Crusty Old Bureaucrats The good news is that I can report our Public Service is fit, fast and skilful.  The bad news is that they proved this by running around, through and over me. The traditional last … Continue reading

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094. Poneke People: Grant Griffith

A regular feature about people who have been involved in the Poneke Football Club here in Wellington. It could be about any rugby club up and down New Zealand, or around the world.  In fact it could be about any sort of sporting or … Continue reading

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089. Ned Is A Banana Fritter

Battered and bruised. Poneke Pies loss-draw vs. College Rifles This was the return match from last year’s Pies road trip to Auckland. The glitzy-glam Aucklanders had clean boots and everything.  The rumour swirling around before kick-off was that a lot … Continue reading

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073. Your Monday Grumble

Wallabies 12 – 12 All Blacks, Sydney Springboks 13 – 6 Pumas, Pretoria Poneke Pies draw loss OBU Dead Ants, Newtown The Herald on Sunday ran an article asking “Who leaves Sydney happier?” What a silly question. Well, how are you … Continue reading

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056. Finals Weekend

Waratahs 33 Crusaders 32 (SuperXV final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney) Poneke 19 Northern United 9 (Hardham Cup final, Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt) Todd Blackadder showed how to take the narrowest of defeats with grace and dignity on Saturday night: It … Continue reading

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035. Poneke People: Tom Ellison

Today is the start of a regular feature about people who have been involved in the Poneke Football Club here in Wellington. It could be about any rugby club up and down New Zealand, or around the world.  In fact … Continue reading

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014. Weekend Match Reports

I’m back playing for the mighty Poneke Pies (motto: Because we’re hot). Luckily they don’t have so much a selection policy as an attendance policy. If you turn up, you play. Poneke Pies vs Tawa Toads/Manurewa Druids Being Golden Oldies, … Continue reading

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