Story: Rugby union

Second-division final, 2001

In 2000 the Ngāti Porou East Coast rugby team won the third-division title. The next year they played Hawke's Bay in the second-division final. This clip records the exciting last minutes of the game and shows the enthusiasm that the National Provincial Competition (NPC) has engendered in the smaller provincial unions.

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Courtesy of Te Runanga o Ngati Porou and Radio Ngati Porou

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Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Provincial and regional rugby since 1976', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ron Palenski, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016