OUR PATRON, GERARD SIMMONS, PASSED AWAY 24TH OCTOBER.
Teilah Ferguson is selected in the Hurricanes team for 2022.
Vili Korori plays 50th game for Otago v Wellington on 30th Oct.
Maddie Feaunati has been selected in the NZ Emerging Women's Players Development Camp to take place early next year.
Levi Emery and North Otago
AU player Dr Sebastian Potgieter on 1981 Springbok Tour
Four players with connections to AU have been selected in the Black Ferms. Kelsie Wills played for the club this season, while Pip Love, Kelly Brazier and Carla Hohepa played rugby for the club when they first became Black Ferns.
Bunnings have awarded the club $30,000 in material to upgrade the downstairs changing rooms and make them more gender neutral. Thanks to Katie Hensman for organising the club's application. Star Article
Congratulations to Regan Turoa on being awarded the Harry C Williamson Trophy. He coaches OBHS 1sts to win the Highlanders Schools Competition.
Jona Nareki out for nine months
Vili Korori moves to 1st five for Otago
From North Ground to America's Cup
Coltman most capped Highlander's hooker
John Tapueluelu and Solomone Funaki make Tongan team along with Zane Kapali who played for AU in 2020.
Ben McCarthy playes for North Otago in their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Hawkes Bay
Paige Church, Eilis Doyle, Maddie Feaunati, Teilah Ferguson, Fualole Moananu and Lauren Sa'u are all selected in the Otago Spirit squad.
Liam Coltman, Jona Nareki and Vilimoni Koroi are in the Otago team.
Kelly Brazier (ex-AU) and Kurt Baker (ex-AU Highlanders loan player) are in NZ Sevens teams to go to the Olympics. Vilimoni Koroi is a non-travelling reserve
Teilah Ferguson - last season with the Spirit
Levy Emery and Tristan Fuli are in the Norrth Otago team
AU player Dr Sebastian Potgieter on 1981 Springbok Tour Audio
2020 Club Results
Kelly Brazier named in World Team of the Decade
Annual Report 2020
Minutes of 2019 AGM
Otago Maori: Men's Senior: Josh Taylor.
Otago Spirit: back: Teilah Ferguson
Mitre 10 Cup: MVP: Jona Nareki
Otago Season Members player of the year award: Jona Nareki
Men's Sevens competed at National Club Sevens finshing 6th.
AU Girls are being encouraged.
Otago Men - Four AU players in the squad.
Otago Spirit - Ten AU players in the squad
Liam Coltman in All Black Squad
France Bloomfield was named Metro women’s breakthrough player of the year.
Scott Manson receives national recognition
Players with connecvtions to AU are names in Black Ferns Probables v Possibles - Pip Love, Janna Vaughan, Carla Hohepa
Otago 2020 Awards
Otago Spirit: Back: Teilah Ferguson
Otago Season Members Player of the Year Award: Jona Nareki
Ken Williams and Hugh Tait elected Life members at AGM
Eilis Doyle selected in the NZ Development team to play in Fiji
Men win Otago club Sevens title
Liam Coltman in 2019 RWC All Blacks
Jona Nareki signs with Highlanders
Six AU players in Spirit and seven in Spirit Development Squad
Old playing jerseys for sale $20 - see Merchandise
Newsletter August 2019
Metropolitan Club Players of the Year - Alex Frood and Rosie Buchanan-Brown
Jacob Coughlan in Nth Otago Ranfurly Shield team to play Otago Fri, 26th July
Vilimoni Koroi , Jona Nareki and Alex Frood in Otago Ranfurly Shield team to play North Otago Fri, 26th July
7th and 13th June 2019: Centurions. Luke Whitelock (50 Crusaders plus 50 Highlanders games) and Liam Coltman (100 Highlander Super games)
The Pulse Energy Player of the Year was hooker Liam Coltman, having had a standout season on defence and with the ball in hand. Coltman shouldered a heavy workload starting in all but one of the regular season games. He is widely regarded as an industrious player with a big engine, he is also highly respected within the team, picking up the awards for Defender of the Year and the Speight’s Players Player.
Vilimoni Koroi is named Otago Junior Sportsman of the Year
Three ex-AU players in Black Ferns team
(Kelly Brazier, Phillipa Love and Carla Hohepa)
NZ Oldest All Black Dies - Ron Elvidge
Historic Try 7min into this video
Played for the Union club in 1950.
All Black 454
Geoff Simons - Sports Administrator
Steve Hawkins and Kelvin Williams become Life Members of AU
Otago Sevens - Kiana Wereta
Sassenach Colts Most Valuable Player: Conor van Turnhout
Otago Mitre 10 Cup Most Valuable Player of the Year: Jona Nareki
Otago Spirit Front Row
Regan Turoa coaches Otago U18 to success
Ben Herring - Otago Coach
Closing Day Prom Rugby
AU Players in Otago Spirit are Paige Church, Eilis Doyle, Janelle Romanchuk, Zoe Whatarau, Kiana Wereta and ex-AU Rachel Scott now based in Central Otago
Five AU players in Otago Under 19s: Moala Katoa - Prop, JJ Tonks - Flanker , Llew Johnson - 1st 5/8, Elim Liko - Wing, Levi Emery - Fullback
RWC 7s - 21st July in San Francisco - Kelly Brazier and Jonah Nareki
Legin Hotham juggling rugby and dentistry
Eilis Doyle appointed Otago Women's Development Officer
Liam Coltman is cover for All Blacks v France
Scott Manson to Coach the Spirit
Vili off to Junior RWC
Kelly Brazier's Extra-Time Gold Medal Try
Kelly's Try and Interview. Game Highlights.
Vilimoni Koroi and Kelly Brazier make NZ Sevens teams for Commonwealth Games.
Vilimoni Koroi is chosen for the NZ Under 20 team.
Jona Nareki plays in the Hong Kong Sevens.
Ben Herring appointed Otago ITM Cup Coach
Gerrard Simmons has become the new Patron of the AU club.
Geoff Simons has been made a Life Member.
Premier Coaches 2018: The experienced Marty Gray returns as Head Coach. Marty has coached Otago B and Otago Spirit. Assistant Coaches, Bevan Townsend and Alan Wheeler. Scrum Coach is former Otago prop Scott Manson.
Geoff Simons becaomes a Life Member of the club.
Ben Herring appointed Otago ITM Cup Coach for 2018
Kelly Brazier Nominated for World Rugby Women's Player of the Year
AU Annual Report 2017
Luke Whitelock to captain ABs
Hugh Tait named Otago Rugby Volunter of the Year and Jona Nareki Otago ITM Cup Rookie of the Year
A Union RFC Soldier - 100 years ago
Jona Nareki scores hat trick for Otago in win over Manawatu.
Big ball boys at Carisbrook 1986
Carla Hohepa - Black Fern
AU Broncos 2017 Highlights
Colman injured for Otago season
Liam Coltman, Vilimoni Koroi and Jona Nareki in Mitre 10 Otago team.
Coltman Breaks Drought
Jona Nareki in JRWC team ODT Article
Three ex-AU players named in Black Ferns They are Kelly Brazier, Pip Love and Jenna Vaughn.
Jona Nareki in JRWC team
War affects rugby clubs
Liam Coltman re-signs with Highlanders
Warren Alcock - Player Agent
Jona Nareki in NZ U20 team to play in the Oceania Tournament in Gold Coast starting in late April.
New AU player Vilimoni Koroi makes NZ Sevens team
Farah Palmer, ex-AU player, becomes the first female board member of the NZRU. ODT Article
Dallas Park, Neil Little and Barbara Gazeley were made Life Members of AU at the AGM Nov 2016.
Liam Coltman All Black 1157. Debut v Italy 12th Nov 2016
Alhambra player killed in action - 100 years ago
Luke Whitelock playis for Barbarians (UK) v South Arica and Fiji.
AU Broncos 2016 Highlights - you can download this movie
Ben Herring off to Japan
Four ex-AU players in Black Ferns - Oct 2016. Kelly Brazier (First five eighth), Carla Hohepa (Outside back) Waikato, Janna Vaughan (Outside back) Manawatu and Pip Love (Prop) Canterbury.
Liam Coltman called into the All Blacks. ODT Reports 1
Olympic Rugby 7s: Kelly Brazier (Silver Medal) Other ODT Writeups 1, 2 3
Spirit of the Heartland David Harrison AU 2003-2005
Luke Whitelock ODT 7th May 2016
Club Captain Hugh Tait in an Adventure Race
Liam Coltman 50 games for the Highlanders
Ben Herring in Highlanders Coaching Team
Serial Offender at AU
Results for 2013 SeasonSec School and Junior Grade Results 2013Premier ProfilesKelly Brazier is NZ Women's Player of the Year. Kurt Baker is NZ Men's Sevens Player of the Year.Liam Coltman given Otago ITM Cup Player of the Year as voted by the players.ODT Article on Kelly Brazier and her injury.Michaela Smith - ODT WriteupPip Love ODT WriteupRachel Scott ODT WriteupAU players in the 2013 Spirit wider training squad are: Nicky Crawford, Deidre Roberts, Pip Love, Paige Church, Michaela Smith, Rachel Scott, Courtney Martin, Haile Hurring and Olivia Waldron. (Kelly Brazier not available)AU players in the 2013 Secondary Schools team are: Paige Church, Eilis Doyle and Courtney Martin.Breen, Coltman and Manson part of Otago Ranfurly Shield winning teamJuniors win Burtenshaw Cup for Marchpast.Coltman joins All Black training squadAugust 2013 NewsletterPeter Breen - Club Player of the Year in DunedinCourtney Martin - ODT Write UpJuly 2013 NewsletterWhat NZ teenagers think of rugbyKelly Brazier and Kat Wilton in Black Ferns to play England First game 13th July at Eden Park.Kelly Brazier "man of the team" in winHighlights of the Womens 7s including Kelly Brazier (8)Former club member Peter Dahl - a USA EagleBrazier going for Sevens - ODT Write Up100 games for Kerry Stoddart - ODT articleMax Collett - ODT ArticleLiam Coltman - All Black Bolter?June 2013 NewsletterMay 2013 NewsletterApril 2013 NewsletterMarch 2013 NewsletterWomen's Team Newsletter Feb 2013Kelly Brazier scores two tries in NZ Women's Sevens 19-5 over England in final in China on 31st March. Watch her in action. Features Kelly at 1min 10s.NZ Women's Sevens to Houston in February include from AU are Kelly Brazier and Halie Hurring as well as ex-AU player Carla Hohepa.People with AU connections involved at the National Provincial Sevens in Queenstown, 12th and 13th Jan were:Men - Peter Breen (Otago), Matt Clutherbuck (BoP), Corey McFadzean (Wairaipa-Bush), Jim Hawker (Otago Waterboy)Women - Kelly Brazier (Canterbury), Halie Hurring (Tasman), Carla Hohepa (Waikato), Jacinta Harrison (Taranaki Women's Physio).
Newsletter April 2012Newsletter May 2012Newsletter June 2012Newsletter July 2012Newsletter Aug 2012Newsletter Sept 2012Results for Senior grades 2012Results for Secondary School grades 2012Results for Junior grades 2012Premier Player ProfilesKurt Baker is having an outstanding World Sevens Series - eight tries in SA tournament.Coltman takes top awardHalie Hurring, Kelly Brazier and Kat Wilton are all in the Black Ferns to tour England this month. ODT Write-up.Carla Hohepa, and her sister Chyna, have been selected in the NZ Sevens team.ODT End of Season Write-ups on Liam Coltman. 1 2 3The AU Nags are recruiting for 2013 (a senior team)50 years of Wheelers (ODT Articles Sept 2012)Gary Wheeler - 2012 Otago Rugby Volunteer of YearThe Broncos are back! See the women's team in action.See Wolfman Stuey in action at the North GroundCongratulations to Peter Breen who scored a try on first class debut for Otago v Southland at Balclutha on 17th Aug. Liam Coltman and Scott Manson both played in this game.Otago A: Liam Coltman, Scott Manson, Peter BreenOtago Spirit: Pip Love, Rachel Scott, Kerry Stoddart, Nicki Crawford, Ang Taylor, Halie Hurring, Megan Kane, Kelly Brazier, Kat WiltonOtago U19 Wider Squad: Tom Dougherty, Mike RasmussenHalie Hurring, Kelly Brazier and Kat Wilton are all in the Black Ferns to tour England this month. ODT Write-up.ODT End of Season Write-ups on Liam Coltman. 1 2 350 years of Wheelers (ODT Articles Sept 2012)Gary Wheeler - 2012 Otago Rugby Volunteer of YearClub News 2010 Click HereClub News 2009 Click HereClub News 2008 Click HereClub News 2007 Click Here
Life memberships awarded to Lenny Pledger and Sandi Wheeler at AGM.Two AU players are in the Black Ferns to tour England. Kelly Brazier played before she went to Canada and returned to play for Canterbury has again been selected. Kat Wilton, Black Fern 2007, returns to the side after being called in to the Otago Spirit team this season. She has been playing club rugby in the North Island this last season.Black Ferns played their first test v England, Sunday, 27th Nov. Kelly and Kat both played. Lost 0-12. 2nd test Wednesday morning lost 7-21. 3rd Test was 8-8 with Kelly kicking a penalty and Kat playing a full game as well.Dunedin's nude rugby romp attracts 4 million viewersWomen stars in naked men's rugby teamFilipo Levi makes Samoa World Cup teamWonderful to see George Whitelock back at the club making a presentation of a team signed Crusaders jersey from the 2011 season.Good that former captain Craig Franson, now in Wellington, was back at the club one weekend. He organised an under 15 Newlands College team to be at Alexandra in August for aRural Livestock Junior Rugby event.Kelly Brazier scored three tries, 2 penalties and four conversions in Canterbury's 54-15 win over the Otago Spirit. Nicky Crawford, and Angela Taylor scored a try each for Otago.Kat Wilton, a Black Fern from AU, was drafted into the Otago team.Two former AU players were in the Wellington team that beat the Otago Spirit in Dunedin on 30th July. Mal Roewn played at prop and Maia Tui-Davidson at second five.Otago RepresentativesOtago B: Peter BreenOtago Spirit: Pip Love, Bobby Symes, Michaela Smith, Megan Kane, Rachel Scott, Nicola Crawford, Angela Taylor and Kerry StoddartOtago U19: Adam AnkerFrom the 2011 Rugby Almanack covering the 2010 season. Under hookers, "Liam Coltman (Otago) looked the most promising of the younger brigade". Under Otago, "We are hoping to see more of Liam Coltman fresh from the IRB Under 20 tournament with a winner's medal. The little we saw of him suggests he is a talent to mature".Greatest Moments in Otago Sport 105 - Ron Elvidge seals a draw (1950). (Played for the Union club in 1950) Click HereGreat Moments in Otago Sport 106 - Farah and co. rule the world (Played for AU 1998 - 2002) Click HereAU player "Player of the Day" for Nude Blacks Click HerePeter Breen is the sole AU rpresentative in the initial Otago B squad. Adam Anker is in the Under 19 Otago teamIt does defy belief but the Otago RFU could only find a coaching position of the under 16s to offer Mike Moeahu this season. This man has coached AU to two banners in four years, has had a very successful run with Otago B and even coached the Otago 7s into the final one year, can now only be offered Otago under 16. Hard to remain loyal to an organisation that shows such obvious bias.Congratulations to Liam Coltman, Scott Manson and Regan Tamihere for their selection in the ITM Cup Otago squad.Hayden Croft, Colts Coach, involved in All Blacks Secret Weapon. Click HereMarlow Pies continue as major sponsors for the AU club. Subway and the Baaa are also avtively involved and have good deals for our players and supporters.Kelly Brazier will play her rugby in Edmonton, Canada this season. Carla Hohepa is in Japan with Karne Hesketh. So our women's team have lost both of their Black Ferns this season.The Premier competition will be played over two full rounds taking up 18 weeks plus semi-finals and a final. With two games over Easter pressure will be on squads to have depth.The ITM Cup overlaps club rugby and finishes end of August before the RWC starts in September.
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