[82], The season ended with disappointment for Otago, as Canterbury beat Otago 35-25 to lift the Ranfurly Shield on 5th October 2019. Stu Forster commented that "We were given no chance, and we stuffed it right up them. [49], Otago finished 10th once again in 2009 with five wins from thirteen matches. Old rugby jerseys from teams and clubs around the world. $69.95 $99.95. Laurie Mains appointed Mike Brewer when he was 20 years old as captain of Otago in 1985 to take over from Wayne Graham. Has been involved in tourism ventures and lecturing at university. Otago would go on to win four more matches including one over Auckland. Burke replied: 'Charlie, you can say what you like, we've got the shield. [11], The following year (1988) was also good for Otago. The Otago Rugby Football Union is the official governing body of rugby union for the Otago region of New Zealand. They beat North Harbour (28-14), Southland (33-22) and Waikato (38-7) and lost a further seven games to finish second last in the ITM Cup Championship. [10] Otago came 7th in 1976; 9th in 1977; 9th in 1978 and 11th in 1979 in the national provincial championship. [7], The 1975 Otago rugby team was recognized as one of the greats as it won 15 games and only lost two games all season. 2011 was a significant year for Otago with the team playing its final season at Carisbrook before the mid-season relocation to the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Nick Evans was in form playing at first five. BUY IT NOW. Tougher matches lie ahead, namely four straight crossover games, starting with Wellington in the capital this Sunday. The Otago team, coached by Laurie Mains, had a good first half in the final against Canterbury. The final score being 27-18. [13] Otago finished 5th in the National Provincial Championship in 1985. This is an Otago Highlanders Official Canterbury Rugby Union Shirt from the 1998/99 seasons BUY IT NOW SHIRT CONDITION - Shirt is in excellent condition CONDITION DETAILS - Colours are bright, badges are excellent, small mark left sleeve SIZE - Adults XXL, armpit to armpit 27 inches MADE BY - Canterbury FEATURES - Player Issue Temex Shirt. However, due to the recent struggles of Otago and an influx of players from other areas, Otago players no longer represent the majority of the Highlanders' playing personnel. Four new teams were promoted from the NPC Second Division into the Air New Zealand Cup. Otago Sports Depot has traded in Dunedin for over 120 years. Start price. This changed in 2010 with the move to direct-contracting for Super Rugby teams, meaning that Otago players are free to sign with any of the New Zealand-based teams. 2008 Otago Rugby Shirt Large. Otago held the Ranfurly Shield between 1935 and 1938 and successfully defended it eight times, and then again in 1938 for a further five defences. [77], Otago defended the Ranfurly Shield against North Otago in Oamaru 49-14 in July 2019. James Lentjes and Adam Knight scored tries for Otago[70] but the Wellington defensive effort easily overcame Otago at the Westpac Stadium. On the wings were John Timu who scored 16 tries (including two bags of four tries) and Noel Pilcher who scored 15 tries respectively that season for Otago. ( Log Out /  6. MADE BY – Canterbury. It was a hell of a game, and I remember Zinny dropping the ball with the line open too. "[25][26] Gordon Hunter (who also worked as a police detective) was asked a question by an English journalist in the post match press conference. It now resides in the Mornington Tavern, Dunedin. The final result was 30-19. [63], Otago's shield fever was short lived as Hawkes Bay defeated Otago 20–19 nine days later to take the shield in front of 20,000 supporters at the Forsyth Barr stadium. [50], 2010 saw a new adopted name as Otago would be known as "the Razorbacks". At half time, Otago led 13-3 thanks to a Paul Cooke try, a John Timu drop goal and Greg Cooper's goal kicking prowess. Otago lead at half time 16-6. They had a successful run between 1947 and 1950 defending the shield on eighteen occasions before losing it. Reserve Met. Otago defeated Wellington 84-10, Northland 82-10, Southland 60-10 and North Harbour 39-8 in the round robin stage, and beat Taranaki 62-12 in the semi-finals. Buy branded clothing, gifts, stationery, memorabilia and souvenirs from the official University of Otago Online Shop. [31] Anton Oliver said of the team: "I can't recall, before or since, having played with a pack that was regularly as efficient, skilled and ruthless all round. $35.00. [46] Otago then travelled to Auckland for the final. [21], Otago defeated Waikato in the semifinal with a solid 36-22 victory at Carisbrook. 1998: Otago wins NPC before 40,000 fans Otago captain Taine Randall holds aloft the National Provincial Championship trophy after his team defeated Waikato 49-20 in the final at Carisbrook. Otago Rugby North Otago Heritage Jersey - 2019. Finished up with Auckland in 1999. [56], It was subsequently announced that the liquidation was to be put on hold until 16 March 2012. [23][31], Tony Brown kicked an early penalty. [54], On 27 February 2012, it was announced by the New Zealand Rugby Football Union that the Otago Rugby Football Union would be put into liquidation on 2 March 2012. Get it as soon as Thu, May … Southland held on to the Ranfurly Shield 16-12.[53]. Injuries forced Otago to put Jamie Joseph and reserve Lio Falaniko at lock. Clubs within the union are split into two groups, Metro and Country. Marc Ellis, Paul Cooke and John Haggart all scored tries. John Leslie, playing his last game for Otago was carried on the shoulders of his team mates at the end of the game. Otago had a very strong team in 1998 with 13 players who were present or future All Blacks. With both front rows standing, there is no way the penalty try should have gone through. [72], 2017 has been good for Otago as they made the semi finals, having beaten Manawatu (40-30), Hawke's Bay (64-21), Auckland (34-26) and Southland (43-19). Stu Forster said of the penalty try: "I saw Zinny [Brooke] after the game, and he said the ball was definitely out of the scrum when I kicked it. Home; 1993 Training/Leisure; 1998 - 2000 Home; 1998 - 2000 Alternative/Away (2) 2001 - 2002 The 40,000 strong crowd cheered on the Otago team singing We are the Champions at one point. Classic Rugby Shirts is the online shop for classic, rare, vintage and retro rugby shirts. ( Log Out /  It was also the 100th game that Stu Forster and Paul Cooke were to play for the province. In the second half, penalties kicked by Andrew Mehrtens and tries to Justin Marshall and Nathan Mauger took Canterbury to the full time score of 30-19. "[33], Gordon Hunter lamented that "the final nail was a very cruel call. Also one of… $10.00. John Timu scored two tries and Paul Cooke one try for Otago in the game. [16] Of the 1991 team, eleven of the regulars ended up playing more than 100 games for the province and the other eight played more than 50 games. But I slipped on the surface and let a try in, and that was a turning point. In August 2013, Otago overcame 56 years and 22 previous challenges of disappointment to again hold the log o' wood. [15][13] Otago played Wales and almost beat them 13-15 in a close match at Carisbrook in May 1988. The union was to have been liquidated in March 2012. They were the National provincial championship winners in 1991 and 1998. Paul Cooke scored twice and David Latta, John Leslie and John Timu all scored tries against the near-full strength team which was preparing for the first test against the All Blacks. [11], The Otago team captained by Mike Brewer and coached by Laurie Mains won every game that season bar the second game of season against Counties. [4] Otago have won the Ranfurly Shield on seven occasions (1935, 1938, 1947, 1957, 2013, 2018 and 2020). [30] The game was played at a high pace and Josh Kronfeld, after being tackled, was taken from the field with a badly sprained ankle. [11], The Otago team, coached by Wayne Graham, had a strong forward pack in 2005 with Carl Hayman, Anton Oliver and Carl Hoeft in the front row. They defeated Auckland at Carisbrook 12-10, one week after Auckland had lifted the Ranfurly Shield from Canterbury. They have a proud record playing international teams, having defeated South Africa and the British and Irish Lions. Training Rugby Jersey,Rugby Jacket,Men's England 2018 Vapodri Home Long Sleeve Classic Rugby Jersey. [11] They had a short tour to Australia, defeating the Australian Baabaas 32-16, ACT 50-3 and drawing with Sydney 11-11.[11]. The final game of the season was against North Harbour at home with Otago winning 26-10. International Teams - RU. Otago led 10-6 at half time. He did not have the benefit of video replays or Television Match Officials (TMOs). Otago Rugby Players Jersey- 2019. 1996 Vintage Highlanders Rugby Jersey Current bid. [11], Otago had a very strong team in 1998 with 13 players who were present or future All Blacks. 2007 began with a 68–7 defeat to Wellington in the capital. Tony Brown returned toplay for the Razorbacks. [4], Tony Brown was named head coach for the 2012 season and Phil Young named as his assistant. A loss against Waikato 33-20 before a big victories over Bay of Plenty 62-15; Taranaki 64-19 and Wellington 28-10. Manawatu were supposed to be Otago's first new opponents at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. [24], The Lions were expected to dominate the tight five but could not match the mobility of the Otago pack. [22] and Jason Chandler from Auckland was sent off as a result. 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