Marist Saints

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Marist Saints
Club information
Colours Green / Gold
Founded 1919
Current details
Ground(s)
  • Murray Halberg Park
Coach(s) Willie Swann and Anthony Lipscombe
Competition Auckland Rugby League
Records
Premierships 1924, 1931, 1938, 1948, 1965, 1966
Minor premiership 1947, 1948
Roope Rooster 1928, 1929, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1946, 1958, 1966, 1971, 1997
Stormont Shield 1928, 1929, 1932, 1937, 1950, 1958, 1965, 1966
Sharman Cup 1992

The Marist Saints is a rugby league club based in Mount Albert, New Zealand. They regularly feature in the Fox Memorial, the premier division in Auckland Rugby League. However they are going through a rebuilding phase and after competing in the 2nd tier competition Sharman Cup in 2010, they have now been promoted to the top Auckland rugby league competition, The Fox Memorial Shield.

History[edit]

Founded in 1919, the Marist club first won the Fox Memorial in 1924.[1] They originally played at the Auckland Domain before moving to their current home, in Murray Halberg Park. The Mount Albert Lions split from the Marist club in 1927.

Between 2000 and 2005 the Saints were involved in the Bartercard Cup alongside the Richmond Bulldogs as the Marist Richmond Brothers.

Notable players[edit]

New Zealand representatives include William "Bill" Stormont[140], Norm Loveridge[141], Hec Brisbane[153], Lyle Stewart[163], Charles "Pope" Gregory[171], Jack Kirwan[174], Arthur Singe[179], Jim "Offside" O'Brien[182], Claude List[190], Wilfrid Hassan[221], Gordon "Stump" Campbell[223], Norman "Norm" Campbell[224], Jim Laird[226], Alan Clarke[227], John L F Anderson[256], Robert Grotte[260], Gordon Midgely[263], William "George" Davidson[302], Des Barchard[307], Harry "Doug" Anderson[311], Robert "Jimmy" Edwards[331], Ronald McKay[344], Neville Denton[359], Brian Reidy[383], William "Bill" Schultz[394], Paul Schultz[434], Oscar Danielson[454], Anthony "Tony" Kriletich[459], Gene Ngamu[642], Motu Tony[686], Francis Meli[689], Sonny Bill Williams[706], Roy Asotasi[710], Jerome Ropati[716], Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa[766] .[2][3]

Notable former juniors include Roy Asotasi, Sonny Bill Williams, Jerome Ropati, Motu Tony, Francis Meli, Gene Ngamu, Rudi Wulf, Ben Waerea-Fisher, Siuatonga Likiliki, Manu Ma'u, Bill Tupou and Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa, Des Barchard, Brian Lima.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marist Rugby League Football Club Inc Auckland Rugby League
  2. ^ Marist Memories 1919-1969 by Terrence Hyland
  3. ^ http://www.nzrl.co.nz/past-kiwis.aspx

External links[edit]