Point Chevalier Pirates
|Full name||Point Chevalier Pirates Rugby League Club|
|Colours||Green and White|
|Competition||Auckland Rugby League|
|Minor premiership||1956, 1995|
|Sharman Cup||1951, 1952, 1970, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2011|
The Point Chevalier Pirates are an Auckland rugby league club based in Point Chevalier. The Pirates currently compete in the Fox Memorial (First Division) competition run by the Auckland Rugby League.
The club was founded in 1920.
In the 1980s and 1990s the club's senior team merged with the City club to form City-Pt Chevalier.
In 2010 Awen Guttenbeil returned to the club as coach. Former professional players Stacey Jones, Wairangi Koopu, Monty Betham and Karl Te Nana all joined the squad for the clubs 90th year as the team easily won the Phelan Shield.
This began a rapid rise for the club as they won the Sharman Cup (second division) the following year, gaining promotion to the Fox Memorial for 2012. The Pirates finished the season third. However, in their final match against the Marist Saints, the Pirates fielded a third-string side and lost 0-102. The result denied Papakura a place in the semi-finals, where they would have played the Pirates the following week. Papakura had beaten the Pirates on both occasions the teams had met earlier in the year and so appealed to the Auckland Rugby League. The Pirates were charged with bringing discredit on the game and were subsequently ejected from the play-offs.
Players to play for the New Zealand Kiwis include Doug Anderson, Vic Belsham, Shane Varley, Jack Russell-Green, Bill Schultz, Paul Schultz, Bob McGuinn, Henry Maxwell, Duncan MacRae, Ken Stirling, Gordon Moncur, Graham Mattson, Dennis Key, John Sparnon, Awen Guttenbeil, Fuifui Moimoi, Henry Paul and Evarn Tuimavave.
- "Yo ho ho and ninety years done" Superleague, Issue 1 2010. p.27.
- "Forget about the last game, get ready for another". The Sunday Star-Times. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- Brown, Michael (8 November 2009). "League: Old boys fight to keep Pirates afloat". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- Pt Chevalier booted from Fox Memorial playoffs stuff.co.nz, 1 August 2012
- Tanking allegation could cost Pirates their playoff place New Zealand Herald, 1 August 2012
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