Ponsonby RFC

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Ponsonby District Rugby Football Club
Union Auckland Rugby Football Union
Founded 1874
Location Ponsonby, Auckland
Ground(s) Western Springs Stadium
Chairman Chris Clews
President John Ward
Director of Rugby Bryan Williams
League(s) Auckland Premier
Official website
www.ponsonbyrugby.co.nz

Ponsonby District Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Auckand, New Zealand. The club was established in 1874 and is affiliated with the Auckland Rugby Football Union. Ponsonby is the oldest extant member of the Auckland union, and the second oldest club in the Auckland region, after North Shore, who are now affiliated with the North Harbour Rugby Union.

The men's premier team have won the Auckland Premier competition a record 45 times, including 33 times since the introduction of the Gallaher Shield, itself named after Ponsonby stalwart Dave Gallaher. Ponsonby have dominated the Auckland competition in recent years, having been champions on eight consecutive occasions between 2004 and 2011. The club has produced numerous All Blacks,[1] the most recent being Benson Stanley.

Honours[edit]

Auckland Championship/Gallaher Shield (45): 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1890, 1891†, 1897, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1913, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1933‡, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1948, 1954, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ponsonby Rugby Club All Blacks". 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gallaher Shield Winners". Auckland Rugby Football Union. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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