North Harbour Sea Eagles

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North Harbour Sea Eagles
Club information
Founded 1994
Exited 1996
Former details
Ground(s)
  • Birkenhead War Memorial
  • Onewa Domain
Coach Graeme Norton / Dominic Clark
Competition Lion Red Cup
Records
Premierships 1994, 1995

The North Harbour Sea Eagles were a New Zealand rugby league club that represented North Harbour in the Lion Red Cup from 1994 to 1996. For the first two seasons they were coached by Graeme Norton.

There two main feeder clubs were the Northcote Tigers and the Hibiscus Coast Raiders who both played in the first division of the Auckland Rugby League competition.[1]

Notable players[edit]

Notable players included Ken McIntosh, Brian McClennan, 1994 captain Duane Mann, Fa'ausu Afoa, Paul Rauhihi, 1995 captain Don Stewart, Mike Setefano, Paki Tuimavave, Tony Tatupu, Latham Tawhai and Joe Vagana.[1][2]

Notable Matches[edit]

In 1995 the Sea Eagles defeated the touring French side 40-10.[3]

They also won the 1994 Lion Red Cup grand final against the Counties Manukau Heroes 24-16 and the 1995 Lion Red Cup grand final against the Auckland Warriors Colts 28-21. In the 1996 Lion Red Cup they lost the Elimination Semifinal 14-20 to the Waikato Cougars.

Season results[edit]

Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position Finals
1994 22 16 0 6 514 295 219 32 Third Champions
1995 22 13 1 8 601 379 222 27 Third Champions
1996 22 15 0 7 624 393 231 30 Third Lost Elimination Semifinal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.102
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.87
  3. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8