Waitakere Rangers

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Waitakere Rangers
Waitakere Rangers.jpg
Club information
Founded 2006
Exited 2008
Former details
Ground(s)
Coach Bernie Perenara

The Waitakere Rangers were a franchise in the now defunct Bartercard Cup Rugby league competition in New Zealand. They represented five clubs based in Waitakere City including the Glenora Bears who previously represented the City in the Bartercard Cup. The other four clubs were the Waitemata Seagulls, Te Atatu Roosters, New Lynn Stags and Bay Roskill Vikings. They were based at the Trusts Stadium although on occasion they played their matches at the grounds of their feeder clubs.

Notable players[edit]

At various times their playing squad included former Warrior Cliff Beverley, former Melbourne Storm player Matt Rua and Awen Guttenbeil's brother Karl. Warriors assigned to the Rangers included Epalahame Lauaki and Sione Faumuina.[1]

History[edit]

2006 results[edit]

Season 2006 Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Finished Third 18 12 0 6 608 435 173 24

In 2006 the Rangers secured a playoff position and eventually finished third. The Rangers lost a close play-off match in Christchurch to the Canterbury Bulls 26-20 and then lost to the Tamaki Leopards 25-24 in extra time the following weekend to be elimiminated from the play-offs.

2006 Finals Series Winner Loser
Preliminary Semifinal Canterbury Bulls 26 Waitakere Rangers 20
Elimination Semifinal Tamaki Leopards 25 Waitakere Rangers 24

2007 results[edit]

After finishing fourth in the regular season, The Rangers were defeated by the Canterbury Bulls 35-18 in the first week of the playoffs to be eliminated from the competition.

Season 2007 Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Playoffs
Fourth 18 11 1 6 638 430 208 23 Lost Elimination Semifinal

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