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Poverty Bay rugby brothers


Four sets of brothers who played for Poverty Bay vs Hawke's Bay in 1974: Ian and Colin Kirkpatrick; Robin, Bevan and Murray Waide; Robbie and George Newlands; and Graeme and Warrick Torrie. Poverty Bay defeated their neighbours in this match.

In the opinion of local rugby historian and commentator John Heikell, the 1974 Poverty Bay side was one of the union's finest. Under the guidance of Tony Sheehan they won 10 of their 13 outings, stamping their authority on the region with victories against East Coast, Thames Valley, Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay as well as Auckland. The Bay drew with Japan and lost only to Bay of Plenty and Marlborough.


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