For the many hapu and iwi
of the East Cape, rugby is the biggest thing
since sliced bread. Probably bigger. And in an epic over time final
over the weekend between Hikurangi
and Tihirau Victory Club, one team broke a historic drought to win their first premiership
in 30 years. Tamati Rimene-Sproat
was in Ruatoria and has this story. When history was made… …a kick that secured TVC the
Championship off of Hikurangi. This is our first ever win
in this comp for nearly 30 years now. Rugby takes precedence
on the East Coast so it is no wonder
the grounds were packed to watch these two teams
clash heads. But rugby is bigger
than just a game here. It’s something that brings together
whanau from across the East Cape. It’s a religion. That’s absolutely correct. Churches indoctrinate
their adherents, and that’s what’s why this club
is a church. If we go back to the past, this was an occasion
that brought together whanau, and helped strengthen relationships, and made whakapapa ties
even stronger. And what a way to cap it all off. Tamati Rimene-Sproat, Te Karere.

Tihirau Victory Club take out first East Coast rugby championship in 30 years

3 thoughts on “Tihirau Victory Club take out first East Coast rugby championship in 30 years

  • July 31, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    well done tvc rugby club,u deserve that win.

  • August 1, 2017 at 4:36 am

    That's what you call tenacious, we'll done .

  • September 9, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Te rangi


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