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Four wins for University of Canterbury Rugby against rivals

05 May 2023

Part of 150th – and 140th – anniversary celebration events, University of Canterbury Rugby Club’s day of games against Lincoln University were all won by UC.


The Premier Men's team with the well-earned trophy.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Rugby Club’s history with friendly rival Lincoln dates back to 25 June 1883 when the rugby sides first played each other, and there was a good turnout 140 years later at UC’s Ilam campus on Saturday (29 April).

Chancellor Hon. Amy Adams presented the Hart-O’Reilly Trophy to the Men’s Premier team, and Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey cut the anniversary celebration cake and met with sponsors and alumni. She attended the UC 150th anniversary celebration Service of Thanksgiving that same evening.

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“Winning all four games being played during our university’s 150th and the UC Rugby team’s 140th celebrations is a fantastic result. Well done to everyone who played a part in this beautifully timed success,” Professor De la Rey says.

Thank you to everyone who supported our teams through the years.

The results were:

Premier Men vs. Lincoln: 31 – 29 win

Premier Women vs. Lincoln: 60 - 10 win

Colts A (Under 21 Men) vs. Lincoln:  20 – 12 win

Colts B (Under 21 Men) vs. Lincoln: 27 – 5 win

For more information on UC’s 150th celebrations, visit our website.

UC Rugby VC Cheryl de la Rey with John “Ruzz” Barr – the Old Maroons President (the section of the UC Rugby Club for all its past players).

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