4th September 1922 - 24th April 2016
Bernard Lowther was the oldest surviving Richmond player (93 years old) until he passed away. There was a Richmond Number 3 jersey draped on his coffin. The jersey belonged to his son Bernie Jnr who was awarded it from the Richmond Club when he was selected for the Kiwis. Bernie Jnr said that his dad was given a Richmond Centenary hoodie which he wore almost every day until he passed away. Richmond loyal. RIP
A small memory of a Richmond great. Bernie played in the amazing Richmond teams of the 1940's which defeated Sydney Premiership winning teams, such as Balmain Tigers in 1946. Jim Riddell was part of this great era. Notice the Carlaw Park shot with Number 2 in the background, and the University Chapel steppe in the background.
Peter Ah Kuoi
Where I got the classic line "he couldn't get a kick in a stampede". A staunch Richmond supporter and stalwart, RIP Hal the true Aussie battler.
RIP Hal Riley...from one of the infamous ''Parker & Parrish'' Team
Sorry to hear that "Riley Ace of Spy's" has passed away. A very likable rouge who always had a comment to make, I had many fond memories of Hal. My condolences to the family.
Back in the days when Otto played, I always remember Hal calling out without fail, Otto got any Crogan!!!! This was all I kept hearing from this man, throughout the years at Richmond.! Never knew what the word Crogan meant. An Aussie that had a gift of the jargon. RIP Crogan Man.....From Your Mate Potsy.
Shocked by this news RIP Hal - he sprung me two weeks in a row at the Bird Cage the night before playing?! He never said anything cause I nabbed POD in those both weeks - never went back to the cage for the rest of the season didn't want to press my luck - as it turned out he was a bit of a local there
The Richmond Premier 1st played Mangere East Hawks at Grey Lynn Park.
The team wanted to bounce back from the last minute loss at the hands of the Glenora Bears so focus at training was on fitness, defence and working specifically on contact drills. This showed with great forward momentum from Richmond stalwart Faavae Kalolo and Roni Lakatini leading the way up the mid field.
The first half Richmond scored at will to take an early 20 - 0 lead courteously from tries to Junz Uale, Fu’e Lomi, Weis Bula and Tamu Mataora. With our halves directing play Josh Sioasi and Ojay Guttenbeil were able to do create space and control the ruck. With further tries to Onelani and a couple more to Fu’e Lomi the team were up 38-0 with 10 minutes remaining. Mangere
East finally got on the board in the dying stages where Richmond loss two players due to injury. Final score:38-8 to the mighty Richmond Rovers..
Surrey Hotel Player of the Day: Faavae Kalolo
On Saturday 7th May the Richmond Premier 1st played the Glenora Bears at Harold Moody Park in Glen Eden.
Going in to this game Richmond were 5th on the ladder and wanted a good game to challenge the table topping Bears. At training the boys trained well and were thriving to play coming off its first loss of the season.
Within the first 10 minutes of the match Glenora scored twice to take the lead, 10-0.
With Josh Siaosi at stand off (#6) and Lona at half back (#7) our ‘go forward’ up the mid field was exceptionally good with the return of Mia Tautiga. Forced errors prevented us crossing the line early however our first points on the board were scored by second rower Cornelius Talagi diving in the corner. 10-4 to Glenora.
Missed opportunities saw Glenora score a converted full length of the field try, 16-4 to the home side. Mataio Timaloa scored the next unconverted try using a dummy pass, 16-8 going in to the half time break.
With two injuries to Rick (ankle) and Lona (shoulder) Richmond were down to two on the bench. Debutant Fijian winger Weise scored in the corner, a third missed conversion followed for Glenora to continue its lead at 16-12.
Glenora scored next 22-12 with 15 minutes to go before further unconverted tries to Fu’e and Lani saw Richmond fight back to finish the game 22-20 to Glenora.
The Surrey Hotel Player of the Day: Mataio Timaloa
Richmond Premier 1st next play Mangere East at Grey Lynn Park and would appreciate your support!
The team have welcomed Bernard Vaihu (former Richmond Tokes coach) and David who have come on board with the Premier 1st. The Richmond Rovers club and especially the Premier 1st team wish the very best of luck to Bernie Perenara Jnr who will be departing New Zealand for England. Thank you for your dedicated efforts Bernie and enjoy the travels!
Richmond Premier 1st vs. Mt Albert was played at Grey Lynn Park on Saturday 30 April.
Richmond dominated the visiting Lions in the opening first half through strong hit ups and defence around the ruck area. Led strongly by the Richmond forward pack was Tristian Smith, Masi Moala, Koki Godinet and Junior Uale. Handling errors from the home side allowed Mt Albert back in the game to level the points up at 16 all at half time.
The second half was an unusual slow start for Richmond,where the lions ran away with the win that left us with our first loss of the 2016 Fox Memorial Premier 1st competition season. Final score: Richmond 16 to Mt Albert 32. Player of the Day: Rick, who also debuted for the Richmond club.
1 Isaac Walker
3 Fue Lomi
6 Isaac Ah Kuoi
10 Masi (18)
11 Junior Uale (22)
13 Koki Godinet (10)
15 Cornelius Talagi
16 Ojay Guttenbeil
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