Field of dreams

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

Ben­jamin Wil­liam Davis’ Hard­ware Boot Fac­tory in Rich­mond Rd and El­liott’s fac­tory in 1912.

The league code was in its fourth sea­son in New Zealand and a scratch game was played be­tween both fac­to­ries with teams of seven a side.

Davis then founded the club and was its first vi­cepres­i­dent.

The Pt Cheva­lier man main­tained a keen in­ter­est un­til he died in 1962.

The make-up of Grey Lynn has changed over time but gen­er­a­tions of league­play­ing fam­i­lies still drive across the city to play for their club.

The Rich­mond Rovers’ premier team had three Ah Kuoi broth­ers in it by 1980 –

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour news.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to see pho­tos from the club’s his­tory. Leg­ends: Rich­mond Rovers Rugby League Club is cel­e­brat­ing its cen­te­nary this week­end. From left: An­drew Brown, Fred Ah Kuoi, Peter Ah Kuoi and Gus Fepuleai.

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