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The Gisborne Photo News




The civic reception held for the victorious Gisborne Boys' High 1st XV at Poho-o-rawiri marae was an opportunity for the public to show their support and pride for the team. Winning the World Schools 1st XV Rugby Championship in Australia was an outstanding achievement hailed by the many speakers at the reception Pictured from L to R: 1. Coach Kim Harris and assistant coach Garry Thompson lead the team & supporters onto Poho-o-rawiri marae for the civic reception. 2. Officials lined up at the reception (L to R) Sir Henare Ngata, George Ria Exec. Officer PBRFU, Mayor John Clarke, "Husky" Preston Patron PBRFU, Richard Harris Chairman PBRFU, Bob Takao Management Committee, Tony Ensor Management Comm, Richard Crawshaw V.Chairman PBRFU, NZRFU Councillor & Ray Donnelly PBRFU President. 3. Lytton High pupils performing a waiata 4. BHS supporters, players, coaches, manager & Headmaster sitting with Kaumatua Toko TeKani at the reception. 5. Members of the combined High Schools cultural group welcome the rugby champions. 6. Husky Prestn, a former 1st XV player and coach spoke on behalf of the ex 1st XV members. 7. PBRFU Chairman Richard Harris.