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WairarapaRugbyLogoWairarapa Rugby Union
(Founded , 1886 ; Original Member NZRU )
Headquarters : Masterton
Colours: Green

Wairarapa rugby representatives in 1887. They have ‘WRFU’ embroidered on their tops.
Back row: Connolly; C.J. Beard; Charles Fairbrother; W.E. Welch; Edwin Udy; Charles Reid; J.W. Perry (manager).
Front: Jacob Baumber; J.H. Bethune.
Sitting from left: F.D. Pelling; William Perry; A.E. D’Arcy; E.M.D. Whatman; S. Stewart; C.W. Perry; J.H. Beard.
Date Home Club Away Club Score (H-A) Competition Season Venue
1887/07/30 Wellington Wairarapa RFU 05-00 Representative Match 1887 Wellington
1887/08/20 Wairarapa RFU Wellington 05-00 Representative Match 1887 Greytown
1887/08/24 Wairarapa RFU Canterbury 00-01 Representative Match 1887 Masterton

1887 MATCH RECORD
Played 3 – Won 1 – Lost 2 – Pts For 5 – Pts Agst 6

1. July 30 WairarapaRugbyLogo vs WELLINGTON, at Wellington
Lost 5 to 0

2. August 20 WairarapaRugbyLogo vs WELLINGTON, at Greytown
Won 5 to 0
Wairarapa Scorers: E.M.D.Whatman, F.D.Pelling, Edwin Udy, tries ; Edwin Udy , conversion
Referee: Mr.J.M.Beechy (Wairarapa)

3. August 24 WairarapaRugbyLogo vs CANTERBURY, at Masterton.
Lost 1 to 0
Referee: Mr.W.H.Hirschberg (Wairarapa)
1: Note: The ball burst three minutes before time, the home side insisting, no doubt because of being behind, of playing the match out. After a long delay a second ball was produced, the contest finishing after five o’clock. 

2: Note:Tries counted 1 point ; conversions 2 points


1887 Players

  Name Position
Placeholder — Connolly Forward
Placeholder Archibald D’Arcy Fullback
Placeholder Charles Fairbrother Forward
Placeholder Charles.J.Beard Forward
Placeholder Charles Reid Forward
Placeholder Edmund Merrick Dew Whatman Forward
Placeholder Edwin William Udy Fullback
Placeholder Frank Pelling Forward
Placeholder George Welch Forward
Placeholder Henry Hounslow Forward
Placeholder J.Bethune Utility Back
Placeholder Jacob Baumber Utility Back
Placeholder James Kibblewhite Forward
Placeholder John Beard Forward
Placeholder Percy Cox Forward
Placeholder S.Stewart Forward
Placeholder Walter Perry Utility Back
Placeholder Walter Tully Fullback
Placeholder William Perry Utility Back