Rodney Roberts

Central Zone holds onto the Shield!

2000
Footage of all three men's games of the 2000 National Deaf Rugby Championships at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium, combined into one clip. Includes pre-match Deaf cheerleading display.
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Footage of all three games of the 2000 National Deaf Rugby Championships at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium. Three games are combined into one clip. The first rugby game on Friday 22 April 2000 where Northern Zone beats Southern Zone, 24 to 3, was opened by a dynamic performance by five Deaf Northern cheerleaders, decked in white and blue, and the Southern cheerleaders in black and red!

The weekend consisted of an exciting roster of matches with the final match on the Sunday being the deciding match, with Central winning 25 to 14. Central Zone held on to the Shield, winning it for a fourth time in 2000. Previous wins were in 1994, 1995, 1999 and finally, 2000. At that point, the Northern Zone had only won it once in 1998, and the Southern Zone in 1996 and 1997.

  • Northern Zone 24 vs Southern Zone 3
  • Central Zone 17 vs Southern Zone 7
  • Central Zone 25 vs Northern Zone 14

Game statistics: 

Northern beat Southern 24 – 3 (halftime 5-3)

  • Northern > Tries: Kelly Hohaia, Opeti Finaulangi, Eli Elisara, Hayden Teesdale. Conversations: Hayden Teesdale, Opeti Finaulangi.
  • Southern. Penalty goal: Craig Haworth

Central beat Southern Zone – 17 to 7 (halftime 3-7)

  • Central > tries: Theodore Waterhouse (2), Penalty goal: Clive Morgan, Conversion: Theodore Waterhouse.
  • Southern > try: Michael May, Conversion: Craig Haworth

Central beat Northern 24-14 (half time 17-3)

  • Central > Tries: Theodore Waterhouse (2), Rodney Roberts (2), Conversion: Theodore Waterhouse, Penalty goal: Theodore Waterhouse
  • Northern > Try: Eli Elisara, Penalty goals: Hayden Teesdale (3).

Most Valuable Player of the National Deaf Rugby Inter-Zonal Championship 2000: Theodore Waterhouse (Central)

Best of the Tournament: Kelly Hohaia (Northern), Rodney Roberts (Central) and Awhi Phillips (Southern)

Trophy Competition Points (pre-match, sportsmanship, law knowledge and acceptance of decisions): Southern Zone

  1. Awhi Phillips

  2. Barry Kay

  3. Ben Robertson

  4. Bennie Agnew

  5. Brent Macpherson

  6. Caine Batten

  7. Campbell Morrison

  8. Chris Blum

  9. Chris McGettigan

  10. Chris Spencer

  11. Clive Morgan

  12. Craig Haworth

  13. Daniel Greenwood

  14. Daniel Kuklinski

  15. David Earnest

  16. Dean Kumar

  17. Denis Mullane

  18. Eli Elisara

  19. Ewen Wilson

  20. Francis Nglam

  21. Fraser Gemmell

  22. Garry Farquharson

  23. Greg Pateman

  24. Hanley Speers

  25. Hayden Teesdale

  26. Hemi Hema

  27. Henry Agnew

  28. James Howie

  29. Jamie Kuklinski

  30. John Rodgers

  31. John Witchell

  32. Karl Chapple

  33. Kelly Hohaia

  34. Kevin Carroll

  35. Kevin Wray

  36. Kristofer Jonsson

  37. Leith Tangiwai

  38. Lyn Barham

  39. Marjorie Rako

  40. Mark Siviter

  41. Maurice Ratapu

  42. Michael King

  43. Michael May

  44. Michael Wi

  45. Mita Mohi

  46. Nathan Robinson

  47. Nicholas (Nick) Humby

  48. Nirvana Graham

  49. Oliver Ferguson

  50. Opeti Finaulangi

  51. Patrick Stokell

  52. Paul Buzzard

  53. Perry Strawson

  54. Peter Turi

  55. Phillip King

  56. Rau Mokotupu

  57. Richard Duff

  58. Richard Peri

  59. Ricki Pointon

  60. Riki Wright

  61. Rodney Noble

  62. Rodney Roberts

  63. Roydon Seymour-East

  64. Sam Ledgard

  65. Sam Te Maari

  66. Sara Pivac

  67. Shane Fenwick

  68. Steven Harvey

  69. Steven Wellman

  70. Stu Sanders

  71. Tauri Lyndon

  72. Theodore Waterhouse

  73. Tinga Katipa

  74. Tony Kuklinski

  75. Tyson McDonald

  76. Victoria Lessing

  77. Wayne Conner

  78. William Tindall

Donated by Rodney Roberts
Original format VHS-C
Reference number RR18-02-SPO00