Halfway Horror Stats about Wellington Rugby 2014; Read them and Weep!

23 September 2014

Adam Julian is a young Kiwi rugby writer on the way up. He is already an expert on New Zealand Secondary Schools rugby - but has a keen and courageous eye on other aspects of the game in our country, including today's provinicial results and their comparison with what has gone before.

An old boy of St Pat's Silverstream College this 28 year-old is based in Wellington still but is trying to crack the Auckland scene.

Adam sends me short missives from time to time.

The stats below don't occupy a lot of space. But ouch! They are are hurtful if you live in Wellington and have loved the capital's rugby down the years.

Here's his summary; Read it and if you live south of Upper Hutt and West of Wainui hold your head in your hands!

"The Wellington Lions have now had seven losses in a row this season; and they are averaging 36 points against them per game.

There have only been 15 seasons since 1880 where Wellington have lost more games than they have won. In 1884 they didn't score a single point, but that year they only played one game! - which was a 0-9 loss to New Zealand before they departed to Australia.

The worst until now was in 1926 when Wellington did beat New Zealand and the New Zealand Maori, but all up they lost 11 other games out of 16 that year, their most defeats in a season.

In 1997 they went 3-7 and conceded 483 points!"

Thanks Adam! (for nothin')




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