As a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and a collector of rugby memorabilia, the Waiwera Society is proud to make public its relationship with Mt Albert Grammar School's First XV. 

May 21, 2011 marked the launch of the new MAGS rugby uniform. Emblazoned with the Waiwera logo, the uniform is a symbol of the Waiwera Society's prospering relationship with the school.

Ronald Bush. Vic Bulter. Joe Stanley. Sonny Bill Williams. The Waiwera Society admires MAGS's long, hallowed tradition of nuturing academic and sporting talent, and developing them into bonafide legends.

We're looking forward to seeing what will come from this exciting partnership. The Waiwera Society aims to bring this school's great and enduring traditions to a wider audience, and benefit by watching its students finding their own, novel ways to Live Up To Legend™.


The Waiwera Society has added to its collection of vintage rugby memorabilia with this photograph of the 1896 Māori Rugby Union Team.

At the time of the photo, David 'Pony' Gage had been appointed the third official captain of the team.
Gage can be seen at the very right of the photo in the back row. He played in 68 of the 74 matches that the Māori 'Natives' team played in Britain, as well as being part of the Australian tour in 1893. 

The 1896 team pictured beat Queensland at Wellington’s Athletic Park with a phenomenal 9-0 final score.

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