Looking into our past: How we won the Waikato Draught Shield in 1998

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In 1998, Hautapu Sports Club reached the final of the Waikato Draught Shield, facing hot favourites and shield holders Old Boys RFC.

The Hamilton team was expected to comfortably win but the team from Cambridge had other ideas and took home the shield (which they retained in 1999).

The match programme has been converted to a digital format so new generations can learn our story and pass it on.

Read the match programme

Click on the image below to read the publication online:

How we got into the final

Here’s the Waikato Times report from July 27, 1998, explaining how Hautapu reached the final: