Taniwharau Rugby League club celebrate 70th anniversary

By Rahia Timutimu

For years the Taniwharau Rugby League club have been making its mark on the league scene in the Waikato League competition, this year they celebrate 70 years.

Within that time the Huntly based league club have produced some of the best players in the country, from Lance Hohaia to Louis Anderson, Herewini Rangi and Wairangi Koopu.

During the 1970's and 80's the club won 11 straight Waikato premierships. Taniwharau also won the inaugural Waicoa Bay championship in 2002 and again in 2007.

It's arguably the most successful club in Waikato in the 2013 season with 5 teams in 7 grand finals. And throughout the years Taniwharau have made nearly every final.

One thing however is for certain, with the backing of the community every year, it's clear to see why the club does well. No doubt the club will be around for more decades to come.