Diminutive Buller to play with the big boys

Buller Rugby Football Union

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The countries smallest union has done it again

11807251_956040874453013_2620228735756497868_oThey have defied their size in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship and qualified 3rd to make the Meads Cup playoffs. Despite only having four senior clubs in their catchment, all of whom fight tooth and nail to get a side out on the park each week, they have continued to beat much fancied sides in the competition winning six games. Their only two losses coming against the two teams ahead of them on the table, Wanganui and South Canterbury.

Last weekend Buller capped off their round robin with a 40-38 win over King Country in Taupo and in the process cemented a birth in the Meads Cup finals. Staggeringly it is not Buller’s best finish in the round robin.In 2014 they went through the round robin unbeaten before eventually being overcome in the final by Mid Canterbury.

To say Buller have…

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