The Temuka Rugby Football Club recently held their prizegiving for the 2009 rugby season. A big crowd gathered to celebrate both team and individual achievements over the past season.

A highlight of the evening was the presence of former Temuka player and All Black Tom Coughlan, along with a dozen Temuka team mates who played with him in the 1950s and 60s.

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Trophy Winners:

Under 16:

Lewis Jackman and Ben Bolt



W K Gale Trophy for most improved player of the year: Lewis Jackman (on left)


Under 18:

Danny Brown - Most Improved Player U18



P F Scott Cup for most improved player: Danny Brown


Brock Helm & Matt Bonifacio - U18 Players of the Year



Aitken Cup for player of the year: Matt Bonifacio and Brock Helm


Senior B:

Scott Gillies - Most Improved Player Senior B



Kear Hawkins Memorial Cup for most improved player:  Scott Gillies


Dillon Sawers - Senior B Player of the Year



Clinch Cup for player of the year: Dillon Sawers


Person contributing most during the season: Jimmy Rate


Simon Erskine - Fairest Senior Player



Sorenson Memorial Cup for fairest senior player: Simon Erskine


Dillon Cup for most improved player: Dillon Demchy


Second runner-up for player of the year: Tristram Johnston


First runner-up for player of the year: Tuck McNab


Tom Couglan and Quentin Wood



Hurricane Wire Trophy for player of the year: Quentin Wood



Club & Team Trophies:


Dave Holland receives the Soper Memorial Trophy



Soper Memorial Trophy for team scoring most points: Seniors


Lewis Jackman receives the trophy for the team scoring the most tries



Bob Walker Trophy for team scoring most tries: Under 16


Reuben Hand presented trophy by Life Member Geoff Brown



RSA Cup for best turned out and behaved team: Senior B


Brendan Maurice - Clubs Top Try Scorer



Keith Surridge Memorial Trophy for player scoring most tries: Brendon Maurice



Ken Darby - Winner of the Mary Tarrant Memorial Trophy


Mary Tarrant Memorial Trophy for the person contributing most to the club in a season:  Ken Darby