Horace Lewis (1968-2019)

Former East Coast captain and Maori All Black passes away.

Former East Coast captain and Maori All Black passes away.

File picture of Horace Lewis in action against Poverty Bay in 2009, by Paul Rickard

Former East Coast captain and Maori All Black Horace Lewis died this week.

His rugby career can be summarised as follows — 1987: Poverty Bay (GMC) 6 games. 1991/92/95/99: North Harbour (Glenfield, Marist) 12 games, 3 tries, 14 points. 1992: Northern Maori. 1992: New Zealand Maori. 1993: Otago (Alhambra-Union). 1993: Otago XV, 3 games. 1996/98: Hawke’s Bay (Hastings Sports) 13 games, 2 tries. 1997: Central Vikings (Hastings Sports) 3 games. 1999/2000/01/02/03/04/05/06/07/08/09: Ngati Porou East Coast (Marist, North Harbour; Hastings Sports, Hawke’s Bay; Hikurangi) 87 games, 14 tries. 2000: Poverty Bay-East Coast, captain, 1 try. Poverty Bay-East Coast versus Scotland, Rugby Park, Gisborne, June 13, 2000. Career: 129 games, 20 tries, 99pts. Position: Flanker.

An obituary will follow.

- From information on the Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby Union Facebook page

Former East Coast captain and Maori All Black Horace Lewis died this week.

His rugby career can be summarised as follows — 1987: Poverty Bay (GMC) 6 games. 1991/92/95/99: North Harbour (Glenfield, Marist) 12 games, 3 tries, 14 points. 1992: Northern Maori. 1992: New Zealand Maori. 1993: Otago (Alhambra-Union). 1993: Otago XV, 3 games. 1996/98: Hawke’s Bay (Hastings Sports) 13 games, 2 tries. 1997: Central Vikings (Hastings Sports) 3 games. 1999/2000/01/02/03/04/05/06/07/08/09: Ngati Porou East Coast (Marist, North Harbour; Hastings Sports, Hawke’s Bay; Hikurangi) 87 games, 14 tries. 2000: Poverty Bay-East Coast, captain, 1 try. Poverty Bay-East Coast versus Scotland, Rugby Park, Gisborne, June 13, 2000. Career: 129 games, 20 tries, 99pts. Position: Flanker.

An obituary will follow.

- From information on the Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby Union Facebook page

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Tania Karaka-Turner, Sydney - 3 months ago
Very sad to see. Rest easy in peace, love and happiness . . . the good Lord above has a greater need for you. Much love to the whanau.

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