The White Horse Cup is often described as the Ranfurly Shield of Central Otago club rugby. Ray Goodall, the author of a new book on the subject, says that since the cup was donated in 1926 “it has continued to hold a fascination and importance right from its inception. Nothing raises the excitement level more than a challenger taking the cup away from the holder and the enthusiasm that is generated from that”.
Ray should know. He has first hand experience with winning the prized trophy as part of the Clyde-Earnscleugh team that won, held and eventually lost the White Horse Cup over a period of three years from 1965 to 1968.
Ray has done a magnificent job putting together the book entitled The White Horse Cup 1926-2015. In compiling the book, Ray has conducted painstaking research, examining 90 years of information including 640 White Horse Cup matches.
The book contains 170 pages and provides a summary of every year of competition along with scores, photos, anecdotes and extensive statistical information. The book will be a valuable reference on the subject of the White Horse Cup for many years to come. If you would like a copy, email Ray Goodall or give Ray a call 03 4492-872.
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