Wellington club rugby's newest inter-club trophy will be contested this Saturday when Marist St Pats play Northern United for the Maurice Standish Cup.
Maurie Standish was an outstanding Premier player for Marist St Pats. He was a Jubilee Cup champion as a player and then coached the Premier team to Jubilee Cup victory in 1988. He also played at Titahi Bay RFC and later coached at Northern United RFC as he was a resident of that area.
The Cup was inaugurated in 2017 to be played for in the first round Premier game between Northern United and Marist St Pats in 2018. Maurie is a well respected member of both clubs.
The two clubs will come together for lunch at the Northern United clubrooms to celebrate the occasion with Maurie ahead of the days action.