Marist Richmond Brothers

The Marist Richmond Brothers were a New Zealand rugby league franchise that played in the Bartercard Cup. They were a joint venture between two Auckland Rugby League clubs, the Richmond Bulldogs and the Marist Saints. In 2005 the competition was reorganised and the club, along with the Mt Albert Lions, formed the Auckland Lions. Despite this many former players and the coach instead became involved in the Waitakere Rangers franchise.

Marist Richmond Brothers
Club information
Former details
  • Grey Lynn Park
  • Murray Halberg Park
CompetitionAuckland Rugby League
Runners-up2003, 2004
Minor premiership2004

Notable playersEdit

Notable players included: Motu Tony, Misi Taulapapa, Karl Guttenbeil, Marcus Perenara, Tevita Latu, Steve Matai, Jerome Ropati, Paletasala Ale, Evarn Tuimavave, Saia Makisi, Daniel Vasau, Vae Kalolo and Tangi Ropati.


The Brothers started the competition poorly, missing the playoffs in the first two years. However they turned things around for 2002 and made the playoffs for the first time. In 2003 they finished third on the table but then went on the qualify for the Grand Final, losing to the Canterbury Bulls. They dominated in 2004, claiming the Minor Premiership but went down to the Mt Albert Lions in the finals. They again missed the playoffs in 2005, their final season in the competition.

Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position (Teams) Finals
2000 22 9 0 13 558 707 -149 18 Ninth (Twelve)) N/A
2001 21 8 2 11 675 595 80 20* Eighth (Twelve) N/A
2002 16 9 1 6 581 449 132 19 Fifth (Twelve) Lost Elimination Semifinal
2003 16 12 1 3 627 406 221 25 Third (Twelve) Lost Grand Final
2004 16 13 1 2 500 306 194 27 Minor Premiers (Twelve) Lost Grand Final
2005 16 8 2 6 399 387 12 18 Seventh (Twelve) N/A

*Two points for a bye awarded as the Ngongotaha Chiefs left the competition.