Ponsonby Rugby Club is the longest standing grassroots Club in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2014, it celebrated 140 years over Queens Birthday Weekend with past and present players and the wider community. The Club is well known for its dominance in the Auckland Rugby Club competition both nationally and internationally as a result of winning the coveted Gallaher Shield 35 times (and the regional championship 50 times), more than any other Club. The most recent feat a record 10 out of 11 years from 2001-2011.There have been many triumphs and trials throughout the Club’s history; one noted triumph, having produced more All Blacks than any other Club. The Club’s Honours Board is marked with more achievements with players sporting the Black Fern and other representative jerseys too. The Club is also proud of the junior club sporting up to 55 teams in 2014 and two netball teams.