.Below is a message from our 2015 captain - Simon Hickey:
To the Auckland Supporter Club,
On the behalf of the Auckland team, we would like to acknowledge you for
your on going and loyal support. We are very lucky to have the loyal
supporters that we do, and we value that support massively.
I hope you've enjoyed some of the rugby we have played this season and I
hope we can finish the season in style.
Below are messages from our 2012 captain - Hadliegh Parkes:
On Saturday the 8th of September, Auckland played against the old enemy from down the motorway, Waikato. It was a special day for the men in blue and white as it was also heritage day and it was great to see so many past players at Eden park cheering us on.
We didn't have a great record against Waikato over the past five years so we were very keen to put a performance out on the field that us, the past players and supporters could be proud of.
The first half was a tight affair with both teams scoring points when they were in the oppositions half. Half time score sore us leading Waikato 18-12. We had the wind in the first half and knew that we were going to have to score some early points in the second half if we were to walk away with the victory.
The second half sore us score two early tries to take the score out to 32-15. Waikato then put us under a huge amount of pressure in the last 25 minutes but the boys really stepped it up on defence and Waikato only managed to cross our line once with the full time score being Auckland 32 Waikato 22.
A great all round performance by us that I hope the supporters were proud of. A special day for the past players on heritage day and I hope you enjoyed your afternoon watching us beat the old enemy Waikato.
We travel to play BOP in Rotorua this Friday but return to Eden park on Wednesday the 19th to play Taranaki.