CONTINUING IN JACOB’S SHADOW
125 years of rugby in Horowhenua Kapiti is being celebrated through a new book, Continuing in Jacob’s Shadow.
The book was launched yesterday by Author Clive Akers, Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union Chairman, John Mowbray, and Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union Chief Executive Officer, Corey Kennett. The launch of this book is yet another event on the Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union 125th year Anniversary calendar.
The title, Continuing in Jacob’s Shadow, is in reference to the centennial book, In Jacob’s Shadow, which features heavily former Horowhenua captain and All Black, Hohepa (Harry) Jacob.
“We’re extremely thankful to Clive Akers for the work he has put in to recognising and celebrating 125 years of rugby in Horowhenua Kapiti,” said Kennett.
“As Clive wrote the centennial book, In Jacob’s Shadow, it’s great that we’re able to continue the link in to Continuing in Jacob’s Shadow. We’re very proud to have this book title linked to one of our most illustrious players, Hohepa (Harry) Jacob. We hope our rugby community enjoy this book.”
Continuing in Jacob’s Shadow is available to purchase for $20 each at Paper Plus Levin, Paper Plus Paraparaumu, New Zealand Rugby Museum and the Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Union Office.