Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate
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Posted June 09, 2020
Brian Gentil had a chat with Thames Valley Rugby Football Union Deputy Chair Ross Cooper about all the rugby, and sport in general, set to start up again now we’re at Alert Level 1 with Covid-19.
Ross is happy to see crowds being able to go along and watch some top notch Super Rugby, Aotearoa style. He reckons it will be brutal with some of the world’s top players coming up against each other each week, and younger players vying for those All Black spots also coming to the fore.
Brian asked Ross what he thought of the new rules; the red card now sees the player being sent off and twenty minutes later another player can replace them. And the golden rule comes into play as well; Ross thought it would add excitement to the game where after 80 minutes if the teams are drawn they play an extra ten minutes each way, with the first points scored winning the game for that team.
The Thames Valley Rugby Union H G Leach Senior Club Competition kicks off on Saturday June 20 and the Senior A and Senior B competitions are shaping up nicely with serious training well underway around the Coromandel and Hauraki regions.
Ross and Brian talked about Sam Cane becoming the All Black Captain. Ross thinks he deserves it, saying he’s a great guy, an excellent player and his hometown of Reporoa and the Waikato should be proud.
Brian asked Ross if he thought the All Blacks would get to play any international games this season like Australia, the Pacific Islands or possibly further afield dependent on the Covid-19 virus around the world. Ross was a little hesitant to say yes, but he’d definitely like to see some international rugby.
And Brian and Ross talked about his role assisting with the coaching with the Thames Valley Rugby Women’s side and their tournament coming up.
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