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Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star

Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star

Posted August 10, 2020
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Brian Gentil caught up with Kaitlin Russell, the Community Rugby Officer with Thames Valley Rugby Football Union, on Monday morning for the Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star. Brian got a bit of a background to Kaitlin, who comes from a rugby family. Her father is the coach of the Tasman Markos and Kaitlin herself plays rugby, but at the moment has taken a year off to help repair an ankle injury and concentrate on her job at TVRFU, looking after women’s rugby and school and junior rugby too.

H G Leach Club Rugby Senior B playoffs were first up with Coromandel defaulting against Tairua due to a death in the club, and the other game was close, with Cobras beating Hauraki North 33 -26, to go through to this week’s semifinal against Tairua. The winner of that game will play Coromandel in the final on Saturday 22 August.

In the Men’s Senior A Competition it was the last round robin day, a derby round, with some great games. Kaitlin ran through the scores, and also the rundown of games in the semifinals coming up this weekend.

And Brian and Kaitlin then looked at the Super Rugby Aotearoa games. The Chiefs remain win less this part of the season after going down 31 - 18 on Saturday night against the Hurricanes in Wellington, while the Crusaders were too strong in the last twenty minutes for a fired up Highlanders side on Sunday afternoon, who led for a lot of the game, winning 32 - 22. This means they have won the Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa trophy before they even take on Auckland this weekend at Eden Park.

Brian and Kaitlin also talked about the injury to Sam Cane, which saw him leave the field after coming his head came into contact with ‘the boney hip of Jordy Barrett’, as he said. Hopefully this won’t keep him off the field for too long.

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Thanks to Harcourts Gold Star in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach, proud sponsor of Gold FM’s Rugby Report.