Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold
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Posted September 14, 2020
Brian Gentil spoke with Thames Valley RFU’s Marcus Howie, their Rugby Development Officer for the Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star.
First up Marcus looked at the Secondary School’s Semifinals day held on Saturday in superb conditions. There were some teams that had to win or they were out, while others had the benefit of two lives with their games. The finalists have all been announced with a good days rugby lined up at Waihi Rugby Club’s grounds this coming Saturday. And at this stage we’re not sure of what Alert Level we will be at so whether spectators will be allowed will be made clear in the coming days.
Then it was on to the first round of the National Provincial Competition with some interesting results, some high scoring games and a couple of close match-ups too. Marcus and Brian ran through the games and looked towards next weekend as well, which sees Canterbury hosting Taranaki with the Ranfurly Shield on the line.
Marcus then looked at the Vixens Women’s team trainings that he says are humming at the moment, and then Brian asked him about the Thames Valley Senior Maori Competition which hasn’t been heard of for around 20 years and is being resurrected. Exciting times with more information to come, and if you’d like to be involved get in touch with the Thames Valley Rugby team for details.
And Brian also mentioned the new entrance to the TVRFU offices in Paeroa with a wraparound of Brett Ranga at the door to the stairs to welcome people. Marcus shared an interesting story about Scott Day, his co-worker, who came for a job interview and literally drove past the entrance without noticing it several times before finally getting to his job interview …
To hear the full rugby report and whether Scott got the job - just click on our podcast link.
Thanks Harcourts Gold Star in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach … for supporting rugby.