Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted September 25, 2020
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday morning saw Marcus Howie, the Rugby Development Officer with Thames Valley RFU, catch up with Brian Gentil with a quick look back first up at the Maori Squad training this week, and how the guys are really humming at the moment which is great to see. They’ve got some more training sessions before getting to take the field with some games on the way later in October.
Marcus talked about the Secondary School Champion of Champions day on Sunday at Owen Delaney Park in Taupo, with several local schools qualifying to compete. Good luck from the Gold FM team.
Then it was on to next Friday and Marcus is excited to tell us about the Under 23 squad who are playing the Bay of Plenty at the International Stadium in Rotorua. Again all the best from Gold FM, play hard, play fair.
Brian and Marcus then focused on the National Provincial Competition, Round 3. This kicks off tonight and there are some great match-ups again this weekend.
Tasman take on Waikato on Saturday afternoon, while the Ranfurly Shield, which arrived in Taranaki last Sunday after they beat Canterbury, is heading to Otago according to Marcus. Brian on the other hand would like to see it stay ‘locally’ a little longer if possible. Taranaki defend the ‘Log of Wood’ for the first time on Sunday afternoon with kick-off at 2.05 pm.
Without All Blacks in any of the sides now while they prepare for their Bledisloe Cup games and Championship Competition soon after that, Marcus and Brian talked about the opportunities for young fresh faces to make their mark.
The game times during the afternoon were discussed, Marcus saying what a great idea it was, with crowds getting along now after the Covid-19 Alert Level has dropped.
Thanks to Harcourts Gold Star, in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach, proud sponsors of the Gold FM Rugby Report.