Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted October 02, 2020
On the Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts GoldStar on Friday Brian Gentil spoke with Marcus Howie, Thames Valley Rugby Football Union Rugby Development Officer, about the Maori Men’s team trainings and where to from here. They’ve got some games soon and the vibe is still really buzzing Marcus said.
Brian also asked for an update on the Thames Valley Vixen’s Women’s team. Marcus said they’re hard out training with some games on the way soon.
It’s a long day for Marcus, already at the office at 8 am, as he heads off with the Thames Valley Under 23 side at around 11 am on Friday for Rotorua International Stadium. They’re playing at 4.30 this afternoon against the Bay of Plenty Toa. After the game they’ll stay and watch the Provincial Competition game between Bay of Plenty and Auckland before heading back to Paeroa. Then Marcus will get to go home, probably around 11 pm, hopefully for a fairly quiet weekend.
Brian and Marcus then focused on week four of the Provincial Cup. There are some great games again this weekend, including Canterbury at home against Taranaki, Southland up against Waikato in Invercargill, North Harbour hosting top of the table Tasman, and Otago, who took the Ranfurly Shield south with them last week after beating Taranaki, at home against visitors Hawkes Bay, who are on a roll after beating Canterbury last week and Counties Manukau the week before. Will the ‘old log of wood’ be heading back up to the North Island?
They also talked about the All Blacks and the Championship Competition coming up, and how the All Blacks will still be in quarantine on Christmas Day if they play their last game on December 12. Watch this space.
And they touched on South Africa joining the Pro14 Competition in the Northern Hemisphere next season, and how that will affect the Super Rugby Competition. The All Blacks announced earlier this week they were running the same Super Rugby Aotearoa format next year, with the possibility of further teams joining them in 2022.
Brian and Marcus will be back on Monday at 8.15 am with all the results and any other rugby news they can find.
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Thanks to Harcourts GoldStar, in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach for supporting rugby.