Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted October 12, 2020
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star had some interesting results for Brian Gentil to talk with Thames Valley Rugby Football Union’s Marcus Howie about on Monday morning.
Starting with local action Marcus said they had a good turnout at Paeroa Domain on Saturday for the game between The Thames Valley Maori and Under 23’s with the Under 23’s taking out the game after an entertaining 80 minutes of rugby. And Sunday saw some great rugby action, again with the public allowed back in to watch, at Waihi Rugby Club’s grounds.
The Provincial Cup was fast and furious with a variety of weather conditions playing a part in results. Auckland continued on their winning way beating Taranaki 29 - 28, with another one pointer between Wellington and Otago, with Marcus saying he wasn’t sure if Otago would come back, but they did, winning 35 - 34. North Harbour were too strong for Hawkes Bay, who Marcus thinks might still be coming down from winning the Ranfurly Shield a few weeks ago, winning 46 - 10, and Waikato won the Battle of the Bombays, beating Counties Manukau 36 - 13 at home. Tasman had another win after losing to North Harbour last week, taking the Bay of Plenty side on in Nelson and coming out victors 33 - 7.
Marcus and Brian then looked at the Bledisloe Cup game between the All Blacks and Australia, their first outing since the Rugby World Cup last year. A draw 16 all after 80 minutes and over 9 minutes of extra time sets things up nicely at Eden Park for this Sunday’s second and final Bledisloe Cup game. Marcus said it was a great game overall with some areas to work on for the AB’s, as you’d expect for a team that’s just started out with a new coach, captain and several new players as well.
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