Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted November 13, 2020
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday was with Thames Valley Rugby Football Union’s Marcus Howie.
Brian and Marcus started with the local scene and the Thames valley Club 7’s Tournament at Waihi Rugby Club’s grounds in Kenny Street tomorrow, Saturday 14 November.
And Marcus was keen to share the news the Thames Valley Vixens 7’s team has been training hard as they get set to play in the Bay of Plenty Women’s Tournament in Tauranga this weekend. All the best to both teams.
Marcus was also to fill in some gaps about the Provincial Club 7’s Tournament happening next weekend at Boyd Park Te Aroha with teams coming from near and far. We’ll have more on this next week.
Marcus and Brian then looked at the National Provincial Competition with just this round left in the round robin competition. That means for some teams they have to win to get through to the playoffs, while others can’t make it through but can spoil it for other sides if they win.
There’ll be some great match ups with Northland playing at their Kaikohe home ground against Waikato. Otago have the home ground advantage against Tasman who are coming off a zero score against Canterbury last weekend. Canterbury host Auckland, who are top of the table currently, and Bay of Plenty, who beat Hawkes Bay last week, are at home against North Harbour.
The All Blacks Tri Nations game on Saturday night against Argentina got a bit of attention with Marcus and Brian agreeing Ian foster has gone back to his ‘A’ Team’. There have been several changes in the line up and Marcus is sure it will be a big scoreline, in the AB’s favour!
And Brian mentioned the Maori All Blacks have a game coming up, playing Moana Pasifika on Saturday 5 December. Marcus said this is their only game this year, and he’s keen to watch this game with some up and coming players getting an opportunity to show their skills. And with the likes of Tana Umunga as their coach and Sir Bryan Williams their Patron they definitely have some great credentials backing them up.
Thanks Harcourts Gold Star in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach for supporting rugby. To listen to the full rugby report just click on our podcast link …