Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted June 25, 2021
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday started with Scott Day, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, giving us a run down of a very successful Rippa Rugby Finals Tournament with 32 teams from the Thames Valley region competing last Wednesday at Paeroa Domain. Scott ran through the day and mentioned the winner in the Year 5 and 6 Competition was Waihi Beach, and Mercury Bay Area School got the win over Waihi College in the year 7 and 8 Competition final.
Scott ran through the two college First XV games this weekend, with Mercury Bay Area School playing Waihi College and Whangamata Area School hosting Hauraki Plains College while Paeroa College have a bye.
Brian and Scott checked out the action in the H G Leach Club Competition around the Thames Valley starting with the Senior B’s. As Scott mentioned this is the final round of play and results will definitely affect the teams quarter final playoff positions next week. Coromandel pla Thames while Ngatea host Hauraki North with both games kicking off at 2 pm on Saturday. The other two games start at 12.25 pm with Paeroa taking on Waihi Athletic and Mercury Bay at home against Cobras.
The focus went on the Thames Valley Senior A Competition next with Scott and Brian running through the games, which this weekend’s results once again playing a part in the playoff positions of the different clubs going into the quarter finals next week.
Hauraki North and Thames clash in Waitakaruru at 2 pm on Saturday. The other games all kick off at 2 pm as well, with Whangamata hosting Cobras, Paeroa up against visitors Waihi Athletic and Mercury Bay at home to Waihou.
Next up was the naming of the All Blacks and four new players heading into the Pasifika tests next weekend against Tonga and Fiji. This weekend sees the Maori All Blacks take on Samoa with very few spectators now they’ve gone up to Alert Level 2 with no more than 100 people gathered at one place.
Scott is really looking forward to the international season kicking off and is keen to see how the Maori All Blacks fair this weekend coming up against some stiff competition. First and second battle it out when Hauraki North and Thames clash in Waitakaruru at
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