Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted July 23, 2021
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star had Brian Gentil talking with Scott Day on the field while he helped with the warm up that the Thames Valley Secondary School Girls Vixens side was in the midst of in Rotorua on Friday morning. Scott is down there helping with the coaching during the Toi Ohomai Tournament. Yesterday they had a couple of good games against Western Bay of Plenty and top side Central Bay of Plenty, and a couple of the side were named MVP’s for the day. The team were taking the field again at 9 o’clock on Friday morning against Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Scott and Brian looked ahead at the Heartland Competition with Scott saying the Thames Valley Swampfoxes training sessions had a first get together during the week and a camp in Coromandel Town coming up this weekend. Their first preseason game is against North Harbour Development at Waitakaruru next Saturday Scott said.
The Emerging Players, who were until recently known as the Development Team, also got together to gear up for their season soon. Their first preseason game is against the Waikato Divisional side coming up soon, so some good preseason matches coming up Scott said.
Brian mentioned the Tonga side struggling for players with their game against the Cook Islands this weekend. They’re struggling to get a team together with so many players unavailable. A lot of their top players are in Europe and can’t get back with the Covid-19 restrictions, while others have had to go back to work, or have family and other commitments.
The British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa has been restricted to all three tests being played in front of empty stands at Cape Town Stadium with South Africa in Level 4 lockdown, its second most severe category.
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