Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted August 09, 2021
Media Release: Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Monday 9 August started with a look at the action on the second day of the Shaw Cup / Fleming Shield matches on Saturday, this time held in Whitianga. Scott will be putting the results up today and says things are shaping up for a good third round in Te Aroha in a couple of weekends’ time.
There were three games played last Saturday at Boyd Park in Te Aroha. Brian and Scott started with the Thames Valley Under 18’s and their game against Ngati Porou Under 18’s, which they won 24 - 0.
The Thames Valley Emerging Players, including Scott Day, took the field against the Waikato Divisional side and after going 12 nil up ended up losing 26 - 12. Scott said there was a serious injury to one of their side’s players and the game was stopped for about 20 minutes while he was attended to, and they then moved to a different field which was not in top shape and they lost their momentum.
The Thames Valley Swampfoxes also had a game, playing NZ Universities. It was a closely fought game Scott said with 3 points going this way, then 3 points the other way. The final score went the way of the NZ Universities 20 - 17, and Scott says the Swampfoxes definitely have some things to iron out before their first Heartland Competition game in less than two weeks time against Mid Canterbury.
Scott and Brian touched on the British and Irish Lions third match in the series against South Africa, going down by three points 19 - 16, meaning South Africa took the series 2 - 1.
The first round of the National Provincial Championship kicked off over the weekend and Scott and Brian ran through the results. Auckland made an impressive start with a 35-24 bonus point win over Canterbury and Waikato recorded a bonus point 28-15 victory over North Harbour in Albany.
Brian and Scott talked about the Farah Palmer Women’s Rugby games across the weekend next with Canterbury the team to beat once again this season it seems.
And the All Blacks first outing with the Bledisloe Cup up for grabs was last Saturday night at a packed Eden Park. Brian congratulated Aaron Smith on his 100th game. Scott thought it was a good win but with three unanswered tries to Australia late in the game he thinks Ian Foster might be doing some homework in that department. There were several players that stood out, and one or two that came off the bench that didn’t really fire Scott said.
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