Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted August 27, 2021
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday morning began with Brian Gentil asking Scott Day, the Rugby Development Officer with the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union, if he’d watched the Wheel Blacks game against Great Britain last night in the wheelchair rugby at the Paralympics. Scott had heard how tough and physical the game is and while he missed last night’s game he’s definitely going to catch their next game.
The All Blacks are on their way to Australia, and Perth, to get ready to play the Kangaroos next Sunday 5 September. This is the third Bledisloe Cup game and also is part of The Championship Competition. From there the All Blacks move to Queensland to play South Africa and Argentina in the same competition.
Brian and Scott talked about the re-signing of Brad Weber with the Chiefs, and his inclusion in an AB’s touring side that is without several of their senior players. This is due to some injuries and also Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga and Aaron Smith are all expecting additions to their families so won’t travel until after their happy events.
Scott said he’s excited with the end of year tour as well. With no gap to come home before they head to Europe, the All Blacks will possibly be away on tour for around 14 weeks. Scott would love to see them play England, but is still happy with games against Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.
Brian mentioned the Thames Valley Swampfoxes signing of Todd Doolan and Scott ran through his credentials and said it was pleasing to see him joining the team.
Scott also mentioned that local rugby around the country is a little way off yet with no games allowed until we get down to Alert Level 2 or less. We’ll keep you posted.
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