Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted September 24, 2021
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday morning started with Brian Gentil asking Scott Day, Thames valley Rugby Development Officer, about the Thames Valley Girls Tournament last Wednesday in Tairua. Scott said it was a great day and it is pleasing to see so many girls getting involved in rugby around the region.
Brian got Scott to run through the Thames Valley representative games this weekend, with the Under 16’s playing Corinthians at Hinuera RFC at 12.30 pm, the Under 18’s at home in Waihi against Harlequins with kick off at 1 pm, and the Emerging Players are in Wanganui at Cooks Gardens for their game this weekend against a Wanganui Development side starting at 2 pm.
Brian got Scott to remind listeners that unfortunately these games will be played without spectators with the current Alert level restrictions.
Scott and Brian ran through the Heartland Competition games including the Thames Valley Swampfoxes who, after beating Wairarapa Bush last week, travel away again this weekend to play East Coast.
The NPC continues without the Auckland sides, and sadly Scott thinks it might be a case of ‘too hard’ to get the Auckland teams back into the competition with the current lockdown levels keeping them away from training let alone playing any games yet. There are some good lineups across the weekend including Tasman hosting Waikato and Southland and Canterbury, which Scott thinks might just go the way of the southerners.
Scott and Brian checked out the All Blacks team that comes up against South Africa in The Rugby Championship this weekend. It’s the two teams 100th test and Ian Foster has come out with a strong line-up, and plenty of power of the bench for this one.
And Scott reckons Australia will be too strong for Argentina in the other match in The Rugby Championship game.
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