Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted September 27, 2021
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Monday morning had some interesting results, some high scores, a game or two that went the other way and an All Blacks win that was stop start and had some ball handling skills that went amiss.
Scott Day, Thames Valley RFU’s Rugby Development Officer, joined Brian Gentil and covered the results of the Thames Valley representative games last weeknd with the Under 16’s playing Corinthians, the Under 18’s against the Harlequins and the Emerging Players playing the Whanganui Development side.
The Heartland Competition Round 2 games were an interesting mix of scorelines, and Scott and Brian ran through these starting with the Thames Valley Swampfoxes away win against East Coast in Ruatoria, 35 - 19.
The NPC continued without the Auckland sides again this weekend as they are still in Alert Level 3 lockdown. Scott and Brian ran through all the results, with some high scoring games and an upset or two as well. Waikato beat Tasman 39 - 22 while Hawkes Bay travelled to Wellington and won 31 - 28, their first win against Wellington in the capital for 44 years.
Brian and Scott focused on the All Blacks game against South Africa with their 19 - 17 win securing them the Rugby Championship for another year, with a week in hand. Scott and Brian both agreed it was a messy game that was stop start and full of handling errors, and Scott added he wasn’t that keen on the Springboks kicking game off every ball. A win is a win at the end of the day Scott said.
The Australians also had another win over Argentina and will be vying for second spot in the Championship this coming weekend.
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