Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star
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Posted November 19, 2021
The Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday morning started with Brian Gentil asking Scott Day about the training this week and the game this weekend for the Thames Valley Women’s Vixens side. They’re playing Whanganui in three 7’s games on Saturday at Waihi Rugby and Sports grounds with the first game kicking off at 11 am. Scott’s really pleased how they’ve come together over the last four weeks. Good luck ladies as you play for the inaugural Wahine Toa Shield, Go the Vixens!
Scott and Brian talked about the Thames Valley Club Rugby 7’s Tournament which is also being played at Waihi Rugby and Sports Club with some fast action across Saturday from 10 am. All the best to all the teams competing in what looks like a fine day. Scott reminded us that because of the covid restrictions no large groups of people will be allowed. Remember your mask for built up areas where people gather like for refreshments.
The NPC finals of the Championship and Premiership are on this weekend and Scott and Brian talked about the two games. Taranaki plays Otago at 2.05 pm Saturday, with Brian going for the North Island team as usual. And Waikato are at home, in Hamilton, for their game against Tasman starting at 7.05 pm. Scott says the in form team is Tasman but he’d really like to see Waikato win as he hasn’t seen them lift a trophy at the end of the season for about 10 years! Brian, as usual, is backing the North Island side, especially as it’s our own Waikato!!
And the Black Ferns are an early start for viewers on Sunday when they take on France. They haven’t had a win on their tour so far and Scott says it’s shown the lack of international play they have had over the last couple of years.
Brian said it’s probably a good time to rebuild, in between the World Cup, Olympics and other major tournaments.
The All Blacks end their tour on Sunday when they take on France as well. After the loss to Ireland last weekend Scott reckons we’ll be in for a different team this week. Sam Cane is back, Sam Whitelock is still the captain, Aaron Smith starts at halfback and Richie Mounga takes on the 10 jersey with Beauden Barrett still injured. Brian is looking forward to the game, which is at the nice start time of 9 am Sunday, and Scott wasn’t complaining about the idea of a good brekkie leading up to kick off either.
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