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Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star

Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star

Posted December 10, 2021
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On the Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star on Friday morning Brian Gentil asked Scott Day from Thames Valley RFU about the charity fundraiser they held this season for Goldfields School. Scott explained that they are presenting the school with $30,000 they raised which included the Thames valley Swampfoxes jerseys the school pupils signed that were auctioned off. A great effort.

Scott ran through a big northern region game development course coming up in Waihi in mid February next year with a lot of unions sending their representatives that do the job like Scott for a full on course that includes speakers and updates.

Brian and Scott checked out the World Rugby Awards where All Black Will Jordan won Breakthrough Player of the Year Award. Scott said he deserves it after scoring 15 tries in 11 games.

There was only one woman from New Zealand that featured in the Women’s World Rugby Team of the year, Stacey Fluhler. When Brian mentioned her maiden name Waaka, Scott knew exactly who he was talking about, saying Stacey had affiliations with Thames Valley.

And Scott and Brian talked about the three New Zealanders, Ardie Savea, Beauden Barrett and that man Will Jordan again, who featured in the World Rugby Men’s Team of the Year.

There were plenty of New Zealanders up for World Rugby Coach of the year with Ian Foster from the All Blacks, Australia Coach Dave Rennie as well as New Zealand women’s sevens coaches Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney nominate, but it was England’s Simon Middleton who took the honour, and in doing so he has become the first coach of a women’s team to win World Rugby Coach of the Year.

Scott said it was well deserved with the way he has coached England’s “Red Roses” to their third successive Six Nations title in April and the team finished the year with an unbeaten record, winning 18 tests in a row. That included a couple of resounding wins against our Black Ferns. Scott and Brian are looking forward to some fantastic women’s rugby at the Rugby World Cup coming up here next year.

And the sevens players of the year will be announced today with Sarah Hirini and Scott Curry in contention.

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