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Bryan Craies U85kg Cup
'Who's the King of the Middleweights in the Blues Franchise'
Middleweight 20/20 Tournament
Kumeu RFC, Riverhead War Memorial Domain
Competition won by College Rifles Bombers
15 March Results
Kumeu 10 v College Rifles Bombers 14
North Shore 8 v College Rifles Raiders 21
8 March Results
Kumeu 3 v College Rifles Raiders 6
North Shore 10 v College Rifles Bombers 14
Points after week 1:
College Rifles Bombers - 4 points
College Rfiles Raiders - 4 points
North Shore - 1 point
Kumeu - 1 point
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Please click on the below link to view the 2012 Representative Programme.
Date: 29 September
Venue: Paeroa Domain
Opposition: Thames Valley
Full-time Score: 38 (NH) 41 (Thames Valley)
Point Scorers: Peter Stirrat, Rory Pole, Russell Wood, Johnny Faasoo tries; Peter Stirrat, Russell Wood (2) con; Peter Stirrat (3), Russell Wood pen.
The Final outing for the U85kg team with their traditional fixture against Thames Valley Development lovely weather with the pre match entertainment on board Ritchie’s Coach lines heading to Paeroa with Happy Gilmore as motivation and Mandy the bus driver.
Well this was going to be another wounding match as we just scrapped in at The Live Sport Radio NZ Barbarians Rugby Tournament 9 – 6 to Harbour. So a lot at stake once again.
A Great day for running rugby and this would suit us –in fact 10 Tries were score and the sea saw battle commenced right from kick off – with Mr Stirrat scoring a Try and taking full advantage of the wind and some great runs up field, with Rory Pole connecting out wide with a great solo Try this game could open up – very much a display of festival rugby with both teams scoring plenty of Tries before half time.
Thames Valley had something in there water as they scored two very good tries down both wings before half time and there 6 FT 3 half back had a field day giving good quality ball to runners then connecting to the backs. Half time score 23 – 17 to Harbour. Into a head wind for the Second Half was doing wonders for Harbour and especially with ball in hand Rory Pole, Peter Stirrat , Russell Wood , Andy Mai , Jesse Muir all touched the ball to put Russell Wood in the corner ‘ very exciting and the taste was very nice. Ben Henare at lock was cleaning out there locks and the Harbour forwards started to keep it to themselves making good ground up field and on 4 occasion’s with some good line breaks and pretty much run to the line and score the ball was knock on ‘Trying not to Pulling My Hair Out’ let’s be graceful these things happen all the time ? Well just when the scrum went to the Valley we got a Cam Lardner tight head and a weird penalty to us take the 3 with things were looking pretty good. The Valley replied with a deep kick off knock on again and another 7 points. The Valley scrum was very powerful with their whole 8 just keeped pumping their legs towards the goal line for an extra 7. To be fair the game started to changed almost like another team was on the paddock being the valley ‘ these guys were going for it. Johnny Faasoo playing right wing stood right on the side line with the valley unclear what was going on so Rasta ‘Matt McAlpine made a massive break from the flank which went through 6 sets of hands and johnny which in the corner.
The conversion went astray and we had 38points on the score board with 5 mins to play a short kick off by the valley and penalty for something ‘but valley replied with a kick for corner take the line out ‘ College Rifles all over again 34 – 38 the clock ticking bugger here we go ‘ a good line out by the valley inch by inch pause another inch and that was it ‘ a jubilant Valley ‘someone had just ripped our hearts out….. credit to the Valley they played 80mins to the end and the conversion to add salt in the wound.
Thames Valley scored 6 Tries to our 4. Harbour’s Player of the Day went to Matt McAlpine great charging runs and a great stealer of the ball.
Well that’s all folks a good season over all with the Development U85kg Team being the back bone of this successful team in 2012 ‘ highlights of beating Auckland at the Live Sport Radio NZ Barbarians Rugby Tournament also playing Wellington for Title which the Wellington won.
I would just like to Acknowledge our Sponsors ‘Harbour Rugby for their work behind the scenes and for making our season happen – Sue Mayhew of Bayleys Real Estate, Husqvarna NZ, Wasp Security ‘don’t get stung, and Monty’s Promotions, and our SUPPORTERS.
Our Coaching Staff – Kieran Jones, Reagan Moselen, Boyd Price, Billy Panapa, Sammy Kelly, Brendon King , Deano Allnutt.
The Final word for the growth of the Harbour U85kg Campaign 2012 –Harbour A 11 new players wore the Famous Jersey – U85kg Development Team 9 players went into the Harbour U85kg Representative Team to contest the Live Sport Radio NZ Barbarians Rugby Tournament , Play Auckland for the Challenge Cup and to finish with Thames Valley at Paeroa. ( 20 New Harbour Caps and 8 regulars ) Plenty of talent in our grade.
Looking forward to 2013 travel safe and keep your eye on the ball.
Date: 22 September Venue: Mt Wellington War Memorial Opposition: Auckland Full-time Score: 8 (NH) 26 (Auckland)
Date: 22 September
Venue: Mt Wellington War Memorial
Full-time Score: 8 (NH) 26 (Auckland)
Harbour 85s versus a wounded Auckland 85s at Mt Wellington and the Challenge cup was at stake. Harbour trained well all week and feeling very good about themselves to fact that turning up would be enough to beat Auckland and again on their soil.
Auckland had other plans and from the kick off Auckland went after anything in the White/ Maroon/ black Jersey and they hunted us right across the park like hungry dogs. The draw and pass game use the width wasn’t working and in the space of 5mins two intercepts and a charge down put Harbour under huge pressure with a Try and a Pen to Auckland to lead Harbour 8-3 at the Break. Harbour had missed 4 Penalties in very handy positions during the first half ‘Peter Stirrat managed a Penalty so we were still in with a chance – a very frustrated XV walk over to the coaches ‘Shell shocked by all.
With Harbour still in the game and trying to keep it simple use the wind our game plan was not working – panic stations was on the mind of the whole 22 – how do we, or what if , or should we – those were the questions that we all had in the minds. Auckland keep scoring an extra two Tries with a Conversion and two penalties.
To be fair Harbour were out played by all accounts and once again the one that got away. Peter Stirrat in the closing stages scored a great solo try what he does best and that’s carving the Blue n White defence line. Harbour showed some good inter passing but playing catch up against a wounded Auckland Team became a huge battle. Texas Ngarongo Porima showed some great challenging runs and was awarded player of the day Sponsored by Husqvarna.
Harbour had learnt a lot from that game take nothing for granted at the best of times. Final fixture away to Thames Valley at Paeroa‘hopefully a Wounded Harbour can finished strongly.
Peter Stirrat breaking the line to score against Auckland
Harbour U85kg Barbarians Middleweight Tournament
|Management||Kieran Jones - Head Coach|
|Reagan Moselyn - Assistant|
|Deano Allnutt - Manager|
|Lee McCoy - Assistant|
|Brendon King - Physio|
|Boyd Price - Techincal Coach|
|Texas Ngarongo- Porima|
|Jeremy Chou Lee|
|Alistair Beeton - Covering any Injuries|
|Johnny Faasoo - Covering any Injuries|
Harbour A 24 - Peter Stirrat, Jesse Muir, Tasi Reid Tries, Shaun McCann 3 Conv 1 Pen
U85kg Development 11 - Andy Mai Try, Russell Wood 1 Pen 1 Drop Goal
(Husqvarna Player of the Day – Ben Henare – Harbour A)
Mini 15/15 Tournament Northcote Rugby Club
Harbour A 7 - Jeremy Chou-Lee Try, Daniel Wallis 1 Con – Billy’s Brothers XV 8
U85kg Devlopment 3 - Russell Wood 1 Pen – Billy’s Brothers XV 5
Harbour A 13 - Hezekiah Bowlin, Texas Ngarongo-Porima Tries, Daniel Wallis 1 Pen - U85kg Devlopment - Andy Mai Try
Winner – Billy’s Brothers XV (Husqvarna Player of the Day – Darren Cleave U85kg Development)
Northcote Rugby Club
U85kg Development 17 – Rory Pole, Russell Wood, Damian Taylor Tries, Rory Pole 1 Conv – Billy’s Brothers XV 40
Antony Hamilton - Takapuna
Ben Davidson - Royal NZ Navy
Ben Henare - Northcote
Cam Larnder - Northcote
Daniel Wallis - Takapuna
Euan Wilson - Glenfield
Hezikiah Bowlin - Kumeu
James Stacey - Kumeu
Jeremy Chou Lee - Kumeu
Jessie Muir - Northcote
Peter Stirrat - Marist
Ross Young - Northcote
Rory Pole - North Shore
Scott Mackay - Marist
Shaun McCann - Northcote
Tasi Reid - East Coast Bays
Terry Metcalfe - East Coast Bays
Texas Ngaronga-Porima - Navy
Kash Ngature - Massey
Darren Cleave - Marist
Marcel Mills - Marist
Adam Moir - East Coast Bays
Reece Roberts - East Coast Bays
James Faleofa - Royal NZ Navy
Tipene Smith - Royal NZ Navy
Logan Wright - Kumeu
Russell Wood - Kumeu
Michael Boaler - Massey
Andy Mai - Massey
Alistair Beeton - Massey
Steve Boardman - Glenfield
Ben Thompson - Glenfield
Clint Neary - Glenfield
Breezan Farquhar - Marist
Shae Lee Thomas - Marist
Dan Mitchell - Marist
Shaun King - Kumeu
Daniel Lasei - Kumeu
Zac Madden - Northcote
Robert Gore - Northcote
Johnny Faasoo - Northcote
Adam Wellington - Takapuna
Charles Bradley - Takapuna
Damien Taylor - Takapuna
Kieran Jones - Coach
Regan Moselen - Coach
Dean Allnutt, Boyd Price, Billy Panapa, Lee McCoy, Sammy Kelly - Management
Under 85KG Team proudly supported by:
Northcote-Birkenhead Rugby Club for the use of their facilities and Karen Jones for our after match functions.