Round 2, Week 11

  Thursday, June 14 2018

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Saturday, 09 June, ended up a relatively quiet day at Vogeltown Park with only the Premiers in action against Inglewood. The Division 1 and Division 2 sides both had a bye and the Colts recorded a win following default by Inglewood.

BCD Group Premiers recorded its best result for the 2018 season to date with a 53 – 10 victory against Inglewood, scoring 8 tries in the process. Inglewood opened the scoring early in the game which was followed by a try to Jamarl Weir to tie the scores 5-5. Inglewood scored its 2nd try minutes later to take the lead 10-5 before Shaan Waite scored to level the scores after 20 minutes. For the next 60 minutes it was all Old Boys, with tries to Jahmarl Weir, Matt Guthrie, Michael Loft, Tupou Va’ai and Daniel Waite before finishing off with a penalty try after pressurising the Inglewood scrum close to the line. Inglewood played some good rugby at times but they came up against a well organised team with the ability to play an exciting brand of rugby and score tries from deep inside their own territory with good interplay between the forwards and backs. Players to stand out for Old Boys and to pick up MVP points were Hamish Alabaster (3), Daniel Waite (2) and Michael Loft (1). The Premiers sit 3rd on the competition table 3 points behind the leaders Coastal.

The Junior Club continues with its competition and draws are available on the website www.trfu.co.nz. The key sponsors for the Junior Club is the Mark Newman Memorial Trust. The Trust does a fantastic job providing funding for all of the Junior Club teams.

This weekend (16 June), the Premier, Division 1 and Colts sides travel across town to take on Spotswood United at Rugby Park while the Division 2 side will be playing their first game in 3 weeks against Patea away. Match details are:

  • Premiers: Spotswood @ Rugby Park, Saturday 16 June, 2.45pm
  • Division 1: Spotswood @ Rugby Park, Saturday 16 June, 1.00pm
  • Colts: Spotswood @ Rugby Park, Saturday 16 June, 1.00pm
  • Division 2: Patea @ Patea Domain, Saturday 16 June, 1.00pm

Next weekend (23 June) is the final round robin game at the White House when all Senior sides take on Clifton. The Match day sponsor for these games will be Rampage Fitness. The Club will ne having an 80’s night & entertainment after the match against Clifton with details to be provided in due course.

The final game of the regular season on 30th June sees the Senior sides travel to Rahotu to play Coastal.

The semi-final matches games will be played on 7th July and all teams will be keeping one eye on results of other matches over the coming weeks in the hope that they will get another run in the 2018 season.

Other key events for the coming months are:

  • Club night / entertainment: 23 June
  • Club finals: 14 July (NB at Jubliee Park Inglewood)
  • Senior Prize giving Late July

We have a new Facebook Page where we have been streaming games live when the internet connection is sufficient so if its wet you can enjoy the match from the clubrooms while enjoying refreshments. For access to the website please go onto the new Facebook Page and press “Like it” for updates i.e. New Plymouth Old Boys’ Rugby Club.

We are also trying to get the Club database up to date with the upcoming centenary and it would be great if people could go onto our website and subscribe at the bottom of the page to newsletters with your email address.

Cheers

Keith and Owen

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