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All Blacks would never mess with their Jersey. Same for Wales. by Jim Webster

As long as history has been reported, the All Blacks have been just that and nobody in their right mind would ever think of changing that name or colour.The same for the Welsh, who always play in the red jersey, with the Prince of Wales’ feathers emblazoned on their chest. The fact that they are the two most passionate of all rugby nations has much to do with them never changing those colours in the slightest. Every young boy in each of those countries grows up desperately wanting to one day wear that particular rugby jersey–and none other. In international matches, the home team can be forced to wear a change of strip if their jersey colour clashes with their opponent’s. But that’s the only exception. Yet we, in Australia, have this tendency to fiddle with our national rugby jersey. Now the Wallabies and official apparel partner KooGa have unveiled a new, 25% lighter jersey ahead of the muchanticipated British & Irish Lions tour. While the jersey is still “predominantly” gold, there is a slight strip of green running down the left shoulder, while the coat of arms will appear as a ‘badge’ on the left breast rather than being embroidered on the jersey. ARU boss Bill Pulver says the new jersey highlighted the iconic gold of previous jerseys while delivering a new look and some high-tech features. “Since 1961 the Wallabies have worn an allgold jersey, which over the years has become synonymous with our national side,” said Mr Pulver. “The new jersey, while it has a little bit more green, still embraces and celebrates the iconic gold.” Tyron Brant, CEO of KooGa Australia, says the new jersey has been completely reinvented to utilise cutting-edge technology ensuring top Published by: Eric Spilsted Publishing PO Box 848, Lane Cove NSW 2066 Publisher/Editor: Jim Davis 9427 8879 0411 242 535 jim.davis@rugbynews.org

performances on the field. I always imagined that what a player did on the field came from what was between his ears and not what was stretched across his shoulders and I know how much the jersey we’ve known in recent years has helped drive our players, as the unchanged black jersey and red jersey have done for their countrymen. Maybe I’m just old fashioned. In no way is this a criticism of KooGa for the excellent product they’ve produced, but I would have liked to see the Wallabies jersey remain untouched and help strengthen our mental resolve towards beating the Lions. Never would the All Blacks or Wales think of changing theirs before such a series. Speaking of the Wallabies, Robbie Deans has already announced his first batch of 30 players for the Lions matches. Although not an official squad, the selection features seven uncapped players and rewards a number who have shown strong form in the Super Rugby competition. This will be reduced to another muster of 25 players, being announced on May 19, who will go into camp ahead of the Lions tour. A further six players will be added as soon as Super Rugby breaks for the June Tests, with the final squad of 31 for the Lions series being unveiled at Stockland Stadium on the Sunshine Coast on June 11. The Wallabies will be in camp on the Sunshine Coast before moving to Brisbane for the opening game of the three-Test series at Suncorp Stadium on June 22. But we can assume this first batch of 30 players contains all those who will eventually make up our Test XV. Interestingly, 11 are Brumbies and among them is one newcomer for whom I’m predicting a big, big future – their darting, elusive, unpredictable speedster in the No 15 jersey, Jesse Mogg. Once in a while a player emerges from nowhere who strikes you as having that absolute WOW factor–and Mogg’s the latest.

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His punishing defensive hits are the result of tackling banana trees

SIONE TAU When Sione Tau woke last Sunday morning, the Eastwood flanker could not get out of bed until girl-friend Kerryn had applied lots and lots of ice to his aching limbs. With the Woodies having to play a man short for thirty minutes after having three players sin-binned in the previous day’s 34-13 victory over premiers Sydney University, the Tongan had left University Oval a hero after making more than 25 full-blooded tackles. It’s hardly surprising Tau, who came to the club in the summer after five seasons with West Harbour, is a devastating defender as making tackles was drummed into him from the days he went with his father to his banana farm. “He used to get my little brother and I to tackle the trees,” Sione recalls with a smile, “One good thing. They didn’t hit back.” He said he changed clubs because he wanted to step up a level and perhaps one day win a Super Rugby jumper or play in Europe or Japan. “He could do it, too,” says Eastwood coach John Manenti. “There’s a bit of X-factor about his play. His defensive hits and the way he runs with the ball.” With his best friend Ita Vaea, now with the Brumbies, Sione went to Nelson College in New Zealand on a rugby scholarship in 2006 and upon finishing two years later, he headed to Sydney because “as a little kid I dreamed of coming to Australia to play rugby.” Tipping the scales at 101 kilos, this cheerful chap who has a job delivering tiles, nominates two hard men, Australia’s Owen Finegan and All Black Jerry Collins, as his favourite players. He says he was inspired by Willie Ofahengaue, the Tongan who became a Wallaby and was arguably the hardest hitter of them all. “Willie O was a superman, a rugby legend,” says Sione. “He has become a minister and everybody in Tonga loves him.” - Terry Smith Photo: www.seiserphotography.com

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BarflyBuzz by Terry Smith

Rugby’s best kept secret is that Brian Melrose is working as a skills coach with the St George Dragons in the NRL. “I was flattered when they rang with an offer in the pre-season,” he says. Ever the innovator, Melrose works with the St George players on Tuesday and Thursday as well as game days. “I enjoy it because I grew up in league,” he says. “My brother Tony was an Origin player, too.”

local boy who has been assistant coach of the Wallabies and worked with the Western Force after previously coaching at Manly. Gordon president David McGilvray and son Hamish, who captains the club’s reserve grade side, share the duties of piping the players onto the field each week. Hamish takes the bagpipes before fourth and third grade and David takes over in reserve and first grade. The Highlanders indeed.

For the last two weeks, Sosene Anesi has appeared in third grade with the Parramatta Two Blues. Yes, the same chap who won a lone cap for the All Blacks before coming to Sydney to play However, one day he wants to get into Super for the Waratahs. There is a simple explanation. Rugby. “It’s a small pool for rugby coaches in With his mother dying, Sosene didn’t train or play Australia,” he said. “It’s brutal to try to get jobs.” in any of the trials and when Parramatta selectors So when the Saints came calling during the pre- wanted to promote him in reserve grade last season for Brian to assist coaches Steve Price week, he said, “No, that would not be right. I must and Steve Folkes on skills in attack, he jumped earn my place.” This week he’ll go up a grade. at the chance. “If you’re a coach, you want to With Dick Laffan organising things, Laffo’s Long coach.” he explains. “ I learn from watching the Lunch at Tattersall’s Club on June 13 promises to things that happen in rugby league. Steve Price be a beauty. With the Lions having arrived, it will learned from working with Wayne Bennett, who is be an official reunion of the 1989 Waratahs who a coaching legend, and I’m learning from him.” played the illustrious visitors. Music from Cold Explaining why he came home after occupying a senior role with London Irish, Melrose said it was Chisel legend Don Walker and laughs from Wes too hard being away from his family. However, it Carr. Funds go to the Matt Laffan Scholarship for seems just a matter of time before he’s back in students with disabilities to attend St John’s College at the University of Sydney. Book at www. rugby. mattlaffan.com.au In spite of the loss to Eastwood earlier in the Trivia note: What does Matt Giteau, the Wallaby day, Sydney University’s 150th anniversary dinner plying his trade in France who has lifted Toulon was a glittering black-tie affair chockful of into the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup, have Wallabies and VIPs from Tony Abbott down, with in common with Prime Minister Julia Gillard? MC Vince Sorrenti at times wickedly witty. After Simple. They share the same birthday – one speaker sat down, Vince declared: “News September 29. Matt’s sister Kristy scored a hat flash, news flash. While that speech was taking trick of tries in the final when the ACT won the place, the rail line from Brisbane to Melbourne Australian Women’s Sevens title at the weekend. was built.” Vince played Colts for Uni with Nick Fa r r- J o n e s a n d Pe t e r F i t z S i m o n s , w h o Benn Melrose (Brian’s son) was a ballboy for complemented his black tie with a black bandana. Eastwood when he was only four. Now a strapping The5 buzz on the Corso is that Phil Blake will take over as coach of the Manly Marlins when Tim Lane heads to France in June. After all, he is a

young man who turns 21 later this year, he turned out in the back-row for Sydney University against the Woodies last Saturday. 5


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MATCH PREVIEWS

by Terry Smith

Michael Lipman, with 10 England caps in his portfolio, has joined Eastern Suburbs …but sadly for the Beasties his playing days are over. Once a dashing flanker, he will be on duty as a defence coach today at Woollahra in the ABC TV match against Sydney University. Although Easts have begun the Shute Shield with a couple of defeats, coach Mark Bakewell declared after the 28-27 loss to Southern Districts: “We played a lot better today. I think we’ve broken the back of it.” With the big guns away for much of the season and with eight play-off spots up for grabs, the race to grab one is refreshingly open. Only three teams won both their opening games in the Shute Shield, with the Manly Marlins getting a bonus point on each occasion. Their tally of 10 points is one better than Northern Suburbs and two to the good of Southern Districts. Harking to the clash with Easts at Woollahra, Chris Malone, the coach of premiers Sydney University who are coming off a 34-13 loss to Eastwood, predicts: “It’s an ambush waiting for us. They’ll come out breathing fire.”

EASTERN SUBURBS V SYDNEY UNIVERSITY At Woollahra Easts coach Mark Bakewell disregards Sydney University’s loss to Eastwood even though the Woodies played a man short for half an hour through having three players yellow-carded. “They are the best prepared team in the competition,” he says. “Everybody knows that. It doesn’t matter who is in their side.” As a follow up to last Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Southern Districts, Apakuki Ma’afu returns to play in the centre for Easts directly against Tom Carter, and Will Fay, who played Colts last year, is the new fullback. Skipper Tim Davidson will be a key man for the Students at No 8, joining Carter and Nathan Trist to provide priceless experience to their gifted young colleagues. Tip: University 7

Apakuki Ma’afu returns to the centres for Easts against Sydney University

WARRINGAH V SOUTHERN DISTRICTS At Pittwater Rugby Park This could be the game of the day. “Warringah always give us a tough match at Rat Park,” says Cam Blades, coach of Southern Districts. “With Dave Harvey there, their game management will be very good.” Apart from Paul Asquith set to replace Waratah Ben Volavola at fullback, the team is likely to be unchanged from the one that sunk Easts 28-27 with a penalty goal by Rohan Saifoloi a few minutes before fulltime. Watch for centre Apo Latunipulu to make inroads. Warringah were pipped 15-14 by a last gasp Norths try which was converted from near 7


touch but coach Haig Sare says their pack will be boosted by Aucklander James King, who has been playing with the Rebels from where Warringah hooker Luke Holmes induced the big second-rower to try his luck with the Rats. Michael Adams and Brad Dixon are new faces in the Warringah backs. Tip: Souths

PARRAMATTA V MANLY At Merrylands RSL Rugby Park BJ Hartmann returns to his rightful spot at fullback for Manly to allow Sam Lane, the former Red who took the field in the second half last week, to call the shots at fly-half in what promises to be a lively game. Other changes for the Marlins followinga 54-14 disposal of West Harbour are Pat Leofa, from the Melbourne Rebels at hooker and Adam Crerar at halfback. In a bid to boost Parramatta’s oomph in the forwards, coach Glen Christini has brought Adam Coleman into the second-row and moved skipper Andrew Cox from flanker to No 8. In the backs, Tukia Muli, who has been playing in France, is the new inside-centre in place of Damien Fakafanua, who displaces Iese Leota at 13. Christini says, “We’ll be stronger in the forwards and have better ball defence in midfield.” Tip: Manly

Eastwood will be expecting another big game from second rower Mitch Lees

EASTWOOD V RANDWICK At Millner Field Randwick are coming off a 37-24 disposal of Parramatta in which they took the foot off the pedal after controlling possession to skip to a lead of 31-3 at the break. With Ethan Ford moving to fullback, the Wicks have introduced Finau Malehaere on the wing and brought in Steve Noreiga at prop. Mitch Lees and Sione Tau are coming off big games in the upset of University and will be joined in the forwards by rising hooker Hugh Roach. “Randwick have skills and speed all over the park and will be cock-a-hoop after beating Parramatta,” says Eastwood coach John Manenti. “We’ll have to reproduce last week’s effort.”

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Gordon No. 10 Mitch Walton will be in action against Wests at Chatswood Oval

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The only change in the side that eclipsed Penrith 42-5 is the return of Ricky Williams on the wing. “We ground out a win and hopefully we can do the same against a Wests team that is unstructured and dangerous,” said coach Jason Grier. On Wests’ horror loss to Manly, coach Matt Briggs sums up, “Manly are the benchmark, so it was a good lesson for us.” He has high hopes for Cohen Masson, a flanker from New Zealand, and Alofa Alofa, a centre who played for Australian Schools before being poached by the Roosters. Tip: Wests

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coach Scott Fava wasn’t happy with their efforts in pipping Easts with a Peter Schuster try on the bell which was converted by Corey Brown from near touch.

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“A terrible performance,” he said. “We defended well, though. That’s a given for us.” Ben Matwijow, who has been in devastating form since returning from the Force, has a new second-row partner in Chris Thomson, who is back from the Rebels. Other new faces in a Norths side without injured fly-half Scott Daruda are Sam Figg, Pat Sio, Tim Duchesne and Blake Murray.

Randwick v Eastern Suburbs at Coogee Oval SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Manly v Eastwood at Manly Oval (ABC TV Game) Sydney University v Warringah at University Oval Southern Districts v Penrith at Forshaw Rugby Park

Led by prop icon Peter Niumata, Penrith must lift their play against a team that looks assured of a play-off spot.

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Northern Suburbs v Gordon at North Sydney Oval West Harbour v Parramatta at Concord Oval

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The Voice of Rugby is back on TV

Gordon Bray has been appointed the TEN networks Chief Rugby Commentator.

Rugby aficionados will be pleased to know Channel TEN has announced that Gordon Bray is the latest addition to their commentary team for the 2013 British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour and The Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship. Gordon will join Wallaby legend Matt Burke to provide a comprehensive expert commentary. With a career spanning over 40 years in broadcasting across all leading network’s, Gordon will make his debut on TEN’s live coverage of the first Test between the Qantas Wallabies and the Lions on Saturday, June 22. Gordon said, “The Lions tour of Australia is held every 12 years so this is a once in a lifetime experience for the players. Having previously called the 1989 and 2001 series, I feel very privileged to be commentating on my third Lions campaign.”

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3.10 PM

WOOLLAHRA OVAL Saturday April 20

Referee: Rohan Hoffman Assistant Referees: Tim Wills, Amy Perrett TMO: Ian Smith

Eastern suburbs

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

Red, White and Blue

Blue and Gold Jeremy Tilse 1. Matthew Mafi 2. Sam Talakai 3. Oliver Atkins 4. Will Skelton 5. Liam Winton 6. Benn Melrose 7. (C) Tim Davidson 8. Jake Gordon 9. Jock Merriman 10. Greg Jeloudev 11. Tom Carter 12. Michael Hodge 13. Levi Dodd 14. Nathan Trist 15. Coach/es: Malone / Avery / Playford

1. Sione Kolo 2. Alex Walker (C) 3. Rob McMicken 4. Keliti Vaingalo 5. Richard Stanford 6. James Graham 7. Ryan Hodson 8. Andrew Shaw 9. Luke Irwin 10. Henry Hudson 11. Charlie Clifton 12. Tom Azar 13. Kukki Ma'afu 14. Anton Lavin 15. Will Fay Coach/es: Bakewell / Aitken / Lipman

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Tim Wills Bench 1. Adam Fullgrabe 2. Nick Hensley 3. Tom Kolo 4. Ed Archibald 5. Digby Colley 6. Charlie Kelly 7. Israel Stephens 8. Will Catherwood

9. James Burroughs 10. Jeremy Raftos 11. Scott Ferris 12. James Devlin 13. Tom Mathers 14. Damon Anderson 15. Matt Armour Coach/es: Jeff Staunton

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Alasdair King Tolu Latu Guy Millar Byron Hodge Tom Heslop Tom Boidin Josh Ellice-Flint Hugo Dessens

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

David Fong Stefano Hunt John Rudd Dane McCarthy Oliver L'Estrange James Dargaville Jason Hofmey Stumbles/Hovey/Roberts

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Amy Perrett 1. Sean Day 9. Jarid Bradley 2. Joji Eurosaki 10. Hugh Brownhill 3. Cooper Chapman 11. Brenton Montgomery 4. Harry Hosegood 12. Chad Isles 5. Lachlan Piggot 13. Jack Denning 6. Lachlan McBride-White 14. Rhys Pirie 7. Tom Shannon 15. Rohan Jones 8. Ben Willis Coach/es: Rutherford

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Daniel Simpson James Willan Alastair Ryan Sam Jeffries Jordan Chapman James Nonu-Carling Michael Pollastri Hugh Frazer

9. Richard Draper 10. Jack Macklin 11. Willie DuPlessis 12. Ben Murray 13. Laumua Potifele 14. Callum Fryer 15. Ben Cannon Coach/es: Hudd/Allardice

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Luke Rogan 1. Elijah Carlin 2. Matt Brewer 3. Alex Boronkay 4. Gavin Grace 5. Conor Keane 6. Monty Hicks 7. Kirk Tunnicliffe 8. James Ormasher

9. Jock Brownhill 10. Cameron Britten 11. Jeremy Attard 12. Scott Hubbard 13. Cameron Powell 14. Ehren Taylor 15. Charlie Kingston Coach/es: Frawley/Dontoh

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Richard Quigley Tim Reid Joe Horn-Smith Tom Halliday Andrew Hunter Harry Marples David Pohlen David Fungalai

9. Cale Holmes 10. Cameron Mason 11. Ben Lenehan 12. James Swann 13. Sam English 14. Jack Sullivan 15. Kodie Drury-Hawkins Coach/es: Cameron/Pope 11


3.00 PM

PITTWATER RUGBY PARK Saturday April 20

Referee: Ed Martin Assistant Referees: Guy Grinham, Nick Hannon

WARRINGAH

SOUTHERN DISTRICTS

Green and White

Red, White, Sky Blue and Black Duncan Chubb 1. Andrew Sulter 2. Tim Metcher 3. Andrew Leota 4. Jed Holloway 5. Mickael Kauter 6. (C) Jono Hayes 7. Lopeti Timani 8. Grayson Hart 9. Rohan Saifoloi 10. Alex Gibbon 11. Apo Latunipulu 12. Denny Godinet 13. Oleni Ngunguatu 14. Paul Asquith 15. Coach/es: Blades / Barr

1. Ben Ryan 2. Luke Holmes 3. Wayne Borsak 4. Vincent Wright 5. James King 6. Sam Ward 7. Mark Porpiglia 8. Boyd Killingworth 9. Joshua Holmes (C) 10. David Harvey 11. Brad Dixon 12. Nathan Daly 13. Michael Adams 14. Conrad Gillingham 15. David Feltscheer Coach/es: SARE / CULLUM

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Guy Grinham Bench 1. Tom Cummings 2. Rob Kelly 3. Richard Southan 4. Ben Adams 5. Nick Hughes-Clapp 6. Bruce Dando 7. James Casey 8. Jake Butcher

9. Scott Bradley 10. Dan Jones 11. Michael Dalton 12. Matthew Hastie 13. Phil Cook 14. Sean Davies 15. Josh Gillard Coach/es: Coleman/Johnston

1. Mickael Alaalatoa 2. Damon Byrne 3. Dennis Swann 4. Bon Maui 5. Dallas Pawley 6. Luke Smart 7. Matt Swann 8. Marcus Carbone

9. Bryant Hall 10. Rayhan Laulala 11. Geogio Phillips 12. Oli Samuelu 13. Filenu Finau 14. Robert McDowell 15. Brendan Hikaka Coach/es: Delany/Smith

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Nick Hannon 1. Luke Preston 2. Ben Benson 3. Ryan Trbojevich 4. Michael Ritchie 5. Jordan Reid 6. Sam Reid 7. Craig Edmondson 8. Michael Kovacic

9. Lee Robson 10. Alex Mathieson 11. Tom Martin 12. Doug Dalziel 13. Jackson Selby 14. Brian O'Toole 15. Josh Gerrard Coach/es: Sullivan/Andrews

1. Marcel Sampson 2. Daniel Simpson 3. Tim James 4. Jake Douglas 5. Daniel Johnston 6. Mickael Osmond 7. Zaxian Goode 8. Seione Kepu

9. Cain Rangi 10. Nathan Dwyer (C) 11. Jake McCarthy 12. David Reilly 13. Paul Tamale 14. John Godinet 15. Jesse McGregor Coach/es: Byrne/Smart

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Andrew Hackett 1. Omiros Fanariotis 2. Matthew Wedlake 3. Ben Field 4. Toby Paten 5. James Arnott 6. Matt Wells 7. Dan Copping 8. Tim Dalecki 12

9. Jimmy Galvin 10. Patrick Beck 11. Scott Kiely 12. Ruben Els 13. Dane Mockford 14. Thibaut Irrisou 15. Rob Cotterill Coach/es: Sheeran/Gerrard

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Nathan Simpson John Jordon Thomas Dawes Sam Boggs Heath Francis Nelson Dale Ed Leaney Ryan Alderman

9. Ryan Jennings 10. Sean Cody 11. Amanaki Pakalani 12. Mickael McLeod 13. Kane Rasmussen 14. Alex McCann 15. Joel Smith Coach/es: O'Brien/Brown


3.00 PM

NEPEAN RUGBY PARK Saturday April 20

Referee: Michael Hogan Assistant Referees: Dominic McCarthy, Charles Hartson

northern Suburbs

PENRITH

Red and Black

Black, Green, Red and Gold

Nic Curtis 1. Will Weeks 2. Cruz Ah Nau 3. Ben Matwijow 4. Chris Thomson 5. Sam Figg 6. (C) AJ Gilbert 7. Pat Sio 8. Tim Duchesne 9. Liam Windon 10. Corey Brown 11. Lachlan Porteous 12. Bill Meakes 13. Blake Murray 14. Sam Myers 15. Coach/es: Fava/Wilson

1. Peter Niumata (C) 2. Ethan Robinson-Mate 3. Sione Matangi 4. Willie Tooala 5. Sione Fifita 6. Peter Tupou 7. Owen Crozier 8. Leo Burgess 9. George Malago 10. Fokolulu Taumalolo 11. Henry Lilomaiava 12. John Maumau 13. Paueli Halafihi 14. James Umu 15. Paula Katoa Coach/es: T. Tuipulotu / Lamond

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Dominic McCarthy Bench 1. Heath Toon 2. Kerren Straker 3. Nigel Vaifale 4. Etoni Tuaki 5. David Reopoama 6. Vai Sosaite 7. Adam Barrington ( C ) 8. Toa Piukala

9. Lance Pritchard 10. Simone Moelasi 11. Kome Lehliifano 12. Trent Childs 13. Jesse Leota 14. David Afu 15. Keori Okati Coach/es: B. Tuipolotu/Su

1. Dan Murray 2. Scott Podmore 3. Karl Truijens 4. Matt White 5. Michael O'Hea 6. Lewis Dwyer 7. Tim Fitzgerald 8. Ciaran MacWhite

9. Michael Dowsett 10. Alex Lavender 11. Matt Gordon 12. Kenny Niko 13. Zander Pedan 14. Tom Redden 15. Rob Richardson Coach/es: Stokes/Seale

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Charles Hartson 1. Peterus Schoeman 9. John Blackwell 2. Luke Warwick-Smith 10. Christino Manuolevao 3. Bernard Leslie 11. Jeremy Tafau 4. Nathan McDonald 12. Sam Raniga 5. Tuikolovatu Manu 13. Keti Naumau 6. John Ford 14. Cameron Boyd 7. Sione Tukuafu 15. Siaosi Liumaunu 8. Wes Patau Coach/es: Vale / Blackwell

1. James Knight 2. Geoff Wells 3. Connor Healy 4. Seb MacGougan 5. Luke Heavey 6. Wildan Olley 7. Riki Tawhara 8. Al Hall

9. Michael Pembroke 10. Jack Grant 11. Anthony Shortis 12. Lewis Adams 13. Charlie Evans 14. Seb Burfitt 15. Justin Shortis Coach/es: Horan/Benstead

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Colm McCaughan 1. Tomasi Vaihu 2. Jeff Piukala 3. Thomas Jackson 4. Matt Childs 5. Ofa Latu 6. Sisi Maea 7. Tevita Palu 8. Ika Latu

9. King Tuipolotu 10. Teki Tuipulotu 11. Wayne Buckley 12. Kampo Sione 13. Fono Utumauu 14. Manuel Tavita 15. Sisi Tuipuloto Coach/es: King Tuipolotu

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Colm McCormack Andrew Dovgan Harry Hobden Keith Coassin Rory Collins Josh Spreag Ben Browne Will Callanan

9. Dominic Longhurst 10. Rory Marples 11. Daniel Hiep 12. Nick Marshall 13. P J Cameron 14. Juita Siata 15. Joe Jenkins Coach/es: Crowe/Moore 13


3.00 PM

T.G. MILLNER FIELD Saturday April 20

Referee: Will Houston Assistant Referees: Jamie McGregor, Ben Wawn

RANDWICK

EASTWOOD

Myrtle Green

Blue and White

Steve Noriega 1. Nio Halangahu 2. Richard Aho 3. Junior Taavili 4. Bryce Speechley 5. Tom Bennett 6. (C) Seilala Lam 7. Nathan Paila 8. Harrison Boileau 9. Toby Browne 10. Finau Makamaka 11. Terrence Hepetema 12. Tim Wright 13. Rennie Lautolo 14. Ethan Ford 15. Coach/es: Wade Kelly

1. Marty Plokstys 2. Todd Pearce 3. Dylan Brass 4. Steve Cummins 5. Mitch Lees 6. Sione Tau 7. Hugh Perrett 8. Jared Barry 9. Shanin Proctor 10. Jimmy Hilgendorf 11. Nick Batger 12. Tyler Spitz 13. Michael McDougall 14. Nick Reily 15. Ben Batger Coach/es: Manenti / Woodhouse

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Jamie McGregor Bench 1. Ferro Faalago 2. Tannous Ferris 3. Robert Lagudi 4. James Neale 5. Jordan Goddard 6. Tom Ellem 7. Kyle Shewan 8. Joey Afualo

9. Mitch Magrath 10. Ben James 11. Tim Williams 12. Blake Sutton 13. Jack Hammond 14. Mark Frost 15. Nathan Powyer Coach/es: Nilan/Harrison

1. Alex Epa Iosefa 2. Pat Hodgetts 3. Chirs Baumann 4. Geoff Ingram 5. Lai Vatadroka 6. Mark Baldwin 7. Tom Connor 8. David Parsons

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Coach/es:

James Helliwell Cayden Matehaere Tom Joseph Mark Koteczky Keith Masima Nathan Roye Jack Littlejohn Jayson Brewer

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Ben Wawn 1. Sam Behan 2. James McWade 3. Daniel Minto 4. Jack Warfield 5. Matt Prestipino 6. Chris Dan 7. Dave Piukala 8. George Kent

9. Pat O'Connor 10. Dave Sutton 11. Alex Del Moro 12. Richard Casali 13. Fili Pinono 14. Nathan Brecht 15. Gus McEntyre Coach/es: Moore/Ahearn

1. Tristan Goodbody 2. Tom Weber 3. Sam Lolo 4. William Carrick Smith 5. Thomas Weatherall 6. Matthew Mackay 7. David Vizer 8. Tasi Fanua

9. Mark Bannon 10. Brendan Davies 11. Pete Wright 12. James White 13. Allan Thompson 14. Elliot Retchin 15. Jodran Sami Coach/es: Brent Kelly

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Charles Guyatt 1. Marcus Ah Lam 2. Luke Ferris 3. Harry Morton 4. Robbie Hendricks 5. Lachie Parker 6. Murray Johnson 7. Robbie Cattanach 8. Nick Johnson 14

9. Ben Graham 10. Ben Abood 11. Paul Cividin 12. Alex Maguire 13. Ben Coady 14. Tim McDonald 15. James Martin Coach/es: Blacker/Kirckby

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Michael Celona Jarrod O'Hara Dom Edgtton Timothy Murray Scott Kennedy Chris Barron Nick Coogan Todd Martin

9. Sam Bartlett 10. Daniel Fleming 11. Evan Fletcher 12. Scott Malone 13. Lorcan Kavanagh 14. Apenisa Vasutoga 15. Ben Allard Coach/es: Matt Buckland


MERRYLANDS RSL RUGBY PARK Saturday April 20 Referee: Anthony Moyes Assistant Referees: Darren Bradley, Jason Johnson 4.30 PM

MANLY

PARRAMATTA

Red and Blue

Navy Blue and Royal Blue

Eddie Aholelei 1. Pat Leofa 2. Tim Fairbrother 3. (C) Ed Gower 4. Dylan Sigg 5. Harry Bergelin 6. Kotoni Ale 7. Andrew Davis 8. Adam Crerar 9. Sam Lane 10. Richard Hooper 11. Peter Gilmore 12. Brian Sefanaia 13. Will Helu 14. BJ Hartmann 15. Coach/es: Lane / Cummins

1. Nick Blacklock 2. Myles Hunkin 3. Chris Seuteni 4. Charlie Leaeno 5. Adam Coleman 6. Evan Olmstead 7. Rodney Ma'a 8. Andrew Cox (C) 9. Troy Lobendahn 10. Tom Woods 11. Daniel Yakopo 12. Tukia Muli 13. Damien Fakafanua 14. Tui Fa'asisila 15. Dan Rawaqa Coach/es: Christini / Fasavalu / MacDonald

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Darren Bradley Bench 1. Luke Troy 2. Junior Leota 3. Mika Polota Nau 4. Pena Dakuiniviti 5. Ian Parkinson 6. Josh Kaifa 7. Pat Searson 8. Koni Tuitupou

9. Solomona Silipa 10. Tawhiri Walsh 11. Soseni Anesi 12. Iese Leota 13. Lani Tiatia 14. Apaolo Tea Maka 15. Moses Tavola Coach/es: Carroll/Hogan

1. Dave Porecki 2. John Wunder 3. Jimmy Gentle 4. James Williams 5. Daniel Alley (C) 6. Brad Meaney 7. Mitch Daniel 8. Jason Aho

9. Max Wood 10. Tom Chesters 11. Sione Ala 12. Anthony Calavassy 13. Damien Reti 14. James Arnold 15. Marshall Milroy Coach/es: Brown / Wilson

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: Jason Johnson 1. Matt Borg 2. Josh Whale 3. Dayne Goddard 4. Aaron Wendt 5. Ryan Aniseko 6. Winnie Paulo 7. Daniel Tamone 8. Matt White

9. Chris Nay 10. Sam Yakopo 11. Josh De Rooy 12. Dom Graham 13. Ryan Hook 14. Seti Vatuvei 15. Tomu Mataika Coach/es: Tully/Folomu

1. Tyrone Rota 2. Will Pasi 3. John Baranyi 4. Carrick May (C) 5. Jack Wesson 6. Ben Cave 7. Mitch Gibson 8. Alex Schwarz

9. Jack Brisby 10. Cameron Pyne 11. Mitch Kay 12. Pete Squires 13. Corey Murphy 14. Alex Franklin 15. Sam Brisby Coach/es: Murphy / Donkin

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: Steve Macvean 1. Cameron Moshref 2. Donnovan Miller 3. Matt Toli 4. Sam Evalu 5. Nick Georpalidis 6. Gareth Dodds 7. Ryan McClean 8. Adrien Meurant

9. Daniel Tully 10. Tim Holliday 11. Junior Kolikata 12. Joseph Fuimaono 13. Jacob Kolo 14. Todd Carter 15. Brett Gillett Coach/es: Fonua/Folomu

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Dave Hart Tom Slaymaker Tom Mooney Christian James Deon Conning Anthony Barraza Danny Boland (C) Iain Griffin

9. Will Thompson 10. Sam Lloyd-Green 11. Jack Meakins 12. Steve McDonald 13. Josh Carolan 14. Marty McNamara 15. Luke Perry Coach/es: Kelly / Crerar 15


3.00 PM

CHATSWOOD OVAL Saturday April 20

Referee: Angus Gardner Assistant Referees: Brendon Farrar, James Ardern

GORDON

WEST HARBOUR

Tartan

Red, White and Black David Lolohea 1. Reg De Jager 2. Vaughan Lomax 3. Chris Simons 4. (C) Tom Games 5. Aisea Namoa 6. Cohen Masson 7. Matt Coles 8. David Osofua 9. Jack Debreczeni 10. Tito Mua 11. Winston Wilson 12. Alofa Alofa 13. Dylan Taikato-Simpson 14. Shaun Treweek 15. Coach/es: Briggs / Koen

1. Tobias Guikabau 2. Ron Hobden (C) 3. Willy Maumalanga 4. Roni Scarano 5. Seb Murphy 6. Lex Fairley 7. Gordon Broome 8. Luke Riseman 9. Terry Preston 10. Mitch Walton 11. Vesi Tokalaulevu 12. Tom Matthews 13. Lucas Simkin 14. Richie Williams 15. Will Shirvington Coach/es: Grier / Hopkins / Wallace

2nd Grade – Colin Caird Shield: 1.25 Referee: Brendon Farrar Bench 1. Hugh Cropley 2. Michael Balk 3. Salesi Maumalanga 4. Mark Johnson 5. Andrew Chapman 6. Jack Dempsey 7. Cam Thorburn 8. Mitch Lockley

9. Hamish McGilvray 10. Eric Moss 11. Michael Manners 12. Viv Maumalanga 13. Matt McDougall 14. Matthew Vaughan 15. Ryan Matthews Coach/es: Tunnah

1. James Horocks 2. Murray Scoles 3. Adam Nixon 4. Tom Patterson 5. Bradford Kapa 6. Todd Gisondi 7. Tom Andrews 8. Jono Midghall

9. Isaac Harrison 10. Kiwi Kapene-Belcher 11. Wes Talanoa 12. Graeme Kolomalu 13. Croster Mafi 14. David Moore 15. Tim Hansen Coach/es: Muller/Idstein

3rd Grade – Henderson Shield: 12.00 Referee: James Ardern 1. Aritema Ralulu 2. Levai Vono 3. Dillon Mcpherson 4. Matt Hopkins 5. Ben Rokomaqisa 6. Alex Knight 7. Steve Williams 8. John Broome

9. Mitch Hyde 10. Neil Smail 11. Nick Walker 12. Henry Broad 13. Eric Maroni 14. Kieran Lewis 15. Mark Preston Coach/es: Grant

1. Pat Micallef 2. Will Hannam 3. Rhys Sawford 4. Rob Kennedy 5. Tom Lonsdale 6. Sean Little 7. Alex Fox 8. Vaka Manu

9. Daniel Midghall 10. Chris Burnett 11. Igo Faaui 12. Iain Taylor 13. Joe Tuvitu 14. Lucas Baxter 15. Jim Vosaicake Coach/es: Treweek/Hansen

4th Grade – Henderson Cup: 10.45 Referee: James Marshall 1. Riki Carrol 2. Clement Negrier 3. Brendan Donelly 4. Fabricio Borghi 5. Michael Hegearty 6. Adam Ashcroft 7. Clement Heral 8. Pierre Durand 16

9. Rohan Pixley 10. Tristan Pixley 11. Joe Nale 12. Andrew Williams 13. Chris Hipsley 14. Daniel Marcel 15. Matt Bell Coach/es: Gibson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Ryan Coombs Pat Andrews Billy Hicks Sam Williams Luke Stewart Poreva Kirikava Benji Folioli Peter Woollett

9. Max Watson 10. Jim Pike 11. Nick Bruce 12. Tyrone Faliuga 13. Will Thorpe 14. Timoci Vulaca 15. Peter Rogers Coach/es: Horrocks


COLTS RESULTS ROUND 2 Warringah Northern Suburbs Parramatta Randwick Eastern Suburbs Southern Districts Gordon Penrith Eastwood Sydney University West Harbour Manly

GRADE RESULTS ROUND 2

C1 C2 C3 8 23 0 25 29 31 27 17 26 36 32 20 36 33 27 21 26 5 53 * * 8 Bye ** 7 0 22 50 24 32 12 17 7 43 46 14

*Gordon Colts 2 and 3 not competing ** Penrith Colts 3 not competing

Northern Suburbs Warringah Randwick Parramatta Southern Districts Eastern Suburbs Penrith Gordon Sydney University Eastwood Manly West Harbour

SS Shute Shield JRHS J R Henderson Shield CCS Colin Caird Shield JRHC J R Henderson Cup

SHUTE SHIELD LEADING TRY SCORERS

SHUTE SHIELD ROUND 2 SCORERS

B Sefanaia (Ma)

4

D Feltscheer (Wa)

3

A Alofa (WH)

3

T Preston (G)

3

A Cox (Pa)

3

Northern Suburbs 15 (AJ Gilbert, Peter Schuster tries; Corey Brown con, Scott Daruda pen) Warringah 14 (Luke Holmes, Nathan Daly tries, Dave Harvey 2 cons) Randwick 37 (Mark Kotezcky 2, Faitotoa Asa, Tim Wright tries; Toby Browne 4 cons, 3 pens) Parramatta 24 (Andrew Cox, Damien Fakafanua, Tom Woods tries; Dan Rawaqa 3 cons, 1 pen)

SHUTE SHIELD Top POINTS SCORERS T

G

P

F

Pts

T Browne (Ra)

0

6

7

0

33

T Preston (G)

3

6

2

0

33

BJ Hartmann (Ma)

0

11

0

0

22

R Saifoloi (SD)

0

3

5

0

21

J Hilgendorf (Ew)

0

4

4

0

20

B Sefanaia (Ma)

4

0

0

0

20

Southern Districts 28 (Grayson Hart, Duncan Chubb, Luke Smart tries; Rohan Saifoloi 2 cons, 3 pens) Eastern Suburbs 27 (Kuki Ma’afu 2, Sione Kolo tries; Henry Hudson 2 cons, 1 pen; Angus Sinclair 1 con, 1 pen) Gordon 42 (Terry Preston 2, Tom Mathews, Luke Rissman, Lucas Simkin, Will Shirvington tries; Terry Preston 6 cons) Penrith 5 (John Maumau try) Eastwood 34 (Nick Reily 2, Tyler Spitz, Marty Plokstys, Lachie Turner tries; Jimmy Hilgendorf 3 cons, pen) Sydney University 13 (Michael Hodge try; Daniel Kelly con, 2 pens) Manly 54 (Brian Sefanaia 3, Harry Bergelin, Tim Fairbrother, Peter Gilmore, Richard Hooper, Damien Reti tries; BJ Hartmann 7 cons) West Harbour 14 (Alofa Alofa 2 tries; Winston Wilson 2 cons)

ERIC SPILSTED COLTS’ CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Sydney Uni Norths Randwick Manly Easts Warringah Souths Gordon Eastwood Parramatta West Harbour Penrith

C1 60 54 60 60 30 30 30 30 0 6 0 0

SS CCS JRHS JRHC 15 36 50 37 14 19 0 5 37 50 50 41 24 22 12 10 28 20 10 16 27 23 3 3 5 21 17 12 42 41 64 31 13 13 29 19 34 30 15 7 54 75 39 43 14 22 12 22

C2 27 30 30 15 15 18 6 0 15 0 0 0

C3 20 20 12 8 10 0 0 0 10 10 2 0

Club championship points are calculated thus: SS x 15, Res x 8, 3rd x 5, 4th x 4, Colts 1 x 6, Colts 2 x 3 and Colts 3 x 2.

TOTAL 107 104 102 83 55 48 36 30 25 16 2 0

GREGOR GEORGE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Res 3rd 4th C1 C2 C3 Total

Manly

150 80 45 40 60 15 8 398

Norths

135 72 25 36 54 30 20 372

Randwick

90 80 50 40 60 30 12 362

Sydney Uni

75 40 50 36 60 27 20 308

Eastwood

90 72 25 16 0 15 10 228

Warringah

90 32 25 16 30 18 0 211

Souths

120 8 20 20 30 6 0 204

Gordon

75 40 25 4 30 0 0 174

Easts

15 40 25 4 30 15 10 139

West Harbour 75 0 5 4 0 0 2 86 Parramatta

0 8 0 0 6 0 10 24

Penrith

0 8 0 4 0 0 0 12 17


2013 PREMIER RUGBY COMPETITIONS COLTS 1

SHUTE SHIELD Manly Norths Souths Warringah Eastwood Randwick Gordon Sydney Uni West Harbour Easts Parramatta Penrith

P W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0

D L Bon For Ag Pts 0 0 2 82 25 10 0 0 1 42 28 9 0 0 0 46 43 8 0 1 2 88 25 6 0 1 2 50 31 6 0 1 2 63 52 6 0 1 1 53 33 5 0 1 1 57 55 5 0 1 1 42 80 5 0 2 1 41 55 1 0 2 0 45 81 0 0 2 0 15 116 0

COLIN CAIRD SHIELD Manly Randwick Eastwood Norths Gordon Easts Sydney Uni Warringah Penrith Souths Parramatta West Harbour

P W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0

D L Bon For Ag Pts 0 0 2 123 47 10 0 0 2 82 39 10 0 0 1 50 13 9 0 0 1 56 33 9 0 1 1 66 69 5 0 1 1 37 40 5 0 1 1 41 52 5 0 1 0 35 51 4 0 2 1 36 57 1 0 2 1 20 43 1 0 2 1 44 78 1 0 2 0 39 107 0

J R HENDERSON SHIELD Sydney Uni Randwick Manly Gordon Norths Eastwood Easts Warringah Souths West Harbour Penrith Parramatta

P W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0

D L Bon For Ag Pts 0 0 2 79 15 10 0 0 2 75 30 10 0 0 1 63 22 9 0 1 1 74 41 5 0 1 1 50 18 5 0 1 1 60 39 5 0 1 1 21 10 5 0 1 1 33 55 5 0 1 0 20 48 4 0 2 1 30 64 1 0 2 0 22 97 0 0 2 0 12 100 0

J R HENDERSON CUP Randwick Manly Sydney Uni Norths Souths Eastwood Warringah Gordon* Easts Penrith West Harbour Parramatta

P W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0

D L Bon For Ag Pts 0 0 2 63 13 10 0 0 2 71 22 10 0 0 1 52 12 9 0 0 1 53 20 9 0 1 1 19 11 5 0 1 0 15 22 4 0 1 0 21 47 4 0 1 1 31 40 1 0 2 1 18 32 1 0 2 1 22 47 1 0 2 1 25 65 1 0 2 0 15 74 0

18 *Gordon deducted 4 points for late forfeit

Manly Sydney Uni Randwick Norths Souths Warringah Gordon Easts Parramatta West Harbour Penrith Eastwood

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 2 2 0 0 2 112 19 10 2 2 0 0 2 109 16 10 2 2 0 0 2 67 39 10 2 2 0 0 1 73 13 9 2 1 0 1 1 68 48 5 2 1 0 1 1 52 37 5 2 1 0 1 1 60 77 5 2 1 0 1 1 41 69 5 2 0 0 2 1 36 95 1 2 0 0 2 0 24 74 0 2 0 0 2 0 20 97 0 2 0 0 2 0 19 97 0

COLTS 2

Randwick Norths Sydney Uni Warringah Manly Eastwood Easts Souths Penrith Parramatta West Harbour

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts 2 2 0 0 2 93 39 10 2 2 0 0 2 61 33 10 2 2 0 0 1 58 0 9 2 1 0 1 2 50 34 6 1 1 0 0 1 46 17 5 2 1 0 1 1 31 29 5 2 1 0 1 1 43 58 5 2 0 0 2 2 31 64 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 27 0 2 0 0 2 0 17 66 0 2 0 0 2 0 39 107 0

COLTS 3

P W D L Bon For Ag Pts Norths 2 2 0 0 2 62 0 10 Sydney Uni 2 2 0 0 2 59 22 10 Randwick 2 1 0 1 2 86 31 6 Eastwood 2 1 0 1 1 35 32 5 Easts 2 1 0 1 1 27 36 5 Parramatta 2 1 0 1 1 26 47 5 Manly 1 1 0 0 0 14 7 4 West Harbour 2 0 0 2 1 12 80 1 Warringah 1 0 0 1 0 0 31 0 Souths 2 0 0 2 0 5 40 0

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COLTS REPORT by Scott Killingworth

closeness during the match, with the score firm at 10-8 at half time and many scoring opportunities wasted early in the second half by the young Warringah backline. Gordon 53 V Penrith 8 A very physical opening ten minutes was interrupted by Gordon’s breakaway first try, triggered by a linebreak from Highlander blindside flanker Lachlan Crump. He offloaded the ball to trailing inside centre Alex Gregory for the first try of the match in a very exciting effort that began from a 22m quick tap. Penrith’s initial physical dominance in the forwards during first and second phases would often be undone thanks to the Highlander’s ability to run the ball strongly from any part of the field. This constant peppering of the Penrith defensive line meant that holes were always bound to eventuate and Brandon Quinn soon found himself scoring his first of 3 tries. Gordon’s smaller forward pack displayed some beautiful bootlace tackling all match, keeping at bay the hard running Penrith forwards who were lead well by James Alo, their gargantuan number 8. The Gordon scrum had had a tough time the week earlier and some scrumtime practice at training this week seemed to pay off, with their scrum dominant all match. Outside centre Liam Creeley became Gordon’s second hattrick hero of the day, most noteworthy was his second try, which involved him swooping on a long Penrith pass to gain an intercept and run 65 metres untouched. Penrith workhorse flanker Lei Afu was one of the Emus best and it was only fitting that he was the man to score their only try thanks to some brilliant hit and spin work. Warringah 8 V Norths 25 A linebreak from beanstalk second rower Ryley Baker for Warringah was perhaps the highlight of the match and his teammate, Centre Louis Anderson was Warringah’s best, proving impenetrable in defence all match. The final score line is by no means indicative of its

Norths steamed off with some final breakout tries much like their week before against Easts. Shoremen halfback Christian Cage put in yet another solid performance, leading a backline who’s forwards were put to task by a tough and resilient Rats pack. West Harbour 12 V Manly 43 Manly started the match without five of their usual starting XV due to commitments with the Australian U20’s camp in Canberra. The Marlins defence was tested early on with some strong running from the Pirates forwards up the middle of the park. Manly matched this with swift recycling of the ball and expansive play out wide to leave them with a handy 24-7 lead at half time. Wests again fought hard in the second half but the many Manly fill-ins making their firsts colts debut showed just how much depth the Marlins have this year with the match finishing up with a bonus point win to the men from the beaches. Eastwood 7 V Sydney University 50 The opening quarter of the match was scoreless aside from the early try from a lineout maul to the tight knit Uni team who found themselves in an arm wrestle early on against a severely depleted Woodies side. One man’s misfortune in Rugby is another man’s opportunity and Eastwood again fielded more 1sts colts debutants. Players who are beginning their 1sts colts careers slightly earlier than expected because of a number of unfortunate season ending injuries to some key Woodies players. Most noteworthy for them was player’s player Matteo Pettenon. Uni winger Phil Tuinuku was dangerous all day, awarded a couple of tries thanks to his nifty footwork and clean set of heels. Uni backrower Tom Shaw managed to be Eastwood’s Public Enemy No. 1, disrupting their ball and pulling off (Continued on Page 22) 19


ST. PAULS COLLEGE OVAL Saturday April 20 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

EASTERN SUBURBS Red, White, and Blue

Blue and Gold

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Richard Madden 1. Ben Lawley 1. Ephraim Lesa 9. Thomas Koertz 9. Andrew Ferris 2. Tom Wilson 2. Peter Gargoulakis 10. Ben Hughes 10. Jack Grant 3. Graeme Wessels 3. Rory McMullen 11. Phil Tuinuku 11. Will Rayner 4. Calum Buckling 4. Guy Beever 12. Jim Stewart 12. John Julian 5. Cameron Skelton 5. Luke Cullinane 13. Chris Ingate 13. Alex Newsome 6. Rohan O'Regan 6. Alex Edmonds (C) 14. Henry Clunies-Ross 14. Charlie Tym 7. Max Northcote-Green 7. Dan Elsom 15. Matthew Hood 15. Max Wylie 8. Sam Quinn 8. Liam Moylan Coach/es: Haigh/Cowley/Dillon Coach/es: Barlow/Rabbidge/Edwards 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: David Jones-Prichard 1. Jack Bliss 1. Liam Berry 9. Angus Pulver 9. Charlie Drayton 2. Tyne Holmes 2. Felix Van De Laak 10. Tianua Poto 10. George Mallat 3. Alex Batho 3. Jake Turnbull 11. Nick Burden 11. Will Clarke 4. Nick Coaldrake 4. Jack Unicomb 12. Jack Redden 12. Luke Brown 5. James Kennelly 5. BJ Edwards 13. Matthew Hulme 13. Lino Fenukitau 6. Jack Stanford 6. Luke Champion (C) 14. Dylan Vieira 14. Jack Cody 7. Ethan Thomas 7. Xavier May 15. Fadi Saad 15. Josh Moss Riches/Daley/Partridge 8. Ben Martin 8. Pat Fishburn Coach/es: Elford/Kacaimaiwai Coach/es: 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: Louis Meagher 1. Pat Perone 9. Will Radcliffe 1. Vincent Morsello 9. Chris O'Donnell 2. Lachlan Robinson 10. Oli Laumberg 2. Mike Van Diggelen 10. Tom Langrell 3. Dave McCathie 11. Niko Siale 3. Fergus Mitra 11. Rhys Griffiths 4. Jimmy Holyman 12. Jack Radley 4. Pita Siganisucu 12. Jason Date 5. Harrison Shaloub 13. Dave Newhouse 5. Byron Wicken 13. Mesake Tagituimua 6. Lachlan Watt 14. Henry Tilley 6. Folau Faingaa 14. Tyrone Smith 7. Ben Madgwick 15. Tim Wilson 7. Perrin Tasker 15. Harley Donoghue 8. Jack Leger-Ryan Coach/es: Gudgeon/Radcliffe/Caterson 8. Ben Sive Coach/es: Shields/Brown

FORSHAW RUGBY PARK Saturday April 20 SOUTHERN DISTRICTS Red, White, Sky Blue and Black

WARRINGAH Green and White

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Buddy Kyle 1. Cameron Orr 1. Costan Toumazos 9. Waldo Wessels 9. Callum Reid 2. Jerrome Raru 2. Zac Jones 10. Ben Arnold 10. Will Sheehan 3. Allan Ala'alatoa 3. Peter Barratt 11. Dan Browne 11. Max Jones 4. David Sulter 4. Nick Hatzi 12. Damon Brown 12. Harry McBryde 5. Harrison Orr 5. Ryley Baker 13. Trent Winterstein 13. Louie Anderson 6. Jono Canturi 6. Dylan Thompson 14. Cyril Sawaki 14. Jake Price 7. Ben Ryan 7. Dan Boxall 15. Jono Brown 15. Mike Edwards Coach/es: Barkell/Rivers 8. Albert Hemopo 8. Tim Poynting Coach/es: Fargas/Killian/Rayner 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Ross Williamson 1. Harrison Mathias 9. Liam Holt 9. Jake Lowe 2. Caleb O'Neil 10. Jack Keppel 10. Will Sheehan 3. Cam Milling 11. Dan Szabo 11. Ben Campbell 4. Jack Wheatley 12. Dom Hugget 12. Harry Suters 5. Mike Hart 13. Oliver Cupitt-Osborne 13. Alex O'Shea 6. Willis Casey 14. Andrew Kaine 14. Will Furness 7. Oli Moss 15. Nick McCarthy 15. Paddy Kelly Suter/Spedding Coach/es: 8. Nick Ritchie Coach/es: Murray Pitt 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: Benjamin Kusajda 1. Leon Koro 1. Mike Rand 9. James Wheelen 9. Ian Luciano 2. Jack Mealey 2. Max Antliff 10. Matt Booth 10. Sam Rose 3. James Opacak 3. James Passmore 11. Callach McChann 11. Jake Bate 4. Ewen Johnson 4. Grant Edmonson 12. Tuti Hamono 12. Nick Condon 5. Stewart Wilson 5. Jake Price 13. Donald Light 13. Harry Thompson 6. Dylan Turner Williams 6. James Norrish 14. Chris Yang 14. Mitchell Rosic 7. Brad Winchester 7. Jake Boroughs 15. Mark Taute 15. Jono Miller Coach/es: Hopkins/Fletcher Coach/es: Sean Killian 8. Bradley Molla 8. Ryan Armstrong 1. Lewis Mitchell 2. Ricky Hunter 3. Matangi Sau 4. Andrew Wilson 5. Milan Volavola 6. Elijah Suter 7. Luke Irvine 8. David McGrath

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COOGEE OVAL Saturday April 20 RANDWICK

EASTWOOD

Myrtle Green

Blue and White

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Matt Kellahan 1. Paris Cockinos 1. Joel Whitlock 9. Gerard Mctaggart 9. Matthew Parkinson 2. Jack Guilfoyle 2. James Holden 10. Andrew Norton 10. Daniel De Santis 3. Henry Leslie 3. Daniel Contreras 11. Zac Guilfoyle 11. Ben Kaafi 4. Jock Armstrong 4. Matthew Matson 12. Oliver Nicholson 12. Jackson Bird 5. Charles Melsom 5. Ben Renshaw (C) 13. Aiden Anderson 13. Sione Kupu 6. Daniel Hughes 6. Tom Murphy 14. Jack Pennington 14. Sione Fangia 7. Jack Johnson 7. Hamish Hall 15. Haynes Wileman 15. Zac Atallah 8. Jesse Harris 8. Gareth Linaker Coach/es: James Tesoriero Coach/es: Moyes/Steel 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Richard Sheahan 1. Morgan Smith 1. Sione Tangi 9. Jack Whitaker 9. Will Skelton 2. Max Helliwell 2. Patrick Ferris 10. Kieran Knight 10. David Conlon 3. James Munro 3. Tschan Tschan 11. James Hiley 11. Ishaq Nasiri 4. Jake Rutherford 4. Adam De Santis 12. Bronson Garlick 12. Ben Abbott 5. Zac Wheeler 5. Tim Bartlett 13. Taniela Mailanga 13. Charlie Connolly 6. Rowan McGowan 6. Eddie Turk 14. Thomas Windeatt 14. Nick Tregoning 7. Kurt Spurr 7. Angus McCaffrey (C) 15. Harrison Gould 15. Brendan Maxworthy Peter Allen 8. Moana Lolesi 8. Connor O'Gorman Coach/es: Fairfull/Fangaloka Coach/es: 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: Matt Abraham 1. Simon Galluzzo 1. Cameron Minto 9. Alex Peterson 9. Patrick Stark 2. Harry Hales 2. Andrew Walker 10. Nathan Steyne 10. David Konstantopoulos 3. Sean Picone 3. Blake Harvey 11. Michael Lo Presti 11. Sam Lyndon 4. Teejay Whakaruru 4. Nareg Nazarian 12. Alex Koerber 12. Justin Maloney 5. Lewis Taie 5. Will McManus 13. Louis Tsagaris 13. Luke Watson 6. John Sommerville 6. Patrick Benson 14. Michael Koutsoudis 14. Martin Wahbe 7. Lewis Mayberry 7. Michael Salvadore 15. Ned Robinson 15. Marcus Creais 8. John Stevens 8. Sam Martin Coach/es: Briant Kareroa Coach/es: Neil Tyler

MANLY OVAL Saturday April 20 MANLY Red and Blue

PARRAMATTA Navy Blue and Royal Blue

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Neil Favager 1. Rory O'Connor 1. Louis Musson 9. Nic Smart 9. Liam Tully 2. Ben Carolan 2. Nathan Oliver 10. Reece Hodge (C) 10. Cale Angeloni 3. Alex Brand 3. James Benton 11. Jack Lapa 11. Luke Casey 4. Matthew Philip 4. Cormac Burke 12. Benson Fakai 12. Adam Robinson 5. Karel Lloyd 5. Ash Goddard 13. Lalakai Foketi 13. Jackson Canning 6. Rhys Dombkins 6. Evan Tuckwell 14. Ryan Squires 14. John Shalala 7. Will Taverner 7. Riley Jacobsen 15. Mike Howard 15. Justin Paulo Coach/es: Harvey / Mills Tuckwell/Richardson Coach/es: 8. Vinny Baranyi 8. Jarrod Matairavula 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Col Dagger 1. Scott White 1. Jason Albert 9. Dan Jeffrey 9. Louis Ramsay 2. Tom Morrison 2. Peter Ma'a 10. Ellis Abrahams 10. Dean Austin 3. James Young 3. Jordan Healy 11. Chris King 11. Emosi Navusolo 4. Spencer Deck 4. Robert Donaldson 12. Jack Eades 12. Tony Palemia 5. Adam Purvis 5. Lawrence Toevai 13. Jordan Menzies 13. Garth Boila 6. James Kingston (C) 6. Sam Shepherd 14. Robert Arnold 14. Malcolm Van Wyk 7. Henry Tier 7. Jake Digby 15. Ryan Taylor-Dennehy 15. Jordan Lewis Coach/es: Beer / MacDonald 8. Kitione Latu 8. Siofilisi Sikalu Coach/es: Slattery/Knight 3rd Grade Colts: 12.20 pm Referee: Oli Le Lievre 1. Peau Baranyi 1. Seaton Kenna 9. Murray Cox 9. Scott Cole 2. Liam Routledge 2. Michael Saofia 10. Tom Crisp 10. Tut Grant-Cairns 3. Keiran Healy 3. Tai Mose 11. Sam Duke 11. Fortune Atuakpoho 4. Fraser Bursle 4. Sam Brown 12. Brad Clarke 12. Luke Meehan 5. Jackson Cooper 5. Siatua Solease 13. Isaac O'Shea 13. Sua Seupule 6. Will Cronin 6. Jake Richardson 14. Saula Serukeibau 14. Henry Waqataiwera 7. Tommy Antozzi 7. Cameron Hutt 15. Jesse Moffat 15. John Taulaga Coach/es: Chilton Coach/es: Dowden 8. Wayne Anae 8. Ethan Matthews

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BON ANDREWS OVAL Saturday April 20 NORTHERN SUBURBS Red and Black

PENRITH Black, Green, Red and Gold

1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Mark Newbury 1. Oscar Pryor-Lees 1. James Alo 9. Christian Cage 9. Cameron Crowe 2. Nick Hall 2. George Stamper 10. Josh Kay 10. Laione Iosefa 3. Max Jones 3. Andrew Zinglini 11. George Haltmeier 11. Semaia Magalogo 4. Connor Vest 4. Iosua Tonga 12. Steane Davies 12. Sione Hokafonu 5. Jack Booker 5. Vili Taufuí 13. John Porch 13. Brandon Nasio 6. Jake harding 6. Lachlan Ruskin 14. Tim Duncan 14. David Isopo 7. Brendan Haddad 7. Tevita Kolobe 15. Lachlan Creagh 15. Tasesa Magalogo 8. Sam Croke 8. Lei Afu Coach/es: Hall/Archibald Coach/es: Fotofili / Lee 2nd Grade Colts: 1.35 pm Referee: Max Hearn-Sarchfield 1. Willie Ahosivi 1. Feku Latai 9. Harry Jenkins 9. Alipate Lausii 2. Sam Kitchen 2. Kelepi Tuuhoko 10. Joe Callaughan 10. Alexander Brunt 3. Luke Burton 3. Filipo Onesemo 11. Jack Philp 11. Zac Cotterill 4. Ben Molloy 4. Thorne Piilua 12. Sam Barclay 12. James Nasio 5. Jack Davies 5. Sanele Penese 13. Phil Haltmeier 13. Sebastian Leuila 6. Oliver Nutbeen 6. Solomona Iosefa 14. Pierce Richards 14. Michael Taateo 7. Jasper Kelly 7. Zachary Vuki 15. Harry Bartholomew 15. Raymond Magalogo Nolan/Johnson 8. Hayden Burns 8. Simote Afu Coach/es: Ben Manu Coach/es:

CONCORD OVAL Saturday April 20 WEST HARBOUR

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big tackles throughout the match. Halfback Tom Koertz and Prop Tom Robertson got the student’s two final tries of the day in a physical but scrappy match that featured 33 penalties and 86 handling errors between the two sides. Eastern Suburbs 36 V Southern Districts 21 Souths were even harder hit by rep commitments than Manly this week, having to play without seven men from their usual 1st XV thanks to the Australia 20’s camp in Canberra and the CHS tour of New Zealand.

Flying Fijian Cyril Sawaki was dangerous for Souths all day and together with Cameron Orr ensured that the Rebels were always in the match. Cameron managed to acquire two tries of his own. No mean feat by any means for a prop. 22

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1st Grade Colts: 3.00 pm Referee: Roberta Barnett Saila Saipele 1. Luke Gardener 9. Alec Palmer 9. Theo Karantzias Jonathon Palmer 2. Tonga Tangitau 10. Steve Hayter 10. Iggy Woods Jack Ulu 3. Oliver Cropley 11. Michael Dyason 11. James Blackwood Othello Heka 4. Lochlan Camp 12. Alex Gregory 12. Daniel Carr Jacob Olliffe 5. Alex Liggins 13. Liam Creeley 13. Joe Tafili Kelepi Leao 6. Jack Mcguire 14. Brandon Quinn 14. Ekiaki Politoni Hugh Blaxland 7. Hugh Donaldson 15. Oliver Campbell 15. Jet Yates Coach/es: Gudmunson/Agah/Simpson 8. Olivier Damas Marvin Taalili Naati/Grayson Coach/es:

A disallowed try for the Rebels in the final 5 minutes was transformed a minute later by a opportunist Beasties backline, putting the game out of reach and ensuring their first victory of the season. Alex Edmonds and Andrew Ferris again excelled for Easts, both being the glue for their forwards and backs respectively. Parramatta 27 V Randwick 36 Randwick acquired back-to-back wins thanks to yet another display of expansive and exciting running rugby. Parramatta’s back row was again dominant in a losing side and showed they are ready for a tussle with competition heavyweights Manly this week. Could Colts Coordinators please submit match reports to ScottKill@outlook.com.


Women’s Sevens players look towards the 2016 Olympics by Terry Smith Onlookers were stunned by the skills and speed of many of the girls when more than 150 players from 14 teams contested the National Women’s Sevens championship at Riverview College last weekend. With the lure of a Sevens tournament at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, more and more of them are pulling on a pair of rugby boots. Girls like Sydney schoolgirls Brooke Anderson and Tiana Penitani, who went to Hong Kong and China last month with the Australian team. However, it was Matt Giteau’s sister Kristy who stole the show on the final day of the national title. Playing in only her second tournament since giving birth to daughter Noa, thirty-two year old Kristy swept in for a hat trick of tries to lift the ACT to a 24-22 victory over Touch Football Australia after trailing 17-5 at halftime. Kristy says: “Rugby is now a year to year thing for me, but who could say no to a trip to the Olympics?” With Brazil in mind, officials have been busily holding training camps throughout Australia under coach Chris Lane in a bid to discover exciting new

talent for the various events in all parts of the world. Next month the girls are off to the tournaments in Amsterdam and London which are an aperitif to a defence of the World Cup Sevens title in Moscow at the end of July. Captivated by a trip to the Olympics, girls are coming in droves from rugby league and touch to sample the joys of rugby, while netball star Mo’onia Gerrard and Lauren Eagle, a professional boxer of note, have shown interest in playing Sevens. Last weekend saw teams from NSW, Queensland, the ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, plus Touch Football Australia, Australian Oztag, the national Papua-New Guinea side, Barbarians and the Lloyd McDermott national indigenous team. The ACT, Queensland White, Touch Football Australia and Australian Oztag won their respective pools, with Queensland Red capturing the Plate final, Victoria the Bowl final and Papua-New Guinea the Shield. Player of the tournament was ACT captain Sharni Williams.

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Shontelle Stowers (NSW Blues) slips past Dalena Dennison (QLD Reds) to score a try during the 2013 National Women’s Rugby Championship.

Bill Pulver (at right), CEO of the Australian Rugby Union, was one of the many rugby supporters at the National Women’s Sevens Championship. 25


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Gordon players receive Scholarships through new Sponsor Partner, UTS. by Terry Smith A scholarship partnership with University of Technology, Sydney, has begun as Gordon bids to get back to the club’s glory days when the Highlanders were boosted by potential Wallabies coming from the thousands of juniors playing in the Gordon area. Super Rugby and other clubs are awash with them. “We’ve lost so many of them and it’s been our fault,” admitted one official. “Look at the boys who have come through and don’t play for Gordon. Now we’ve got a new board which is pro-active in providing a pathway for Gordon juniors in both their academic and rugby careers.” Mercenaries are no longer welcome, says club president Dr David McGilvray. The only financial inducement is a virtual honorarium paid to first graders for a win. Nothing more. Each player gets the same amount. For far too long, according to their rivals, Sydney University have enjoyed a virtual monopoly of the State’s most extravagant rugby talent through their rugby scholarships. Randwick were first to announce eight scholarships at the University of NSW and now Gordon has stepped up. As part of the sponsorship agreement with the University of Technology, Sydney, eight Gordon players have been awarded Gordon Rugby/UTS Scholarships at either the Broadway or Lindfield campus of the UTS as a pathway to their chosen career while playing for the Highlanders. Recipients of the eight scholarships (six of them Gordon juniors) awarded to date include Jack Dempsey, an Australian Schools, NSW Schools and Riverview flanker who is a nephew of former

Five of Gordon’s new UTS Scholarship holders. L to R: Ryan Matthews, Jack Dempsey, Jack Maguire, Luke Rissman and Tom Matthews at Chatswood Oval.

L to R: Elizabeth Brett, UTS Union CEO, Aimee Purcell - Sport and Recreation Manager - UTS Union,Tom Matthews

Wallaby Tony Dempsey. Another is Tom Matthews (ex Knox) who already is Gordon’s regular inside-centre. Other scholarship winners are Luke Rissman (ex-Knox), Ryan Matthew (ex-Knox), Jack Partfitt (ex-Queensland Schools), Hartley Pyke (ex-Central Coast), Matthew Hayter (formerly Barker) and Jack McGuire (ex-Knox). Waratah coach Michael Cheika and his assistants and the ARU High Performance people have already come for clinics for the local schools and junior coaches, with the latter visiting Chatswood Oval on Wednesday. Of course, the scholarships are the tip of a mini-financial iceberg which, according to Dr McGilvray, has seen the club’s sponsorship increase by 600 per cent in the last two years. The new board has introduced a business acumen which has been lacking. Other new major sponsors are the Sydney Adventist Hospital, better known as the San, and Outkast, a commercial fit-out company. Add to them home ventilators Ventis and the Lindfield Corporate Centre, which houses Gordon’s new offices, and you have a formidable group. Changes at coach, as well. The men in Gordon tartan now have Jason Greier, Ross Hopkins (forwards) and Tim Wallace, the old Wallaby pivot who is the backline mastermind. Wallaby props Mark Hartill and Andrew Blades pop in to lend a hand. Things are looking good for the men in Gordon tartan. 27


WILSO’S WHISPERS by Bob Wilson

The Mid North Coast Rugby Union who are sponsored by the Tallwoods and Harrington Waters Golf Courses, participated in the NSW Country Championships after a few years absence. It was a long hard haul for the “Axemen” who performed well and played an open style of Rugby throughout the Tournament. They were the most improved Zone at the Country Championships with captain and half-back, Adam McCormack (Hastings Valley) along with five-eighth, Sam McNeil (Port Macquarie) being rewarded with selection in the NSW Country Cockatoos Squad, while Under 20’s utility player, Stuart McVicar (Coffs Harbour) made the NSW Country Colts Squad. Prior to the Country Championships former Wallaby and current Australian Forwards Coach, Andrew Blades and NSW Country Cockatoos Forwards Coach and ex NSW Waratahs&Randwick Coach, Mark “Jock” Giacheri put them through their paces at several training sessions. The Tallwoods and Harrington Waters Golf Courses were recently purchased by entrepreneur a n d b u s i n e s s m a n , Ti m Fo r d w i t h h u g e improvements being made to the golf course, conference centre, restaurant, clubhouse and resort accommodation. The new General Manager, Steve Alborough is a true Rugby man having played in Sydney and Country and recently at the go ahead Balmain Rugby Club whose past coach was former Easts hooker, Elia Economou the mine

MNCRU Executive Officer Bob Wilson and Tallwoods & Harrington Waters Golf Course General Manager, Steve Alborough. 28

host of Dicks Hotel at Balmain. Former Easts Rooster and Wallaby, Ryan Cross also played for the club last year while French International, Sebastian Chabal, Wallabies Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau also had the occasional run while more recently Matt Dunning has joined forces for this season. On top of his busy schedule at the Golf Club, Steve is also coach of the Wallamba Bulls at Nabiac. If you want a great holiday, weekend away at the beach with the family or a hectic time with your golfing mates check out Tallwoods Golf’s website www.tallwoodsgolf.com.au or email reservations@ tallwoodsgolfresort.com.au as well as phone 6557-3900. Still on the Coast it was good to see former NSW Country Junior Cockatoo, Jed Holloway make his debut for the Waratahs recently.A decade after first playing rugby at the Woonona Shamrocks club where his dad was a coach, 19-year-old lock Jed Holloway secured his first professional rugby contract, joining the HSBC Waratahs Extended Player Squad for the 2013 season. Holloway made his NSW debut in round seven of this season, coming off the bench against the Western Force at Allianz Stadium. Jed was born in Wollongong but moved to NSW’s Far North Coast at the age of 9 and went on to play for the same Yamba Buccaneers Juniors as did his Southern Districts and NSW team-mate, Kane Douglas. Congratulations goes to Jed Holloway on his debut this year. Eastwood’s Bernardo “Barney” Wood played his 100th Grade game for the club last week. With his surname it is appropriate he plays for the ‘Woodies’. Owen Glenn who is co-owner of the New Zealand Warriors Rugby League team with Eric Watson was the major sponsor and financial backer of the Belmont Shore Rugby Club in Southern California for many years. He thought he spent a lot of money supporting the Rugby Club in the USA but it would be petty cash compared to what his outgoings are now. A good man with a big heart ! If you have any stories or news please email to bobw@wireless2way.com.au


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