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Upper Hutt Leader : May 25th 2011
48 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 25, 2011 SPORT 3 Geange St Upper Hutt Phone 528 8409 Open: Mon/Tues/Wed 7am - 6pm • Thurs/Fri 7am - 7pm • Sat 7am - 5pm Upper Hutt • Free Parking • Friendly People www.emw.co.nz Upper Hutt's favourite family butchers for over 60 years O O O O O Open: M M M M Mo n/ / / / / /T T T T Tu es/ / / / / /W W W W Wed d d d d7 7 7 7am 6 6 6 6 6pm•T T T T Th h h h hurs/ / / / / /F F F F Fri i i i i7 7 7 7am 7 7 7 7pm•S S S S S Sat t t t7 7 7 7am 5 5 5 5pm U U U U Upper H H H H Hut t t tt t t t • F F F F Free P P P P Park k k k ki i i i ing • F F F F Fri i i i iend d d d dl l l l lyP P P P Peopl l l l le www emw co nz BUY $20.00 OF RUMP STEAK AND WE WILL GIVE YOU 1 KG CHICKEN PIECES SAUSAGE OF THE WEEK OLD ENGLISH MEATY PORK BACK BONES 1.5 KG FOR JUST $10.00 BACON ENDS MINCED FROZEN PET FOOD 2304462CZ FREE BUY $10.00 OF CRUMBED SCHNITZEL AND WE WILL GIVE YOU $10.00 OF CRUMBED SCHNITZEL FREE KG $4.99 3KG $3.99 Locals back in the game By COLIN WILLIAMS Upper Hutt put their recent home game horrors behind them, and their Jubilee Cup aspirations back on track, when they came from behind to beat Tawa 32-29 in a pulsating game of premier rugby on Saturday. The win came after a tepid opening five minutes in which poor defence and errors aplenty saw Tawa race out to a 17-point lead and Upper Hutt looking down the barrel. They never panicked though, and were organised in settling the game and getting and keeping for- ward dominance. Two Jason Woodward penalties brought reward before halftime. Then Upper Hutt hit hard with good team tries to an impressive Ray Sio and a new and likely looking winger in Max Pearson. Tawa scored a third try to take back a six-point lead and ask Upper Hutt to come from behind again. They did this via two Wood- ward tries and two Woodward conversions, the second score an 80-metre sideline burst after step- ping through a bunch of defenders. Woodward collected the points (22 for the match, 126 in nine games for the season) and the accolades. Fair enough, but this was a good team effort built on an excellent pack, physical domin- ance in carrying the ball and com- mitment and creativity all round. Sio, Campbell Beckett and Anaru Rangi had strong games in the forwards while Kayne Ham- mington, George Faingaa and, Woodward were all backs of merit. Upper Hutt held a critical eight- point lead till the final seconds when Tawa scored their fourth try. So there was a last play blip again but this week it did not mat- ter. Upper Hutt were home and they were winning at home, at last. The win, and the five points, sneaks Upper Hutt back into the top eight with two games to play against the Swindale Shield s two bottom sides in Avalon (Saturday, Fraser park, 3pm) and Wests. It s cut throat for several teams looking to play the second round Jubilee Cup and while the locals might look to have the best of the draw both games simply have to be won, and won well. Important wins on Saturday to Rimutaka and Upper Hutt, in senior one and senior two compe- tition respectively, make the pro- motion aspirations of both sides look good but, with two games to play, not guaranteed. Rimutaka, looking to play in the Hardham Cup, are a point outside the qualifying top four after beat- ing Tawa 29-15 and will look to gather five points this week from a broken Stokes Valley who defaulted their game on Saturday while the second and fourth sides, Norths and Poneke, will play each other. In senior two, another big Upper Hutt win (48-13 over John- sonville) put them top, on points, in a competition where the first two sides after Saturday week s final round will be promoted to senior one. Upper Hutt play fifth-placed Avalon on Saturday (Fraser Park, 1.15pm). Up and running: The pace is on at the boys' year 6 race at the Upper Hutt primary schools cross country event at Harcourt Park on Sunday. See page 46 and The Young Ones for more. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS Triple treat for bowls club By COLIN WILLIAMS Trifecta! Bowls Upper Hutt picked up three titles at its sport s recent regional awards night, including the prestigious Club of the Year. It s a pretty good result, says an understated long time chair- man John Hanning who picked up the Bowls Wellington Adminis- trator of the Year. The club s third success went to greenkeeper, Geoff Adams, who also manages the playing surfaces at the Hutt and Wainuiomata clubs. The Upper Hutt Bowling Club, now rebranded as Bowls Upper Hutt, will celebrate its centenary in 2012 in good heart with success in its trail after meeting demand- ing criteria on many levels to scoop the coveted club award. At a time when most sports are finding it more difficult to interest volunteers to take on club man- agement responsibilities, Bowls Upper Hutt has been fortunate to have maintained a strong and well qualified group of members to ensure the club is well managed in all areas, the awards night infor- mation says. Mr Hanning, who is also chair- man of Bowls Wellington, has been on the Upper Hutt club s executive for more than 20 years, is a former president and has served as chairman since 2000. Mr Adams has produced two greens at Bowls Upper Hutt which are the equal of, or better than, many Wellington centre clubs. The effort and sheer hard work Geoff gives . . . is nothing short of phenomenal, his nomination says. Regional titles for Mr Hanning and Mr Green and Bowls Upper Hutt will be forwarded to the national awards in August.
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