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Upper Hutt Leader : June 15th 2011
47 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 15, 2011 SPORT Swim, stick, jump, stick, splash, stick, run, stick. ®Registered trade mark Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Ltd. Auckland. DA1710MT. NZ6484/11. New BAND-AID® Waterproof Tough-StripsTM will stick with them through anything. BAND-AID® Sports Kid of the Week Nominate someone you know to be the BAND-AID® Sports Kid of the Week! Just send us their name, address and daytime phone number, along with a photo and brief outline of what makes them a great sporting kid. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before 4pm 21/6/2011. JORDAN McCRYSTALL Port Nicholson Poneke Cycling Club Jordan raced in the Karapoti Classic Mountain Bike Race in 2010, riding a distance of 20km, aged just 10½. Jordan was PNP Club Champ in 2010. Cycling is his passion and he often trains with his father giving 110% to cycling. 3807142AA Tell us your SPORTING LEGEND Celebrating our City's top sporting heroes and legends, the Cossie Club is to host an evening of great food and entertainment on the 7th October. Guests of honour will include rugby greats -- John Kirwan and David Campese, along with a variety of local sporting legends. WIN tickets to Legends Dinner Tell us who your local sporting heroes or legends are and go into a draw to win two tickets to the Cossie Club's Sporting Legends Dinner. Email your suggestions to email@example.com (only one entry per person) stating who your hero is and one of their achievements by the 30th June 2011. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION LEADING UP TO THE EVENT. A rude rugby awakening By COLIN WILLIAMS An off-kilter effort, especially defensively, saw Upper Hutt facing the reality of Jubilee Cup rugby and simply not measuring up. Any momentum from their three-win run into the second-round cup went out the back door at the Polo Grounds on Saturday as they were dis- membered by Ories 7-38, one well-taken try to six. The high injury count from the previous game hurt, with a makeshift midfield combination not handling their straight running opposition while, manful though the forward effort was, there were too many turnovers and basic set piece problems for the side to mount any sustained pressure. Young Christian Lloyd was an exception at lock, Campbell Beckett was again industrious and Kayne Hammington continued his good form at halfback, but everyone else seems to play in fits and starts while the sight of Jason Woodward favouring a leg and leaving the field with 10 minutes to play shapes as a worry. Upper Hutt are away again on Saturday, against Marist St Pats (Evans Bay, 2.15pm). In the Hardham Cup, Rimutaka were competi- tive in going down to Old Boys-Uni, probably the strongest side they will meet in their push for promotion to premier rugby next year. The Rimutaka fullback Matene Te Whetu, scored his side's opening try in a first half which saw OB-U leading 16-10. Walter Treivianius, the big prop, scored the side's only second-half try in a game where OB-U grabbed the bonus point with four tries. The 17-33 score at the Basin Reserve flattered OB-U, who only made the game safe in the last quarter, while other Hardham results -- Avalon flogging Tawa and the Norths seconds beating the Wests premiers -- may prove, later, to be of real significance to Rimutaka. The Taka travel to Ian Galloway Park to play what may be a troubled Wests outfit (2.15pm). A win there, a virtual eight pointer, will set the locals' campaign on fire in a competition where to win promotion Rimutaka only have to finish higher, after the seven round-robin games, than one of the four Swindale Shield sides (OB-U, Tawa, Avalon and Wests). Sin-bin inspires The Upper Hutt rugby league Tigers defied the odds, and the consecutive sin-binning of two players, to grab just their second win of the season on Saturday. Playing St George, the Tigers came home on a match-winning try, their fifth of the game, to win 26-20 after being down 14-10 at halftime. The Tigers, arguably, won the game when they battled manfully with just nine players to stop St George rattling on serious points and taking the game away from the Cannons Creek visitors. Despite the dual sin-binning, the team were then able to hit back near the end of the game, a performance which speaks volumes for their atti- tude. The win lifts the side to sixth on the Apple- ton Shield table, ahead of University and St George.They are home of their beloved Whakatiki Park but up against Wainuiomata, sitting second on the table, and always a tough opponent. The kick-off is at 2.30pm. Rimutaka's valiant effort not enough for victory One hand: A focused Katherine Beckett has the ball in her Rimutaka side's first round final against Naenae White in Hutt Valley premier netball. Photo: DEAN PEMBERTON A brave Rimutaka Rugby team was not good enough to stop the netball machine that was Naenae White in the final of the Hutt Valley premier first round. Naenae won 52-43 after storming out to a 19-6 first quarter lead which, try as they might, Rimutaka were not able to fully peg back. That they got to within four goals in the last 15 speaks volumes for a local side which was without three top-ranked players, Sharyna Te Puia, Jess Peryer and Geneva Webber. Rimutaka also had a couple of players on court nursing injuries, including Louise Wharakura, who hobbled off with an ankle problem in the last quarter. However, goal attack Kathleen Beckett stamped her authority on the game from the outset as the linch- pin of Rimutaka, playing intelligent netball around the court and shooting with accuracy throughout the game. Another to step up well was tall defender Ally Dickens. Both sides were unbeaten going into Thursday's game at the Walter Nash Stadium in what amounted to a virtual final. And both teams will go for- ward to division one of the Wellington Regional Super League from Saturday. The other locals, Maidstone United, will be there too. Playing for third in the premier table, the maroons paid the price for a poor third quarter, going down 53-45 to Naenae Blue who, along with Convent Old Girls, also go through to the regional play. These three sides will be in division two of the seven-week competition. Rimutaka's opening game is against SMOG on Saturday (4.45pm) at the Walter Nash Stadium. Maidstone play Convent at 3.30pm that day at the same venue.
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