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Upper Hutt Leader : July 13th 2011
56 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 13, 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 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 Upper Hutt's favourite family butchers for over 60 years OLD ENGLISH CASSEROLE CHICKEN PIECES $3.99 KG $4.99 KG SAUSAGE OF THE WEEK WHOLE EXPORT QUALITY SCOTCH FILLETS $13.99 KG BEST RESULTS (COOK SLOWLY) MEATY PORK BACK BONES 2304462DG FREE BUY $10.00 OF CRUMBED SCHNITZEL AND WE WILL GIVE YOU $10.00 OF CRUMBED SCHNITZEL SAUSAGE MEAT PACK'S 500GM FOR JUST $2.60 EACH SLICED FREE Rimutaka in the promotion hunt By COLIN WILLIAMS Water feature: Rimutaka captain Martin Asiata is about to hit the depths as he slides between two Tawa defenders. Asiata was a stand- out in Rimutaka's crucial 12-6 win in atrocious conditions at Maoribank Park on Saturday. Photo: PETER MCDONALD A brave Rimutaka team defied the conditions, including a game-threatening hailstorm, to beat Tawa in Hardham Cup rugby and take a big step towards winning promotion to premier status next year. Four first half penalties to Te Ari Mahuri and the use'' of a howling wind gave Rimutaka what turned out to be a match-winning buffer in what was always going to be a low-scoring affair. Tawa scored the game's only try, and the match's last score, at three-quarter time, before Rimutaka showed their worth, absorbing plenty of pressure in defending their tryline. It got a bit hairy there. They had us under pressure but we held them off,'' coach Logan Ilisays. We showed a lot of character and we were disciplined in giving very few penalties away.'' Mahuri's goal-kicking accuracy was valuable on the most demanding of days, while the stand-outs in a committed forward effort were the captain and No 8 Martin Asiata and the club's player of the day, the big prop Mat Lambert. The win, with two round-robin games to play, is the first leg in a Rimutaka must-do list as they (and Wests, Avalon and Tawa) battle for the three available premier spots. Rimutaka meet Avalon on Saturday, at Fraser Park at 3pm and Ili says they, like all teams, will be looking for better conditions. Hailstorm and heavy weather takes its toll By COLIN WILLIAMS A freak hailstorm, big winds and heavy rain caused havoc and abandonment to sport in Upper Hutt on Saturday afternoon. Premier rugby league was the big casualty, with the abandon- ment of the Upper Hutt Tigers' game at Whakatiki Park against Porirua after 10 minutes' play. The game, with a 2.30pm kick- off, was made unplayable as hail- stones, half the size of marbles, came down in buckets. It got dark as; there were a few flashes of lightning over Wallaceville hill and then it hit,'' Tigers coach Tyrone Paikea said. They were the worst con- ditions. The hailstones just came in sheets and sheets, stinging the players. It was quite brutal and everyone scattered to the trees or any cover but it just kept up.'' With the Tigers leading 4-0, the referee huddled with both teams and announced the game was called off because of player safety, Paikea said. Up the River Rd, the hailstorm also hit Maoribank Park as the players were warming up'' for the Rimutaka-Tawa Hardham Cup rugby game. The storm looked to have cleared for the 3pm game start but it returned 15 minutes in. The pads on the goalpost uprights were ripped off and sailed away up the field early on. The referee brought the captains and coaches together and said if there was agreement the game could be called off,'' Rimu- taka coach Logan Ili said. We were leading and I said no, let's play on and see how it goes.'' The conditions did improve, but the playing surface was virtually underwater as the players manfully battled the conditions. The Jubilee Cup game between Upper Hutt and Petone at Maidstone Park was also con- sidered for abandonment when the hill was hit hard. The conditions were, arguably, better than at Maoribank, where more hail returned briefly. College's First XV home rugby games between Hutt Inter- national Boys School (and Scots) and Upper Hutt (and Tawa) were also cancelled.
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