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Upper Hutt Leader : July 20th 2011
64 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 20, 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 Open: M M Mon/ / / /T T Tues/ / / /W W Wed d d7 7am 6 6 6pm • T T Th h hurs/ / / /F F Fri i i7 7am 7 7pm • S S S Sat t7 7am 5 5pm U U Upper H H Hut tt t • F F Free P P Park k ki i ing • F F Fri i iend d dl l ly P P Peopl l le Upper Hutt's favourite family butchers for over 60 years 2304 462 D H 30446 23 H 2DH XMAS PACK 1x 4kg approx Cooked Ham on Bone 1x 3kg approx Pork Roast 1x Leg of fresh Spring Lamb 1x 2kg Rolled Roast Beef Awesome on the Spit BBQ 1x Size 14 Chicken $179 ALL THIS FOR JUST MEAT LOVERS BBQ PACK 2x 10 BBQ Steak (plain or marinated) 2x 10 Stevo's Meat Patties 2x 10 Beef Kebabs 1kg Stevo's (award winning) Beef Sausages 1kg Lamb BBQ Chops 1kg Lamb BBQ Spare Ribs $89 ALL THIS FOR JUST SIDES OF PORK 20kg Pack and Labelled at NO EXTRA COST PLUS WE WILL MAKE THE LEG INTO HAM ABSOLUTELY FREE $179 ONLY JUST 22 WEEKS TILL CHRISTMAS Order or layby your Christmas Meat Pack now and beat the price rises!!! 'Taka one win from history By COLIN WILLIAMS Rimutaka are just one win away from premier status and creating rugby history. A come-from-behind win over Avalon, in the most demanding of circumstances, has left the Maoribank Park club in the box seat for promotion for the first time in the club's 30-year history. The side's objectives for this Saturday are simple. They must beat bottom-placed Hutt Old Boys-Marist in the final round-robin Hardham Cup game (and a four-try, bonus point win would be all the more cause for celebration.) Avalon, now threatened with relegation, sit equal with Rimu- taka on the table. They meet an unbeaten 0ld Boys-Uni and, if by some miracle the sides do finish equal, Rimu- taka will go up because of Saturday's 18-13 result. Rimutaka had to overcome a 13-point deficit, and the knocking unconscious of one of their big performers, lock Aaron Kelly, to make their long-held promotion dream an almost reality''. Although Rimutaka made a lot of the early running they gifted Avalon a runaway try and with what coach Logan Ili accepts as poor ill-discipline'', another six points for a worrying 13-point deficit. An increasingly fractious affair then saw Kelly being knocked out and a lengthy stoppage which ended with the game, already on a Fraser Park outfield, moved alongside. I said to the boys that they had to use what happened to Aaron as a motivation,'' Ili says. Two penalties from Te Ara Mahuri before halftime helped and, after the break, winger Ofa Pongi crossed in the corner from a Mahuri chip ahead to bring the match to a boiling point with the score at 11-13. Mahuri delivered some magic as he chased a kick to snare pos- session off an Avalon back and scored, then converted for the lead and the final five-point winning margin. Pressure on the Avalon halves all game brought reward and Ili says the effort of the team as a collective paid off. They have a lot of talent and skills and they are putting it together . . .''Nominated standouts for Ili were Pongi and the fullback Nua Fono-Hunt (both Upper Hutt premier players in previous years), Mahuri and the very prom- ising open-side flanker Mitchell Markov. The focus now will be to train well this week and finish off all the hard work. A win will see the side in the Hardham Cup semi-finals. But that is not something we are thinking about,'' Ili says. Rimutaka play HOBM at Maoribank Park on Saturday, 3pm. Taking flight: A plover bird scrambles for cover as Mr Align, left, and Mali Juraj come over a fence together in the number eight course for the second time. Mr Align, with jockey Daniel Oakden, went on to win the 5500-metre Wellington Steeplechase run over the famous No 8 course on Saturday. The steeplechase, with $47,500 in stakes, attracted only six runners. Photo: PETER MCDONALD Highs and lows By COLIN WILLIAMS Contrasting fortunes fell the way of Cory Jane and Jason Woodward, Upper Hutt rugby's two Wellington Lions' players in the opening game of the NPC provincial cham- pionship on Saturday night. Woodward, selected on the wing after two seasons as fullback for Upper Hutt, put in a man of the match performance in scoring the capital's three tries in their 23-5 win over Taranaki. As well as his top finishing mode, Wood- ward was busy on the tackle, safe under the high ball and possessing a roaming high wardress in a blockbuster effort that sig- nalled his arrival on the first class scene. A New Zealand under-20 player last year, Woodward had one game for the Lions in 2009 (at fullback and scoring two tries) but was not selected last year. His Saturday selection followed an out- standing club season where he gathered eight tries and 194 points in 14 games and was the Swindale Shield's outstanding per- former. The former St Pat's Silverstream first-five player is versatile too and is an accurate goal kicker from any distance. His club mate Cory Jane came to the game with a different buildup. A distracted season with the Hurricanes has seen Jane fall marginally out of national favour, selected as one of four players as injury cover outside the squad of 30 and drafted into the NPC opener. An All Black for the past three seasons Jane was having a refreshingly accurate and creative game until he badly dislocated a finger, holding a jersey in a tackle (and requiring a massive hit from Woodward to snuff out the Taranaki attack). Jane's compound dislocation saw him off to hospital for stitches and a splint and then off to Dunedin on Monday to assemble with the All Black squad ahead of Saturday's test against Fiji -- selection and injury permit- ting. If not wanted nationally, Jane may turn out for the Lions' second game against Auckland in Wellington, alongside Wood- ward, his rising star clubmate.
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