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Upper Hutt Leader : August 10th 2011
46 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 10, 2011 SPORT Picking the best of the best for WRC SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Based on their stirring dis- play against Australia at Eden Park last weekend, even the All Blacks are going to have to work hard not to win the World Cup this year. They have managed to miss out quite often so far, by not being good enough, playing below their best, being poorly chosen, suffer- ing untimely illness and injury, not peaking at the right time or a combination of all of the above. But Graham Henry's 2011 All Blacks are playing urgent rugby -- their defence is organised and efficient and they have the cham- pion's ability to pounce on any opposition mistake. Against Australia they defended dourly for long stretches, yet still led 17-0 at halftime. You win matches when you convert half-chances into points. In modern rugby, players' reputations are made at World Cups. A sparkling display in a non- World Cup test can be quickly for- gotten. But do it on the World Cup stage, and your reputation is cemented. There is no better example than Jonah Lomu, who in six weeks in 1995 progressed from a relative unknown to the most famous rugby player ever. I've chosen New Zealand's best XV, based on performances at the six World Cups, and have been guided entirely by what players did during World Cups. This has made for some quirky selections. Christian Cullen, for example, never played at fullback in a World Cup, so doesn't make my team. Others, including Jeff Wil- son, Zinzan Brooke and Tana Umaga (and current stars Daniel Carter and Richie McCaw) were not at their best at a World Cup, perhaps because of injury, or being played out of position. My team, and the World Cup year in which they were at their peak, is: John Gallagher (1987), Jonah Lomu (1995), John Kirwan (1987), Joe Stanley (1987), Walter Little (1995), Grant Fox (1987), Graeme Bachop (1991), Wayne Shelford (1987), Michael Jones (1987), Alan Whetton (1987), Ian Jones (1995), Robin Brooke (1995), Carl Hayman (2007), Steve McDowell (1987), Sean Fitzpatrick (1995). I was conflicted at first-five, because Andrew Mehrtens was excellent in 1995. However, Grant Fox piloted the All Blacks to a World Cup triumph and Mehrtens did not. My World Cup team has eight from 1987, five from 1995 and one each from 1991 and 2007. The All Blacks won in 1987 and were desperately unlucky not to in 1995, so that's fair enough. Also, our last three World Cup performances have hardly showcased our best talent. Anyway, my question is: which current All Blacks will this year force their way into a best-ever World Cup team? Based on what New Zealand rugby fans saw at Eden Park, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu (or Sonny Bill Williams), Daniel Carter, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw and Jerome Kaino will be pushing for spots, a reflection of how good the 2011 team seems to be.And a final rugby-related thought (I accept this won't go down well with many): it's time the haka was abandoned as a pre- match ritual. In the professional era it's unfair that players in one team have to stand around picking their teeth while the All Blacks do a haka that is becoming ever more drawn-out and theatrical. Let's have the two anthems and get on with the game. SCOREBOARD RUGBY Upper Hutt Junior Rugby Football Club results from Saturday: Under-6, UH Kristin's Flower Shoppe 60 Avalon Stars 75 (POD Ben Hill). Under-7, UH Dar Photos 60 (Tavis Polglase) UH Ray Forman Installation 60 (Luke Forman); UH Maidstone Sportz Power 55 v HOBM Raptors (Joel Burrell). Under-8, no results provided. Under-9, UH Maidstone Sportz Power 35 Eastbourne Zip Plumbing Hutt Valley Zephys 10; UH Strike Entertainment 40 Petone Stevens Motors 55 (Luke Champion, Dylan Timoteo). Under-10, no results provided. Under -11, UH Mighty Ducks 41 Petone 17 (Sean Hurdle, Waylon Tuhoro-Robinson); UH Mitsubishi Electric 87 Stokes Valley 14 (Daniel Ollson, Jack Austin); UH Champion Prenail 64 Rimutaka 10 (Logan O'Leary, Danzel, Zekiel Bullen). Under-12, no results provided. Under-13, UH/Strike Entertainment 12 Wellington Axemen 41 (Ethan Grout, Jack wright, Tremaine Hepi); UH/Rimutaka 39 Norths Titans 20 (Ngatuere Matakatea). Rimutaka Rugby Football Club junior results from Saturday: Unicorp Holdings U-6, draw POD Rewi. Dzine Signs U-6, 85-30 win POD Jackson Mendoza. S G Weddell Plumbing U-6, draw POD Tamati Payne. Workmen Construction U-7, no score. Cmc Electrical U-7, 55-45 win POD Autahi and Isaac. Ems U-8, 60-20 loss POD Noah Garwood. Porta Showers U-8, 35-30 loss POD Ashtyn Gardiner. Odysseus U-9, loss POD Zane Snaith. K J Lally U-9, draw POD Nazare Marshall. L R Dalton U-10, 75-30 win POD Jackson (Snakey) Brattle. Crook Motors U-10, 13-3 loss POD Dean Dugdale. O'Riley Transport U-11, 61-10 loss POD Riki Topp. Sapphire Consultants U-12, 57-0 loss POD Kade. Taka/Upper Hutt U-13, 39-20 win POD Ngatuere Matakatea. FOOTBALL Upper Hutt City Football results from August 6to8: Seniors, Saturday, Football Central Capital Premier, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football, bye. Capital 2, Tawa 3, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football 1 (Sam Rausch). Capital 5, Waterside Karori Magpies 1, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City 1 (Mike Rennie). Capital 9/10 Gold A, Tawa Bears v UHC Saints -- Monday. Capital 11/12 Gold B, UHC Marauders 1 (Brett Faint), Island Bay Utd The Reds 4; UHC Defence 0, Porirua City 3. Capital 16/17 Black B, Lower Hutt DDs 6, UHC Slayers 7. Cap 18, UHC Creeps 2, Wellington Indian Sports 2. Sunday, Executive Plate, NZ Data Upper Hutt City Football 2, Brooklyn Northern Utd 0. Capital Women's 2 Gold A, Petone Pins 9, NZ Data Upper Hutt City Football 9. Juniors, 7th grade, Hutt Valley, Silverpines 7 Eastbourne Firestriker 1 POD Henry Gray; UH Oxford 0 SV Tigers 6 POD Jordon Nolan; UH St Brendan's 1 Eastbourne Glitterbugs 3 POD Isaac Wagstaff; UH Fraser 1 UH Totara Park 2 POD Ben Rawson and Ryan Smoothy; UH Silverstream 6 Stop Out Rufer 1 POD Jake Powell; UH Upper Hutt 0 LH Tornadoes 8 POD Pikimai Pickering. 8th grade, Hutt Valley, UH save2learn 1 LH Wolves 12 POD Jacob Marshall; UH Westpac 2 SV Ninjas 4 POD Cameron Maxwell; UH SilverStormers 2 Petone Rovers 3 POD Caleb McClure; UH Selig 4 SV Warriors 1 POD Chaquia Bartlett; UH SilverShooters 1 Wainui Villagers 1 POD Ella Routhan; UH Strikers 5 Stop Out Malcolmson 0 POD Josiah Lyford; UH PSB Panthers 10 Wainui Tigers 2 POD Luke Dobbelaar; UH SilverDragons 10 Eastbourne Hurricanes0 POD Tess Flowers- Henry; UH Dolly Wash Dynami 3 Stop Out Blair 3 POD Morgan Partridge; UH Cartridge World 3 Petone Aurora 5 POD Vinnie Piotrkowski. 9th grade, UH Maidstone Sports 1 LH Wizards 6 POD Caleb Lamont; UH Totara Park 7 UH Oxford Crescent 1 POD Harry Bull-Elvines, Hayden Bryant; UH Pinehaven 1 Stop Out Mc Creadie 1 POD Flynn Braun; UH Silver Stormers 2 Stop Out Malcolmson 5 POD Caleb Grant; UH Plateau 3 UH All Saints 5 POD Morgan Dallow, Elyn Dootson. 10th grade, promo, UH Maidstone Sports 4 Eastbourne 1 POD Campbell Webster; Hutt Valley UH T Barr Plumbing 1 Stop Out Rufer 2 POD Scott Burrows; UH Silverstrikers 0 Naenae Bears 8 POD Hannah Routhan; UH Mortgage Link 1 Eastbourne Leopards 4 POD Maia Coker; UH Tigers 3 Stop Out Malcolmson 1 POD Gareth Kirkwood, Jess Williams; UH Firebirds 1 Wainui Villagers 2 POD Madeline Keown; UHB&PEngineering 5 LH Hornets 0 POD Joshua Timoteo. 11th grade, promo A, UH Newbolds 1 Petone 3 POD Thomas Jones; Promo B, UH PSC 0 NW Spitfires 2 POD Cody Richards; Hutt Valley, UH United Water 2 Wainui Hotshots 0 POD Christopher Gillespie; UH Mortgage Link 1 Stokes Valley Vikings 5 POD Isabella Duncan; UH Titans 1 UH All Saints 3 POD Nick Johnson, Luke Allen and Whole Team; UH Stingers 2 SO McCreadie 3 POD Josh Holcroft. 12th grade, promo, UH Car Sales 2 Lower Hutt City 1 POD Max Lauridson; Hutt Valley, UH Rangers 1 Petone Nomads (3) POD Mitchel Couchman; UH Car Sales 3 Naenae Red Devils 2 POD Isaac Field; UH United 1 UH Strikers 1 POD Niko Hargreaves. 13th grade, JPL, UH City 1 KCU 5 POD Brandon Postlethwaite; Promo, UH ADVKIT 1 Wests 5 POD Josh Bamber; UH Spurs 9 LH Thunder 0 POD Matt Drake; UH United 1 Stop Out 2 POD Zachary Hetariki; UH Titans 10 Eastbourne 1 POD Randall Tyler. 14th grade, JPL, UH Parapine 1 Wellington College 3 POD Jack Hamlyn; promo, UH Steve McNabb Electrical 1 Tawa 1; UH United 3 Eastbourne Utd 4. Girls league, 9th grade, UH Maidstone Sports 2 Karori Superstars 2 POD Arnia Toheriri; 10th grade, UH T Barr Plumbing 5 West Tuis 1 POD Tyra Messer. Stokes Valley Junior Football Club results: Saturday, 6th grade, LH Fulham 1 SV Wildcats 1; Petone Settlers 6 SV Strikers 0 POD Khalea Potae-Richardson. 7th grade, Naenae Lightning 5 SV Thunder 3 POD Will Ngaata; UH Oxford 0 SV Tigers 8 POD Jayden Goteub; Petone Villagers 3 SV Lions 1 POD Shaniqua Pilosi. 8th grade: SV Ninjas 4 UH Westpac 2; UH Selig 4 SV Warriors 1 POD Cameron Thomson; SV Dragons 2 Petone Trekkers (3). 9th grade, LH Lightening 1 SV Wizards 0 POD Samantha Page. 10th promo A, Stokes Valley 2 Island Bay 2 POD Beauywn Goochwood/Regan Craig. 10th grade B, Wainui Rangers 1 S/V Titans 2 POD Darion Crawford. 11th grade A, SV Strikers 0 LH Cougars 2 POD Yannis Norris. 1th grade C, UH Mortgage Link 1 S/V Vikings 5 POD Zac McLeod. 12th grade A, Wainui Villagers 1 SV Red Devils 2 POD Demiah Paora. 12th grade B, SV Hammers 0 E/Bourne Lions 1 POD Harrison Crook. 14th grade, SV Phoenix 0 Wainui Rangers 5. Sunday, 13th grade girls, Hataitai Topcats 2 SV Magic 3 POD Becky Stewart. HOCKEY Upper Hutt Junior Hockey results for August 6: UH Maroon win 4-0 v Hutt 2, goal scorers Robbie Christie, Fynn McCulloch, Cole Haines x 2, POD Fynn McCulloch; UH Gold win 5-1 v Chilton, goal scorer Taylor Kerr, POD Thomas Kessell; 11 aside mixed loss 6-0 v Hutt, POD Cassandra Dawson; P1 boys loss 8-0 v Indians 1, POD Matt Wright. DARTS Upper Hutt Darts Association results of O-rrange It games played on August 4: Maidstone 11, Don't Know 4; Reynards Atrix 6, Fusion 9; Reynards Rovers 10, Reynards Kiwis 5; Totara Green 1, Reynard NFI 14; Totara Gold 7, Wainui Reynards Four 8; Slippery When Wet 8, Ruff As Guts 7. High finish, Craig Rankin (115) 25-T18-D18, Frank Kovacs (99) T19-10-D16, Alan Lorking (152) T20-T20-D16, Vito Sione (126) T19-19-50, Adam Whitmore (104) T20-12-D16, Blair Hansen (102) 20-T20-D11. 180s; Jason Regnaud, Andrew Pringle, Vito Sione, Noel Frost, Buck Ryan, Adam Whitmore, Yolande Regnaud. Other events, Spencer Threes, Winner: Donna Gregory, Mike Blaikie, John Algar; runner-up, Ethel Tollison, Tony Whitmore, Ben Jacobsen. BOWLS On Sunday, July 31, Upper Hutt Indoor Bowls held their open triples championship. Play was keenly contested, with the final between Steve Preston, Steve Gracie and Geoff Inglis playing out of Lower Hutt and Brandon Fuge, Jim Bullen and Robert Fuge from Stokes Valley Knights. In a close final Steve Preston was the winner 12-8. Gethings Motors interclub results of week two of graded play were: A grade, Bl Signal (SVK) 8 (17) Br Signal (UHS) 6 (11) C McAdam (UHS) 10 (20) T Gould (Omai) 4 (8), D Philp (UH Cos) 8 (18) K Roughton (UH Cos) 6 (10). B grade, S Reid (UH Cos) 12 (21) S Leck (Brent) 2 (8) R Geerlings (SVK) 7 (14) I Crighton (Brent) 7 (14) P Barr (Omai) 11 (19) T Burrowes 3 (8). C grade, A Cook (UH Cos) 8 (12) H Duncan (St Cath's) 2 (16), G Baker (UHCos) 10 (20) W Page (SV Pres) 4 (4). D grade, R Conn (UH Cos) 8 (20) T Domney (UHS) 6 (13), J Hunt (Brent) 12 (19) R Glover (St Cath's) 2 (2). The two teams with byes were L Fisher (SV Pres), M Holmes (UHS). GOLF Trentham Camp Golf Club weekly results: August 2, par div 1, T Himona +8; J Reid +5; B Stratford +4; T Wilcox +3; M Sutton +3; M Phillips +2; A Browne +1; G Cuttance 0. Div 2, I Franklin +5; T Hill +4 c/b; C Heath +4; J Visser +2; C O'Riley +1 c/b; R Guinness +1; B Rudman 0; G Manning -2. Ladies, D Orr +1; D Leighton -1 c/b; R Jackson -1; M Whaley -2; H Herold -3 c/b; C Adamson -3. August 7, medal ladies, K Witchalls 68; J McPhie 72; C Antipas 73 c/b; D Orr 73; K Martin 73; D Leighton 76; P Morris 78 c/b; M Whaley 78. Nearest Pin # 8, D Macdougall. Te Marua Golf Club weekly results: Wednesday, August 3, midweek women LGU Badge Robyna Aitken nett 70, Bev Scaife 71, Marie Orr 72, Maelene Criddle 73 c/b, putting Bev Scaife 33 c/b, holes in two Bev Scaife, nearest the pin Fay Bird. Thursday, August 4, midweek men's stableford 1st Ray Montgomery 44, Ron Duffy 43, Ron Clarke 41, Douglas Wilson 37, nearest the pin #2 Ron Duffy, nearest the pin #15 Peter Stone. Holes in two Barry Griffin, Ron Duffy, Steve Dearns, Willie Williams, longest drive 59 under Willie Williams, 60-69 Jeff Rigby, 70 Rex Peebles. Saturday, August 6 mixed stableford Malcolm Williams 41, Chrissy Doughty 38, John Kane 38, Jordan Bevan 37, Sam Iraia 37, Wayne Bach 37, Warwick Evans 36, holes in two Kerry Baines #15, Warwick Evans #9, Malcolm Williams #2. Sunday, August 7: men's nett Rex Andrews 69, Dave Workman 70, Matt Williams 71, Sam Iraia 72, Dave Anderson 73, Bruce Aitken 74, John Kane 74, Andrew Simpson 74, Steven Dearns 74, John Whaanga 75, Lloyd Bonner 75, Vance Plumridge 75, Gary Allen 75, Do Hai 75, Jeff Rigby 75, Brian Cockburn 75, women's net; Diane Do 71, Robyna Aitken 72, Gail Waight 73. Holes in two, Gary Allen #2, Reg Caldow #2, Steven Dearns #2, Diane Do #2, Tony Hawes #15, James Waluszewski #2, John Whaanga #15. Nearest the pin #2 Reg Caldow, Diane Do, nearest the pin #15 John Whaange, Viv Reynolds. HARRIERS Trentham United Harrier Club, Wellington Road Championships, August 6, Wainuiomata: 2km, U-9 girls, 1st Charlotte Floodsmith-Ryan 8:08:87, 14th Zara Field 11:39:00, 15th Marie Burling 12:56:78, 16th Samantha McGough 13:19:69; U-9 boys, 3rd Luke Elliott 7:57:65, 6th Flynn McCulloch 8:19:71, 7th Jonty Bamber 8:20:77, 9th Jacob Elliott 8:23:57, 10th Harrison Watt 8:25:20, 14th Cole Haines 8:46:36, 17th Findlay Benge 9:19:09,18th Tom Poland 9:47:69, 19th Dante Allen 9:48:64, 20th Daniel du Toit 9:59:97, 22nd Jack Field 12:22:18, 23rd Ethan Windle 12:26:80; U-11 girls, 1st McKenzie Jacques 7:39:15, 18th Clara Haines 9:48:81, 23rd Jessica McGough 12:09:30; U-11 boys, 1st Nikolai Allen 7:07:17, 2nd Logan Slee 7:08:75, 12th Hamish Cathcart 8:09:03, 18th Jackson Roil 8:53:77. 3km, U-13 girls, 10th Madison Nydam 11:42:34, 13th Emma Main 12:00:62; U-13 boys, 9th Harry Poland 11:42:17, 12th Randall Tyler 12:25:07, 18th Rhys Mairs 14:19:28. 5km, W16, 5th Emily Kelly 22:14:29, M16, 10th Mitchell Slee 21:29:13, 14th Fletcher Greaves 21:57:37, 15th Sean Read 22:05:96, 19th Steven Boyle 23:00:91, 20th Michael du Toit 23:01:23, 22nd Stuart Hood, 23:53:52, 23rd Vincent Blane 24:05:54, 27th Alexander Gray 25:18:17, 30th Jason Fawcett-Steere 25:56:26, 31st Daniel Larkin 26:09:59, 36th Jack Thompson 34:43:39. 10km, W35, 13th Teresa Cox 44:47:60; SM, 23rd Michael Beaumont 35:28:10, 36th Darryl Robinson 37:58:59, 42nd Kent Lawton 39:23:29, 44th Chris Homan 39:32:12, 51st Alen Rakich 44:51:29; M40, 9th Kevin Thompson 36:24:49; M50, 9th David Hood 39:47:35, 18th Terry Bedlington 42:54:78, 27th Brett Wilby 46:12:39. 5km, non- championship women, 3rd Kate Upton (W16) 29:49:37. Project Activation appreciation Upper Hutt City Council's Activation project gained a B+ mark during an annual evaluation. The project aims to teach residents about the importance of exercise and encourage them to become more physically active through a number of events. The examination was done by a pri- vate company and finished in July. It examined key areas including policy, programmes, partnerships, processes, infrastructure and promotion. Recreation services manager Alison Law says it was a fantastic'' result. The sheer volume and spectrum of work undertaken in the community is phenomenal and it is great to see this reflected in the evaluation,'' she says. Hopefully this community benefit is seen by council and translates into con- tinued investment in the future.'' The Activation programme is a well- recognised brand in the Upper Hutt community, an evaluation spokesperson says. The relationships with clubs, school and the community in particular proved their worth. Activation is viewed posi- tively by the community and groups with which it works, as well as the wider population.'' Schools and youth activator Michael Mercer says they worked hard despite reduced resources, and will continue to improve. The Upper Hutt community should be proud of the amazing work completed to date through Activation, that has improved the health and lifestyles of our city, getting more people, more active, more often.'' Winter chess tournament wrapped up The fourth and final round of the winter Swiss tournament was played on Monday evening at the Upper Hutt Chess Club. Winners on the night were Anton Reid, Pat Cunningham, Bob List, and Bill Orr. This meant that Reid, List and Cunning- ham shared first place, each with three wins.
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