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Upper Hutt Leader : August 17th 2011
51 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 17, 2011 SPORT 3949704AB RUSSELL WATT Total All Black Matches -- 42 (1957-1962) 9 Test Matches -- 114 points scored A TIME TO CELEBRATE UPPER HUTT'S SPORTING LEGENDS Celebrating our City's top sporting heroes and legends, the Cossie Club is to host an evening of great food and entertainment on Friday 7 October. Guests of honour will include rugby greats -- John Kirwan and David Campese, along with a variety of our local sporting legends. Upper Hutt has many fine sporting facilities and current achievers like swimmer Gareth Kean. Over the next three months we will have plenty of opportunities to reflect on local and nation sporting heroes. A TRUE SPORTING LEGEND Russell was born in Dunedin in 1935. He attended Otago Boys High School and made the Otago provincial side in 1955 while playing for the Kaikorai Club. When only 20 years old he enjoyed considerable recognition for Otago in 1956, including a clash against the Springboks. He was first selected as an All Black for a tour of Australia in 1957. He played 10 games on that tour but injury kept him from the test matches. In 1958 after touring Japan with NZ under 23 selection he moved to Wellington. His test debut was against Australia in Christchurch. He played 63 matches for Wellington and another 8 test matches for the All Blacks. His 1960 South Africa Tour was a highlight -- 19 matches and all 4 tests. Proud supporters of local rugby league CONGRATULATIONS TE AROHA 2011 PREMIER CHAMPIONS RESERVES WAINUIOMATA SENIOR 1ST TITAHI BAY PC PHOENIX SENIOR 2ND TE AROHA 19S-WAINUIOMATA 17S-HARBOUR CITY 15S-PORIRUA 14S-PORIRUA MAROON 13S-PORIRUA 12S-WAINUIOMATA 11S-RANDWICK 10S-PORIRUA 3732841AO 3949043AA PRIZEGIVING (for Senior Teams) Friday 19 August 2011 At the Clubrooms 6.00-6.30pm Happy Hour 6.30-7.30pm Prizegiving 7.30-8.00pm Happy Hour ctd... 8.00pm onwards Quiz Night (Rugby Trivia Questions -- teams of 5-6 $2.00 per person) This is a special invite to all club players, members and supporters including: Premiers, Senior B's, Colts, J8's, Pirates, Army Presidents, Yellow Bellies Inc., Junior Section Parents/Caregivers & Supporters. Stepping up: Upper Hutt City's Jonathon Winkworth jumps over a West's player in Saturday's 3-0 win over Western Suburbs. This was the last home game for the premier league defending champions who will look to beat Olympic this weekend to hold on to their title, See back page story. Photo: PAUL WHITHAM SPORTS SHORTS Trentham juniors running well Junior athletes from Trentham United Harriers are continuing to put in outstanding efforts and gather strong results, and collectively the club is one of the best performing in the Wellington region. Successes at the Wellington Road Champs, raced at Wainuiomata the weekend before last, have moved Trentham United to the top of the points list for under-13, under-11 and under- nines in the Wellington region. More than 40 juniors were at Wainuiomata and they scooped many top 10 placings. Results included: Under-nine girls (two kilometres): first Charlotte Floodsmith- Ryan (8:08:57); boys: third Luke Elliott (7:57:65), sixth Fynn McCulloch (8:19:51), seventh Jonty Bamber (8:20:57), ninth Jacob Elliott (8:23:57) and tenth Harrison Watt (8:25;20). In the under-11 girls, McKenzie Jacques was first in the 2km event, winning in 7:39:15. Nikolai Allen (7:07:17) and Logan Slee (7:08:75) were first and second respectively in the under-11 boys (2km) event. In under-13 competition, over 3km, Madison Nydam (11:42:34) was tenth and Emma Main (12:00:62) 13th in the girls' race while Harry Poland (11:42:17) was ninth in the boys'. In under-16 racing over 5km Emily Kelly was fifth (22:14:29) of the females while Mitchell Slee finished tenth in the boys in 21.29.13. Emily has qualified to compete in the New Zealand Road Champs in Wellington this weekend while Mitchell was chosen as a reserve. In the 5km race walk at Wainui, Trentham dominated with Stuart Hood home first ahead of Andrew Paton. Juniors including Nikolai Allen, McKenzie Jacques, Logan Slee, Charlotte Floodsmith-Ryan, Emma Main and Madison Nydam are now in training for the inter-regional primary and intermediate schools' cross-country championships in Blenheim next month where the club hopes to match the success it hadlast year at Hanmer. Quarterfinal exit for 'Russians' A quarterfinal defeat ended the World Cup ambition of Silverstream Primary --- playing as Russia --- in the special national Rippa rugby tournament early last week. Silverstream, who qualified as the top team in the Wellington region, were one of four sides unbeaten in pool play on day one of the 20-team competition but they were bettered 40-30 by ''Wales'', represented by Otago's Arrowtown School. In the end, and hopefully in a good portent for the real deal in October, the event was won by New Zealand, represented by Northland's Whau Valley school. Colts pile on power to take title Upper Hutt under-21 footballers put in an inspired performance to beat Petone 34-22 and claim the Vic Calcinai Memorial Trophy on Saturday. Playing on their home Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt made things tough for themselves early on in gifting points to Petone. They then settled down and with the promising Bronson Orr a stand-out at first five, had too much fire power for their opposition. Orr scored two of his side's five tries. Petone scored a late consolation try but the Aaron Gates' coached side had the game and the silverware, all tied up with 20 minutes to play. League loss for Trentham Titans The Trentham Titans, a debutant rugby league club, had to accept second place after their final in senior first play on Saturday. The team is based at Davis Field and primarily made up of army players. They were beaten 25-4 by the Titahi Bay Porirua City Phoenix at Fraser Park.
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