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Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
51 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 SPORT 3949704AG ANOTHER FAVOURITE OVERSEAS RUGBY PLAYER AT THE RWCUP 2011 COULD IT BE BRIAN O'DRISCOLL? Brian was born in Ireland and grew up in Dublin and attended Blackrock College, where he developed a passionate interest in the rugby. As a 20-year-old he made his debut against Australia in 1999, and then a year later, he scored a hat-trick of tries against France in the Six Nations to give Ireland their first win in Paris for 28 years. ANOTHER TRUE LEGEND! 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 two months we will have plenty of opportunities to reflect on local, national and international rugby heroes. Captain Brian O'Driscoll will become the first player from Ireland to appe a rinfo u r Rugby Wo rld Cups. O'Driscoll already holds the national record for most World Cup matches and tries. He is the current captain of the Ireland Rugby team and he also captained the British and Irish Lions for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. He is widely regarded as one of the best centres of all time. If Ireland makes the quarter-finals the Wellington Regional Stadium will play host to the Irish team where all the Irish eyes will be smiling on O'Driscoll and his team. 373284 1AU Proud supporters of local rugby league 3732841AU SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football scores and scorers from Saturday: Ivan England Trophy section A, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football Youth 3 (Stephen Thomas 2, Daniel Gordon), Wellington Utd 3. SHOOTING Wellington Rifle Association results from Saturday at Trentham shooting at 900 yards: Upper Hutt A-grade, Lindsay Arthur 48.03, 48.03, 96.06; Mitchell Maxberry 46.01, 46.02, 92.03; Ross Mason 47.04, 42.01, 89.05; Rags Owens A, 40.00, 48.04, 88.04. B-grade, Roger Wait 46.03, 45.02, 91.05; Nobby Clarke 49.05, 39.01, 88.06; Tim Mullin 37.02, 46.03, 83.05. Onslow A-grade, Kevin Win 49.003, 44.002, 93.005; William Laracy 42.001, 49.003, 72.004, 91.004; Trevor Oliver 45.002. B-grade, Colin Simonsen 44.001, 45.003, 89.004; Bernard Laracy 46.002, 42.004, 62.005, 88.006; Wally Hewitt 45.002, 42.004, 87.006. C-grade, Michael Cosgrove 40.002, 39.001, 79.003; Ben Davidge 38.001, 40.001, 78.002. F Class: Hayden Hansen 45.002. Petone A-grade, Andre Doyle 50.06, 48.04, 98.10; Rick Fincham 49.03, 48.03, 97.06; Chris Marsh 49.03, 47.03, 96.06; Darryl Crow 48.05; Diane Crow 47.03. B-grade, Bob Pearce 48.05, 41.01, 89.06; Barry Scott 46.01, 43.02, 89.03; John Hand 43.03, 45.01, 88.04. C-grade, Rex Hill 41.01, 35.00, 76.01; Alan Thomson 26.02, 38.02, 64.04. FTR: Adrian Osborne 42.01, 42.02, 84.03. Visitors, Greg Wood 22.01, 22.01. Karori A-grade, Richard Liddell 43.01, 43.02, 86.03; Peter Plim 42.03, 43.02, 85.05; C-grade, Andrew Jane 47.03, 48.00, 95.03; Lance Wilson 40.02, 46.02, 86.04. Tyro, Florian Virtosu 48.02, 46.01, 94.03. FTR, Steve Flanagan 49, 54, 103; Karyn Flanagan 53, 50, 103; Viv Collings 42, 50, 92; Bob Moffitt 46, 46, 92. Open, Alan Lundberg 57, 52, 109; Maurice Subriztky 55, 51, 106; Wayne Subritzky 50, 52, 102; Graeme Cook 48, 53, 101. GOLF Te Marua Golf Club weekly results: Tuesday, September 13, midweek men stableford 1st C Dunstan, D Wilson 3 pts, 2nd P Henley, P Provost 1 pt, nearest the pin No 2 G Allen, nearest the pin No 15 W Turner, holes in two W Turner No 15, P Provost No 15. Wednesday, September 14, midweek women stableford Audrey Messenger 41, Pat Sinding 40, Kaye Swanson 39, Robin Smith 37, Annette Nickalls 37, nearest the pin Faye Turner. Thursday, September 15, midweek men stableford 1st Peter Stewart 40, 2nd Dave Fildes 37, 3rd Ray McConnichie, Dave Edhouse, K Wyman, Paul Provost 36. Nearest the pin No 2 Ken Wyman, nearest the pin No 15 Ian Mawdesley, holes in two Paul Henley No 6. Saturday, September 17, mixed stableford Rex Andrews 43, Aaron Gates 41, Barry Albury 40, David Dundon-Smith 39, Kerry Baines 39, Dean Alexander 39. Holes in two Dean Alexander No 2, Wayne Bach No 2, Mick Dearmer No 2, Dave Edhouse No 9, Barry Griffin No 6, Rex Peebles No 6. Sunday, September 18, men's stableford Lance Davies 39, Fernando Williams 39, Hayden MacKay 38, Tony Cooper 38, Matt Williams 37, Wayne Shindler 36, Blair Martin 36, Tom Penrose 36, Mark Collins 36, John Kane 36, Rex Andrews 36, Iain MacDonald 35, Luke Holford 35, Mark Gill 35. Women's stableford Audrey Messenger 35, Mary Penrose 35, Annette Nickalls 34. Holes in two Terry Carter No 15, Andrew Curry No 15, Paul Hammond No 15, Tom Penrose No 15, Wayne Shindler No 15, Wayne Turner No 15. Nearest the pin No 15 Terry Carter, Maelene Criddle. Trentham Camp Golf Club weekly results: Tuesday, September 13, stableford men, G Manning 44; D Shearer 43; R Orr 42 c/b; T Hill 42; I Franklin 41 c/b; T Himona 41; G Ulyate 41; J Reid 40 c/b; J Eathorne 40; P McAlpine 38 c/b. Ladies, G Bish 35; F Powell 34; R Jackson 31; H Herold 30. Par men, T Himona +4 c/b; C Rigby +4; K Morris +4; T Ratana +3; T Katuhi +2 c/b; S Katuhi +2; D Shearer +2; R Tahiwi +2; B Clamp +2; J Gray +2; T Antipas +1. Nearest pin No 3: A Orr, S Arnst; No 8: A Inglis. DARTS Upper Hutt Darts Association results of Enhance It Ltd games played on Thursday, September 15: Reynards Rovers 9, Reynards Kiwis 6; Reynards Atrix 13, Reynards Just Us 2; Fusion 9, Wainui Reynards Four 6; Totara Green 4, Reynard NFI 11; Maidstone 8, Don't Know 7; Slippery When Wet 4, Ruff As Guts 11. High finish, Andrew Pringle (103) 19-T20-D12. 180s; Neil Adam, Andrew Pringle, Geoff Wild, Buck Ryan x 2, Vito Sione, Craig Rankin, Mike Blaikie. Other events, mixed pairs, winner, Buck Ryan, Helen Makiha; runner-up, John Algar, Evelyn Bull. Rep games, Upper Hutt men's A 16, Horowhenua men's A 8; Upper Hutt ladies A 10, Horowhenua ladies A 14; Upper Hutt men's B 12, Horowhenua men's B 12. Can Cleary go out a Warrior legend? SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS He just might do it: A good send-off is in sight for Warriors' coach, Ivan Cleary. Photo: JASON OXENHAM FAIRFAX NZ Ivan Cleary's departure from the Warriors is turning into one of the great farewells. Months ago, the taciturn coach signalled his intention to leave the club and coach Penrith in the National Rugby League next season. Cleary's commitment with the Warriors would have finished three weeks ago if his team had not qualified for the playoffs. They did that comfortably. It looked as if the Cleary era might be over when the Warriors got thumped 40-10 by the Broncos in Brisbane in their first playoff match. Other results fell the Warriors' way and they lived to battle into the next playoff round, against Benji Marshall's Wests Tigers. Despite being heavy underdogs and trailing 18-6 at halftime, the Warriors fought back to win that one 22-20. Replacement Warriors centre Krisnan Inu sealed the match in the 78th minute when he latched on to a bomb from halfback Shaun Johnson to score the decisive try. Now the Warriors -- and Cleary -- head into another potentially season-ending match, against the high-flying Melbourne Storm on Saturday. The Storm should win, but the Warriors have an encouraging record against them. This includes beating them in a famous playoff match in 2008 and again this season. Apparently a bollocking Cleary gave his troops at halftime against the Tigers turned last weekend's match. Such a burst from Cleary would have had maxi- mum effect because he is as understated as they come. In post-match interviews he has turned remaining impassive and emotionless into art form. He makes fellow coach Wayne Ben- nett seem posi- tively effusive. I must say, however, that on the odd occasion I've interviewed Cleary he has always been articulate and help- ful.Whether the Warriors bow out against the Storm or go all the way to the Grand Final, as they did in 2002, Cleary can walk away with head high. The Warriors have had six coaches since 1995. John Monie (1995-97), Frank Endacott (1997-98), Mark Graham (1999-2000), Daniel Anderson (2001-04), Tony Kemp (2004-05) and Cleary (since 2006) have all struggled to come to terms with the Warriors' inconsistency. Dazzling, expansive, matchless football is interspersed with lack- lustre uncommitted performances. It has always been thus. But no coach has got more out of the Warriors than Cleary, who has a 49 per cent win rate in his 126 matches in charge. He has coached the Warriors longer than even Anderson (who was at the helm for 92 games) and taken them into the playoffs in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. It should also be noted that Cleary, having played at Manly, North Sydney and the Roosters, provided the Warriors with yeo- man service as a fullback and goal-kicker at the end of his playing career. His last game was the 2002 Grand Final which was lost to the Roosters. I've been impressed with him as a coach. He has stuck loyally by his players -- his backing of Manu Vatuvei despite Vatuvei's horror game against the Broncos this month was an example -- and the players have responded. Cleary could leave the Warriors today with a proud record. If he can weave one more spell of magic and guide his team to victory over the Storm, he would not only pro- long his farewell, but would enshrine himself in Warriors legend.
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