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Upper Hutt Leader : October 5th 2011
53 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 5, 2011 SPORT 3949704AI RICHIE McCAW THE ALL BLACK LEGEND CONGRATULATIONS CAPTAIN McCAW ANOTHER TRUE SPORTING LEGEND Since his debut the All Blacks have won seven Tri Nations titles, completed in three successful Grand Slam Tours and won the Bledisloe Cup eight times. In 2010 McCaw played his 100th Super Rugby game, made a record-equaling 94th test appearance and became New Zealand's most capped All Black captain, leading the side in 57 test matches. He has been named the International Rugby Board (IRB) International Player of the Year a record three times. In the 2011 World Cup Pool game against France, McCaw became the first All Black to reach 100 caps. Richard Hugh McCaw was born in Oamaru is the current test All Black captain of the 2011 World Cup side. He plays as an openside flanker position for New Zealand, Crusaders and Canterbury rugby teams. McCaw is considered one of the best players in his position. He was raised in rural North Otago and boarded at Otago Boys' High School in Dunedin. In 1999 he moved to Christchurch to study at Lincoln University and was selected in the national under 19 rugby team. The following year he played for the Under21s and Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship before debuting in 2001 for the Crusaders in the Super 14. McCaw was selected for the 2001 New Zealand National Rugby Team's end-of-year Tour. His debut for the All Blacks was against Ireland, and was selected as New Zealand's first choice open-side flanker for the 2003 World Cup. In 2006 he was named captain of the All Blacks. He led the All Blacks at the 2007 World Cup and is currently competing in his third world cup. YOU CAN JOIN JOHN KIRWAN AND DAVID CAMPESE IN UPPER HUTT THIS FRIDAY -- A NIGHT OF 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. We trust you have enjoyed our reflection over the last two months on our local, national and international sporting Legends. Book now 04 529 0009 World Cup bigger than just sport SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS As pool play finishes and the going gets tougher at the Rugby World Cup, here is my list of the 15 biggest stories to have emer- ged from the tournament so far (in no particular order): 1. England captain Mike Tindall meets an old family friend and indulges in the Eng- lish equivalent of the hongi, rub- bing his nose in between her breasts. 2. Tindall s royal wife, Zara Phillips, rushes to New Zealand and heads for Dunedin (followed by a media posse), looking to either also catch up with the family friend or have a chat with her hubby, or both. 3. Tonga stuns France 19-14. 4. All Blacks kingpin Dan Carter is ruled out of the tourna- ment by a groin injury. 5. The Sean Fitzpatrick- Telecom no sex for the boys campaign, which lasted less than 24 hours. 6. The disaster of Auckland s transport on the tournament opening day, and the unseemly sight of politicians trying to turn the situation to their advantage. 7. New Zealand rugby boss Steve Tew s threat that the All Blacks may boycott the next World Cup if the money isn t shared better. 8. Jock Hobbs re-emergence after serious illness to present Richie McCaw with his 100th test cap, after the All Blacks- France game at Eden Park. 9. Samoan winger Alesana Tuilagi is fined $10,000 (!) for wearing the wrong brand of mouthguard. 10. England escape Inter- national Rugby Board punish- ment after two of their team cheat, illegally changing the ball for Jonny Wilkinson s goal kicks. 11. Ireland beats Australia 15-6. 12. The Adidas nightmare, when their All Black replica shirts were so over-priced (the retail stories were lucky to escape proper scrutiny on this one). 13. Wales gripping opening pool match with world cham- pions South Africa (won 17-16 by the relieved Springboks). 14. Sonny Bill Williams ripped shirt. Why did it rip, and what happened to it? 15. England rescue their World Cup hopes by holding off Scotland 16-12. What s interesting about the list is that it illustrates how much bigger than just a sports event the World Cup has become. Thinking back to the first tournament, in 1987, there was the drama of All Black captain Andy Dalton s injury, some fuss about money supposedly being earned by some leading New Zealand rugby identities through television advertising, and stories about Alan Jones forcing the Wallabies to train in the afternoon so he could do his radio show in the mornings. Otherwise, the major stories that emerged concerned what happened on the field. At an Olympic Games, every incident is magnified in newsworthiness. That s what s happening with this World Cup. Tew s outburst at the IRB would have had a much more minor impact if his comments had not been made when the world s rugby focus was on New Zealand. A few weeks before the World Cup, Samoa beat Australia, but it made only minor news. Upsets under the World Cup spotlight are inflated in their importance. Politicians and businessmen understand what the World Cup focus can do. Hence the undig- nified efforts of adidas and Tele- com before the tournament, and the blatant attempt by Murray McCully to turn the Auckland transport fiasco to his political advantage. SCOREBOARD SHOOTING Wellington Rifle Association scores at Trentham on Saturday shooting at 1000 yards. The weather was fine with a stiff variable northerly breeze: Upper Hutt, A grade 1st, 2nd, total, Casey Goldsmith 47.03, 42.02, 89.05; Lindsay Arthur 44.02, 44.03, 88.05; Rags Owens 46.01, 36.00, 82.01; Ross Mason 37.00, 28.00, 65.00. B grade, Roger Wait 42.01, 44.01, 86.02; Tim Mullin 45.02, 37.01, 82.03. Karori, B grade, 1st, 2nd, Total. Ewan Liddell 47.03, 38.00, 85.03. Gareth Miller 39.00, 32.02, 71.02. C grade, Lance Wilson 44.00, 31.00, 75.00; Andrew Whooley 30.00, 43.01, 73.01; Charlotte Flanagan 32.00, , 32.00. Tyro, Andrew Jane 38.02, 34.00, 72.02. FTR, Steve Flanagan 47, 52, 99; Viv Collings 48, 41, 89; Karyn Flanagan 43, 40, 83; Bob Moffitt 39, 30, 69. Open, Graeme Cook 55, 55, 110; Maurice Subriztky 55, 52, 107; Alan Lundberg 53, 51, 104; June Morris 55, 48, 103; Steve Morris 52, 48, 100; Wayne Subriztky 37, 48, 85. Onslow, A grade, 1st, 2nd, 15sh, total. Kevin Win 45.02, 47.05, 68.06, 92.07; William Laracy 45.02, 37.02, 82.04. B grade, Bernard Laracy 38.00, 38.01, 76.01; Wally Hewitt 40.01, 35.00, 75.01; Colin Simonsen 39.02, 31.02, 70.04. C grade, Michael Cosgrove 41.03, 44.02, 85.05; Ben Davidge 36.00, 40.00, 76.00. F class, Hayden Hansen 45.03, 43.02, 64.02, 88.05. GOLF Trentham Camp Golf Club weekly results: September 27, Canadian foursomes men, I Franklin, J Rangihaeata 62.5; I Smith, R Guinness 65; J Reid, H Franklin 65.5; D Shearer, J Martin 66.5; J Eathorne, S Sarek 69.5; R Mail, N Tester 71; C Rigby, T Bryan 72.5 c/b. Mixed: F Powell, T Himona 66.5; H Herold, B Rudman 67; P Morris, B Stratford 69; J Heath, C Heath 71. October 2, medal ladies, K Martin 66; J McPhie 69; D McMurchie 70; R Jackson 72 c/b; K Witchalls 72; C Brown 73. Nearest pin # 3, C Antipas, T Himona; # 8, H Kemp, N Haxton. Te Marua Golf Club weekly results: Tuesday, September 27, midweek men stableford 1st Gary Jackson 47, 2nd Peter Stone 44, 3rd Ray Randle, Ian Jepson, Ron Clarke 41, nearest the pin #2 Rex Andrews, nearest the pin #15 Douglas Wilson. Holes in two Pat Sharon #6, Rex Peebles #15. Wednesday, September 28, midweek women stableford Gill Dry 39, Robyn Smith 38, Robyna Aitken 38c/b, nearest the pin Judith Lingard. Holes in two Judith Lingard. Thursday, September 22, midweek men stableford 1st D Anderson 45, 2nd C Jackson, R Andrews 40, nearest the pin #2 Monty Montgomery, nearest the pin #15 P Stone, holes in two P Henley #9, under 59 longest drive J Kane, 60-69 B Griffin over 70 K Wyman. Saturday, October 1, mixed stableford Steve Milner 43, Alan Bowmar 42, Rex Andrews 39, Dave Anderson 36, Harvey McGown 36, Dean Alexander 36, holes in two Chris Brooks #11, John Kane #6, Brett Keno #9. Sunday, October 2, men's stableford Iain MacDonald 43, Barry Griffin 42, Dave Fildes 41, Rex Andrews 40, Warwick Evans 39, Philip Lister 38, Dave Workman 38, Mark Gill 38, Norm Muir 37, Neville Adams 37, Ray Johnstone 36, Ron Duffy 36, Chas Evans 36, Gary Allen 36, James Ritchie 36. Women's stableford Joanne Carson 36, Maelene Criddle 35. Holes in two Gary Allen #15, Greg Burns #15, Steven Dearns #11, Dave Fildes #15, Sean Girling #2, Sam Iraia #9, Norm Muir #15. HARRIERS Trentham United Harriers junior prizegiving results: Junior club road champ U20 Shauni James. Colts road champ U18 Steven Boyle. Steele Trophy -- cross country champ U18 -- Emily Kelly. Colts Champs Cup -- cross country champ male -- U16 Fletcher Greaves. Egypt Signals Cross Country Cup female U16 Kara Orr. Colts Champs Cup -- cross country champ U14 -- Nikolai Allen. women's U14 cross country champ Emma Main. Alloway Trophy -- cross country champ U11 -- Luke Elliott. K D Trophy -- handicap road races -- U16 Daniel Larkin. Cobbler Cup -handicap road races -- male U14 Rhys Mairs. Ross Trophy -handicap road races -- female U14 Charlotte Floodsmith-Ryan. Mary Stewart Memorial Trophy -handicap road races -- male U11 Tom Poland. Mary Stewart Memorial Trophy -- handicap road races -- female U11 Zara Field. Road Runner Cup Beep Beep -- road champ -- M U16 Fletcher Greaves. Wile E Coyote Cup -- road champ -- M U16 2nd place Mitchell Slee. Cheetah Cup -- road champ -- M U14 Nikolai Allen. women's U14 road champ McKenzie Jacques. Trentham United Harriers Cup -- road champ -- M U11 Luke Elliott. Trentham United Harriers Cup -- road champ -- F U11 Zara Field. Emblem Trophy -- most improved colt U18-U14 -- Harry Poland. Coldstream Guards Cup -- most improved junior U20 -- Emily Kelly. Keith Stewart Rose Bowl -- most outstanding young runner -- Nikolai Allen. Senior prizegiving. President's Cup -- nov and pres race. male -- Kevin Thompson. Buddle Trophy -- nov and pres race. female -- Teresa Cox. Novice Cup -- male -- Brett Wilby. the Trentham Trophy -- female -- Kim Hamer-Hurst. senior club champion -- club cross country champs SM -- Brian Garmonsway. senior runner-up -- 2nd place -- Michael Beaumont. Jim Lockhart Memorial Shield -- cross country champs. vet men -- David Hood. Margaret Field Memorial Shield -- cross country champs. vet women -- Janet Pitman. Chelsea Cu p- sealed handicap-male -- Brett Wilby. McKee Trophy -- sealed handicap. female -- Steph Robinson. Rubick Emblem Silver Trophy -- senior club road champs -- Michael Beaumont. UH and RRC women's road champion Kim Hamer-Hurst. Road Championship Cup. Kevin Thompson. Kathy Clarke Memorial Trophy. Janet Pitman. Mangaroa Trophy -- circuit race. male -- Brian Garmonsway. Mangaroa Trophy -- circuit race. female -- Steph Robinson. Dave Gaffney Trophy -- club ladder. SM -- Michael Beaumont. Tom McMahon Memorial -- club ladder. SW -- Kim Hamer-Hurst. Egypt Sports- club ladder. VM -- David Hood and Kevin Thompson. Eric Putter Memorial Trophy -- club ladder. VW -- Suz van der Jagt. Oliver Memorial Trophy -- individual marathon performance -- Michael Beaumont. Tremendous Feat Trophy A Shelley. Keating Shield -- most enthusiastic athlete -- David Hood. Marie McKnight Cup -- most outstanding service to the club -- Darryl Robinson. Jeffery Graham Memorial Cup -- most outstanding athlete -- Janet Pitman. Red-faced runner/walker of the year Michael Beaumont -- getting Moonshine 10k course wrong. Piper Trophy -- first team in Eric Putter relay -- Nikolai Allen. Emma Main. Hamish Cathcart. Craig Pitman. Della McConnochie. Richard Willis. Jack Thompson. David Hood. Walkers prizegiving. Invitation Cup -- hidden handicap CIT circuit. male -- Andrew Paton. Jim Morgan Trophy -- hidden handicap CIT circuit. female -- D Clarke. M A Ward Cup -- King of the Mountain -- Stuart Hood. Hawkins Trophy -- Queen of the Mountain -- Ann Dry. Moonshine Walking Tour. female S McIvor. Moonshine Walking Tour. male G Coutts. TUH and W- walkers club ladder: SM -- Andrew Paton. TUH and W- vet men -- Clive Keating. TUH and W -- vet women -- Jackie Wilson. H A McKnight Trophy -- most outstanding trophy -- Jackie Wilson. Bob Clarke Memorial Trophy -- first team club x country 2 person relay -- F Edie and Sonja McLean. UHRRC Valleys Relay -- first team walkers valley relay Mangaroa circuit -- Richard Willis, Ray McConnochie, Sonja McLean. Sole-diers march forward for fun and sustainability Leaving their cars at home and walking to work instead has become a habit over the last week or two for some staff at Foodstuffs in Silverstream. The Foody Foot Sole-diers, a team made up of six staff from different parts of Foodstuffs, are taking part in Spring to the Street, a sustainable transport challenge. Participants earn points by walking, cycling, taking public transport or carpooling. Prizes up for grabs include a Martinborough vineyard Tranzit tour, an overnight Kapiti Island nature tour and a lunch at Wellington s renowned Logan Brown restaurant. Emma McCabe, spokeswoman for Foody Foot Sole-diers, says she heard about the challenge through an email to all staff. I was inspired to take part so I could get to know other people at Foodstuffs, be part of a team and have some fun, she says. Emma usually drives from Wallaceville but has left the car at home for the three-week chal- lenge. She clocks up about 11 kilometres per day walking to and from work. Fellow team member Yvonne Sinclair walks 8km from Tren- tham and back each day. I usually have a backpack which can weigh anywhere between five and 10 kilos. Team-mate Chris Stott lives in the lower Hutt Valley and usually takes the train to and from work, which will earn him points. But at home I m riding my bike down to the shops instead of taking the car. Spring to the Street is run by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Claire Pascoe, Greater Wellington s sustainable transport planner, says the challenge is a great opportunity to explore differ- ent ways of travelling to work, or to sports, the shops or cafes. People quickly get into the same old travel habits, for example, driving to work or to netball. But this challenge encou- rages them to try out new ways of getting from A to B. And the longer days, the warmer weather and the great prizes to be won, are all added incentives.
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