2017 HB Representative Rugby



  • The first rep team has been named. This is the HB U14 team:

    Josh Adegoke (St Johns)
    Troydyn Bird (HBHS)
    Brad Campbell (St Johns)
    Cooper Flanders (HBHS)
    Manahi Goulton (HBHS)
    Rico Harris (HBHS)
    Rakai Henare (NBHS)
    Grayson Hesketh (Lindisfarne)
    Rakai-Paaka Karaitiana (HBHS)
    Treyah Kingi-Taukamo (NBHS)
    William Laver (NBHS)
    A-One Lolofie (HBHS)
    Gilgal Malasia (NBHS)
    Afa Moleli (NBHS)
    Kaihau Pasikalo (Wairoa)
    Kere Penetito (St Johns)
    Avian Rihia (HBHS)
    William Robinson (NBHS)
    Taullagi Samuelu (William Colenso)
    Xanda Scott-Semenoff (NBHS)
    Hoeara Stephnson (HBHS)
    Fraser Taurima-Heperi (HBHS)
    Leroy Tipoki (Wairoa)
    Mefi Tupou (HBHS)
    Kingshouse Tupuola (Tamatea Int)
    Ben White (CHB)

    Unavailable due to injury:
    Tomasi Naicegulevu (HBHS)



  • Three of those boys were in last year's team as well:

    Treyah Kingi-Taukamo - halfback

    William Robinson - hooker

    Hoeara Stephenson - fullback



  • Rep Rugby draw for Sat 12 August (all preseason games):

    12.00pm: HB Samoa v BOP Samoa @ Greerton Park, Tauranga
    1.00pm: HB U19 v Wanganui Development @ Tremain Field
    1.00pm: HB Tuis v BOP & Manawatu (Tri series/ game of 3 halves) @ Owen Delaney Park, Taupo
    2.45pm: HB Saracens v Wanganui @ Tremain Field

    Saracens line-up:
    1 Jarvy Aoake, 2 Teremoana Joel, 3 Paulo Nu'u, 4 Josh Eden-Whaitiri, 5 Sean Skeet, 6 Tomo Fogarty, 7 Ben Hamelink (c), 8 Lucas Goodin
    9 Jayden Rihia, 10 Ash Robinson, 11 Liam Edwards, 12 Tianua Poto, 13 Kalin Paewai, 14 Tom Iosefo, 15 Tamati Samuels

    Reserves:
    16 Terry Marsh, 17 Semisi Tonga'ofu, 18 Apolosi Ranawai, 19 Ricky Hayes, 20 Jack Nelson-Murray, 26 Api Sione, 21 Karl Hewitt, 22 Paul Bickle, 23 Ted Walters, 27 Jordarn Harmer, 28 Kaleb Whakataka

    (those numbers are not my typos, if they are typos)



  • Finally, some positive results:

    The Hawke's Bay Tuis narrowly lost one of their 40 minute games to BOP 10-12, but won the other against Manawatu 21-20.

    Hawke's Bay Samoa had a big win against Bay of Plenty Samoa: 58-12

    Haven't seen the Saracens and U19 results yet.



  • The above results are the only positive results of the weekend.

    The remaining preseason results:
    HB Saracens lost to Wanganui: 14 - 33
    HB U19 lost 12 - 64 to Wanganui Development.



  • Results from the preseason games played during the weekend:

    Poverty Bay 32 - 31 Hawke's Bay Saracens
    Hawke's Bay U19 5 - 26 Manawatu U19
    Hawke's Bay Samoans 19 - 27 Wellington Samoans
    Hawke's Bay Tuis 24 - 55 Wellington Pride

    😑



  • Saturday 26/8:

    Tuis v Wellington Samoans at Tremain Field, kick-off 12.30pm
    (last preseason game before the start of the Farah Palmer Cup)

    Wellington U19 v Hawke's Bay U19 at Porirua Park, kick-off 12.30pm
    (round 2 of the U19 Seeding Tournament in which teams play for the Central Region Shield)



  • Two results from 26/8:

    HB U19s v Wellington: 6 - 31
    HB Tuis v Wellington Samoans: 86-5

    Rep games on Saturday 2/9 (home team first):

    HB Saracens v Wellington Samoans - Tremain Field - kick-off 1.00pm (1st competition game)
    Wellington Pride v HB Tuis - Porirua Park 1 - kick-off 12.00pm (1st round Farah Palmer Cup)
    HB U19s v Hurricanes Heartland U20 - TBA (last game Hurricanes U19 seeding tournament)
    Waikato Samoans v HB Samoans - Owen Delany Park, Taupo - kick-off TBC (last preseason game)



  • @Stargazer said in 2017 HB Representative Rugby:

    HB U19s v Hurricanes Heartland U20

    This game will be played @ Tremain Field. Kick-off: 1.00pm.

    Waikato Samoans v HB Samoans

    Kick-off time is 1.30pm.

    Another rep game:
    HB U18 girls v HB Poverty Bay U18 girls - Lambton Square, Wairoa - kick-off 1.00pm



  • Looking at our U19s results, that doesn't bode well for the next crop of Bay players.
    I guess next year, all those Hastings BHS 1stXV players - who are playing so well this year - will come through (if still in the Bay).

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    Anyway, I just started a Jock Hobbs Memorial U19 thread, which has the info on their upcoming tournament games.



  • Other rep results from the weekend:

    Hawkes Bay Tuis 10 - 42 Wellington Pride
    Hawkes Bay U18 girls 29 - 12 Poverty Bay U18 girls
    HB Saracens 33 - 15 Wellington Samoa
    HB Samoa 69 - 20 Waikato Samoa



  • Hawke's Bay U19 squad for the Jock Hobbs Memorial U19 Tournament in Taupo:

    PROPS
    Jasper Wylie
    Cameron Pratt
    Tim Farrell
    Jackman Byrne
    Pouri Rakete-Stones

    HOOKERS
    Jacob Devery
    Ethan Flanders
    Zuriel Tongiatama

    LOCKS
    Angus McKnight
    Jesse Sepia
    Tyler Symon-Burke

    LOOSE FORWARDS
    William Gunson
    Will Tremain
    Benjamin Weeks
    Alex Wainwright
    Tu’amelie Ulupano

    HALFBACKS
    Bronson Hokianga
    Jack White

    FIRST FIVE-EIGHTHS
    Raniera Peterson

    MIDFIELD BACKS
    Felise Iopu-Tavae
    Mitchell Drew
    Nathan Burton
    Mckenzie Oliver

    OUTSIDE BACKS
    Al Momoisea
    Sam Lewis
    Isaac Thomas

    Really strange to see Farrell and Rakete-Stones on that list. I started wondering whether they published last year's list. Both props turned 20 in June, how can they play in an U19 tournament?

    And what impact is this going to have on the Magpies? We already have so many injuries.

    The official tournament programme (pdf) says on page 5:

    Each squad is made up of 25 players who are under 19 as at 1 January 2017.
    

    Edit: I think the DOB of Farrell on the Magpies website is wrong. According to his NZU20s profile on the All Blacks website he turned 19 in June. But that still doesn't explain how Rakete-Stones can be on that list. He was 19 on 1 January 2017, not under 19.



  • Rep games

    9 September:

    Saracens v Wellington Centurions - Tremain Field @ 2.00pm
    Tuis v BOP Volcanix - Tremain Field @ 12.00pm
    Lindisfarne 1st XV v U16s - Lindisfarne 1 @ 1.00pm
    Marton Samoa v Hawke's Bay Samoa - Marton Park, Marton @ 1.00pm

    10 September:

    U19s v Northland U19s - Owen Delany Park, Taupo @ 10.45am



  • The U19s have just lost their semi-final to Counties Manukau. Full time score: 20-3 (HT: 8-3)
    So again playing for 11th place. The team finished 12th both in 2015 and 2016.
    They'll play either the NZ Heartland U19s or Southland U19s.

    This was today's line-up:
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  • The first of two losses to Counties in a week probably 😞



  • @Stockcar86 Yes, that's what I thought as well. Also wondering whether the non-selection of Farrell means that he's still injured, or that he's been called up for Magpies duties to replace Mark Braidwood.



  • The U19s just beat Heartland U19s to finish 11th. That's one place better than the previous 2 years. Next year, some of this year's Hastings BHS 1st XV should be available for this team, unless they move out of the province like Naholo and Mua. Surely, they should be able to do better than 11th?

    The final score was 26 to 16. Tries: Angus McKnight, Al Momoisea, Nathan Burton, Isaac Thomas; con Isaac Thomas 3x

    Hard to judge players based on one game only, but I liked the look of Momoisea, Burton and the two locks. The halfback (Hokianga) looked quite handy, too. The replacement no. 8, Ulupano, is a giant. Ian Jones said in his commentary that even he felt small next to him. He didn't get much game time, but I saw him make some impressive fends. Got strong legs, too. Some handling errors, too, though.



  • Some more good news
    Wellington Maori 30 - 43 Hawkes Bay Saracens played at Porirua Park early this afternoon
    Chainsaw was there in fine form so there should be a good selection of his action photos available sometime later today. I had to help a friend watch her son play for the Wellington Under 18s (he went good too) on an adjacent field so only really saw about two thirds of the second half with full concentration.

    The scoreboard was not operating but general consensus was that Wellington Maori was in front by a few when I started watching. I must have brought something with me as the Saracens looked pretty comfortable most of the time I was scrutinizing affairs. They looked to be playing at a faster pace than Wellington Maori could match, perhaps it was superior fitness kicking in? I did not have a team sheet with me but the HB fullback called Tom something looked to be a class above the opposition defenders twinkle toeing his was through a couple of times as well as using his speed to create huge problems for the home side defence, a couple of tries resulting from his thrusts. Tom later moved into centre where he was not quite so prominent. He earned himself a nice big tick next to his name in my book with two beautiful tackles where he twice bundled far bigger players into touch right on our goal line saving almost certain tries.

    So far all in all a good start to the day (the 'Poos win excepted), hopefully it continues onto Albany tonight.
    Ohhh, there was one thing that did not endear itself to me, one of the HB players got rucked beautifully when he failed to move out of the opposition side right on our goal line and proceeded to squeal to the referee. Take you punishment like everyone had to in the good old days and certainly do not let the opposition know it hurt you.



  • @Higgins Great to hear. They must top the table then, because Wellington Maori was sitting first with only one point more than the Saracens.



  • @Higgins said in 2017 HB Representative Rugby:

    Some more good news
    Wellington Maori 30 - 43 Hawkes Bay Saracens played at Porirua Park early this afternoon
    Chainsaw was there in fine form so there should be a good selection of his action photos available sometime later today. I had to help a friend watch her son play for the Wellington Under 18s (he went good too) on an adjacent field so only really saw about two thirds of the second half with full concentration.

    The scoreboard was not operating but general consensus was that Wellington Maori was in front by a few when I started watching. I must have brought something with me as the Saracens looked pretty comfortable most of the time I was scrutinizing affairs. They looked to be playing at a faster pace than Wellington Maori could match, perhaps it was superior fitness kicking in? I did not have a team sheet with me but the HB fullback called Tom something looked to be a class above the opposition defenders twinkle toeing his was through a couple of times as well as using his speed to create huge problems for the home side defence, a couple of tries resulting from his thrusts. Tom later moved into centre where he was not quite so prominent. He earned himself a nice big tick next to his name in my book with two beautiful tackles where he twice bundled far bigger players into touch right on our goal line saving almost certain tries.

    So far all in all a good start to the day (the 'Poos win excepted), hopefully it continues onto Albany tonight.
    Ohhh, there was one thing that did not endear itself to me, one of the HB players got rucked beautifully when he failed to move out of the opposition side right on our goal line and proceeded to squeal to the referee. Take you punishment like everyone had to in the good old days and certainly do not let the opposition know it hurt you.

    The Tom in question will be Tom Iosefo, who has played sevens for Samoa.



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  • The remaining rep rugby results from last Saturday (16/9):

    U14 v Taranaki: 45 - 7
    U16 v Wellington: 8 - 16
    U16 Dev v Wellington Dev: 7 - 33

    HB Samoans v Manawatu Samoans: 15 - 0

    HB Tuis v Otago Spirit: 17 -39
    U18 Girls v Manawatu: 29 - 12

    By the way, the last name of one of our U18 girls try scorers is Mikaele-Tu'u. Can't be coincidence!

    Photos of the U16s: http://www.facebook.com/lowri.baker/media_set?set=a.10155777293826664.1073741971.527081663&type=3



  • Rep rugby Saturday, 23 September:

    12.05pm: Harbour Hibiscus v Hawke’s Bay Tuis @ QBE Stadium, North Harbour. This Farah Palmer Cup game will be broadcast on Sky Sport 1.
    12.30pm: Manawatu Dev v Hawke’s Bay Saracens @ CET Arena #3, Palmerston North. (Last game of the season; if they win, they'll win the Hurricanes Region Development Competition.)
    1.00pm: Hawke’s Bay U16 v Poverty Bay U16 @ Lambton Square, Wairoa (Hurricanes Pre-Tournament Game)
    1.00pm: Hawke’s Bay U16 Dev v Wairarapa Bus U16 @ Central Park, Waipukurau (Hurricanes Pre-Tournament Game)
    1.00pm: Manawatu U14 v Hawke’s Bay U14 @ CET Arena #2, Palmerston North
    2.00pm: Hawke’s Bay Samoa v Manawatu Samoa @ Tremain Field, Napier (Final of the Central Region Samoa High Commission Cup)

    Tuis line-up (note: only 4 players on the bench. If the list on the HBRU website is up-to-date, they only have a squad of 23 players):
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    Saracens line-up:
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  • The Hawke's Bay Saracens have won the Hurricanes Development Competition after beating Manawatu Development 21 to 19.
    Hawke's Bay Samoa have won the Central Region Samoa High Commission Cup after beating Manawatu Samoa 50 to 3.

    Other results:
    HB U14 38 - 7 Manawatu U14
    HB U16 43 - 10 Poverty Bay U16
    Harbour Hibiscus 20 - 0 Tuis

    I couldn't find the result of HB U16 Dev v Wairarapa Bush U16.
    Next week, the rest of the Hurricanes U16 Tournament will be played.

    Photos of HB U16 v Poverty Bay U16:
    http://www.facebook.com/lowri.baker/media_set?set=a.10155794490856664.1073741973.527081663&type=3



  • Hurricanes U16 Tournament

    Results from Monday, 2 Oct:
    U16 v Manawatu: 13 - 10
    U16 Dev v Wgtn U16 Dev (non-competition game): 12 - 15

    The U16s are through to the final against Wellington on Thursday, due to their win over Poverty Bay in the pre-tournament game on 23 September.
    The U16 Dev team must beat East Coast today to earn a spot in the B Division Final.



  • Hawke's Bay lost the Hurricanes Under 16 A final to Wellington 16-31.

    Hawke's Bay Dev Team lost the Under 16 B final to Wellington Dev team 12-27.



  • @number-10 It's a pity, but not a surprise, considering both teams had already lost to Wellington this season. Wellington always seems to be our stumbling block. But we're again better than Manawatu ...



  • Hurricanes U16 Tournament Team

    Jordan Macfarlane Roff (Poverty Bay)
    Geordie Bean (Wellington)
    Jayden Walker (Hawkes Bay)
    Te Kamaka Howden (Manawatu)
    Julian Goerke (Hawkes Bay)
    Sam Sherriff (Wanganui)
    Sam Henderson (Hawkes Bay)
    Jeremiah Tuiatua (Wellington)
    Angus Kilmister (Hawkes Bay)
    Rocco Berry (Wellington)
    Esera Andrews (Wellington Development)
    Jordan Thompson-Dunn (Hawkes Bay)
    Felesau Tamailoto (Wanganui)
    Ropati So’oala (Wellington)
    Cassius Misa (Wellington)
    Thomas Ralls (Wairarapa-Bush)
    Joseph Gavigan (Manawatu)
    Samson Alaimoana (Wellington)
    Ridge Studd (Wellington)
    Tama Dunn (Hawkes Bay)
    Andrew Hayward (Hawkes Bay)
    Maui Wallace (Wellington Development)

    These players will automatically be named in the Hurricanes U17 squad; 28 more players will be added.

    http://www.clubrugby.co.nz/wellington/story.php?id=2630


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