Club Rugby NZ 2019 (Not BOP, Magpie, Northland)



  • I am less involved with my club Te Rapa. Not Managing but still doing registrations. Waikato are using the my rugby app for scoring and team sheets. A few teething problems for the less tech savvy coaches/Managers. Our main goal is to make the Pro-Reg Championship Round. We have played two top teams to start off with and have had periods of parity. Playing a team closer to our level next week.

    My Home District club Onewhero have had a similar start in the Counties prem grade. Doing better than Waiuku who got smashed today 106 nil by Ardmore Marist.



  • A few Chiefs players and Guildford moved to Fraser Tech

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  • @mikedogz Would you mind putting Waikato in the thread title? It's a bit confusing, considering there are also similar thread titles on other forums, for example, the Magpies forum?



  • This is for every other province that doesn't have its own forum.



  • @mikedogz whats with all the TBCs for Taupiri and Te Awamutu?



  • I dunno, struggling for numbers? We had to default our B's because half the backline was away.



  • @mikedogz do they get fined for that?

    Up here the team supposed to be named by Thursday I think and if you dont advise of default 24 hours prior you get fined (payable to the team that didnt default)



  • They aren't as tough on the team naming, mainly for media purposes. The last year the official team sheet after the game had to be in on Monday by 12pm, This year it is done through the app.

    Our B team default was done early Friday morning. 3 Defaults over both A and B teams and you are at risk of being dropped down a division. Our current coaching group are a bit too keen to default. I was at Frankton before Te Rapa and I had to play two games sometimes when away at places like Matamata and Tokoroa. Never played a home A game though.

    Isaac Boss was one of S.U.R.F's coaches. Looks the goods.



  • @mikedogz @mikedogz up here if you cant field your reserves, both teams default and fined.

    My son plays U14 which is under IMB now, and if we are to default and don't give 24 hours notice we are fined.

    All this talk of kids at this age getting out if rugby; due to the rules, we have at least 6 or so kids who wanted to play (for us) who wont play at all this year.

    We have 13 year olds at 40kg not wanting to play due to 6ft + 100kg+ 13 year olds and then a 68kg 14yr old isnt given dispensation.

    Not sure what it is like elsewhere but the rules seem to contradict thier desire to keep kids in rugby.



  • Those Prem teams would have used their B team players to make up their Bench. They probably decided on the day. In Div 1 here Huntly are don't have to run a B team. Kereone tried to come up for their 100th and may have done the same.

    A slight change is possibly coming up next year. There will be a pro reg between Div 1 and Div 2. Old Boys C team could end up in Division one. They win every year and under current rules can't go up.

    In Counties the Reserve team no longer follows the A team. Onewhero reserves are now in premier 3. Weymouth has gone up and playing most of the reserve teams of Premier 1 clubs.



  • Here is how they do it in the Hamilton part of Waikato for junior rugby.

    My son was in 11th grade last year because he was too heavy for 10th. He is doing a second year in 11th because he is within the weight. The big kids in his grade will open weight kids and will be a year younger. Any older kids will be lighter boys.

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  • In High School rugby they have the usual open weight teams from Under 14 up to 1st XV. The restricted grades are Under 65 kg and under 55kg.



  • Wellington (The Axemen) 13
    Marist St Pats 10
    Only happened two or three time times in the twenty or so years I have been in Wellington and the first win at home on Hataitai Park over them in 13 years. Needless to say the celebrations were world class. Likewise the hangover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • The team lists for the Wellington Premier sides for this week are out and it looks like Marvan Karawana played well enough off the bench last week to attain a starting spot against Tawa tomorrow, albeit at blindside flanker. Nepia will be intrigued by that selection.



  • Waikato update
    Another month and then split. Bottom two of prem join top six of Division One to make the Championship.

    My club Te Rapa struggling again but our B team is doing alright.

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    Ohaupo the big movers in Div 1 this year.

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  • Ardmore Marist, Manurewa, Bombay and Pukekohe making up the top four in Counties.

    My home District club Onewhero down near the bottom. Waiuku way at the bottom which is a big fall from grace. Waiuku celebrate their 125th tomorrow playing Onewhero.

    Premier 2 (B teams) doesn't follow A teams as much anymore. Onewhero Reserves dropped down to Premier 3 and Weymouth A's promoted.



  • @mikedogz Have the clubs secured any good recruits from outside Counties this year?





  • @Tim said in Club Rugby NZ 2019 (Not BOP, Magpie, Northland):

    @mikedogz Have the clubs secured any good recruits from outside Counties this year?

    Onewhero has a player from out of St Pauls, Cameron Roigard. Don't know much about any other clubs. Don't recall anything in pre season media. I live in Hamilton so follow it from a distance. I hope to get up for a couple or Onewhero games this season.



  • @mikedogz said in Club Rugby NZ 2019 (Not BOP, Magpie, Northland):

    Waikato update
    Another month and then split. Bottom two of prem join top six of Division One to make the Championship.

    My club Te Rapa struggling again but our B team is doing alright.

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    Ohaupo the big movers in Div 1 this year.

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    Putaruru 😞



  • They Gave Huntly a good hiding yesterday. Everyone does that though.

    I have seen a draft of possible changes where the top Division Two teams Join the Bottom Div 1 teams for promotion - relegation. That would allow Old Boys Guzzlers (C Team) to play stronger teams. They are 100 games unbeaten and have nowhere to go.

    Player numbers have dropped so much in the last few years. A lot of the bigger clubs had a C team in Division two or three, just the Guzzlers now. Colts grade is small with a Boys high team involved too. 85's has shrunk too.

    Women's rugby is on the rise, I was surprised to see Kihikihi doing well in their inaugural season.



  • Not sure if anyone else has picked up on this but Grassroots Rugby is back on Sky soon. That's really good news, watching and gaining knowledge of how things are going in other parts of the country as well as learning plenty of history about the clubs involved.

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/sport/rugby-union/grassroots-rugby-back-on-the-box/ar-AABdzZy?ocid=spartanntp



  • @Higgins Yeah, I saw the announcement on Facebook!

    This is the page where they announce where they'll be filming and which games will be covered on the programme:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/skysportgrassrootsrugby/posts/?ref=page_internal



  • Thanks for that info, guys.



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  • @mikedogz Eden! Top of the table 🙂



  • (a) What's happened to Massey this year?

    (b) Is that Tomas Aoake?



  • Junior Tonu'u still plays for Massey Premier 2s.



  • @mikedogz on the tables, jeez, look at the points diff in the Auckland Pool 1...at the top +280 at the bottom -371..

    Now onto the non-rugby part...

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  • Not my chick. Copied photos from heartland rugby post.



  • I didn't recognise James Kamana when I saw him when these guys played Te Rapa. I am hoping Richard Kahui does what Isaac Boss did and comes back to Te Rapa. We missed out on Roger Randle because of the then Committee choosing someone else.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/112903532/favourite-sons-of-tokoroa-return-home-to-spark-rugby-revival-after-player-drain-crisis?fbclid=IwAR1frZq5YgY8I1BlvgFff4xGqV6TrNq8pN6fpJ-885VYp0dSn2oTsBKCJfA



  • I played my first B game after a couple of years of playing Pressies. 80 minutes, sore now. We beat Huntly so that's the main thing.



  • WAIKATO CLUB RUGBY RESULTS 25 MAY 2019

    Below are the results that we have received so far. If you know of a result we are missing please comment below.

    Waikato Draught Premiership A Round 2 Week 1
    Fraser Tech 28-10 Te Awamutu Sports
    Hamilton Old Boys 26-42 Hautapu
    Melville 17-39 Hamilton Marist
    Otorohanga 40-14 University

    Premiership B Round 2 Week 1
    Fraser Tech 95-0 Te Awamutu Sports
    Hamilton Old Boys 22-18 Hautapu
    Melville 31-32 Hamilton Marist
    Otorohanga 22-12 University

    Division 1A Week 11
    Hinuera 34-15 Leamington
    Huntly College Old Boys 7-78 Te Rapa
    Ohaupo 14-43 United Matamata Sports
    Southern United 63-19 Pirongia
    Suburbs 74-19 Putaruru
    Frankton – BYE

    Division 1B Week 11
    Hinuera 17-20 Leamington
    Huntly College Old Boys 7 v Te Rapa 31
    Ohaupo 22-56 United Matamata Sports
    Southern United WIN-DEFAULT Pirongia
    Suburbs 57-7 Putaruru
    Frankton – BYE

    Division 2 Week 7
    Hamilton Old Boys v Raglan (Not Submitted)
    Jaradites v Te Awamutu Marist (Not Submitted)
    Kihikihi 23-17 Whatawhata
    Matangi Hillcrest 24-10 Kereone

    Under 85kgs Week 8
    Hamilton Marist 86-0 University
    Melville 50-10 Fraser Tech
    Morrinsville Sports 62-12 Leamington

    Colts Week 8
    Hamilton Marist 32-24 Hamilton Old Boys
    Morrinsville Sports 20-22 Leamington
    Southern United 50-14 Hamilton Boys High School
    University 15-24 Pirongia
    Matamata Combined– BYE

    Gallagher Women’s Premiership Week 6
    Hamilton Old Boys 59-15 University
    Melville 80-0 Kihikihi
    Putaruru 26-19 Otorohanga
    Taupiri – Bye





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  • Back to his roots



  • Counties Power Club Rugby Results 25 May 2019

    McNamara Cup (Premier 1)
    Manurewa Kidd Contracting 43
    (Pakisonasi Afu 2, Jesse Pascoe, William Raea, Willie Tuala, Ioane Moananu tries; Logan Fonoti 5 cons; Logan Fonoti pens)
    Papakura Ray White 15
    (Faitua Reupena, Kristopher Smithson tries; Kristopher Smithson cons; Faalae Peni pens)
    HT: 14-15

    Bombay 32
    (Nathaniel Apa, Abel Enosa-Taifau, Rowland Kotobalavu 2, Tulele Masoe tries; Ki Anufe 2 cons; Ki Anufe pens)
    Onewhero Silver Fern Marquees 22
    (Cameron Roigard, Samuel Shuker, Mikaele Pesamino tries; Luke Makris 2 cons; Luke Makris pens)
    HT: 10-14

    Ardmore Marist South Auckland Motors (Counties Power Cup Holders) 27
    (Joshua Gray 2, Sikeli Nabou, Whaiora Rangiwai, Joel Taumateine tries; Sailosi Vatubua cons)
    Waiuku Brian James Contracting 24
    (Stephen Donald, Daniel Kitson, Sepuloni Taufa tries; Daniel Kitson, Christian Walker 2 cons; Christian Walker pens)
    HT: 5-10

    Patumahoe Troydon Patumahoe Hotel 22
    (Palu Ale, Matthew Malins, Richard Taupaki tries; Riley Hohepa 2 cons; Riley Hohepa pens)
    Pukekohe Mitre 10 Mega 0
    HT: 10-0

    Bob Chandler Memorial (Premier 2)
    Manurewa Wise Property 48 Papakura 10; Waiuku defaulted to Ardmore Marist; Patumahoe Dave Redshaw Electrical 27 Pukekohe Long Roofing 7; Weymouth 15 Karaka 27

    Sid Marshall Shield (Premier 3)
    Onewhero 10 Drury 48; Te Kauwhata 67 Puni 18

    Massey Cup (U21)
    Pukekohe 15 Manurewa Carter’s Tyre Service 59; Waiuku 14 Bombay 31

    Under 85kg
    Beachlands Maraetai 15 Weymouth 9; Onewhero 0 Papakura 43; Patumahoe Brady Construction Pak N Save 14 Waiuku 44; Bombay 13 Karaka 22

    Women’s
    Drury 43 Patumahoe 22; Papakura 33 Manukau Rovers 32; ECB 29 Ardmore Marist 12; Marist 72 Weymouth 17

    1st XV
    Avondale College 36 Papakura HS 20; Alfriston College 52 Kelston Boys HS 5; Rosehill College 46 Marcellin 14; Pukekohe HS 74 Edgewater 0; Massey 11 Manurewa HS 19; Wesley College 17 St Peters 17



  • Defending champions the combined College Old Boys-University along with Marist-St Pats clubs will both be playing the what is essentially the second division of the Wellington Championship in the second round starting next week. This despite OBU rolling up 100 points today. Needless to say there are not too many tears being shed by supporters of other clubs.



  • @mikedogz said in Club Rugby NZ 2019 (Not BOP, Magpie, Northland):

    I didn't recognise James Kamana when I saw him when these guys played Te Rapa. I am hoping Richard Kahui does what Isaac Boss did and comes back to Te Rapa. We missed out on Roger Randle because of the then Committee choosing someone else.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/112903532/favourite-sons-of-tokoroa-return-home-to-spark-rugby-revival-after-player-drain-crisis?fbclid=IwAR1frZq5YgY8I1BlvgFff4xGqV6TrNq8pN6fpJ-885VYp0dSn2oTsBKCJfA

    Shame they had to beat Putaruru to make the story ...

    Back in the day, playing for Putaruru, we had to get past Tokoroa and Pirates, and Tokoroa HS Old Boys, and although the latter was not much of a challenge the other two were.

    All were in first div in my first year at Putaruru. We made top four that year but pretty much trended downward from there. Seems Tok fared even worse.

    Apropos to nothing Put Bs v THSOB on one of the back grounds is one of my favourite stories ... we're in the process of cleaning up their Senior Bs when the ball gets to our winger on the halfway in space.

    Over the 10m ... over the 22 ... over the 5 ... over the goal line ...

    ... errr ...

    over the dead ball ... (faaaark) over the next dead ball ... over the next goal line ....

    Carves round and dots down under the black dot ...

    Backs.


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