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RE: Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc
CMRFU Introduce a New Crest - About the Kaeaea
Some supporters may have noticed that, this year, the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers have a new crest which features the Kāeaea, being the New Zealand falcon. When the Steelers recently discussed who they represented and where their identity came from, it was found that crucial aspects of our identity were laying undiscovered. Knowing that identity and belonging are fundamental elements in the sustained success of a team, the Steelers coaching team researched our history and worked hard to identify what it means to be a Steeler and part of Counties Manukau Rugby.
The Steelers coaching team determined that the Kāeaea (which is a bird of prey that actively seeks out, strategises, and overpowers its target) encapsulates the values and character of a Steeler. The Kāeaea acts as the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the part of the Counties Manukau region where the iron sand lays at Karioitahi Beach (which is why steel is produced in the province) as well as the Waikato River and Manukau Harbour. As Kaitiaki, it is armed to protect and enhance our sea, sky and land.
With its world renowned speed, precision and spectacular strategies, the Kāeaea was deemed to be a powerful representation of Counties Manukau Rugby. With this in mind, the union developed a new crest that connects Counties Manukau with this prestigious guardian that represents key aspects of our identity.
RE: What constitutes a sport and why is it on telebision?
The dodgeball movie was on last night and then Canada played USA on the program afterwards. Robot fighting was next and was in NZ.
RE: 2019 Jock Hobbs Memorial National U19 Tournament
Updated Counties Squad
We are proud to present our Counties Manukau U19’s Squad for 2019, what an exciting line up of players and coaching staff
All players come from our local clubs with majority having played Premier Rugby in 2019, and will be coached by former International and Super Rugby Players Isaac Boss who represented Ireland, Chiefs and Hurricanes + New Zealand U20’s Representative, Blues and Chiefs Player and Pukekohe Rugby Club Premier Head Coach Sean Polwart, and Stephen Donald - 2011 All Blacks World Cup Winner, Chiefs and Steeler.
The team play in qualifying games to rank them leading in to the National Jock Hobbs U19’s Tournament held in Taupo.
Bay of Plenty, Saturday 17 August, Blake Park, Mt Maunganui, 1.00pm Kick Off
️ Waikato, Saturday 24 August, Fred Jones Park, Hamilton, 1.00pm Kick Off
️ Taranaki, Saturday 31 August, Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe, 1.00pm Kick Off
Tournament Games to follow; Sunday 8 September, Wednesday 11 September, Saturday 14 September.