@Canes4life I think I see Tom Parsons in that clip (in a green shirt).
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RE: 2019 Rugby Championship
Not sure where else to post this, but the silence about the All Blacks camps has been deafening, with NZR not giving any dates of when the camps take place at all.
However, Scott Barrett was interviewed yesterday, and he was asked what he did during his week off. He said he'd been back home to Taranaki to see the family. The reporter then asked whether he saw his Hurricanes broters as well, and he said he didn't, because they were in camp.
So there was a North Island camp last week. Still no clue about the others though.
RE: Wellington weather etc
If we're going all nerdy with graphs, then I'll post this, too.
Two years ago, I was asked to read NIWA reports to compare the weather of in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It showed that the maximum temperature in Auckland is on average 3 degrees higher than in Wellington, and two degrees higher than in Chch. And although the amount of rain in mm per year was marginally higher in Wellington than in Auckland, Auckland had most rainy days per year of the three biggest main centres, and particularly more rainy days than Chch. Chch had the most hours of sun per year, Auckland the least of the three main centres (but again, the difference with Wellington was small). The number of days with gale force storm per year is clearly higher in Wellington, but more or less the same in Chch and Auckland.
So the amount of water coming down in Wellington may be slightly higher, Auckland has more rainy days. I wish I'd also had a look at humidity, because one big advantage of Wellington over many other places in NZ is that it doesn't have that awful humidity when it's warm.
Nothing beats the weather in the Bay, of course.
RE: 2019 School Rugby
The World School Festival begins tomorrow, Tuesday 26 March.
This is the draw for round 1 (times are NZT):
Tuesday, 26 March:
9.30pm - 10.45pm: Glenwood v John McGlashan College (Dunedin)
11.30pm - 00.15am: WP Invitational v World Select XV
Wednesday, 27 March:
00.30am - 01.45am: SACS v Zambesi Steelers
02.00am - 03.15am: Monument v Hartpury College
03.30am - 04.45am: Paarl Gim v Africa Pacific Dragons
09.30pm - 10.45pm: Affies v Italian All Stars
11.30pm - 00.15am: Boland Landbau v Napier Boys High School
Thursday, 28 March:
00.30am - 01.45am: Hilton College v USA Schools XV
02.00am - 03.15am: Grey College v Christchurch Boys High School
03.30am - 04.45am: Paul Roos v Southland Boys High School
The games will livestreamed. This is the info posted on the OVO Mobile Facebook page:
Starting on the Tuesday 26th of March, OVO is bringing you every match, live from South Africa. We also have last years action uploaded and ready to view! Each days live games will be available within 24 hours for you to watch at any time! We will be online and available for any question, so please don't hesitate to message us and we can help 😁 👉👉To watch it live, in HD please follow these steps:👈👈 Download the OVO Play app from your app store (search for OVO Play) - or head to our website: https://ovo.app.link/wsf Register and grab your pass for just AUD $9.99* in OZ / USD $9.99* for the rest of the world - you’ll get 3 months access to both the live stream & the catch up of all games. Then when the action starts sign in and watch on your phone or tablet or cast it to the big screen with chrome cast and airplay. *Note that depending on your location, and the channel through which you are purchasing access (OVOPlay website, Google Play or Apple App stores) local taxes and fees may be added and currency converted from AUD or USD. These fees are in addition to the subscription.
Edited to add:
By the way, I haven't seen any squad lists, but I understand there are quite a few NZ boys in the Africa Pacific Dragons squad from several different schools.
RE: 2019 club rugby
Nash Cup - try & points scorers:
Havelock North 25 (M Vuicakau 2, A Blake tries; Blake 2 pens, 2 cons)
MAC 17 (P Smith, D Hokianga, F Selesele tries; Smith con). HT: 7-5
Taradale 50 (J Malielegaoi 2, O Sapsford 2, J Baker, N Sanft , I Mapu, H Sheild tries; B Truesdale 3, Sapsford, Malielegaoi cons)
Napier Technical 5 (E Martin try)
Hastings Rugby and Sports 31 (S Ofa 2, N Fomai, S Timu, J Rihia tries; Timu 2, I Ioane cons)
Clive 27 (L Goodin 2, L Udy-Johns 2, J Tangaere tries; J Henry con). HT: 19-10
Napier Old Boys Marist 85 (M Buckley 4, L Edwards 2, R Hayes 2, S Paese 2, J Winson, M Drew, P Fatialofa tries; Edwards 10 cons)
Central 12 (J Cutbush 2 tries; B Hardwidge con). HT: 40-12
Napier Pirate Rugby and Sports 17 (H Hann 2, T Dodd-Edwards tries; T Lord con)
Tamatea 15 (P Ariki, L McClutchie tries; H Solomon pen, con). HT: 10-all
RE: Super Rugby News
When it was S18 it included KIngs, Cheetahs, Force, they left at the end of 2017...so take them out and now SW and we get to 14.
@Chris-B I remember Super 10 and CANZ but never a super 6...
I forgot to post this earlier. It's from the SANZAAR website:
History - the early days In 1986 NSW and Queensland played against Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington from New Zealand, as well as a composite Fiji side. For five years the tournament was played, a South Pacific Championship or Super Six, which led to ‘expansion’ when South Africa re-entered the rugby world and it was reborn into the Super 10 in 1993, where it ran until 1995, prior to the game becoming professional. In 1996 as SANZAR was formed, the Super 12 was created, a professional competition and the first official ‘international domestic’ tournament featuring the strongest teams – which would become franchises – across New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.