Waiheke Marketplace : June 13th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 29 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 13, 2012 SPORT Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 or Email email@example.com 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) 4 MODEL OPTIONS • 304 stainless -- ideal coastal locations • 5 times cheaper than gas heaters (0.80cents/hour) • Unaffected by wind -- heats objects not air • 100% NZ Made with a manufacturers warranty • Cheap, green, safe and clean PRICED FROM $895 - $1395 RADIANT OUTDOOR HEATING MAKE YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE USABLE ALL YEAR ROUND 4265668AE Rams wrestle with Ponies LEAGUE Keeping possession: James Kara with the ball for the Rams. History was made at the Ostend Domain on Saturday when the Waiheke Fullers Pub Charity Rams played the Pon- sonby Ponies under the auspices of a female referee. And a great job she made of it too. Calm, clear and accurate, referee Berny Carter was as good as, and better than, many of her male counterparts this writer has seen over the years. The Rams kicked off in fine conditions with a light south- westerly breeze slightly favouring the visitors. The first 12 minutes saw the usual arm wrestle ensue, although one got the feeling the Rams were slowly getting the upper hand, as proved the case when Harry found Sam Ham- mer'' Marshall lurking out wide in a gaping hole to stroll over untouched for first points. Six minutes later Luke Mao- ate did the same for James Kara. Both conversions missed but Rams led 8-0. From here until the 37th minute the Ponies stiffened their D'' to keep the score unchanged until the light- ening quick Josh Williams darted over from acting half next to the posts. Luke made no mistake with the extras and Rams were up 14-0. This should have been the half-time score. However Rams went to oranges a tad early and the Ponies helped themselves to an unconverted four pointer out wide in the third minute of added time to bring the half- time score 14-4 to the Rams. Four minutes into the second stanza and Sam Hammer'' repeated his first-half effort. Luke converted and the Rams were up 20-4 and looking good. The Ponies then showed they were here to play too with a well taken six-pointer to which Luke replied four minutes later with the same. Another four minutes and Andrew Pragnell provided a highlight. Held by a throng of defenders, Andrew reached out over his head and slammed the Steeden down as sweetly as any you would see in the NRL -- 32-10 to the Rams and looking good. The next 10 minutes were all Ponies as they refused to lie down, scoring the next 12 points. At this stage, ref Berny made her only blemish, missing an outrageous late tackle on the diminutive but indomitable Josh by a frustrated 40kg heavier Ponsonby forward. Tough as a 1960s Tokoroa tim- ber worker, Josh was soon back on his feet looking for more but was prudently kept out of the fray, 32-22, Ponies had a sniff. The Rams closed the game out through two well worked four pointers to Daniel Priest down the right touchline for the Rams to bank the two compe- tition points and win 40-22. Justin Moroney took a deserved man of the match and Harry Hodgetts the tackler of the day with a phenomenal 51 tackles. The next two highest tackle counts were 20, Harry's 51 fractionally missed breaking Peter Watkins all time club record of 52. The Rams have another bye this week. Their next game is at home to the only team to beat them in the first round, Hibis- cus Coast. Keep an eye on the board out- side the club for the correct starting time. I'm off to Sydney now for the second State of Origin and the Vodafone Warriors next two games against the Panthers and Sharks respectively. See you at the Ostend Domain on June 23. -- The League Lad Mt Albert step up after Glenora default Hard out: Jaedeah on his way to scoring a try for the under-6s. Photo: PENNY PAIKEA LEAGUE Under 11/12s 36 Mt Albert 12 U11/12s restricted had another convincing win over the week- end. Big thanks to Mt Albert who had a bye yet played against us covering for Glenora who had defaulted. Once again thanks to five of the U-10s for covering for us, they stuck up their hands and played a grade above them- selves, well done. The team turned it on like clockwork, deep back line on attack with all players putting their hand up to run with the ball and they moved in a flat line on defence, showing the other team their two-man tackles were very solid. They kept Mt Albert scoreless in the first half and notched 22 points but fatigue set in in the second half and though the boys were still dominating they let in three unanswered tries in the last 10 minutes. The boys' unbeaten record still stands. Levi, Carlos and Aaron split player and hit up of the day awards. The team got the coach's choice. Thanks to Fullers for its sup- port getting us there on time. -- Vaughan Lowe Under-6s 5 tries Northcote Tigers 4 tries Fullers Waiheke Rams U-6s restricted had an awesome game on Sunday on their home grounds at Ostend Domain. They played the Tigers who are a great team, with wonder- ful sportsmanship being dis- played. It was a very close game and amazing to watch the boys doing their best and working as a team under the instruction and care of Steve, the team's assistant coach. Once again thank you to all the supporters, parents and caregivers, and to the Northcote Tigers for making this such a great game. -- Penny Paikea Down time: New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon takes a break at Onetangi. Driver indulges in some island life Leading New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon enjoyed a relaxing day on Wai- heke Island ahead of the upcoming Brother Rally New Zealand. Mr Paddon, who will compete in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship, took his foot off the accelerator to explore the island and was spotted among the vines at Wild on Wai- heke and on the sands at Onetangi Beach. The golden boy of New Zealand rally was impressed with his first visit to Wai- heke and says he will definitely be back. It is a must see for all travellers to Auck- land and New Zea- land. Visiting the island has been a great way to relax and unwind before the big event,'' he says. Mr Paddon's day started with the ferry trip across the Waite- mata Harbour. On the island he took a short drive to Onetangi Beach where he stretched his legs before heading to Wild on Waiheke to play a competitive round of archery. His next appoint- ment is to represent his country in Brother Rally New Zealand which will be held across the Auckland region next week. Tickets to the events are on sale at rallynz.org.nz BROTHER RALLY NZ Brother Rally New Zealand is the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship and will be held from June 21 to 24. This is the 42nd running of the rally and is also the biggest event of the year for Kiwi competitors. The three-day event plays a major role in determining the 2012 New Zealand rally champion. Eight-times world rally champion Sebastian Loeb will be welcomed back to Auckland having won Rally New Zealand on two previous occasions. The Viaduct Events Centre will be the Rally Village, MotorExpo and Fanzone. A line-up of new cars from Ford, BMW, Mini, Subaru, Volkswagen, Skoda, Citroen, Mitsubishi and Toyota will be on show.
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