Waiheke Marketplace : June 20th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 29 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 20, 2012 SPORT Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sharks show true spirit under fire RUGBY In defence: The under-11 Sharks work hard against College Rifles in only their second full-size game of rugby. Scrum time: Fifteen-a-side rugby is a new experience for the Sharks. Under-11 Sharks 0 College Rifles Shooters 32 The Sharks gave a spirited performance and played above their age but were no match for Rifles on a fast Pidgeon Mountain pitch. Playing just their second game on the full field and 15-a-side, they found there is a lot more space to cover in defence now. The boys did well to restrict Rifles to three tries each half and withstood long periods defending on their own try line. The first five minutes were reasonably even with both sets of forwards taking the ball up the middle and being met with strong defence. Then with the benefit of space behind the ruck, the ball was spun wide and the compressed Sharks defence was caught out. That scen- ario was played out in quick succession twice more. The Shooters thought they could easily run away with this one but the boys adjusted their defensive pattern and held firm for the rest of the half. Halftime: Rifles 17 Sharks 0. The second stanza began the same way as the first, a tough forward battle and the occasional backline move. The boys held their own for the first 10 minutes and, duped into compressed defence, gave up two more quick tries down the flanks. They then adjusted their defensive pattern again and held firm in the face of a mountain of possession by the Rifles. Ill discipline with tackling technique and ball handling led to most of that possession. That allowed the Rifles to push in one more try, understandable given the amount of defensive work the boys had put in --they were a tired bunch by then. Tackler of the day was David Walden in his first competition game. David pulled off some good tackles in the ruck and chased his forward opponents with vig- our. Coach s choice went to Monty Mathieson for his posi- tive front row play and strong focus the whole time he was on the field. Player of the day went to the team s smallest man, Bailee Bell. Playing wing Bailee was targeted many times by bigger backs and doggedly latched on to them and either brought them down or slowed their progress enough for team- mates to assist. Well done, Bailee. The whole team put in a massive effort playing in the main above their age. Special mentions go to usual suspects Chace, Liam, Cory, Will, Max, Beau and George who all had strong games. -- Leon Fredrichberg Waiheke Castaways The Waiheke Castaways took to the field on Saturday after an enforced week s rest due to Marist defaulting. Varsity came to the island with only 10 players but as the Castaways turned up with plenty of numbers, locals Nat Upchurch, Ray Charman and Unga Ampe- liasi as well as Hekerua Lodge owner Thomas and his mate, who usually play for the Ponsonby Legions, all played for Varsity ensuring a full 15-a-side game was played. With the Rams having a bye it was great to see them on the sideline -- Dan Priest was not content just watching and ended up playing a blinder for the Castaways, thanks Dan. Ray and Unga both had top games for Varsity. Unga scored two tries and was only just denied a hat-trick by great defence on the goal line. Toby Carr played his debut for the Cast- aways on the wing and showed he has a big ticker coming up with a couple of good tackles and runs, not bad for a guy who can t weigh much more than 40kg. When all was done and dusted Varsity came away with the win but the Castaways showed a marked improve- ment as a team who will get better with more game time together. The lineout also showed improvement when Bubbles got up and grabbed a few good takes on our throw- in. Paul, Maurice, Mike, Kei- sha, Sean and Nathan all debuted for the Castaways and turned in solid performances. With a bye this weekend and then an away game, the Castaways won t be back on home turf until July 7 when they take on Waitemata. -- Ben Bagley Under-9s 10 Pakuranga Kauri 25 The Sharks came up against an older, more experi- enced side and showed no fear battling on to score two hard-fought tries and hinder the opposition s ability to score. Player of the day went to Rui Farrant for his tackling and evasive running with the ball. Coach s choice went to Jayden Chambers for his exceptional work in the mauls, allowing Jayden the opportunity to go for a gallop. Best tackle went to Tane Waikeira whose determi- nation to improve and try what he s been practising at training won the day. Well done, boys. -- Tim Callaghan Under-7s Roosters 10 University Blue 8 Waiheke dominated the game play with University persistent on defence. The Roosters onslaught was relentless. Great defence and fast sidestepping on attack led the Waiheke under-7s to a convincing win. The Roosters worked hard to push University back with fantastic running and setups from Ryan Twidle, Sam Clarke and Kiyen Jacomb. Player of the day was Harrison Marsden, a stand- out player with great defence and a try under his belt. Ryan Twidle received tackler of the day. Coach s choice awards went to Sam Potter for his impressive five tries and Kiyen Jacomb for defensive play and a try. -- Sandra Twidle Pirates 19 Grammar Gold 17 Phew! That was some game of rugby with a level of inten- sity that would have done credit to a far higher grade of the game. Exceptional skills, clever running and teamwork saw the Pirates home 19 points to 17 against top side Grammar Gold. After gathering for a midweek team-building din- ner at Charlie Farleys, the Pirates came out looking a far more unified and determined bunch this week and made their intentions plain from the kick-off with a quick turn- over and runaway try. At one stage it looked like it could turn into a rout, but full credit to Grammar for fighting their way back into it.With a minute to go, at 18-17 a draw could have been on the cards, but a match- saving tackle by Eden Mead (tackler of the day), a turn- over and Jasper Peterken broke clear to score his third try and put the result beyond doubt. Jasper and Oliver Baver- stock, who ran so well in attack, shared player of the day. Coach s choice awards went to Taine Jackson and Nico Cumingwood, and there was good play from James Thornbury, Tom Flay, who picked up his weekly try, Leo Crawford who also got his name on the scoresheet and young Lucas Unverricht, who continued his development as a player. Rugby is unique in that it is possible to have a good game in defeat, and I am sure that Grammar will go home praising the efforts of their youngsters. But they came up against a Pirates side full of skill, guts and commitment, and the best side came away with the win. Fifty-one people gathered on the touchline for this game, a huge crowd by under- 6 standards, and they all went away drained after such a thrilling battle. As a coach, the day was what it is all about -- young men giving their very best for the team. I am very proud of all the lads. -- Jerry Flay Under-12s 17 University 21A great, close game resulted in a 17-21 loss to Waiheke. Tries for Waiheke were scored by Mitchell Griffiths, Carlos Heta and Tommy Beale. Coach s choice was Jack Fletcher. Tackler of day was Carlos Heta and player of day was Tommy Beale. Waiheke takes cup challenge TENNIS On serve: Pete Syred shows his skills while playing for Waiheke against Parnell. Waiheke Tennis Club celebrated the start of winter with its annual Teaz Cup Challenge match against Parnell. A perfect wintry day greeted the bunch of enthusiastic Parnell Tennis Club players when they arrived last Sunday. The seeded pairs all played some fantastic tennis, and as the day progressed a normal outcome of play occurred. The women won all their games bringing home the cup. The score was 6-10 to Waiheke. The tennis club s Debbie Upham says: Great play everyone, looking forward to the return visit at Parnell.
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