Saturday, 25 August 2007

Blueskin Sports

RUGBY AT BLAND PARK NO.1

4th August; WAITATI 30 versus PIRATES 10.

The pirates coach described Waitati as having fantastic
defence, and being great tacklers. The half time score
indicated exactly that: Pirates 0 , Waitati 20. Tries to
Jordan (2), Ali and Matt. In the second half Henry and
Ali scored for the locals, and Jamie and Richard scored
for Pirates. A well earned victory and great team effort.

10th August WAITATI 45 versus TAIERI 20.

Our players looked more imposing in a game where the
tackling was hard and the attacking even harder. Monita
Oxley turned defence into attack and was instrumental
in many tries. Ali scored from 25 metres out, Aaron ran
30 metres in sublime fashion from 10 metres out from his
goal line. Despite Dalton of Taieri scoring with an incrediable
60 metre dash, Waitati went from strength to strength.
Scoring a total of 9 tries with a mixture of individual talent
and disciplined ball retention. Monita was Player of the Day.

18th August; WAITATI 34 versus SOUTHERN 34.

This match was a cracker, every player was outstanding
and many were brilliant. Henry preformed an excellent one
armed pass to the wing, followed him up at pace, took the
hand off to score a corker. Monita ran in a 30 metre try with
blistering pace and later showed pure vison with an oppor-
tunist dart wide from broken play to cross the line from 10
metres out. Other try scorers were Jordan, Matt and Reiana;
Matt slotting 2 conversions. Southern were a class act,
Waitati were equal to them and more. Prior to this match
I saw talent and teamwork, this fixture demostrated drive
and determination.

SOCCER

10TH GRADE 8th AUGUST HOME GAME
I would have paid to see this game, there was action and
drama. Georgina Oxley an athlete of the future scored for
Waitati. Kate Guthrey scored for Maori Hill in a 1all draw.
This month I was unable to attend any other matches of
our energetic squad. Next edition it is hoped we will have
season statistics and player info supplied by soccer frat.

GAELIC FOOTBALL Scheduled for October

This game is a cross between soccer and rugby, there are
no rugby tackles but it is more challenging than soccer.
I would like to attempt 2007 as the first year for
annual Blueskin versus Dunedin Irish. Eight to 13 local players
wanted for November fixture. Wait for call up October edition.

APOLOGIES

Because of number of local rugby games, no space is available
for promised cricket interviews or tennis tournament reports –
hopefully next issue.

Touch

Preparation matches for a Blueskin over-35 team for the NZ Masters
in Febuary will be delayed till the spring Touch-5s season.

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