Manukau Courier : December 2nd 2010
21 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 2, 2010 SPORT 3258240AB UNCH ~ ~ LUNCH DINNER DINNER B F B BUFFET RESTAURANT, BAR, BUFFET RESTAURANT, BAR, FUNCTIONS AND CATERING FUNCTIONS AND CATERING BUFFET SPECIALS BUFFET SPECIALS BUFFET KING MONDAY - - - THURSDAY FRIDAY - - - SUNDAY $14.95 $15.95 $19.95 $23.95 BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS L M M BUFFET KING PACIFIC SQUARE, 792 GREAT SOUTH ROAD, MANUKAU PH: 09-9127525 www.buffetking.co.nz CHRISTMAS MENU OUT! DECEMBER MONTH ONLY! YES WE ARE OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY BOOKING ESSENTIAL Carter's record tops off tour grand slam On target: Dan Carter lines up a penalty kick. I want to congratulate my old mate Graham Henry and his All Blacks for another Grand Slam tour through the United Kingdom. First it was England who played well against our boys but we still did it comfortably. Then it was a bit of a cakewalk against the Scots. Ireland proved tough opposition and on Sunday Wales -- fresh from a 16-16 draw with Fiji and complete chaos in the media there about it--gotuptogiveusa real game of it. But undoubtedly the highlight for me was see- ing a very fine young man -- Dan Carter -- become the highest points scorer in inter- national rugby. I have had the plea- sure of meeting any number of top sportsmen from home and inter- nationally, and of course I have a very heavy bias to the Kiwis, but you would go a long way to find a nicer bloke than Carter. I actually sent him a text to congratulate him on his achievement and was surprised when he replied! Imagine what he must have had on his plate and he still found time to reply. He has always been a complete pleasure to be around. And speaking of plea- sure, I have been to a couple of Maori Sports Awards dinners in the past and this weekend the annual event is on again at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau. It s always a fantastic night and you can still grab a ticket by visiting the website www.maori sportsawards.co.nz or calling my very good mate Dick Garrett on 027-490-1237. While the All Blacks might have been provid- ing the sporting high- light, the Black Caps were crashing in the first one-dayer against India. You know summer is upon us when you get great days like Sunday and that means we will be at the beach often, so I want to urge you all to support Jandal Day on Friday for Surf Life- saving. Withabitofluck-- well actually common- sense -- you will never need these fine young men and women who patrol our beaches and do everything in their power to keep us safe. But surely it is worth a couple of bucks to help keep them there on the off chance you or some- one you love needs them. By now you will have caught up with the news that the first Vodafone Warriors game of next season is against the Parramatta Eels at Eden Park. What is it about the Eels that gives them such a close connection to New Zealand? Their last coach was former Vodafone War- riors coach Daniel Anderson and now they have a former player and the current Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney at the helm. All I can say is, despite my affection for the man and for the Kiwis, I hope that after round one of the NRL I will be able to tease him that he is the only NRL coach never to have won a game in the competition. I want to commend the people of Christchurch. Gosh, they have had a tough time after the earthquake but I was down there at the week- end for a charity event and it was wonderful to see them getting their city back on its feet.
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