Manukau Courier : March 27th 2014
www.stuff.co.nz Public Notices ManurewaRugbyFootball Club Junior Registrations Registrations on Muster Day from 9.00am - 10.00am Enquires: Dawn Newton 021 216 6026 NewPlayers Require Birth Certificate Players5-8 $50.00 Players9-14 $60.00 Payment Required at Registration (Eftpos Available) Mountfort Park, Dr. Pickering Ave. Thursday 27th Mar 5.30pm - 7.00pm Muster Day 29th March at 11am SPORT MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 27, 2014 21 Community Road Safety Funding – 2014/2015 Auckland Transport provides funding for community groups to deliver road safety initiatives that are aligned to Safer Journeys, New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy 2010 – 2020. Community organisations are invited to submit their applications for funding assistance. For a funding outline and an information pack please contact Kaye Davey in Community Transport on 09 447 4123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The documents can also be downloaded at www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz Closing date for the application is 30 April 2014. Dusty: Waiuku’s Armyn Sanders and Manurewa’s Ropeti Lemanu stir up dust. Reverse flick: Manurewa’s Ahsee Tuala offloads in the tackle of Armyn Sanders, left, and Braden Olson. Photos: RICHARD SPRANGER By ALAN APTED Injuries are a worry for Karaka as they prepare to take on Manurewa in round three of Counties Manukau club rugby’s Challenge Cup at the Karaka Sports Park on Saturday. It’s the toll of their bruising Can’t wait to read the paper? Have missed your delivery or just want to pick up another? The following businesses have copies of your favourite local paper. 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The damage is still being assessed but coach Craig Hill is certain there will be some eager new faces in the side that runs out this weekend. ‘‘We paid a heavy price for that win. We suffered a number of injuries, some serious enough to keep players out of Saturday’s game. ‘‘It’s disappointing but it’s a chance for others to put up their hands.’’ The win over Ardmore Marist was Karaka’s second on the trot and has them at the top of the standings alongside Pukekohe and Drury. They scored six tries, all of them converted by Blues backup five-eighth Baden Kerr. It’s the perfect start to the season and the team heads into the next game oozing confidence. But Hill will be cautious because Manurewa will be smarting after their 31-17 defeat by Waiuku. It was a double body blow because Manurewa not only relinquished the Counties Power Cup, they also failed to lift the Pat Walsh Memorial Trophy off Waiuku. Manurewa will be motivated, Hill says. ‘‘They can play both games. They can grind you down using their big forwards or they use their nippy backs to take you on wide out. ‘‘We can’t let them get a roll on. Defence will be key.’’ Dual: Waiuku’s Tony Misa, left, and Manurewa’s Stephen Briscoe contest a lineout. SCOREBOARD Premiers (Challenge Cup): Papakura 8 (Allen Herbert, try. Bradley Wade pen) Pukekohe 51 (Mathew Berry 4, Sailosi Madrai, Mark Price, Roger Hasiata, tries. Sione Fifita 5 cons, 2 pens). Te Kauwhata 7 (Caleb Brown try, con) Drury 38 (Taniela Tuivai, Asaeli Vehikite, Lisaniasi Kainga 2, Toni Kautai, Brett Dahlkamp, tries. Brett Dahlkamp 4 cons). Onewhero 24 (Courtney Roberts, Epeli Lotawa, tries. Penalty try. Nathan Langsford 3 cons, pen) Bombay 33 (Josh Stol, Sam Vaka, Patrick Masoe, tries. Reece Joyce con, Ki Anufe 2 cons, 4 pens). Ardmore Marist 13 (Lolohea Loco 2 tries. Kirisome Laulala pen) Karaka 48 (Tautalafua Mataafa, Antonio Lavemai, Sione Molia 2, John Luteru, Tenina Saiuleoge. Baden Kerr 6 cons, 2 pens). Patumahoe 76 (Jason Bird 2, Alepini Olosoni, Haani Halaeua, Vaha Fili 4, Joshua Van Leishout 2, Blake James 2, tries. Jonny Wilkinson 8 cons) Weymouth 7 (Ratu Naqau, try. Jerome Letalatala con). Manurewa 17 (Peter White, Italia Hunt, Ahsee Tuala, tries. Ahsee Tuala con) Waiuku 31 (Joe Dawson, Armyn Sanders, Louie David 2 tries. Luke Graham 4 cons, pen). Waiuku win the Counties Power Cup and retain the Pat Walsh Memorial Trophy. Premier reserves: Onewhero 10 Bombay 43; Ardmore Marist 12 Karaka 20; Manurewa 25 Waiuku 18; Patumahoe 66 Weymouth 3; Papakura 0 Pukekohe 65, Drury bt Puni by default. Points: Premiers: Karaka 10, Pukekohe 9, Drury 9, Patumahoe 6, Waiuku 6, Onewhero 5, Manurewa 5, Bombay 4, Ardmore Marist 4, Papakura 0, Weymouth 0, Te Kauwhata 0 Premier reserves: Manurewa 10, Pukekohe 9, Karaka 9, Patumahoe 6, Drury 5, Waiuku 5, Bombay 5, Onewhero 5, Papakura 4, Ardmore Marist 0, Puni 0, Weymouth 0. Draw: Drury v Onewhero, Drury Domain, Drury. Karaka v Manurewa, Karaka Sports Park, Karaka. Weymouth v Papakura, Laurie Gibbons Domain, Weymouth. Pukekohe v Te Kauwhata, Colin Lawrie Fields, Pukekohe. Waiuku v Patumahoe, Waiuku. Bombay v Ardmore Marist, Bombay. Kickoff: Premier reserves 1pm. Premiers 2.45pm. Hill says if Karaka defend like they did against Ardmore Marist, they’ll have a shot. Drury are enjoying a new lease on life in the premier ranks. Their 38-7 win over fellow travellers from last year’s Division Two, Te Kauwhata, has them grinning. But their first big test comes on Saturday when they play Onewhero at Drury Domain. Papakura will fancy their chances of putting first points on the board when they travel to Laurie Gibbons Domain to take on Weymouth. Victory will lessen the disappointment of their 51-8 loss to Pukekohe. Weymouth too will want to ease the agony of their 76-7 away loss to Patumahoe. Kerr’s six conversions from six attempts against Ardmore Marist was matched by Jonny Wilkinson who converted eight of Patumahoe’s 12 tries against Weymouth. Mathew Berry (Pukekohe) and Vaha Fili (Patumahoe) were the round’s top try scorers. Each got four. Lisaniasi Kainga (Drury), Lolohea Loco (Ardmore Marist), Sione Molia (Karaka), Louie David (Waiuku) and Jason Bird, Blake James and Joshua Van Leishout (Patumahoe) all scored doubles. Smooth: Waiuku fullback Luke Graham kicks for touch. Untouched: Peter White scores one of Manurewa’s three tries against Waiuku.
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