Coast lose gritty u18 clash

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf - Gisborne Herald It was gritty. The Thames Valley under-18 rugby team beat their Ngati Porou East Coast opposites 19-12 yesterday, but left Whakarua Park in Ruatoria knowing they’d been in a fight. “We pinched lineout ball from them — as they did to us — and while we lost

Coast earn respect

In rugby, respect is hard-earned. Ngati Porou East Coast earned more of it with a gutsy effort against Mid-Canterbury at Enterprise Cars Whakarua Park on Saturday. The Sky Blues lost 22-15 to the Hammers, but only Mid-Canterbury captain No.8 Jon Dampney said aloud what many might have thought: “A win isn’t far

HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE.

HE TOHU WHAKAMAUMAHARATANGA KI A TA BRIAN LOCHORE. NPECRU Remembers Rugby Legend "SIR BRIAN LOCHORE ; OBE-KNZM-ONZ" SIR BRIAN LOCHORE IS PICTURED HERE ATTENDING THE VETERANS REUNION AT WHAKARUA PARK IN 2009 WHICH COINCIDED WITH A HEARTLAND MATCH BETWEEN NPEC AND WAIRARAPA BUSH. THERE WILL BE A SERVICE FOR SIR BRIAN THIS THURSDAY

‘Exciting’ Coast team eye season opener

Heartland Championship-wide, by now everyone knows why they’re fizzing. But former All Black Zac Guildford is not playing in Ngati Porou East Coast’s first pre-season game. Rather, the Coast is set to play the Anthony Studer-coached Eastern Bay of Plenty from 2pm at Rugby Park in Whakatane tomorrow. First-year coach Studer — who

Uawa prevail

. . in the final that has everything. Everything that makes a game great was there. Defending champions Uawa came from eight points down at halftime to beat Tihirau Victory Club 24-23 in the East Coast club rugby final at Uawa Domain, Tolaga Bay, on Saturday. Nearly 1500 fans — perhaps 400 of

Coast finalists are found

Uawa to defend title against former champs TVC Semifinals are nerve-racking affairs . . . or blowouts. Uawa, the defending champions of East Coast club rugby, favoured the latter at home on Saturday. They beat Hicks Bay 51-3 in a 1 v 4 semifinal at Tolaga Bay. Uawa’s victory means they will host

Uawa top second round too

Uawa top second round too https://wp.me/p4b0PD-1rH They have all the cards. Defending champions of East Coast club rugby Uawa added the Jury Harrison Memorial Trophy to the Kath McLean Memorial Trophy as winners of both the first and second rounds with their 59-5 win against Tokomaru Bay United on Saturday. Uawa, as first qualifier