A return to the winning post

Posted on July 9, 2007 by: Shane Maru
Filed under: Reviews

Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club (Inc):

Press Release Number: 05/2007.
Date: 08th July 2007.

The Wainuiomata Auto Auctions Premier team returned to the winning post with a well deserved 23 points to 13 win over Avalon. Playing with the win in the first half the team dominated in all phases of play and lead by 20 points to 3.

In the second half in difficult conditions the Wainuiomata team kept out a well spirited Avalon team to deserve their victory. Our local All Black and inspirational player Piri Weepu scored one try, converted two and slotted three penalties. The other try scorer was Feterika Sage.

The team was well lead by Ati Olive who deserved his player of the day award.

This week our Premiers play Marist St Pats at the Evans Bay Park at 1.15pm, – support from the community would be appreciated for our Wainuiomata Premier team.

The Clives Chemist Shop Senior 3rd team remained unbeaten with a 27 points to 5 victory over Avalon to remain on the top of their points table and are in fact the only unbeaten senior team in all of the Wellington Rugby Union grades. This is a credit to the players, but especially to their Coach/Manager Nick Domonkos. Try scorers were Trevor Bull, Satini Lealana, Alfred Lepou, Winston Va’auli and Michael Williams. Bana Lio converted one of the tries and was the player of the day.

The Trevor Mallards Under 85kg Weightwatchers had a bye and the Building World ITM under 21 game was cancelled due to bad ground conditions.

The 12d Presidents team lost to Hutt Old Boys Marist by 17 points to 0, but the player of the day was Scott Sargent due to blistering pace and aggressive play at the contact area.

The Wainuiomata Times Womans team were out played by Johnsonville by 65 points to 0.

In other news it was good to see that Corey Draper, Feterika Sage and Ben Tupuola have made the Wellington Rugby Union Colts team with our Club Coaching Co-ordinator Chris Stirling being the head coach. We wish them well for their representative commitments.

In addition during the week the Club obtained the necessary funds to revamp its current indoor training facilities located at William Jones Park. The sawdust is going to be removed and replaced with an artificial surface as well as the current lighting being replaced. This project is going to cost in excess of $53,000.00 but will mean that the Club will have the best indoor training facilities in Wellington. Work on this project will commence once the current rugby season is completed.

(Peter Jones)
Phone 527-3204
Email pjjonsey@xtra.co.nz

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