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Photos by Anna Stenhouse.
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24th March v Springston 24-27
29th March v Hurunui 20-14
14th April v Hornby 85-10
21st April v Methven 31-24
25th April v Oxford 25-31
28th April v Rolleston 48-0
5th May v Darfield 37-39
12th May v Prebbleton 26-26
19th May v Southern 30-24
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Kaiapoi Rugby Football Club

Both Div 1 and Div 2 playing at home on the main oval tomorrow.
Div 1 taking on Southern at 2.45pm, while Div 2 are playing Woodend at 1pm.
The ladies will be out supporting as they have a BYE.
Head out and show your support for the blue and gold jersey.
Best of luck to all Kaiapoi players!
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CLOSE MATCHES ABOUND IN LUISETTI SEEDS RUGBY

By Peter Williams

Spectators at the Division 1 matches played north of the Waimak last Saturday in the Luisetti Seed Combined rugby competition were thoroughly entertained as all three matches resulted in cliff-hanger finishes.

The youthful Ashley side put their best foot forward for six of the members of the Kowai Senior side from 1958 who won their senior competition 60 years ago and gathered at Loburn for a reunion. When some Ashley indecision in clearing the ball from their own try-line gifted a try to Ohoka’s Blain O’Loughlin after just three minutes, the portents were not promising for Ashley. This try was converted by George Wiggins. A tigerish display by a lively Ashley forward pack gained some semblance of control against a lackadaisical Ohoka unit and Ashley piled on three first-half tries, to James Thiele, Richie Hancox and Danny Brooker, to lead 15-7 at the break. None of the tries were converted.

Ohoka came out much more strongly after the break. A penalty to Wiggins was followed by a well-constructed try by five-eighth Brett Fowler whichWiggins converted giving Ohoka a 17-15 lead. Ohoka dominated the territorial battle in the second half but staunch Ashley defence kept them at bay. At the 75 minute mark in one of Ashley’s rare forays deep into Ohoka territory they were awarded a penalty opportunity, but the usually reliable Dan Cook was astray from the kicking tee and when Wiggins landed another penalty with only a minute remaining, it seemed as though he had sealed victory for Ohoka. But Ashley were not to be outdone. They surged back onto attack and crucially maintained possession making a number of thrusts towards the try-line before second-five Cameron King swallow-dived spectacularly over a mass of bodies on the ground to level the scores in the last movement of the game. (See photo). When Cook’s conversion was waved away, many felt a draw was a fair indication but given that Ashley had scored 4 tries to 2, they must be considered unlucky not to have registered their first win for the season. Ryan McCallum was one of the best in a below-par Ohoka outfit. In a committed team performance by Ashley, lock, Ngaria Wilson-Bairds, was outstanding and captain Danny Brooker in his 50th Division 1 match was rewarded by being named as the Waimak Real Estate Player of the Day.

Kaiapoi’s Club Day came to a climax when their senior side fronted up to the leading team on the Section B points table, Prebbleton. The visitors drew first blood with a try and a penalty but Kaiapoi struck back with Lance Taylor landing a penalty before Kaiapoi’s two wingers, Junior Kaikirewa and Kimeon Reade, both scored. When Prebbleton’s winger Pita Rokosuka scored his second try just before half-time the teams were locked up 13 all.

The second half was equally close. Rob Samson showed his class slicing and stepping his way through for a fine try for Kaiapoi but Prebbleton hit back immediately with a try of their own. Penalties were exchanged and the scores remained close. With just 3 minutes left Prebbleton slotted a penalty leaving the final score 26 all, and both teams feeling as though they were the unlucky ones. For Kaiapoi there were strong performances in the pack by Luka Tootoo in his 50th game, Jarrod Smith and Ryan Clark, while lock Connor Smith was named Player of the Day. Samson and ZachTrusler starred in the backs

At Southbrook Saracens squared off against perennial finalists, Southbridge and although Nathan Goodwin and Nick Wells both scored first half tries for Saracens with Ricky Allin adding 2 conversions and a penalty they trailed Southbridge 21-17 at the break after Southbridge scored 3 converted tries. Saracens’ position sharing the lead at the top of the Section A points table seemed very much in jeopardy as Saracens had fallen off too many tackles. However, they made a strong start to the second half with a converted try to Marika Roqica and a second to Goodwin, giving Saracens a useful lead. However Southbridge flanker, Adam Stone, scored his third try of the match while Saracens were reduced to 14 men courtesy of a sin-binning. With time running out Saracens lock Viliami Fungavaka scored a smart try for Allin to convert. The last 3 minutes of the game saw Saracens desperately defending their line from Southbridge attacks. Saracens did not help themselves during this period conceding the advantage at several breakdowns. The final score was Saracens 36 - Southbridge 31. For Saracens lock Mark Smith was playing his 100th Division 1 game and was rewarded for an industrious game with a player of the day award. Captain Josh Maynard led from the front. This result gives Saracens a 1-point lead at the top of the Section A table.

On Saturday, Saracens meet Glenmark-Cheviot at Omihi in a match that will be critical for both teams. Last weekend Glenmark-Cheviot were too strong for Hampstead in Ashburton, running out comfortable winners, 55-15. Saracens and Waihora seem highly likely to qualify in this section but Ashburton Celtic, Southbridge, Glenmark-Cheviot, BDI and Lincoln are fighting it out for the other two qualifying positions in this section.

In other matches involving North Canterbury teams last Saturday, Hurunui lost 7-13 to Hornby and Oxford saw any slim hope they had of qualifying for post-section play virtually disappear when they went down to Springston, 17-20. Springston led throughout the match, being ahead 20-5 at one stage, leaving Oxford to play catch-up rugby. Jack Walsh (2) and Moese Fosita scored tries for Oxford. Walsh and Taniela Samieta were among Oxford’s best.

In lower grade matches of note last Saturday Kaiapoi and Woodend maintained their unbeaten records in the Mike Greer Homes North Canterbury Division 2 grade, setting up a big clash when they meet at Kaiapoi next Saturday.

In the University of Canterbury Cup match played at St. Bede’s College, Rangiora High School caused a boilover against the traditional powerhouse, coming away 20-15 victors.

In the Under 13 grade, Kaiapoi tagged themselves as the team to beat running out 45-26 victors over the previously second-placed Amberley-Glenmark Cheviot combination. For the combined side, winger Kobe Hannigan, who has been the side’s leading try-scorer this season, impressed. The Kaiapoi team, though, had too much strength across the paddock and played an expansive match to set up their star winger, Tarris Ormiston, for a hatful of tries.

In the under 11½ grade there are still four unbeaten teams but, barring draws, this will be halved on Saturday when they all meet another unbeaten team: Ohoka Black host Ashley Blue and Hurunui host Saracens Orange.
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*Lost Rugby Boots*
If anyone has picked up a pair of boots that don’t belong to them please get in touch.
One of our senior players had his boots taken from his bag on Saturday, and would like them back.
Any info please message this page, or email info@krfc.co.nz
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