The BNZ Hurricanes First XV series concluded in Wellington this weekend. On Friday night, St Pat's Silverstream beat Gisborne Boys' High School at Westpac Stadium. On Saturday at Porirua Park Wellington College came roaring back from a big deficit to lose narrowly to Napier BHS 30-32 and Scots College cut through Hastings BHS early and won 59-8. At the Hutt Rec, Palmerston North BHS beat St Pat's Town 26-6. Meanwhile, week three of grading games for the Wellington Premier 1 competition went down to the wire - more details to come.
100 games for two clubs
Petone, prop Tui Hunt came on to the field as a second half substitute to earn his 100th Premier cap for Petone against MSP on Saturday. After also playing over 100 matches for Upper Hutt, his second ton of appearances for two different clubs is a massive achievement.
Holwell laces upTen years after winning the Jubilee Cup with Poneke, David Holwell played a full game for the Senior 1s and then came off the bench in the first half for the Premiers against Wainuiomata on Saturday. Holwell was in town celebrating Poneke's Old Timers' Day. Poneke won the match 25-17.
14 May: Wellington players in All Blacks WTG
Congratulations to the 10 Wellington players today named in the All Blacks Wider Training Group, assembling for two camps later this month. The players are:Dane Coles (Poneke), Hosea Gear (HOBM), Ma'a Nonu (Ories), TJ Perenara (Northern United), Julian Savea (Ories), Brad Shields (Petone), Conrad Smith (Old Boys University), Jeff Toomaga-Allen (MSP), Victor Vito (MSP), Piri Weepu (Wainuiomata)
14 May Advertisement: Hurricanes v Chiefs.
This Friday night at Westpac Stadium kick-off 7.35 pm. Join the Hurricanes and many thousands of fans as they take on the table-topping NZ Conference contenders the Chiefs in this key Super Rugby match. Curtain-raiser (yes a curtain-raiser) is the 2012 Wellington champions St Pat's Silverstream First XV v Gisborne Boys' High School from 5.05 pm. Tickets here
10 May: 150 games for Tocker
Congratulations to MSP’s JP Tocker for reaching the milestone of 150 Premier games for MSP on Saturday against Poneke in round eight tomorrow.
6 May: Most points in a match
For the second time this season, an individual has surpassed 50 points on his own. Both hauls are believed to be records. The most number of points by one person in a Swindale Shield or Jubilee Cup match since 2006:
The Dominion Post (@dompost_sport) are now running their match reports online on their website on the evenings of matches. Check out their round two reports on www.dompost.co.nz from early evening this coming Saturday.
17 March: Extended coverage for 2013
As well as the Wellington Club Rugby website, we’re also covering the following in 2013:
Billy Wallace Best & Fairest competition points are awarded each game on a 3,2 and 1 basis by the Dominion Post's around the grounds reporters. Leading points after eight rounds are:
13 points: Peter Sciascia (MSP)
10 points: Brandyn Laursen (HOBM)
9 points: Mateaki Kafatolu (Petone); Randall Bishop Tawa
8 points: John Monu (Wainuiomata); Fa'atonu Fili (Ories)
7 points: Paulo Aukuso (Ories); Tauaosi Tuimavavae (Poneke); Jason Risdon (HOBM); Joketani Koroi (Tawa)
6 points: Simon Tevita (Poneke); Greg Foe (Poneke); Api Naikatini (Norths); Jared Kahu (Petone); Presley Tufaga (Poneke)
5 points: Liam Berry (Upper Hutt); Adam Hill (OBU); Oliver Best (Ories); Taniela Koroi (Tawa)
4 points: Hamish Buick (OBU); Dan Mellon (OBU)); Ephraim Reynolds (Tawa); Shahn Eru (Wainuiomata); Matt Proctor (Ories); Sam Tui (Poneke); Jackson Garden-Bachop (Norths)
3 points: Nick Grigg (Petone); Cam Incledon (Petone); Ahtun Masun (Wests); Max Pearson (Upper Hutt); Chris Eaves (Wests Roosters); Issac O'Connor (MSP); Kayne Hammington (Upper Hutt); Thomas Fleming (OBU); Dean Brunsdon (Norths); Filisione Kolomatangi (Tawa); Steven Bradshaw (HOBM); Joe Hill (OBU); Steven So'oialo (Tawa); Johnny Teleaga (Norths); Chris Molenaar (Petone); Tomasi Palu (Norths); James O'Reilly (HOBM); James Kusel (HOBM); Kane Gush (Wainui); Matthew Mulanay (Wests)
This week’s guest picker is Matt Buck, who is Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport’s sideline eye for Hurricanes and Wellington Lions games. The Hurricanes play the Chiefs this Friday night at Westpac Stadium and he’ll be up close and personal reporting on every bone-jarring tackle put in and electric break made. Matt’s picks for round nine are: