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Peter Te Rakau
The West Coast senior football men’s
and women’s competitions continued
over the weekend with lots of goals
The youngest side in this year’s
women’s league, the Greymouth
Goblins, continued their winning ways
with an emphatic 10-0 win over reigning
Leading the way for the Goblins
was striker Eve Findlay, who scored
a record four goals. It was a complete
team performance, with Teighan Heney,
Jasmine Trevathan and Nikita Foster
each bagging brace.
In the other game, Hokitika Pumas
beat the Comets of Greymouth 2-0.
Celine Stokowski was the league’s top
scorer with a nice goal and Bonnie
Dempster chipped in with her first goal
of the year.
The win was built on stout defence
with player of the day going to
Hokitika goalie Casey Neil for sterling
performance between the sticks.
In the men’s competition, Grey
United’s class and fitness shone through
as they crushed newly formed team
Versatile Westland Town, 5-0.
The match was tightly poised 0-0 at
half-time, with Grey finally making the
breakthrough they were so desperate
for, after sur viving some spirited waves
of attack from Westland. Grey United
finished the game strongly with Scott
Honey scoring his career first hat-trick.
In the feature match at Arthur Fong
Park, the local rivalry between Marist
and Paroa was entertaining.
Paroa have not had a great start to the
season but always lift for a derby match
and Sunday was no exception.
Paroa have a young side this year and
are very much in a rebuilding phase.
Marist took the lead early with two well-
worked goals from Lachie Brownlee and
Sebastian Urban to make it 2-0.
Paroa’s Har vey Rubbo proved why he
is the most valuable young player on
the West Coast, by dribbling past two
defenders and having the nous to chip
the well positioned Marist keeper. A goal
mouth scramble enabled Zac Colligan
to tap home for a 3-1 lead for Marist to
spoil any comeback ideas Paroa had.
Shane Hackett rounded out the scoring
for Marist in a 4-1 win that puts them
second on the table.
Australia’s test failure against New
Zealand will not spook Queensland
coach Mal Meninga into making
wholesale changes to his State of Origin
Multiple Maroons mainstays were part
of the Kangaroos side that fell to the
Kiwis in last weekend’s Anzac test —
but while regeneration is on the cards for
the national team, Meninga has vowed
to stick with the tried and true.
Meninga said there would be “no
surprises” when he names his squad for
game one in Sydney on May 18.
“I ’ve got no reason and I don’t think the
selectors have got any reason to doubt
the players we’ve got at the moment,”
“They had a bit of a hiccup on the
weekend and everyone’s jumped on the
bandwagon about that. You’re allowed to
have some sort of hiccup every now and
“ You look at all the players, particularly
in the Queensland system, they’re all
playing really well for their clubs. For
me, we’ll remain loyal as long as the
players remain loyal to us and want to
put in for the Queensland jersey and do
the right thing.”
Meninga does not see this year as a
“transition” period for the Maroons
following the end of their eight-year
Origin dynasty at the hands of NSW.
He said his players have earned the
“right and respect ” to follow in the
footsteps of Justin Hodges and call an
end to their representative days when
they feel the time is right.
“(With) natural attrition maybe this
year we’ll see a couple of new faces,” he
“As time passes on we’ve got to make
some tough decisions. At the end of the
day, the players, if they ’re really honest
with themselves and want to do the right
thing by the programme, they ’ll come to
me and say maybe my time’s up.”
As for those new faces, there are
numerous names in contention — such
as Roosters brute Dylan Napa and
Broncos for ward Josh McGuire — but
only a few spots are likely to open up.
Ben Te’o (Super League) and Brent
Tate (retired) are gone, Dave Taylor may
not have the form behind him to warrant
selection, and Darius Boyd remains
under an injury cloud as he plots his
return from a pre-season Achilles injury.
However, Meninga said Boyd may
not even need to play an NRL game at
all to earn another Queensland jersey,
provided he is fit and healthy.
“ We’ve had that philosophy before —
one game or sometimes no games,” he
“He’s experienced. If they ’re fit and
ready to go we’ll be talking about them
around the selection table.” — AAP
Greg Bird has joined the
undesirable ranks of the NRL’s
most suspended players, after
copping an eight-game ban at
The NSW and Gold Coast
enforcer was suspended
until mid-July for his lifting
tackle on Kiwi winger Jason
Nightingale in the Kangaroos’
test loss on Sunday.
The ban means he will miss
the entire State of Origin
Bird pleaded guilty to a
dangerous throw but went to
the judiciary to challenge the
grade two grading, which was
upheld by the judiciary panel
of Chris McKenna, Bronson
Harrison and Mal Cochrane.
Since his NRL debut in 2002,
Bird has now been outed for
a total of 29 matches, making
him the fourth most suspended
player since the NRL was
formed in 1998.
Bad boy John Hopoate holds the
dubious honour of the NRL’s most
suspended, with a massive 45 weeks,
followed by Luke O’Donnell and Craig
Smith with 32 weeks.
Danny Williams rounds out the top
five with 28 weeks.
Steve Matai is another currently-
ser ving player with a considerable
judiciary record. Currently suspended,
the Manly star has earned a total of 23
weeks on the sideline.
Bird declined to comment after the
hearing, leaving Titans coach Neil
Henry to express his disappointment.
“O bviously we are very disappointed
in the outcome,” Henry said.
“ We thought we made a strong case
for a downgrade — grade two to grade
one — and we thought we had evidence
to prove that. Unfortunately that wasn’t
the case with the judiciary.
“As a club we are very disappointed
to lose the ser vices of Greg for an
extended period of time.”
Bird is next eligible to play for the
Titans in the round 19 fixture against
Newcastle at Hunter Stadium. — AAP
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New members and reciprocal members welcome.
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Pursuant to the tenth
schedule of the Local
Government Act 1974,
notice is hereby given
that for the purpose of
the Runanga Fire
Brigade Open Day, the
following roads will
be closed to ordinary
vehicular traffic for the
period indicated here-
Road to be closed:
McGowan Street be-
tween Seddon Street and
Carroll Street, Runanga
Date of Closure:
Saturday May 9, 2015
Time of Closure:
10am to 3.30pm
It will be an offence
under the above Act for
any person otherwise
than under authority of
an authorised permit
to use the roads for
traffic during the period
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Meninga staying loyal
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10-0 football romp
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