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A few snow showers
clearing, then mainly fine.
Wind at 1000m: Light.
Wind at 2000m: SW
rising to gale. Freezing
level: About 400m.
Tasman again underlined its ITM Cup
title credentials with a commanding win
over Otago in D unedin last night.
Last year’s runner-up leap-frogged big
brother Canterbury to the top of the
Premiership standings after an electric
attacking effort at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
After falling in the final to Taranaki
last year, Tasman must be considered
favourite to go one better this season,
having secured its fourth straight bonus-
point victory to open the campaign.
Its capability of claiming a maiden title
was on display early and often against
an over-matched Otago side, which was
only one week removed from toppling
Tasman scored its first barely a minute
into the match and crossed for its fourth
shortly after the break, completely
controlling the match aside from a
10-minute lull midway through the
The Makos’ level of control was
one established not through for ward
supremacy but by launching raid after
raid at and around the Otago defence,
often from positions well inside their
Marty Banks set the tone, with the
first of several line breakers leading to
the game’s opening try for Billy Guyton,
and the No 10 was at his imperious best
throughout. Tasman’s second might have
contained an element of luck but fortune
shines on a team so willing to chance its
arm at almost every opportunity.
Otago soon responded by utilising its
own strengths, pulling itself back into
the match through a pair of well-worked
tries built up front, but the Otago players
were never comfortable when without
Tasman created holes in the home
side’s defence with ease and just before
half-time, when many sides would have
been content taking an eight-point lead
to the sheds, Guyton sparked another
lightning break that led to Tasman’s
The confidence was flowing, the passes
were sticking and the halftime break
proved no impediment, with Robbie
Malneek quickly finishing off the pick
of the tries to help his side move back to
the top of the standings.
Tasman 34 (Guyton, Scott, Kotze,
Malneek tries; Banks 4 cons, 2 pens) beat
Otago 17 (Knight, Franklin, O’Connell
tries; Smith con). Half-time: 27-12.
Banks stars in Makos’ win
New Zealand has
had two new world
champions crowned on a
triumphant opening day
of finals at the rowing
world championships in
Adam Ling produced
a perfectly paced race
from lane one in the
single sculls to overcome
challengers from Serbia
and Slovenia. The
23-year-old worked his
way through the field
from fourth in the first
500m. A flurry of oars in
the final 200m saw him
cross 0.79sec in front.
The 23-year-old’s rise is
he finished 13th to win
the C final at the Varese
World Cup in June.
Zoe McBride replicated
Ling’s success with a
dominant showing in the
women’s equivalent event.
The 19-year-old, who
set a world best time in
June, coasted away from
her closest British and
American opponents to
win by 1.54sec. Someone
producing that sort of
form would normally
ease into an Olympic-
class crew but she faces
the challenge of ousting
either Julia Edward or
the incumbent world
champions, who are
favourites to replicate their
2014 achievement tonight.
Both single scullers are
coached by Gary Hay.
Zealand will contest 10
out of 14 Olympic-class
finals over the next two
days and could equal
the London effort by
qualifying 11 boats for
the Rio Games, if the
men’s quadruple sculls get
second or better in their B
final and the eights finish
in the top five.
There is the option of
qualifying three more
— the women’s single
sculls, men’s lightweight
double sculls and men’s
coxless four — at regattas
of death in Brandenburg
and Lucerne next May.
per vaded the semi-finals
with each of four New
Zealand crews finishing
third or better to make
their respective finals.
Mahe Drysdale won
and remains on course to
complete a record sixth
world single sculls title.
He is level with German
Peter-Michael Kolbe who
won five between 1975
Zoe Stevenson and Eve
Macfarlane took out the
women’s double, beating
Lithuania by 1.13sec with
a further 0.63sec back to
Their semi-final was
followed by a mesmerising
finish from Robbie
Manson and Chris Harris
in the men’s double, who
came third behind Croatia
and Australia. They
pipped Italy by 0.3sec.
The men’s lightweight
four of Curtis Rapley,
James Lassche, Alistair
Bond and James Hunter
also finished third
behind Denmark and the
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Paparoa Range School pupils Emily Berry, front, and Lakin Sutton take on mud and rain during the
school’s fun run yesterday. The senior pupils ran the 2km course at the field and bush opposite the school,
despite some wet weather.
Muddy challenge for pupils
Kavanagh College ends John Paul II’s winning run
PICTURE: Ben Aulakh
Michael Fraser (Kavanagh College) nudges the ball for ward, pursued by John Paul II High School’s Angus Wallace, in the final of the South Island Mixed
Hockey Tournament at the Westurf Stadium yesterday afternoon. In a closely fought game Kavanagh scored a goal in each half to claim the title with a 2-0 win,
ending the Greymouth team’s two-year winning streak at the competition.
It was not to be a fairytale finish
for the home side, John Paul II High
School, in the final of the South
Island Mixed Hockey tournament,
as it lost 2-0 to probably the
competition’s best side, D unedin’s
However the home side started well,
putting pressure on up front and being
awarded attacking penalty corners.
John Paul II was unable to capitalise
on the early pressure and, against the
initial run of play, Kavanagh was able
to make a break and go one up.
The first goal took the wind out of
the home side’s sails, and the players
struggled to get back into the game
as they tried to match Kavanagh
College’s style of play. John Paul was
always in the game, but Kavanagh
set up walls of defence that they were
unable to get through.
With 10 minutes to go, Kavanagh
scored its second goal, prompting
John Paul to remove goalkeeper Ben
Whitmore, stacking the attack and
pushing strikers for ward in an effort
to claw back the score. However,
John Paul was unable to penetrate the
For the home side Breegan Griggs
had some strong runs up front, while
Jayden Fairhall again defended well
and Angus Winter worked tirelessly in
the midfield. Brooke Haslam was also
able to make some useful breaks.
Mount Aspiring College beat St
Peter’s College from Gore 3-1 in a
closely fought contest to claim the
competition’s third place.
Day five results. —
Otamatea High School 2 (Samuel
Stephens 2), East Otago High School
1 (George Keen); Rodney College
5 ( Jamie Thomas 4, Jarod Tantrum
1), Mt Hutt College 3 (Annalise
Early, Richard Turpie 2); Wakatipu
High School 4 (Ben Evans 2, Kevin
Loggenberg, Ben Wilkinson), Garin
College 1 ( Tom Froeling); Mt
Aspiring College 3 (Oscar McLaren
2), St Peters College 1( Liam McFaul);
Kavanagh College 2 (Nick Parata,
Aaron Fahey), John Paul II High
Final standings. —
Kavanagh College 1, John Paul
II High School 2, Mount Aspiring
College 3, St Peter’s College Gore
4, Wakatipu High School 5, Garin
College 6, Rodney College 7, Mount
Hutt College 8, Otamatea High
School 9, East Otago High School 10,
Northern Southland College 11.
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