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Waro-rakau were a good match for
Hokitika with great attacking runs from all
of the Waro team, which tested Hokitika’s
William Johansson and William Simpson
were busy in defence with help from Hunter
Heney and Louis Pearson. Impala and
Monaro Morgan Vaafusu were busy running
the ball up. Tries to Johansson and Simpson
with team player of the day going to Pearson
and West Coast player of the day to William
West Coast Players of the day: William
Simpson (Hokitika), Mac Marshall (Waro-
rakau), William Todd (Cobden-Kohinoor
Keas), Lachlan Mahuika (Suburbs) and Case
Jimmy Linklater led the way for Hokitika
on Saturday with strong runs and driving
tackles, chasing down his Waro-rakau
opponents all over the field. Max Johansson
perfected his fend, leaving way for him to
score his first hat-trick of the season. Up quick
off the line was Jack Dalley putting pressure
on his opponents and Blake Linklater also hit
his stride proving valuable on attack making
great metres. Team player of the day went to
Aoraki Morgan-Vaafusu, who had his best
game of the season.
West Coast players of the day: Kohen
Thompson (Waro-rakau), Blake Linklater
(Hokitika), Saxon Williams (Suburbs) and
Lily Richards (Marist).
Waro-rakau played a game of two halves
against Hokitika, going down 6-20.
Hokitika attacked hard and scored four
tries in the first half. Strong games from
Kaleb Holdem and Jimmy Griffiths-Wright
both on defence and attack helped the Taipos
make some good yards and defend their line.
Simon Norris and Campbell Murray both
worked hard all game.
Waro-rakau’s team fitness worked to their
advantage in the second half. The ball was
distributed to Sami Donaldson on the wing,
and he showed great speed up the sideline
scoring a try, converted by Franklin Barry.
Waro-rakau continued to attack hard and
defended well, keeping Hokitika scoreless
in the second half. Liam Donaldson, who
constantly plays well each week, managed
to step it up another notch this week and
was awarded West Coast player of the day.
Players of the day were awarded to Matt
Molloy and Ben Maxwell for their strong
defence, and Harrison Whitaker had his best
game of the season, making some strong runs
up the middle of the field.
Waro-rakau’s Dan Treanor had a huge
game running hard and making loads of
strong tackles, earning himself player of the
day. For Hokitika, Aston Wilson was named
West Coast player of the day. Final score
22-6 to Hokitika.
Brunner Bulls had a great competitive game
against Cobden-Kohinoor with the scored
tied up at 32-32 at full-time.
Brunner’s Tyler Bishop led the way as
captain, directing play, and he took out the
West Coast player of the day. Ridge Steegh
had a solid game bagging three tries with
great defence all game. Joe Short ran hard
up the middle, making plenty of metres with
every hit up. Jacob Wilson impressed out
of dummy half, getting the ball out quickly.
Maui Raroa made big metres out wide and
was backed up by Luke Anngow and Simon
Braxton, who both made plenty of tackles.
Cobden-Kohinoor dug deep to fight back
from an early Brunner onslaught to level the
scores right on full-time. Brunner fired all the
early shots, scoring three unanswered tries
before the keas could get on the scoreboard,
when Lofa Leleifua and Liam Gurden both
scored before the break. Antonio Verhoeven
scored after the break for Cobden-Kohinoor
after having scored in the first half for
Brunner while helping bolster the Brunner
team numbers. Latai Tau scored a double for
the keas, which tied up the scores with three
minutes left on the clock.
Brunner looked to have the game wrapped
up when they scored from the restart but
with time almost up the bulls coughed up the
ball, which led to Masalu’s try in the corner.
For the keas, Gurden was outstanding with
some gritty defence and determined running
and was awarded the West Coast player of
the day, while Nikau Dymond continued his
improvement in his first season of the game
with some important tackles and probing
West Coast players of the day: Liam
Donaldson (Waro-rakau), Aston Wilson
(Hokitika), Liam Gurden (Cobden
Kohinoor) and Tyler Bishop (Brunner).
Cobden-Kohinoor took out the match
comfortable 54-8 win.
Cobden-Kohinoor scored nine tries in total
with 100% success rate with the conversions.
Tries went to Peter Bradley (4) and Dean
Wisdom (5). Callum Donaldson and Derek
Chizuni scored for Waro-rakau-Marist.
In the other game, Suburbs beat Brunner
West Coast players of the day: Dean
Wisdom (Cobden-Kohinoor), Callum
Donaldson (Waro-rakau), Josh Blyth
(Suburbs) and Marshall Blair (Brunner)
West Coast players of the day. —
Under-10: Bruce Miller (Hokitika),
Payton Guthrie (Waro-rakau), Harris Olsen
(Brunner) and Cameron Bichan (Cobden-
The West Coast 15s ramp up their
preparations for their upcoming tournament
with a match against the remaining
under-16 players, and with the South Island
Tournament only four weeks away, game
time will be valuable for these boys.
The draw is.—
Duty club: Hokitika.
11am, under-6: Suburbs v Cobden-
(Suburbs ref ); Hokitika v Marist, Jellyman
Park 1a (Marist ref ); Waro-rakau v
Cobden-Kohinoor Keas, Jellyman Park
1b (Cobden-Kohinoor ref ); Runanga v
Brunner, O’Brien Park (Runanga ref ).
11,45am, under-8: Suburbs v Brunner,
Hargreaves Park (Suburbs ref ); Hokitika
v Cobden-Kohinoor, Jellyman Park 1
(Hokitika ref ); Waro-rakau v Marist,
Jellyman Park 2 (Waro-rakau ref ).
12.30pm, under-10: Marist-Suburbs v
Waro-rakau, Hargreaves Park (Marist-
Suburbs ref ); Hokitika v Cobden-Kohinoor,
Jellyman Park 1 (Cobden-Kohinoor ref );
Brunner a bye.
1.15pm, under-12: Suburbs v Brunner,
Hargreaves Park (Suburbs ref ); Hokitika
v Cobden-Kohinoor, Jellyman Park 1
(Hokitika ref ); Waro-rakau a bye.
2.15pm, under-14: Suburbs v Cobden-
Kohinoor, Hargreaves Park (Suburbs ref );
Waro-rakau-Marist v Brunner, Jellyman
Park 1 (Brunner ref ).
3.15pm, under-16: West Coast under-15
v The Rest under-16, Hargreaves Park (ref
Forty-four young badminton players from
South Westland, Hokitika, Greymouth and
Canterbury contested the 2017 West Coast
Junior Championships, held in Hokitika on
Under-13, under-15 and under-17 age
groups taking part.
The tournament — encompassing eight
hours, with all four courts fully loaded — saw
some great long and closely matched games.
While quite a few of the trophies were
awarded to the strong visiting Canterbury
players, locals to shine were Champagne
Dela-Cruz and Abbey Rakete from South
Westland, and Maddison Fraser-Golding
from Hokitika. William McBride from South
Westland was runner-up in the under-13
boys’ singles, and again in the mixed doubles
Seven-year-old Spencer Kelly, playing in
the under-13 grade and his first tournament
did not disappoint, combining with
Greymouth’s Zachary Cropp to win their
first doubles and have a tight three-setter
against his brother Jacob Kelly and Martin
Cropp, also playing in his first tournament,
showed some great skills to take out runner-
up in the boys’ doubles and also win the
boys’ singles plate event.
Boys singles: Winner, Leo Collins (Can).
Runner-up, William McBride (SW ). Plate,
Zachary Cropp (GM). Runner-up, Harry
Friend (SW ). Girls singles: Winner, Eve
Cudby (Can). Runner-up, Abbey Rakete
(SW ). Plate, Lani Nolan (SW ). Runner-up,
Ruby Arnold (SW ).
Boys doubles: Winners, Guy and Leo
Collins (Can). Runners-up, Cropp and Finn
Cudby (Can). Girls doubles: Winners, Eve
Cudby, Georgie Gaiger (Can). Runners-up,
Kate D uffield and Charlie Gaiger (Can).
Plate, Ruby Arnold (SW ) and Dianie
Pieterse (HKK). Runner-up, Charlotte
Sweney and Indi Wyatt (HKK).
Mixed doubles: Winners, F and E Cudby.
Runner-up, McBrideand Rakeke. Subsidiary
Boys doubles: Winners, Ces Dela-Cruz
(SW ) and Thamiya Kalubovilage Don
(Can). Runner-up, Jack Dennehy-Coles
(SW ) and Jack Matthews (HKK).
Boys singles: Winner, B S Nathma
Kalubovilage Don (Can). Runner-up, Jake
Faulkner (Can). Plate: Winner, Jack Rankin
(SW ). Runner-up, Ferg Monk (HKK). Girls
singles: Winner, Eve Cudby (Can). Runner-
up, Champagne Dela-Cruz (SW ). Plate:
Winner, Eva Matthews (HKK). Runner-up,
Portia Wyatt (HKK).
Boys doubles: Winner, Sam D uffield and
Jake Faulkner (Can). Runner-up, Tamati
Frost and Fergus Monk (HKK). Girls
doubles: Winner, Champagne Dela-Cruz
and Abbey Rakete (SW ). Runner-up, Eva
Matthews and Portia Wyatt (HKK).
Mixed doubles: Winner, S and K D uffield.
Runner-up, Frost and E Matthews (HKK).
Boys singles: Winner, Jake Faulkner.
Runner-up, Fergus Monk. Grils singles:
Winner, S Maddison Fraser-Golding.
Runner-up, Sola Woodhouse (Can). Boys
doubles: Winners, S D uffield and Faulkner.
Runner-up, Frost and Jack Rankin (SW ).
Girls doubles: Winners, C Dela-Cruz and
Woodhouse. Runner-up, Fraser-Golding
and E Matthews.
Mixed doubles: N Kalubovilage Don and
Woodhouse. Runner-up, Monk and Fraser-
This weekend Hokitika will host the West
Coast Open, B grade, masters and under-19
tournament starting at 9am on Sunday at
the Westland High School ASB Stadium.
WC junior badminton championship results
Schoolboy rugby league wrap
WEST COAST RUGBY LEAGUE
With three words, NSW
coach Laurie Daley has moved
to rid the Blues of any lingering
complacency as they bid to
clinch a first State of Origin
series win since 2014 tonight.
Demanding no let-up after a
rampant, record-setting 28-4
victory over Queensland at
Suncorp Stadium in game one,
Daley has made the stunning
confession that the Blues cashed
in on the Maroons’ misfortune
in the series opener.
“ We got lucky in game one.
We got lucky. They ’re a stronger
side and we know what they ’re
capable of doing,” Daley said
The returns of superstar
fullback Billy Slater and peerless
playmaker Johnathan Thurston
has the Blues coach on edge.
The maroons have their
match-winning spine of Slater,
Thurston, Cooper Cronk and
Cameron Smith reunited for the
first time since Origin II in 2015
and Daley says that ’s enough to
remove any overconfidence in
the NSW camp.
“ We’ve won nothing. We’ve
achieved nothing,” Daley said.
“ Yes, it ’s great to have all that
support behind us, because it
feels great, but it can change
pretty quickly and Queensland
have been the champions for so
long and to beat them would be
something special for our group
of guys. It will come down to the
team who wants it the most and
I’d be disappointed if I speak to
you after the game and say we
didn’t want it enough.
“I’d be extremely disappointed
with our group of men.”
Daley believes the blues will
need to find another level
to keep Queensland at bay
and avoid a series decider in
“Q ueensland have always
floated between good to great
most of the time over the last 10
years,” he said.
“ We’ve always floated between
and good, and
sometimes fleetingly we’ ll have
a great moment. So for us to be
the side we want to be, we have
to back it up.” — AAP
Queensland’s four rookies for
their State of Origin debut,
Cameron Smith admits.
The maroons captain says he
will have a quiet word to settle
them before Q ueensland looks to
keep the series alive in tonight ’s
Origin II in Sydney.
“I don’t think the amount of
work that you can do on the field
or even watching State of Origin
can prepare you mentally for the
game,” Smith said.
“ You ask any debutant after
they ’ve played their first game
and they say they couldn’t believe
how fast it was, how physical it
was and how much intensity it
is played at for the entire match.
You can see in the body language
when they ’re about to run out on
to the field what they ’re feeling.
“Most games that I play in I
usually have a quick little chat
before we run out just to make
sure that everyone’s ready to go. I
just want to make sure that their
head space is right.”
Maroons selectors wielded
the axe following Queensland ’s
record 28-4 game one loss in
Brisbane, making seven changes
the biggest team shake up in
themselves in the situation where
they must blunt an unchanged,
rampaging Blues pack with rookie
Jarrod Wallace as starting prop
and fellow debutant forwards
Coen Hess and bolter Tim
Glasby off the bench.
The maroons starting front row
has just one game’s experience
after prop Dylan Napa made his
debut in Origin I.
Smith said he backed them to
make the step up for Queensland
but would pull them aside ahead
of Origin II just to ensure they
were focused on the mighty task
“They ’re all very good footballers
in their own right,” he said.
“I just want to make sure that
their mental preparation is right
for the game. This is going to be
the biggest game they ’ve played in
their entire career so there’s a lot
of preparation that you need to do
in your head to be ready for what ’s
coming.” — AAP
STATE OF ORIGIN
Daley moves to rid Blues
Queensland rookies face big task ahead
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