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of the New Zealand Herald
Teenage diver Liam Stone hopes
he will be primed for a career-best
performance by the time he gets to
the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Stone, a 17-year-old in his nal year
at Albany Senior High School, was
con rmed yesterday as the country's
sole diving representative and faces
a range of quality opposition in the
lead-up to Scotland.
ere is a World Cup meet in
Shanghai en route to Glasgow and
before that Stone is o to a couple
of grand prix meets in Mexico and
Puerto Rico next month.
Stone, who has been diving since
he was seven, quali ed for the 1m
discipline at the Australian nationals
in December, and clipped the 3m
ticket with performances at grand prix
in Madrid and Rostock, Germany
in February. He has no particular
preference between the two.
"I love them both but the 3m is
probably more of a recognised board
within international diving," Stone
"In the 1m you could potentially say
I have more of a chance in Glasgow
because I'm more up to date with the
Competition consists of six dives
per board in which divers must
perform ve di erent dives with the
sixth chosen from any category ---
forwards, backward, inwards, reverse
Divers are at the mercy of the
judges. Sports requiring subjectivity
have long been a source of frustration
and anger, particularly in Olympic
sports such as gymnastics or ice
dancing. However Stone is relaxed
"You can't do anything about what
the judges do, so you've just got to
put in the best possible dive you can
and they'll judge it as it is. Generally
they're pretty fair," he said.
Stone trains at West Wave Aquatics
in Waitakere, and has been coached by
Canadian Aurelie Gibson for the last
three years.With the pool of divers in
New Zealand pretty shallow, Stone
nds travel is essential to keep himself
competing at the highest available
level. Australia is a regular destination.
He is hoping to be a medal chance,
and admits having half an eye on the
Rio Olympics in 2016, but there is
much to be done before then.
"I'm not here just to participate; I'm
here to perform," he said.
" e Olympics is de nitely within
my sights and I'll be using this as a bit
of a stepping stone to try and qualify
e New Zealand Olympic
Committee has named athletes and
swimmers for Glasgow, with triathlon
and track cycling teams revealed
today. Bowls teams are up next week.
Liam Stone is New Zealand's rst
male Commonwealth Games diving
representative since Wayne Cobb in
Will contest the 1m and 3m
springboard in Glasgow.
Stone has won every NZ title in
his age group, and holds 10 national
records including the men's open 1m
mark. --- APNZ
Young diver aiming high
Ken Lee won the
Greymouth Golf Club
single par on Saturday
with a plus 6 score.
Next in line were
J Campbell plus 5, J
McGee, G Grant, L
Beirne, D Brown, P
McGee, D Watson.
Twos: P McKinnel (2), B
Another single par on
Sunday had J McGee and
K Williams on plus 4 and
D Brown plus 3. W Iafeta
scored a two.
A match will be
Good Friday, L Beirne
and P Bourke on duty,
and matches will also be
arranged on Saturday and
Sunday, J Hammond on
features the Recreation
Hotel Gordons Gin
Tournament with a
12.30pm start and a $10
entry fee. Post-entries will
be accepted, L Beirne and
P Bourke on duty.
required in the
stableford on Saturday,
with Judy Crawford
easing June Falconer
out of rst place after
both had scored 35, and
Carolyn Williams (29)
winning third position
from Anne Watt, also by
A match will be
arranged on Good
Friday with a 12.30pm
start, while on Saturday
and Sunday matches
will be arranged for
those not participating
in the Hokitika Easter
Falconer is rostered on
duty on Saturday and
Nancy Watson on Sunday.
Norm McLennan and
Kim Rennie will have to
continue their Reefton
Golf Club Humphries
Cup match this weekend
after they were all-square
at the completion of 18
holes, on Sunday.
In another Humphries
Cup match, Sheila Hay-
McKenzie beat Wendy
McLennan 6 and 5.
Results from the
match: Miles Cutbush,
45 points, 1; Geo Prince
and Les Stuart, 42, 2
equal; Kim Rennie, 40, 3.
e All Irons Hibbs
Cup will take place at
Reefton on Sunday with a
A large eld contested
the Hokitika Golf Club
bogey on Saturday, with
Tony Reynolds having
an excellent round of 76-
12-64 to easily win with a
plus 7 score.
Jim Hickey and Alan
Bradley were both plus 4,
and Peter Reynolds, Peter
Foster, Geo Day, Doug
King, Wayne Parks, John
Hutchison and Brent
Simkin were a further
It was also the second
round of the Chapman
Cup. Reynolds' score took
his combined total for
the two rounds to plus
9, giving him the cup for
2014. Stephen Shirtli
and Geo Day tied for
second on plus 6.
In the Wednesday
stableford on April 9,
Matt Wilson had the top
score of 41 points. He was
followed closely by Jon
Olson and Steve Clark on
39, with Gary Ferguson
and Cam Day on 38 and
John Houston 37.
Twos during the week
were recorded by Matt
Childs (2), Ian Cooper,
Nev Johnson, Steven
Clarke, Richard Green,
Steve Boon, Terry Foster,
Allen Hurley and Clark.
is weekend, Hokitika
will host the annual
Easter tournament on
Saturday and Sunday,
with post-entries accepted
until 10am on Saturday. A
draw will be posted at the
clubrooms. A stableford
will be played on Good
Friday and a bogey with
a disc draw on Easter
Sharon Davidson had
a bit of a clean-up on
Saturday, taking out the
women's LGU, Aotearoa
Cup and the Coronation
Medal with a round of
Glenice Purcell won the
Veterans Cup with a net
77. Alison Day scored the
A round of McPherson
Trophy will be played on
RSA Cuzzies are the
new Greymouth women's
pool knockout champions
after narrowly beating
Recreation Blue 5-4 in
the nal, on Tuesday.
to a 4-2 lead but the
Cuzzies fought back to
win the next two games,
followed by a nail-biting
decider to claim the Jean
e main round will
begin on April 29.
e Greymouth men's
pool competition takes
a break over Easter, with
the next round scheduled
for April 28.
Results from this
week: Recreation I 7,
Rapahoe 2; Revies Green
7, Grey WMC R and
N 2; Runanga WMC
Black 7, Grey WMC 2;
Recreation II 6; Paroa 3;
Revies Orange 6,
Runanga WMC OF 3;
Union 6, Kells Blue 3;
Kells White 5, RSA 4.
e Cobden Bowling
Club's two-day Easter
Fours Tournament begins
at 9am tomorrow.
e draw for the rst
R Smythe v M Dunn,
S Skates v K Smythe, N
Mehrtens v S Aynsley,
J Forsyth v J Keith, B
Johnsen v J Campbell,
Wright v G Clapp. D
Salt a bye.
Cobden Easter fours draw
and the Gisborne Herald
A witness has described an incident
where a rugby player almost lost his ear in a
ruck as "the worst example of an attack on
a player" he had ever seen.
Gisborne's High School Old Boys'
(HSOB) halfback Sione Tamale is due
to appear before a rugby union judiciary
committee tonight facing a charge of
stomping following the incident.
Tamale was sent o for allegedly
stamping on the head of Pirates' lock Niko
Brooking-Hodgson, 21, in a Poverty Bay
premier club rugby match at e Oval in
Gisborne on Saturday.
Brooking-Hodgson's ear was almost
ripped o and he later required 70 stitches,
many of which were internal.
A doctor in the HSOB team and another
doctor on the sideline initially tended to
Brooking-Hodgson on the eld while
waiting for an ambulance.
Referee Royce Maynard red-carded
Tamale, and the match was shifted to a
neighbouring eld. Pirates won the match
Tamale is due to appear before Poverty
Bay Rugby Football Union's three-man
judiciary committee, chaired by lawyer
Adam Simperingham tonight. He will be
represented by HSOB coach Wayne Ensor,
manager Brendon Hart and club lawyer
Poverty Bay Rugby Union CEO Doug
Wilcox said the tribunal would follow
a process set down by the New Zealand
e highest penalty the tribunal could
impose on Tamale was a year's suspension
from the code.
Wilcox said it was his third season as
CEO but the rst time he had had to deal
with a stomping charge.
Gisborne Pirates rugby club president
Pat Makiri said a witness supporting the
HSOB team had written them a letter
detailing the incident.
e man, who could not be named, said
it was the worst example of an attack on a
player that he had ever witnessed, Makiri
"It was one of the most serious things that
I've seen in my rugby career."
Blood was gushing out of Brooking-
Hodgson's head like water from a fountain,
"I was honestly afraid at the time, I guess
I was afraid for his life. I mean, that much
blood ... the guy was in a convulsion, it
seemed like he was choking on blood."
Brooking-Hodgson had left hospital and
was now recovering at home, Makiri said.
"I guess he thinks he's a tough young
stallion and he's thinking about coming
back to rugby, but I don't think that's going
to happen in the very near future."
Makiri said they were in talks with the
Rugby League Board in an attempt to stop
Tamale from switching codes if he was
banned from rugby union.
Eastern District Police communications
manager Kris McGehan said as they had yet
to receive a complaint over the incident, a
police investigation had not been launched.
"During the rst-half, a Pirates player
shoulder-tackled a High School Old Boys
player and in the process appeared to injure
his shoulder and fell to the ground.
" e referee blew his whistle and awarded
a penalty to High School Old Boys. e
referee later reversed this penalty, at this
stage the Pirates player was lying on the
ground and a ruck formed.
" e High School Old Boys half-back
approached the ruck and appeared to
be trying to release the ball with his foot
however, I suddenly realised that in fact, he
had stomped twice on the Pirates' player's
"As far as I could see, the ball was not near
the player's head. I have no doubt that this
was a vicious double-stomp on the player's
"It was obvious that the player was
seriously injured and appeared to be in a
convulsion and his legs were twitching for
almost a minute.
"Having played and watched rugby for
many years at all levels. I have no hesitation
in saying that this would be one of the
worst incidents I have ever witnessed."
problem for the Hurricanes in the past
It is not the sort of word you should
not say in front of your mother-in-law
but it is almost equally as scary for
Mark Hammett's side.
If you had not worked it out yet,
consistency is the magic piece of
vocabulary you are looking for.
During Hammett's reign the side have
promised to build and then found ways
to hurt themselves as their campaigns
e Hurricanes are at that familiar
juncture again this week coming in to
their game against the Blues at Westpac
Stadium tomorrow night on the back
of two victories and a rest from the bye.
"We talked about how we haven't
actually achieved anything," Hammett
said of their build-up.
"It's nice to play consistent footy for
two weeks but two games doesn't make
e search for what will make the
Hurricanes become a team who
performs on a regular basis continues
but they have steadied the ship after
losing their rst three games of the
ey are 10th on the Super Rugby
ladder but are only one win away from
a play-o spot.
"We just talked about remembering
after the losses, how determined we
were to put things right," skipper
Conrad Smith said.
"We know we were a better team
than the way we were playing. Just
because we are winning we still have
to go through that detail and that's the
reason we are winning."
Hammett also has the luxury of
naming a near-identical starting XV
to the one that disposed of the Bulls
in Napier a fortnight ago with the only
change coming in the front-row as Reg
Goodes has replaced Ben Franks who
has a groin ailment.
"It's not really about him lling Ben
Franks' shoes," Hammett said.
"Reggie's got some really great skills
of his own. We know what a ball-
carrier he is and how good he is in the
Hammett has tinkered with his bench
slightly and welcomes back experienced
heads Tim Bateman and Chris Smylie,
although damaging loose forward
Brad Shields will sit this one out as a
precaution after he took a knock to his
knee on Monday.
ere is intriguing individual match-
ups across the paddock between the
Hurricanes and the Blues and given the
congested nature of the points table it
shapes as a vital game for both sides.
Meanwhile, Hurricanes No 8 Victor
Vito is o -contract at the end of the
year and reports out of France suggest
he may be heading to the Northern
Hemisphere. e 27-year-old has not
made a de nitive call around his future
and said he still had a strong desire to
play at international level.
"My goal is to get back in that black
jersey," Vito said. "Whether it's for the
15-a-side team or I know that there's
a Commonwealth Games this year that
I'd like to put my name up for as well."
Vito has a nice pedigree in sevens and
would likely be a welcome addition to
the national squad for Glasgow should
Sir Gordon Tietjens select him.
Premier League title
hopes were dealt a
crushing blow when
they were held to a 2-2
draw by bottom club
Sunderland at the Etihad
Everton su ered a
surprise 3-2 home defeat
by Crystal Palace at
Goodison Park to hit
their chances of a top-four
Fernandinho got City
o to the perfect start
with a goal after two
minutes, but Connor
Wickham's double put
ahead before Samir Nasri
snatched a late equaliser.
City stayed third in the
table on 71 points from
33 matches, six behind
leaders Liverpool with
only one game in hand.
Goals from Jason
Puncheon and Scott
Dann gave Crystal Palace
a 2-0 lead at Goodison
Park before substitute
Steven Naismith pulled a
goal back for Everton.
Cameron Jerome's strike
restored Palace's two-goal
advantage before Kevin
Mirallas grabbed a late
consolation for Roberto
Martinez's side. Everton's
defeat, which followed a
run of seven wins in a row,
left them on 66 points
from 34 matches, a point
adrift of fourth-placed
Arsenal with four games
Having su ered a
3-2 defeat by leaders
Liverpool on Sunday,
Manuel Pellegrini's City
knew anything other
than three points would
seriously dent their
title hopes and a slick
passing move enabled
Fernandinho to re home
after two minutes.
mid elder Yaya Toure
missing through injury,
City lacked a cutting edge
and Wickham was in the
right place on 73 minutes
to convert Emanuele
cross and score his rst
Premier League goal since
City have won just
twice in their last eight
games against Sunderland
and Wickham put Gus
Poyet's side in front on 83
minutes when he beat Joe
Hart at his near post.
Rugby player almost loses ear in stomping
Canes search for consistency Man City held to draw
Break for men's pool
RSA Cuzzies women's
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