Marlborough Mid-Week : September 10th 2014
18 MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 SPORT Laursen steals the show It was good to see a highly entertaining game of footy between the Tasman Red Devils and Griffins played at Lansdowne Park this last weekend. Both these teams are feeder teams for the Tasman Makos, but they also offer Marlborough players a pathway and opportunity to play against development teams from big unions. They are also teams that represent the Marlborough and Nelson sides of the hill, and any game when the scarlet reds play the royal blues is worth watching. Taking my Tasman cap off, it was nice to see the Devils win, a real fillip for their coaching and management staff. Several players shone in the game, with Jesse MacDonald and Brandyn Laursen standing out for the Devils. Laursen stole the show by scoring 35 points – his goal kicking was deadly accurate. SIDELINES Marty Vercoe James Schrader – a loan from Christchurch – looks the goods as a hard running midfield back and played well for the Griffins. Big congrats to Leon MacDon- ald who celebrated his fifth game as assistant coach of the Makos last Friday with a win. Leon and Kieran Keane form a great coaching team and I know firsthand how hard these guys work and how much the success of the union means to them. A big pat on the back must also go out to Leon’s wife Hayley and their family who make it possible for him to coach the side, which trains most of the time in Nelson. Speaking of the Makos game against Waikato, it certainly was a bit of a nail biter, but the lads dug deep and in the end came away with the win. Waikato are an exciting young team and according to their manager Paul Galetta it won’t be long until Marlborough bred prop Atu Moli will be getting a chance in their team. Paul added that Atu has impressed people in the Waikato with his skills both on and off the field – I reminded him that people from Marlborough are already very aware of these skills and we still think of him as our own! The Makos now face a massive challenge tomorrow night against Taranaki in the ITM Cup. Taranaki sit second in the table while the Makos are third. The Taranaki side are based around a solid forward pack that is very strong at set pieces plus Big game: Tasman Red Devils player Jake Cresswell tries to unload as he is tackled by a Griffins defender during their match-up at Lansdowne Park on Saturday. they have some big hard-running backs. Let’s hope the fact that the game is in Nelson will lift the Makos. Photo: SCOTTHAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ The game kicks off at 7.35pm so it will be great to see some Marlburians making the trek over the hill to watch. Alyssums Gifts, Home & Kitchen CROSSWORD YOUR STARS TOP 10 THE TOP 10 1. What news did acting Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announce on 2 June, 1953? 2. What can be an animal enclosure or a unit of weight? 3. In Greek mythology, what did Perseus’s helmet do: allow him to fly, make him irresistible to women or render him invisible? 4. In which country is Arnhem Land? 5. What is interesting about the sentence “Murder for a jar of red rum”? 6. What nationality was world motor racing champion Juan Fangio? 7. Did Adolf Hitler wear the swastika on his left or right arm? 8. In which country did the lambada dance originate? 9. Whose collection of short stories titled The Garden Party and Other Stories is her best-loved work? 10. Which female singer performed with the Miami Sound Machine? Spring Specials • Chini a • Cast Ir • Ch n Sp ng Spe okbook • Cast Iron • Clocks • Cook • Cloc oks Be in QuiBe n Quick! Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD 6276937AB 4513063AO 1. Hillary’s conquest of Everest, 2. Pound, 3. Render him invisible, 4. Australia, 5. It reads the same forwards and backwards, 6. Argentinian, 7. Left, 8. Brazil, 9. Katherine Mansfield, 10. Gloria Estefan.
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