Marlborough Mid-Week : October 8th 2014
SPORT MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, OCTOBER 8, 2014 Makos sharpen up for Counties I ’ve got a feeling it could be a real highlight of the Marlborough sporting calendar at Lansdowne Park this Sunday; all the ingredients are there for it to be a day to remember. Our team, the Tasman Makos, are going pretty well in the ITM premiership, an accomplishment that not even our most loyal fans could have thought possible a few years ago. Next up is a powerful and dangerous Counties side, who are at their most dangerous when they have nothing to play for, which could well be the case on Sunday. Also, you have the added spice of Counties welcoming a certain ex-All Black and NRL superstar back into their team – one Sonny Bill Williams. Counties will be a massive challenge as our Makos side are pretty SIDELINES Marty Vercoe banged up after our match against Canterbury on the weekend, which resembled trench warfare at times. The Tasman Rugby Union are desperate to provide an entertaining experience for all their Marlborough-based fans at the game on the weekend. New initiatives for the game have been set up like the introduction of the Yealands ladies day area, which will provide local ladies a chance to come and enjoy some fine Yealands product, finger food as well as free pre game music before, during and after the footy. Tickets are on sale at Thomas’s for $20 for this area, which includes entry into the ground. The rest of the ground will again be decked out to offer the best possible vantage point to view the game – I’d love to see Blenheim get behind the game like the Nelson public have been with crowds in the Nelson games consistently hitting more than 5000 people. I hope all Makos fans enjoyed our victory against Canterbury – it was very special to be able to win, especially in Christchurch. I’ll let you in on some gossip from within the Mako camp. While we enjoyed the moment on Saturday night we realise that this game was not our grand final or biggest game for this year. Hopefully that occurs later in the season if we can negotiate a semifinal win in Nelson, which believe me will be a herculean effort. Huge support: Joe Wheeler with Makos supporters after their win during the ITM Cup game against Canterbury on Saturday night. The key for our Makos group is stay humble and grounded as well as continuing to look after our own backyard (eg our performance) and making ourselves as hard to beat as possible. Hope to Photo: PHOTOSPORT see you all at Lansdowne Park on Sunday, I’ve checked the long range weather forecast and its going be a ripper day with sunscreen required , let’s hope the rugby provided will match it. Alyssums Gifts, Home & Kitchen CROSSWORD TOP 10 YOUR STARS THE TOP 10 1. In 1962, a Treaty of Friendship was signed between New Zealand and which Pacific country? 2. Other than olives & nuts, which popular fruit contains fat? 3. Which rock band formed in 1976 took its name from a hairstyle, which in turn was named after a US Air Force bomber? 4. What is a liripipe: a long metal flute played in Ireland, the tail on a graduate’s mortarboard or a tobacco pipe made of ceramic-lined briar? 5. What is the main ingredient of hokey pokey? 6. The veil used by Muslim women to cover the face below the eyes is called what? 7. Which organisation was originally the Society for the Promotion of the Health of Women and Children? 8. Which is the slowest swimming stroke? 9. Which 1990 Michael Crichton novel was adapted into a 1993 film? 10. Which two countries are separated by the Skagerrak? KitchenAid and Vid Vitamix range and accessories available tc tamix range a d a cesso es a SUDOKU 15 NZ CROSSWORD Layby now for Christmas Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 Balloons for all occasions Balloons for all occasions 6276937AF 4513063AO 1. Western Samoa, 2. Avocado, 3. B-52s, 4. The tail on a graduate’s mortarboard, 5. Golden syrup, 6. Yashmak, 7. Plunket, 8. Breast stroke, 9. Jurassic Park, 10. Denmark and Norway.
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