The Juniors

The tape, the boots and the beer.

It was interesting to read today that the ORFU are following similar moves by other rugby unions around the South Island (and country)   and are dropping representative teams from under-14 and below to focus on developing  coaching programmes for junior players instead. This will no doubt be a hotly debated topic with both strong arguments for and against having the teams. One of the strongest points for dropping the teams must be as stated that  there are increasingly fewer teams to even play against anyway.

Otago Junior Rugby Skills SessionA junior rugby skills session with the Otago training squad held at Logan Park on Sunday July 3rd 2016.  – Buy

I feel like it’s been a while since I posted an image of the Women’s game so here’s one from earlier in the season.

University v Alhambra Union (30.03.19)Kate Smith of University breaks out of a tackle during the Dunedin women’s club rugby match between University and Alhambra Union played at the University Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 30th March, 2019. University defeated Alhambra Union 67 – 5.  – Buy

From The  Glory Days

Dunedin Club Rugby - Taieri v Pirates - 17th April 2010Taieri attack during a Premier match between Taieri and Pirates played at Peter Johnson Park, Dunedin, 17th April 2010. – Buy

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