01.04.19

Wāhine

The Tape, The Boots and The Beer.
A few beers were being shared on Saturday after the first round of the Women’s competition got underway over the weekend. This competition is a real growth area in rugby in the last few years and it’s wonderful to see the competition up to six teams. 

Here’s the results from the weekend along with a few images from the University Oval which featured background music from the bagpipes a few fields away.

Women Results
Pirates defeated Green Island 60 – 0
University defeated Alhambra Union 67 – 5
North Otago defeated Taieri 56 –  34

University v Alhambra Union (30.03.19)Kate Smith after missing 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 – Buy

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30.03.19

Around The Grounds – Scores

Game Day.
An early start on Saturday morning is pretty typical for a lot of house holds in New Zealand. Kids are up, excited and ready for the game they’ve been looking forward to all week. While some families will have a short drive across town, others in the country will have a longer trip to make in often chilli conditions to make the 9am gathering time. Later in the day, after the junior clubs have finished and the player of the day awards are announced, the older kids take over and the day will finish with the men’s and women’s grades. What all these teams, across all these grades will have in common is the anticipation, excitement and expectation that game day brings. For most players, game day is simply for the love of the game. 

Here’s a quick trip around the grounds with the scores I’ve found out and a fresh set of images for you to enjoy.

Dunedin defeated Alhambra Union 43 – 15
Southern defeated Zingari Richmond 23 – 7
Kaikorai defeated University 27 – 20
Harbour defeated Taieri 27 – 17

Central
Wakatipu defeated Cromwell 32 – 25
Cromwell Cavaliers defeated  Matakanui 48 – 10
Arrowtown defeated Alexandra 29- 8
Upper Clutha defeated Maniototo 30 – 19

Southern
Clutha defeated Owaka 31 – 24
Heriot defeated Toko 21 – 14
Valley defeated Clinton  40 – 17
Crescent defeated Roxburgh 29 – 20

Women
University defeated Alhambra Union 67 – 5
North Otago defeated Taieri 56 –  34

North Otago
Maheno defeated Kurow 26 – 0
Valley defeated Blues 41 – 15
Athletic- Marist defaulted to Old Boys

If you know any other results share them with us – Premier 2 scores?

University v Kaikorai (30.03.19)
Slade McDowall of Kaikorai runs through a gap during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between University and Kaikorai played at the University Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 30th March, 2019. – Buy

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27.03.19

Workers

The tape, the boots and the beer.
Club rugby in New Zealand is full of volunteers. In fact, it’s because of volunteers and workers that it even happens at all. From the person who puts the flags out at 7am on a Saturday morning to the person who looks after the bar in the clubrooms late into the night. Every role is important and every role is essential to keeping the game going.
Please note: these images are from pre 2019.

Having multiple grounds to set out with flags and goal post pads can be a time consuming task but having a bit of machinery makes the job a lot quicker at Peter Johnson Park in Mosgiel.  – Buy

Angie Sisifa sweeps and cleans her teams changing room after a match at Bathgate Park in Dunedin. – Buy

Dunedin Club Rugby – Kaikorai v Harbour
Harbour’s Ryan Griffith before a club game between Kaikorai and Harbour at Bishopscourt. – Buy

From The  Glory Days


Dunedin Club Rugby - Kaikorai v Taieri – 23.06.12Karl Bloxham of Taieri breaks from a ruck during the Premier match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt, Dunedin, 23rd June 2012.  – Buy

Tape, boots and beer is a blog dedicated to grassroots rugby in New Zealand and the people involved. Through an ever evolving visual narrative, Tape, boots and beer portrays the daily and weekly happenings of the local club rugby scene in Dunedin and from around New Zealand. It’s a story about people, their love affair with rugby and the communities they come from.


26.03.19

The St Kent’s Decision

The tape, the boots and the beer.
The decision yesterday by an independent judicial panel had the potential to leave a lasting impact on 1st XV rugby throughout the country. As it is, high schools will now have to look very closely at how they recruit for their 1st XV’s from now on.

Late last year, a number of Auckland 1st XV’s had agreed to not play against St Kent’s due to their recruitment policy. In reply, St Kent’s announced that any boycott by it’s rivals was a breach of the rugby code under which it played. The independent panel upheld that complaint from St Kents yesterday and stated that a boycott of St Kents matches breached the existing rules. The panel did criticise St Kents however for undertaking a sustained period of strengthening of its 1st XV that included providing scholarships for players to move from schools to bolster St Kents 1st XV rugby .

The issue of schools ‘poaching’ players to bolster their own 1st XV’s has long been a contentious issue and no doubt yesterday’s decision will be discussed long into the season.

Dunedin v Zingari Richmond (23.03.19)Spectators watch the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Dunedin and Zingari Richmond played at Kettle Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 23rd March, 2019.  – Buy

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25.03.19

Premier 2

The tape, the boots and the beer.
This year I’ve promised a few people around the club scene that I’ll photograph more Premier 2 and Women’s rugby. There’s so many good things that happen in those grades and so many good, dedicated people who stay in the game just for the love of it.

One of the issues however is always finding out the results. If people send me a message on Facebook with the teams and results I’ll happily post it. Send a message to @tapebootsandbeer

Dunedin Premier 2 v Kaikorai Premier 2 (23.03.19)
Action from the preseason match between Dunedin Premier 2 and Kaikorai Premier 2  played at Kettle Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 23rd March, 2019. – Buy

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23.03.19

Around The Grounds – Scores

The tape, the boots and the beer.

The local club season kicked off in Dunedin last night at Forsyth Barr Stadium with an impressive Green Island side defeating Alhambra Union 46 – 18. Today all the other competitions around Otago kicked off so here’s a quick trip around the grounds with the scores I’ve found out.

Zingari-Richmond 24 defeated Dunedin 21
Speights Challenge Shield – Southern 30 defeated University 15 
Harbour 20 defeated Kaikorai 15
Green Island 46 defeated Alhambra Union 
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Wakatipu 29 defeated Maniototo 5
Alexandra 14 defeated Cromwell Cavaliers 13
Upper Clutha 36 defeated Cromwell Premiers 24
Arrowtown won by default

Crescent 31 defeated Clutha Valley 20
Owaka 33 defeated Toko 18
Heriot 8 defeated Roxburgh 0
Clutha 79 defeated Clinton 15

Maheno 19 defeated Valley 0
Excelsior 63 defeated Athletic 15

Dunedin v Zingari Richmond (23.03.19)
Vehekite Moata’ane scores the match winning try for Zingari Richmond during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Dunedin and Zingari Richmond played at Kettle Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 23rd March, 2019. – Buy

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22.03.19

Workshop

The tape, the boots and the beer.
A quick call in at the Edgar Centre yesterday to see the Black Fern coaches in action with the Otago Women’s Academy players and coaches from around Dunedin.

Also, the Otago club season kicks off tonight at Forsyth Barr Stadium with Green Island taking on Alhambra Union in the Dunedin Premier grade, then tomorrow the other Premier competitions around the region kick off .
Check out the draw and get along!

Women's Rugby Coaching Workshop
Skill builder – Buy

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21.03.19

The Lost Files

The tape, the boots and the beer.
I thought I’d lost this set of images, apart from this first one that is. I shot these in 2016 at a club match between OBHS 1st XV and University Blues Colts played at Littlebourne. This set I did specifically to be processed in Black and White along side my usual set of games images (which can be found/seen here). I haven’t been able to find them in at least two years, but then I suddenly found them on a spare hard drive I was clearing out. If you look at the full set you’ll even spot a few future Super Rugby players.

Don’t forget there’s a Women’s Rugby Coaches Workshop on tonight from 5:30 – 8:00pm. It’s not too late to register by emailing [email protected]


Set to go – Buy

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20.03.19

Numbers

The Tape, The Boots and The Beer
I called in at the North Ground yesterday as preseason training continued for the Broncos teams. With a very light breeze, a warm 20 degrees and plenty of numbers for both the men and women teams, the hard yards were certainly being put in.

Don’t forget there’s a Women’s Rugby Coaches Workshop on this Thursday from 5:30 – 8:00pm. It’s not too late to register by emailing [email protected]


Short passes – Buy

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