The tape, the boots and the beer. Still, clear skies and warm temperatures. It sounds like an ideal beach day but it is also typical preseason conditions. The predominately dry conditions of late have left a lot of the grounds in a hard and dry state, increasing the chance of injury. I once watched a preseason game on dry, rock hard ground that resulted in four serious shoulder injuries!
Today I called in at the University Oval to see the visiting New Brighton teams from Christchurch and then went over to Alhambra Union taking on Southern.
For the record:
Otago University Colts won 34 – 16 over New Brighton.
New Brighton won 14 – 12 over Otago University. If you know other results share them by leaving a comment.
The Tape, the boots and the beer. The conditions couldn’t have been better yesterday at the Green Island Rugby Club for the Spartan 10’s. I was there for a few hours in the morning for the end of the first session and games in the second session, in particular the clash between Harry’s Hero’s and The Spartan’s. My apologies if I didn’t manage to capture your team during the time I was there.
The Tape, the boots and the beer. Plenty of tape was rolled out, the boots were dusted off and a few beers were shared after the final whistle at the Spartan 10’s this afternoon. Here is a quick gallery of people and faces from the tournament which was held to help get raise funds for youngster Harry Finch.
Late January is always the time of year when clubs start gearing up into action. As January turns into February many clubs have already started their preseason training and the clubs that haven’t, won’t be too far away from getting underway. By now, preseason fixtures are locked in and while most recruiting for all levels in the 2019 club season has already been done, there are the usual invitations to anyone who is interested to come along and have a look.
With the pre-season getting underway, I had a scan across the club websites and Facebook pages to see what’s going on. Here’s an overview of what I have found is happening across the clubs in Otago.
If a club doesn’t appear here then I could find any information relating to pre-season. Some of this information might have changed since the time of writing.
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