Wairarapa News : July 24th 2013
33 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JULY 24, 2013 SPORT AGE GRADE RUGBY5459709AC Sponsored by Wairarapa Scrap Metals Ltd From the Brewery to the Beaches every week What's your favourite weekly newspaper Think About It ? Ph:063705690 ! 5401237AA Junior sides take away experience Kick and chase: Midfielder Carlos Karatiana was one of Wairarapa-Bush's best players. Held up: (From left), Jack Ryan, Cody McGlashan, Robert-Rossiter-Stead, Zac Vainui. On the charge: Dru Molesi takes on the Hut Valley defence. Break out: Ralph McLeod (left) and Lucciano Blundell. Tackle time: Sam Morison and Rocco Berry. Photos: CATHERINE ROSSITER-STEAD Wairarapa's two junior rugby rep- resentative teams had a tough time of it at the Central Zone tour- nament in Hutt Valley last week. Neither the Under-11 nor Under-13 sides managed to win any of their three games. The other regions represented at the tournament were Hutt Val- ley, Wanganui and Wellington. Despite the results, however, Wairarapa-Bush rugby develop- ment officer Stacey Grant says the boys put in a big effort and will be better off for the experience.'' Grant says the mini- tournament was in effect a pre- season to other representative games coming up. Both sides looked under- prepared'' against classy opposi- tions, particularly Hutt Valley, Grant says. Players to shine were in the Under-11s were (backs) Ralph McLeod, Alasana Malatai, Latham Aull, and (forwards) Flex Blundell and Dru Molesi. Midfielder Carlos Karaitiana was outstanding for the Under- 13s scoring some brilliant indi- vidual tries'' against Wellington. Also performing well were (for- wards) Harvey Morrison, Logan Reiri, and (backs) Kevarn Walker and Rocco Berry. Results: Day One: U-11s lost 0-34 to Wanganui (player of the day Ryan Sullivan); U13 lost 10-31 to Wanganui (player of the day Coo- per Jamieson). Day Two: U11s lost 5- 61 to Wellington (player of the day Alasana Malatai); U11s lost 22-60 to Wellington(player of the day Carlos Karaitiana). Day Three: U11s lost 0-75 to Hutt Valley (player of the day Dru Molesi); U13s lost 0-83 to Hutt Valley (player of the day Gracyn Evans).
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