Queen’s Birthday and taking Tuesday off has made this an extremely short week so I’m running a bit late with the weekly update.
This week our Premiers, Div 1 and Colts all head to Tikorangi looking to help their case on the points table and move up a few spots.
Our Div 2 boys are off to Corbett Park to take on the mighty Kaitake in a game our fellas have been looking forward to all season. As I said on Saturday I grew up running the sand bucket and sleeping under bar leaners at Kaitake and now is probably the reason I love rugby so much. I still would love to see our boys get the win at the River mouth.
Last week I wrote about our Colts and there camaraderie, this week I have a similar moment that happened with our Div 1 boys. The team was really short at prop, Crighton put is hand up and said “I will give it a crack. I have never played prop but I can do it.” The 3rd scrum of the day was a tight head and our Tukapa pack held their own for the whole 80 mins. Now our Premier coaches are saying maybe Crighton is a good player to develop into a solid Prop. It’s the can do attitude of our players and volunteers that make Tukapa stand out from the crowd and lead the way in club rugby. Its moments like these that other players from around Taranaki think to themselves there is something a little different at Tukapa in a good way.
We are away at Tikorangi this weekend and internet or cell coverage is not good so suggest you sort a car load and get out to watch the game because chances of a live stream could be slim and why not make the most of a sunny Saturday and watch some Rugby. At the same time our Div 1 and Colts play Clifton, they also have the women’s final on number 1 between Clifton and Southern which will be worth watching.
As most people know having a Tukapa women’s team is on our bucket list.
A couple of dates to look forward to in the near future:
Pomare’s 150th game 19th June against Inglewood
3rd July Netball/Rugby Mid-Winter Beach night with mechanical surf board
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Your Chairperson Scott Siffleet, Blue and White for life.