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Chooks News 14 July 2022

Chairperson's Update

Well, here we go what a weekend of rugby we have this week at the Chook House, This week I am a man of few words and have asked the managers to pre-view their teams for us for the weekend, I will say one thing if you haven’t been to the clubhouse this season, get along this week and cheer our boys on and catch up with some friends, we want the place full of blue and white this weekend.

Nz Sparky Divison 1 Preview by Jack Deluca

Game kicks off 1pm on field 2 at Sanders park

That's six wins on the trot with only one try allowed in the last two games for the Tukapa Bs. This has given the fellas a home semi-final for the first time in a long time. Asking around, no one can actually put a finger on the last time the Senior Bs managed a home semi-final so what an effort from the lads. This effort has been a culmination of a few years of building around a key group of players that have stuck it out through some tough times and close calls, with the team now seeming at its best potential with a great culmination of old heads and exciting young players ready to cause chaos.

A big shout-out must go to Bailey Walsh, Dylan Juffermans & Kris Moller for all the work they have done this year, donating their time and getting the fellas to where they are now. I am not envious of them today as they have to make the tough calls on picking a team with so many great guys available to play this week with everyone having put their hand up throughout the season.

Southern was a great team in the round robin making for a great game with both teams willing to throw the ball around scoring almost 80 points combined while still making huge crushing efforts on defence. This should make for a very exciting game of footy to come!

In the last few years, the Bs have made a couple of semis, all being hosted by Southern and Southern winning all. This has made for quite the rivalry between the teams with a lot of familiar faces each time we play.

What has been great is to walk around the clubrooms on Saturdays with shoulder pats and congratulations from the old timers for the Bs players. It has been a struggle in the last few years but we are playing some great rugby at the moment and getting that support means a lot to the guys, so if we can get that support for two more weeks with a couple of big home crowds that would be awesome!!

Also a big good luck to our Prems boys against old boys!! Bring it, home fellas!!.

Go the Chooks & Up the Bzzz!!!!

Egmont Seeds Premiers Preview by Daniel Johanson

10 weeks of rugby down with 9 wins in the bag for the Egmont Seeds Tukapa Premiers, one of the squad's key goals at the start of the season was to get to semi-finals/finals footy, whilst we have knocked off one of these goals now the hard mahi starts & for the squad it’s all about looking forward and not backward and making sure we get our place at the final dance.

This week’s training has started with a hiss and a roar with all the boys getting around each other with great comms & hard work at training, all with a common goal of working hard for their teammates & their club and making sure that come this Saturday they make themselves proud & go to war.

It will be a big battle against our cross-town rivals NPOB, and whilst we never got to play them in the round-robin game due to Covid striking them down we are well aware & prepared for the firepower they will bring to Sanders Park along with holding great respect for a club that will challenge us to the utmost depths of hell, so now it’s up to the lads to pull on the blue & white, put there head in a deep dark place and leave every bit of blood, sweat & tears on the park.

Injury wise we are in a reasonably good space and Beast & Nathan are in the process of putting together the squad for this weekend stay tuned to the Tukapa Social media channels for the team announcement.

Now is the time we need our supporters the most, we want to see you, hear you, and most of all put on a performance of class & skill that Tukapa is known for, so calling all whanau, friends, old timers of the club make sure to find your way to Sanders Park for what will be a thrilling showdown of two titans of Taranaki Community Rugby.

Forever Blue & White – DJ

Wow-what a weekend to come to the Chook House – can’t wait to see you.

Your chairperson Scotty Siffleet, Blue and White for life.

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