Chooks News 16 June 2023

Chairpersons Update

With the season moving towards the pointy end of the stick we see all teams in must-win games this Saturday.  The tables for all comps are tight and we need to push forward to pick up the valuable points on offer. This week all teams are on buses with the following leaving times:

Colts/B’s              Leave Tukapa 10:45am         Return by 7pm

Premiers              Leave Tukapa 11:45am         Return by 7pm

Thirds                   Leave Tukapa 11:00am        Return by 9pm 

All supporters are welcome on the buses and the aim is to have the two Southern buses back to Tukapa to watch the Super Rugby Semi final. Gav will be waiting to serve you.

Passing of Patron

This week I attended the funeral of our Patron, Bryan (Hooks) Hunger which made me stop and think. It’s the guys we play rugby with, socialize in the club rooms with, coach and manage. The banter with friends from other clubs and the mates we meet in the Blue and White hoops that are with us for life. It was awesome to see all the Tukapa members at Hooks funeral in their Tukapa Number Ones (from various Decades) paying tribute to a great Tukapa man who had become a life long friend of many. So with this being said, a message to our players is enjoy your rugby both on and off the field and build those life time mates who will always be there for you. That’s the Tukapa way.

NZ Barbarians U85 Club Cup

This Sunday sees our Nz Forestry Tukapa Bantams kick the season off finally, after a false start a few weeks back. On Sunday on Yarrows Number 1 they will take on Wellington U85 Axemen which I am sure will be a great game of running rugby.  Following this game there will be an after match at Tukapa with the bar open. Be sure to come out and support our fellas as they start their journey. 

Good Buggers

On Sunday I got sent an email about our Gardiner Plumbing colts and their Captain Paddy Butler, the email read as follows:

Hey mate, 

Just wanted to say, what a great bunch of men you had on the field today. Patrick was a bloody great leader and nothing negative from the boys (both teams) all day. Just thought I’d share how much of a pleasure it was to ref the game.


This is a great testament to our Colts, thank you boys for all being good buggers.  It means a lot to Tukapa and the Board.

Upcoming Dates 

17th June              Away Games Southern and Toko

18th June              Round 1 U85kg Bantams at Yarrows 2pm kick off

24th June              Away games Stratford Eltham, 3rds have a bye

1st July                  Collective First National Day 

                              Home Games Colts, Div 1 & Premiers

                              Thirds Quarter Final, TBA against who

                               DJ after party 

8th July                  Club Semi Finals 

15th July                Club Finals 

22nd July               Tukapa Prize giving (sit down Meal & Band)

29th July                Taranaki Bulls Pre Season in Manaia 

                               Bus package leaving from Tukapa - more info to come 

This week I will be on the bus to Toko to watch our mighty 3rds take on a good Toko side in what I am sure will be a great day both on the field and off.  

Be sure to follow our teams as we hit the road two weeks in the row and also come back to the chookhouse for the aftergame chat and celebrations. 

Your Chairman Scotty Siffleet Blue and White for Life




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