• Mini & Mod Referees Course (Wednesday 25th April), Richmond Clubrooms from 1pm - 4pm. Bring own whistle, pen and paper to take notes.
• Names of officials/parents or players (U16s, 17s & 18s) who wish to participate by this coming Thursday, 19th April for confirmation of numbers. Ideally, it would be best if we had 2-3 participants from each grade to undergo this Course.
• Sausage sizzle will be provided at the conclusion of the course.
• Note: This is a 3 hour course and it is FREE
See Sali Watch on training nights to register
RICHMOND MATCH REPORTS
Under 9s: Richmond 8 – Te Atatu 48
Under 8s: Draw 16 all with Te Atatu
Under 9s: Richmond 8 – Te Atatu 48
Under 10s: Richmond 24 – 4 win. Played against Pt Chev.
On Saturday the kids had a really good game. They played hard and really played as a team. It was good to see lots of kids improving and using some of the ball skills and moves that they are practising at training. Our new players in the team had some really good runs and also made some excellent tackles. Congratulations to Mareco Mafoe who was our player of the day. Mareco played an excellent game, scoring almost a 100 metre runaway try. Well done Mareco. I would also like to mention Josh and Matt Thompson, Terryn Duzevich and Connor Tapu who also played really well today. Well done team and keep up the awesome work.
Thanks Under 10s Management.
Under 13s: Played Mt Wellington and had a loss 30-12.
We played perhaps the best team in the competition and came away 2nd but a lot wiser. The first half we had hardly any ball and when we did, it was deep in our half and struggled for any ground. It doesn't help when you have three penalties and they don't find the line. The second half, we had a change of tactics and scored the next two tries. Dylan Tavita converted both and one from out wide. In the end, the effort to tackle in the first half and poor field position took its toll. Learnt a lot about our game and some changes to be made at training.
POD: Nelson Lagiono
BF: Hayes Okesene
BB: Nathan Ngaropo
Coaches Award: Cullen Tanoa & Ezael Tautuki
Richmond 15s- Sat 21 April v Manukau at Grey Lynn Park.
In our first home game of the season, the pressure was on after our heavy loss the week before. We did a lot of work during the week on defence and staying tight as a team, and our Richmond Junior Academy Coaches, Junior Fiu and Peter Ah Kuoi, also helped us out with their awesome coaching skills.
The boys started well and stuck to the game plan throughout. This paid its rewards, as the forwards ran effective ruck plays which opened up space for our backs. Even better was that our backs responded to the call to show courage on defence. Centre Mitchuel Elima in particular didn’t miss a tackle and made many dummy half runs, while stand-off Logan Mansson topped the tackle count. 4 tries later, Richmond went into halftime leading 18-4.
The second half saw Manukau make a comeback. As our fitness slowed, Manukau made more inroads. However, the boys kept making the tackles that counted. We dropped down to 12 players on the field and Manukau got a couple of late tries just to keep the coach’s heart beating more than normal, but we ran out winners 22-20. Credit to the boys for staying tight and working hard as a team. This was a 116 point turn-around from last week’s game (probably will be a Richmond record for the season !). Players of the day were centre Mitchuel Elima and blockbusting hard-running prop Toru William.
Under 16s: won 48-6 against Manukau. Great start to the season... some nice touches from the halves, leading to some good team tries... congrats to our 4 new boys making there debuts for us - Ara, Khaleb, Sam & Paxton, we look forward to seeing you guys developing over the season... Otherwise we still got lots of room for improvement, see ya all down at the CAGE next Tues... The coaching staff would also like to congratulate both Jamon & Casey on there games last nite for the St Pauls 1st 13, get better soon Casey its still a long season & a great effort by Jamon on backing up less than 24hrs later to help the team out today.