* JCB BBQ duties and support, 7 home games so there should be plenty officials on hand to help out.
* Field set up, reminder International grades are to set up and rope up their own field and the last team playing on that field is to pack up and tidy up the field.
* Reminder Mini/Mod Referee’s course held at Richmond on Anzac Day, FREE Course Register with Sali Watch!!
* WORKING BEE – Richmond Busy Bee is also on Anzac Day – Looking for Volunteers to assist in clean up, painting and other various duties around the club!
Field Set Up
Field Set up – Grey Lynn Park # 2, Set up by U13s and packed away by U15s
Field set up – Grey Lynn Park # 1, Set up by U18s and packed away by Premier Tokes
Changing Sheds and Rubbish
* All teams are to tidy up after themselves once finished using the changing rooms, rubbish and strapping please sue the bins.
Good Luck to ALL RICHMOND GRADES, “Bite em Bulldogs” – All Day!!
RICHMOND MATCH REPORTS
U13’s v Otara Saints: Won 44-16
The first game of the year and we had a nice win. Everyone played well and tried real hard but our general play was a bit patchy. A promising start to the season and will get better as the season progresses. A lot of standout performances, in particular Hayes Okesene, Carlos Henry and Dylan Tavita were a handful to contain. Dylan showed what a great kicker he is, landing conversions from the side-line. Not far off them were Sam Tofa-Timoteo, Immanuel Ualika and Mikey Williams who were huge. A lot to work on this week but expect a big improvement next week….can’t wait!
Player Of the Day = Hayes Okesene
Best Forward = Carlos Henry
Best Back = Dylan Tavita
Coach’s Award = Nelson Lagiono
Light winds, faint showers and a blotch of sun were the conditions on game day. Perfect conditions according to some. Upon arrival the boys anticipated a good game but at the same time, mixed with nerves and excitement – especially now playing on international regulated fields. The team also faced a little dilemma, learning we were without two more players which left us with one reserve. However this did not phase them, it only made them more determined.
Terekia led the pack as Captain. First half could only be summed up as a shock to the boys system. Running on an even larger field made them realize what the coaches had been singing during preseason trainings. The truth of getting fit, absorbing the drills and applying them into game situations were all put into perspective.
Te Atatu kicked off first - ball bounced in the hands of Zion and passed into the waiting arms of Denzel who stormed up to the awaiting Glenora defence. It took a little while for the boys to settle into position, but that was expected – slowly and surely. Opening try was scored by the Bears, but conversion, unsuccessful. This motivated the boys to kick it into gear and retaliated by scoring a try of their own – scored by Denzel and converted by Zion Perawiti. At this time we lost Floyd to a badly sprained ankle and had to be replaced with our one and only reserve Ford Hamiora. First half 6-4 to Richmond.
Second half saw the boys step it up a little bit more. Glenora also picked up the pace by tackling and attacking all day. With Glenora’s full squad of players and bench, our chances of walking out with a win were slim. But lo and behold, the hungry Richmond spirit prevailed – the boys persevered over these odds. Our mighty little players Terekia, Zion Perawiti, Ford and Zed played like GIANTS, never fearing the size of the opposition. Our second rowers and props had a massive input, running hard yards, at times with hand brakes. Once momentum was found, the boys quickly took advantage and scored another try – Jacob and converted by Vito – followed by another try by Vito, but conversion unsuccessful. Terekia led the team by example and did a great job as Captain Fearless.
Congratulations to Player of the Day – Zion Perawiti. Thank you to Denzel’s family for supplying the goody bags – U12s are very spoilt. Also thank you to Sui and Richard for sponsoring the P.O.D – we really appreciate it.
We had an awesome win on Saturday. We played against Ellerslie and taking our first win 50-10. Outstanding players were Angelo Te Ao, and Antonio Wulf. Antonio also showed excellent tackling skills during the game. Player of the Day went to the whole team for an excellent turn out, great sportsmanship and outstanding game plan. It was also great to see great parent support. Thanks Angel
Under 10s: Richmond 08 - Bay Roskill 36
On Saturday we had a first game playing mod rugby league. It was a huge experience for our team, playing on a bigger field. Our team played really well considering we had a mix up with fields and team we were meant to play. We played against Bay Roskill under 10s and went down to them. Our player of the day went to Tipene Butler who play an outstanding game. Also like to mention these players who played very well was Terryn Duzevich, Wiremu Pihema and Riccardo Nicholas. Well done team for giving it your best on Saturday. Thanks Under 10 Management.
Under 9s: Richmond 20 – Ellerslie 32
1st game back, with new players onboard who are all full and eager to get on and play, a great game for all and with some real improvements coming through from players, we just need to stop bunching up and start getting use to using the whole length of the field. Ellerslie forward pack was too strong on attack for us and came away with the win. Coach Joe has been teaching our players some great drill work and game plan techniques so the players are introducing these new skills in the game.
Top Tackler – Scott McKinnon
Player of the Day - Mose Tuialii
Runner Up – Sione Vaihu