Premiers impressive in opening win against Kaikorai

The Premiers started the season in style overpowering Kaikorai 54-0 at Bishopscourt on Saturday.

Report from the Otago Daily Times:
Highlanders outside back Ryan Tongia scored three tries in Southern’s romp against Kaikorai at Bishopscourt.

Playing at fullback, Tongia brushed aside would-be tacklers seemingly at will and dotted down twice in the first half.

No 8 Mika Mafi had a storming game, rampaging the ball up-field. But the tone was set up front, with veteran prop Warren Moffat and hooker Ricky Riccitelli having strong games.

Southern first five-eighth Ben Patston was deadly with the boot, knocking over three penalties and three conversions, and Otago midfielder Tei Walden nabbed two tries, one of which came from a wonderful fend.

Kaikorai’s best period of play came in the 20 minutes after the break. But it struggled to get a reasonable share of possession and was comprehensively outplayed in all facets of the game.

For all match reports –
http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/rugby/336974/rugby-one-way-traffic-unstoppable-southern

Other Scores:
University A 45
Alhambra-Union 17

Zingari-Richmond 48
Green Island 18

Dunedin 20
Harbour 19

Taieri 68
Pirates 6

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If you have forgotten to register or are new to rugby. Our official registrations days have all taken place.
It is not too late though – we still need players in most grades (but not all grades sorry).
Please contact Helen 027 622 7496 or Michael 027 291 6588

We have a club meeting on Thursday 19th March to create the teams – I will update this post with teams that need more playing numbers.

Premier Draw for this week – 21st March

METROPOLITAN CLUB RUGBY – SATURDAY 21 MARCH
Premier Div 1 Referee Assistant Referee
2:45pm Dunedin v Harbour Kettle Park 1 *Stephen Bell Trophy* A Morrison J Hibbs & A Ritchie
2:45pm Taieri v Pirates Peter Johnstone 1 *O’Brien Cup* H Davies B Kyle & B Adie
2:45pm University v Alhambra-Union University Oval 5 M Will C Webster & S Curran
2:45pm Kaikorai v Southern Bishops Court 3 *Frank Cadman Memorial* R Wells B Hale & K McGrannachan
2:45pm Green Island v Zingari-Richmond Miller Park 1 S Eden-Whaitiri T Lucas & E Brown

SPCA Fundraiser – Highlanders v Hurricanes this week

HIGHLANDERS vs HURRICANES – Friday 20th March 7.35pm

 Be there to support the Highlanders week as they take on their North Island rivals the Hurricanes.  It’s sure to be a fantastic contest between two awesome NZ Super 15 teams.

 This Friday’s game is a charity match supporting SPCA Otago.  Purchase your tickets using promo code “SPCAOTAGO” and $1 from every ticket will go towards assisting animals in need.

 Tickets can be purchased via the following outlets:

Online: www.ticketdirect.co.nz
Box Office: Any TicketDirect outlet nationwide, including Forsyth Barr Stadium Box Offices.

Tickets can be purchased at the Stadium reception area at Gate J in the Speight’s (South) Stand between 8:30-5.00pm, Monday-Friday.

YOU NEED TO USE THE PROMO CODE “SPCAOTAGO” to donate to SPCA Otago.

 Come along this Friday 20th March 7.35pm, support our team and save underprivileged animals at the same time.  Most importantly, please help us get the word out by sharing this opportunity with all your mates in Dunedin!

Kirsty Thomson SPCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SRFC Premier Squad 2015

Congratulations to the following players for selection in the Premier Squad for the 2015 season.
With some players involved in the Highlanders along with long term injuries a large squad was named.

First Name

Last Name

Daniel

Baxter

Nathan

Cargo

Alex

Dalzell

Byron

Dodge

Lafaele

Faamoe

Tim

Ferguson

Tom

Franklin

Josh

Gordon

Kyle

Harris** (Kaikorai)

Jonathon

Hayes** (Magpie Colts)

Bryce

Hosie

Josh

Ioane

Cameron

Keech** (Magpie Colts)

Adam

Knight

Simon

Knight

Mika

Mafi

Michael

Mata’afa

Ben

Mayer

Warren

Moffat

Sione

Nisa**(Manawatu)

Ben

Patston

Ethan

Perrett** (Magpie Colts)

Ricky

Riccitelli

Paul

Richardson** (Premier 2s)

Andrew

Sanders

Tom

Scanlan

Eroni

Sotutu

Ryan

Thompson (Co-Capt)

Ryan

Tongia** (Highlanders)

Josh

Tye

Joshua

Walden

Teihorangi

Walden (Co-Capt)

Joesph

Weatherall** (Magpie Colts)

Management

 

Josh

Ferguson (Trainee Physio)

Tom

Hart (Trainer)

Dion

Lobb (Coach)

Jocko

Parker (Masseur)

Michael

Reggett (Asst Manager)

Ash

Stiven (Physio)

Colin

Tuaine (Coach)

Simon

Wallace (Manager)