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15.06.19

Around The Grounds – Full Time

Game Day:Scores.

Rugby can be an interesting game!
Going into the contest between University and Harbour, a tight contest was expected. With Harbour leading the competition and University sitting in fourth place on the table, this match was meant to go down to the wire and be decided in the last minutes of the game. University obviously had other plans as they ran away with the game in the last 30 minutes running out 53 – 0 winners after leading 17 – 0 at halftime at the University Oval.

At Miller Park, Green Island defended the Speight’s Challenge Shield with a 36 to 20 victory over Southern while Taieri posted 54 points in beating Zingari-Richmond at Montecillo. The biggest victory of the day in Dunedin was at Bishopscourt where Kaikorai demolished Alhambra Union 70 – 14.

Scores from around the grounds:

Metro Competition
Taieri defeated Zingari-Richmond 54 – 7
Kaikorai defeated Alhambra-Union 70 – 14
Green Island defeated Southern 36 – 20
University defeated Harbour 53 –  0

Central Competition
Cromwell Goats defeated Maniototo 32 – 23
Arrowtown defeated Cromwell Cavaliers 50 – 13
Upper Clutha defeated Wakatipu 46 – 10

Southern Competition
Owaka defeated Roxburgh 36 – 22
Clutha Valley defeated Heriot 29 – 22
Clutha defeated Toko 45 – 29
Crescent defeated Clinton 30 – 12

University v Harbour (15.06.19)
Taylor Haugh of University during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between University and Harbour played at the University Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 15th June, 2019. ©  – Buy

University v Harbour (15.06.19)Sio Tomkinson of Harbour keeps his feet while stepping out of tackle by University’s Matt Faddes during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between University and Harbour played at the University Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 15th June, 2019. ©  – Buy

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08.06.19

Around The Grounds – Full Time

Game Day:Scores.

Strong winds dictated play at Watson Park in Port Chalmers this afternoon as southwesterly winds blasted up the harbour, creating extremely challenging conditions for the top of the table clash.

After being down 8 – 7 at halftime, Harbour came back in the second half to register a 24 – 18 win. The victory leaves Harbour on top of the table with Green Island now sitting in third place on 40 points, having been over taken by Taieri who are now in second place after their 22 – 0 victory Dunedin.

In other games, University defeated Alhambra-Union 48-5 at University Oval while Kaikorai overcame Southern 17-11 at Bishopscourt.

Scores from around the grounds:

Metro Dunedin 
Kaikorai 17 defeated Southern 11
Univeristy 48 defeated Alhambra-Union 5
Taieri 22 defeated Dunedin 0
Harbour 24 defeated Green Island 18

Central Competition
Alexandra 18 defeated Arrowtown 14
Upper Clutha 48 defeated Maniototo 10
Cromwell 38 defeated Wakatipu 7

Southern Competition
Clutha 10 defeated Owaka 0
Clutha Valley 17 defeated Clinton 14
Crescent 42 defeated Roxburgh 17
Toko 22 defeated Heriot 20

Women’s Competition
Pirates 24 defeated University 19

Harbour v Green Island (08.06.19)
Hale T-Pole of Harbour comes on to play his 100th match for the club and is congratulated by team mate Solomon Pole during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Harbour and Green Island played at Watson Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 8th June, 2019.  – Buy

Alhambra Union v Taieri (08.06.19)
Action from the Dunedin women’s club rugby match between Alhambra Union and Taieri played at the North Ground in Dunedin, on Saturday 8th June, 2019.  – Buy

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04.06.19

Late

The tape, the boots and the beer.

I’m a bit late with this set of images. I’ve had it sitting on my computer since the 18th May, however it kept getting pushed down the todo list. It’s a secondary school colts game between the Kings Under 15 Panthers and the Dunstan Colts played at Logan Park. I was actually there to shoot the game after but since I was a few minutes earlier I grabbed a few frames. I’ve no idea of the score sorry.

Kings Under 15 Panthers v Dunstan Colts (18.05.19)Action from the Dunedin Secondary School Colts rugby match between Kings Under 15 Panthers and the Dunstan Colts played at Logan Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 18th May, 2019. ©  – Buy Image

Kings Under 15 Panthers v Dunstan Colts (18.05.19)Action from the Dunedin Secondary School Colts rugby match between Kings Under 15 Panthers and the Dunstan Colts played at Logan Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 18th May, 2019. © – Buy Image

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Pastel Colours

The Day Along.

I took this late last month just after sunset at the Esplanade. There was still a decent amount of surfers in the water getting in a last run before darkness took hold however I spotted two surfers floating out where the light was reflecting off the ocean. Don’t you just love the gentle pastel colours in the sky? What a peaceful way to end the day.


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St Clair Glow

A Glow Where The Sun Goes Down.

Isn’t this light great? At St Clair the air is filled with small amounts of mist, ocean spray, sand and salt that can be seen from a distance. It’s like an eternal cloud hanging in the air over the Esplanade. On this occasion I caught it as the light from the sunset hit it which created this wonderful glow .

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03.06.19

About Pride

The tape, the boots and the beer.

This was rugby in its purest form. With the arrival of winter and the wet greasy conditions that resulted from the wind, rain and hail that preceded Saturdays match, it was always going to be a day for the forwards. They say that rugby is a game won up front and winter playing conditions certainly test the validity of this statement here at the grassroots of the game.

Pride is a big part of what holds sides together in rugby clubs across the country, pride is part of the jersey. So when a side concedes 28 points in the first 28 minutes of a match, their pride is certainly going to be tested. That’s the position the Kaikorai side found themselves in on Saturday, 28 points down with 52 minutes left to play. Not having their line crossed or conceding any further points for the rest of the match, while posting 12 themselves, suggests there was a lot of pride left in the Kaikorai side and they weren’t giving in too easily.

In it’s purest form, rugby is played for the pride of a jersey and for a love of the game. Covered in mud and being pelted by rain, this game was all about pride. Something that both sides showed buckets of.

Taieri v Kaikorai (01.06.19)Members of the Taieri Rugby Club watch the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Taieri and Kaikorai played at Peter Johnstone Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 1st June, 2019.
Taieri defeated Kaikorai 28 to 12
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Taieri v Kaikorai (01.06.19)Sidney Fidow of Kaikorai catches the arm of Taieri lock Ben Morris while being supported by team mate Isimeli Tuivaga during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Taieri and Kaikorai played at PeterJohnstone Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 1st June, 2019.
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01.06.19

Around The Grounds – Full Time

Game Day:Scores.

Winter rugby is definitely here! Heavy rain showers created muddy conditions at Peter Johnson Park, resulting in slippery conditions under foot  and with the ball. Taieri posted early points and quickly added to the tally which proved to much for Kaikorai to reel in. Around other grounds, Green Island defeated Zingari-Richmond and University was victorious over Dunedin while over at Bathgate Park Harbour posted 39 points in defeating Southern.

Scores from around the grounds:

Metro Premier 1:
Green Island defeated Zingari-Richmond 29 – 10
Harbour defeated Southern 39 – 0
Taieri defeated Kaikorai 28 – 12
University defeated Dunedin 29 – 7

Women’s – Southern Region Cup
Univeristy defeated Alhambra-Union 24 – 20

Premier 2
Eastern drew with Southern 19 – 19
Taieri defeated Kaikorai 40 – 12
Green Island defeated Zingari-Richmond 82 – 0
West Taieri defeated Alhambra-Union 41 – 5

Senior 
Green Island defeated Toko 56 – 7
Crescent defeated Harbour 35 – 12

Championship Colts 
Green Island defeated Zingari-Richmond 65 – 7
Kaikorai Wolves defeated University Red 20 – 8

Taieri Premier 2 v Kaikorai Premier 2 (01.06.19)Action from the Dunedin Premier 2 club rugby match between Taieri and Kaikorai played at Peter Johnson Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 1st June, 2019.  – Buy

Taieri v Kaikorai (01.06.19)Shannon Young of Taieri returns a kick during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Taieri and Kaikorai played at Peter Johnson Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 1st June, 2019.  – Buy

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25.05.19

Around The Grounds – Full Time

Game Day:Scores.

The tight competition continues with a change at the top of the table in Dunedin as Harbour go a head after defeating Zingari Richmond and Green Island lost to Kaikorai . At Kettle Park, it was a game of counter punch after counter punch for the first 60 minutes as Southern and Dunedin clashed for the Ron Reggett Memorial trophy. However it was all Southern in the last 20 minutes as Dunedin ran out of steam for Southern to post a 21 point win. In other results Taieri defeated Alhambra Union, Kaikorai got the win over Green Island and Harbour posted a big score in defeating Zingari Richmond

Scores from around the grounds:

Metropolitan
Harbour 62 def. Zingari-Richmond 26
Southern 45 def. Dunedin 24
Kaikorai 23 def. Green Island 22
Taieri 27 def. Alhambra-Union 24

Metropolitan Premier 2
Eastern def Zingari Richmond 32 – 0
West Taieri def. Univeristy 15 – 13

Central
Alexandra 35 def. Cromwell Cavaliers 17
Upper Clutha 29 def. Cromwell Goats 26
Maniototo 25 def. Wakatipu 22
The Maggots take home the White Horse Cup!

Southern
Clutha 87 def. Clinton 19
Owaka 36 def. Toko 34
Crescent 20 def. Clutha Valley 19
Heriot 27 def. Roxburgh 17

Dunedin v Southern (28.05.19)Louis Tili of Southern dives over to score during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Dunedin and Southern played at Kettle Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 25th May, 2019.  – Buy

Zingari Richmond v Eastern (28.05.19)Action from the Dunedin Premier 2 club rugby match between Zingari Richmond and Eastern played at Montecillo in Dunedin, on Saturday 25th May, 2019. – Buy

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20.05.19

Fast Start

The tape, the boots and the beer.

The Taieri Colts side made a quick start to their match against University Gold on Saturday. Within a few minutes of kick off they opened the scoring with a try in the corner. University soon hit back with a try of their own but unfortunately for the University side it was all Taieri from that point on as the Peter Johnson Park based side won 81 – 5.

University Gold v Taieri (18.05.19)Action from the Dunedin Colts club rugby match between University Gold and Taieri played at Logan Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 18th May, 2019.  Buy

University Gold v Taieri (18.05.19)Action from the Dunedin Colts club rugby match between University Gold and Taieri played at Logan Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 18th May, 2019.  Buy

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Southwesterlies.

But The Sky Is Still Lit

Doesn’t this look like a nice evening? It was right at that time when night starts to take over but the sky is still lit up by all sorts of nice colours. A view like this gives you a real sense of how the sky changes from light to dark as the sunset drops below the horizon. In actual fact, when I took this it was incredibly windy with lots of sand blowing up from the beach into my face. The grass gives it away as you can see it blowing in all sorts of direction. It was closing in on high tide as well. Usually there are lots of people using this track on a Sunday evening however on this occasion it was deserted. No takers for the beach I guess!


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