Team Meeting

Inside The Kings Shed
Going behind the scenes with a team is always a special invite to receive, but on the day of a final it’s an even more special invite to get. Last weekend at the Otago Premier Secondary Schools  Final, the Kings High School 1st XV invited me in to their team meeting to capture them in the build up to the 1:30 kick off.

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KHS 1st XV
Each time I end up in a team meeting, I end up never listening to what is said. I can’t remember a word of what was talked about inside the Kings 1st XV team meeting on Saturday, I honestly couldn’t tell you what discussed. That is mainly because I’m not really interested in what is being said, I’m more interested in how players are engaging with the environment itself.

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Inside the Kings High School 1st XV team meeting before the Otago Premier Secondary Schools Final between Kings High Scchool 1st XV and John McGlashan College 1st XV played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday, August 12th 2017.
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Inside the Kings High School 1st XV team meeting before the Otago Premier Secondary Schools Final between Kings High Scchool 1st XV and John McGlashan College 1st XV played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday, August 12th 2017.
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Inside the Kings High School 1st XV team meeting before the Otago Premier Secondary Schools Final between Kings High Scchool 1st XV and John McGlashan College 1st XV played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday, August 12th 2017.

 

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Mates At The End

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As one team celebrated and the other team sat defeated, there were two vast emotions happening simultaneously at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday. Looking around the scenes I could help but feel that the common factor for both teams was mates and friendship. Some needed their mates to help them up, some to wipe away the tears of disappointment and some to share a beer with.

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July 2017


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The Colour Of A Demon

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Seeing Dan Pryor back on the field on Sunday was a welcome sight as he’s missed a decent period of time through injury this year. Before joining the Highlanders, Pryor played for Auckland Grammar when he was at High School and then went on to play club rugby for Grammar Tec. He started playing for Northland in 2010 and continues to play for them in the Mitre 10 Cup today.

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July 2017


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… Mud #4 of 5

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Saturday’s conditions at Watson Park reminded me of a match back in 2012 that also had some rather muddy conditions. The difference was it was pelting down with ran and the ground was covered in surface water which then started turning to mud. The thing I like about the top image is the two guys standing on the roof in the background.

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Mud

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At The End, In The Mud And Rain

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I got this after 80 minutes of club rugby in the mud and rain. The final whistle had just blown and after a tough club match in mid July, Otago props Aki Seiuli (No 1) and Hisa Sasagi (left) helped each other up, patted each other on the back and shook hands.

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