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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Around The Grounds – Scores

Game Day.

A week after going top of the table, Green Island went down to University at Logan Park this afternoon. Despite the loss, in wet and slippery conditions, Green Island retained the competition lead with University climbing into the top four. The rain came in during the first half and made life tricky for everyone but it was the University forward pack that stood up and forced Green Island into errors that proved costly for the Green Island side. In other results Taieri defeated Southern, Alhambra Union won at home over Zingari Richmond and Harbour bounced back after last weeks loss to defeat Dunedin. 

Scores from around the grounds:

Metro Competition
Taieri defeated Southern 34 – 20
Harbour defeated Dunedin 26 – 9
University defeated Green Island 25 – 7
Alhambra Union defeated Zingari Richmond 40 – 23

Metro Premier 2
Eastern defeated Dunedin 24 – 19

Central 
Alexandra 20 def. Maniototo 12
Cromwell Goats 26 def. Arrowtown 5
Wakatipu 71 def. Cromwell Cavaliers 5

Southern 
Crescent 30 def. Toko 29
Heriot 26 def. Owaka 21
Clinton 29 def. Roxburgh 24
Clutha 43 def. Valley 12

Women’s 
Pirates 63 def. Alhambra-Union 24
Green Island 44 def. Taieri 10

University v Green Island (18.05.19)Emeka IIogu of University runs into Green Islands Dylan Nel during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between University and Green Island played at Logan Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 18th May, 2019.  – Buy

University v Green Island (18.05.19)Jake Fowler of Green Island drives through a gap in a ruck during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between University and Green Island played at Logan Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 18th May, 2019. – Buy

 

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08.05.19

A Few More

The tape, the boots and the beer.

I don’t usually go back and edit more images from a game once the weekend is over. I tend to edit and process in long blocks of time however this week I’ve done things a bit differently. As a result, here’s a few more images from the women’s game I was at. It’s kinda like a bonus track I guess.

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)A scrum is set during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Syretta Norris of Pirates is tackled during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Lavina Sanft of North Otago watches a scrum during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Greer Muir of Pirates breaks from the back of a scrum during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.  Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)Kristina Moata’ane of Pirates evades the tackle of North Otago’s Alison Blanchard during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.   Buy

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Dunedin Club Rugby - Pirates Women v Southern Women - 26th June 2010
Action from the Women’s match between Pirates and Southern played at Hancock Park, Dunedin, 26th June 2010. – Buy


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07.05.19

Dark

The tape, the boots and the beer.

I have to say I’m not liking these late 3pm kick off’s, simply based on the fact that it’s so dark by full time. It’s probably not actually as dark as it seems through the lens, however to get good action shots you need a decent amount of light to keep the shutter speed high. While the light over the last few weeks has been workable, it’s also been less than ideal. Fingers crossed for clear skies this weekend.

Kaikorai v Taieri (04.05.19)Slade McDowell of Kaikorai braces himself in a tackle during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.   Buy

Kaikorai v Taieri (04.05.19)
Bob Martin of Taieri clears the ball from a ruck during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.  – Buy

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Jack Whetton of Kaikorai wins a lineout during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.   Buy

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Don Lolo of Taieri catches a pass during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.  Buy

Kaikorai v Taieri (04.05.19)
Brodie Hume of Taieri runs from the base of a scrum during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. Buy

Kaikorai v Taieri (04.05.19)
Alex Niedzwiecki of Taieri stands in a tackle during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.  Buy

Kaikorai v Taieri (04.05.19)
George Thomas of Kaikorai is held up in a tackle by Taieri’s Matt Whaanga and Taine Ranga during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. Buy

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Dunedin Club Rugby - Alhambra Union v Pirates - 16th April 2011
Action from the match between Alhambra Union and Pirates played at The North Ground, Dunedin, 16th April 2011. Buy


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06.0519

Women’s Rugby

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I was at two games on Saturday however due to the Highlanders game, I wasn’t able to get as many images posted as I usually do. So, I’ve decided to post the two games over two days. Today I’ve put together a package of images from Hancock Park where Pirates hosted North Otago.

Pirates defeated North Otago 46 – 12

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Gemma Tuhega of Pirates runs into North Otago players Sarah McCarron of Pauline Linden during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Charlotte Denny of North Otago attempts to hold on to possession while being tackled by Kristina Moata’ane and Giana Thomas of Pirates during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.  – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)Sammy Wong of Pirates clears the ball from a scrum during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.   – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Morgan Henderson of North Otago makes a run during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.  – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)Syretta Norris of Pirates prepares to be tackled by North Otag’s Cheyenne Cunningham during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.   – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)North Otago halfback Lini Kaufana clears the ball from a ruck and passes to team mate Emma Leonard during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.   – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)
Morgan Walker of Pirates makes a break during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. – Buy

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Dunedin Club Rugby - Pirates Women v Southern Women - 26th June 2010
Action from the Women’s match between Pirates and Southern played at Hancock Park, Dunedin, 26th June 2010. – Buy


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Around The Grounds – Scores

Game Day.

Whenever the Highlanders are playing at home it’s always a short turn around between shooting club games, getting a post out and getting to the Stadium  and today is one of those days. There’ll be more images from today as the week unfolds. 

These are the scores from the premier grade in Dunedin:

Metro Competition
Harbour defeated Southern 37 – 7
Kaikorai defeated Taieri 22 – 15
University defeated Dunedin 19 – 15
Green Island defeated Zingari Richmond 47 – 10

Kaikorai v Taieri (04.05.19)Kaikorai prop Jonah Aoina waits for a pass during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Kaikorai and Taieri played at Bishopscourt in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019.
Kaikorai defeated Taieri 22 – 15  – Buy

Pirates v North Otago (04.05.19)Greer Muir of Pirates breaks out of a tackle during the Dunedin Women’s premier club rugby match between Pirates and North Otago played at Hancock Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 4th May, 2019. – Buy

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Around The Grounds – Scores

Game Day.

Well that was a wet afternoon! I was at Watson park where after 180 minutes of rugby (including that 100 minute final from last year) only three points separate the clubs with University winning 19 – 16 in wet and slippery conditions.

There’s always a round or two in club rugby that throws up some intriguing games and this is certainly one of them. Starting in Balcutha, Blair Young plays his 250th game for the Heriot club which is an outstanding effort having first played for the side in 2001. Closer to town Green Island  defeated Southern at Bathgate Park, University defeated Harbour in a replay of last years final while Kaikorai beat Alhambra Union and Taieri recorded a win over Zingari Richmond.

These are the scores I can find:

Metro Competition
University defeated Harbour 19 – 16
Green Island defeated Southern 17 – 15
Kaikorai defeated Alhambra Union 26 – 3
Taieri defeated Zingari Richmond 36 – 8

Dunedin Premier 2
Kaikorai defeated Taieri 27 – 16
Eastern defeated Southern 38 – 24

Central Competition
Upper Clutha defeated Alexandra 57 -7
Maniototo defeated Arrowtown 34 – 31
Cromwell Goats defeated Cromwell Cavaliers 69 – 26

Southern Competition
Crescent defeated Owaka 32 – 31
Roxburgh defeated Clutha Valley 27 – 22
Clutha defeated Heriot 38 – 17
Toko defeated Clinton 47 – 22

 

Harbour v University (27.04.19)
University celebrate a try during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Harbour and University played at Watson Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 27th April, 2019.  – Buy

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24.04.19

The Juniors

The tape, the boots and the beer.

It was interesting to read today that the ORFU are following similar moves by other rugby unions around the South Island (and country)   and are dropping representative teams from under-14 and below to focus on developing  coaching programmes for junior players instead. This will no doubt be a hotly debated topic with both strong arguments for and against having the teams. One of the strongest points for dropping the teams must be as stated that  there are increasingly fewer teams to even play against anyway.

Otago Junior Rugby Skills SessionA junior rugby skills session with the Otago training squad held at Logan Park on Sunday July 3rd 2016.  – Buy

I feel like it’s been a while since I posted an image of the Women’s game so here’s one from earlier in the season.

University v Alhambra Union (30.03.19)Kate Smith of University breaks out of a tackle during the Dunedin women’s club rugby match between University and Alhambra Union played at the University Oval in Dunedin, on Saturday 30th March, 2019. University defeated Alhambra Union 67 – 5.  – Buy

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Dunedin Club Rugby - Taieri v Pirates - 17th April 2010Taieri attack during a Premier match between Taieri and Pirates played at Peter Johnson Park, Dunedin, 17th April 2010. – Buy

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23.04.19

One More

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Here’s one more image from last Thursday’s club between Alhambra Union and Southern. This one’s of Paul Tupai’s first of two tries he scored. Between him and and Mackenzie Haugh they scored five of Southern tries in their 45 – 19 defeat of Alhambra Union.

Further south at Kaitangata in the annual North and South  match the Northern side 33 – 26 over the Southern side to win the Caelib Edwards Memorial Cup.

Alhambra Union v Southern (18.04.19)Paul Tupai of Southern runs in to score a try during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Alhambra Union and Southern played at the North Ground in Dunedin, on Thursday 18th April, 2019.  – Buy

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Dunedin Club Rugby - Pirates Premier 2 v Brighton Premier 2 - 12th June 2010
Action from the Premier 2 match between Pirates and Brighton played at Hancock Park, Dunedin, 12th June 2010. – Buy

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22.04.19

ISO

The tape, the boots and the beer.

Last Thursday was the first club game of the season where the light was really challenging. I didn’t realise how lucky I’d been with the weather up until Thursday. When I shoot, I tend to keep the shutter speed at or above 1/1000sec for rugby, generally speaking. So far this season the ISO setting’s have maxed out at between 1200 – 1600, but Thursday’s 4:00pm kick off meant my IS0 was sitting at 3200 at kick off and was reaching 6000 to 8000 by midway through the second half (that’s shoot at 4.5). The image quality can really start to drop off in those ranges under such limited lighting however those are the challenges when shooting outdoor sports in autumn and winter.

Alhambra Union v Southern (18.04.19)Levi Emery of Alhambra Union moves the ball wide during the Dunedin premier club rugby match between Alhambra Union and Southern played at the North Ground in Dunedin, on Thursday 18th April, 2019. – Buy

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Dunedin Club Rugby Semi Final - Alhambra Union v Pirates- 10th July 2010Part of the crowd during the Premier semi-final match between Alhambra Union and Pirates played at Carisbrook, Dunedin, 10th July 2010. – Buy

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