Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Draw for Saturday 29th May

Ashley Green v. Ohoka Red 10.40am Lob 3A

Saturday, May 22, 2010


We travelled to Omihi with the sun shining after a very wet week. We had practised hard all week on being more physical and it was a physical Glenmark team we faced.
There were a number of boys in the opposition who liked the fend and when we went high into a tackle we suffered.
That is one thing we will work on this week is continue to tackle low.
Guys we have got to remember that running with the ball is only part of the game, its a fun part but still only a part!
Jayden got into the game in the second half and earned the player of the day award. Blake also showed some skill with a couple of good passes that set him up for the Most improved player.
Sam ran well and with James hunting the ball well they proved a very good combination, linking at one stage to score one of Sam's three tries.
John-Luke was a bit quieter this week but still pulled off a number of great tackles and ran well. Bailey scored a couple of tries after he showed his usual blistering speed.
Luke worked well to turn the ball over when it was on the ground and Jack is getting more involved carting the ball forward. Travis continues to show improvement across all areas and Logan once warmed up started to play his own game.Ben passed well from the base of the scrum and ran well when he was in space.
At one stage with about ten minutes to go we were up by 4 tries but then faded and nearly let them back in.
We will take the win
Well done guys a more physical game and we were up to the challenge.
Well done to all the players who tackled this week you are guys who win the games for us!
Tries to Sam -3
Training 4.30 Loburn on Thursday.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Scorers on the weekend

Ben 2 tries
Sam 2
Bailey 2
James 1

Practice this week on Wednesday at 4pm.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oxford at home

What a game we had today!
We struck a team with a few players who didn't mind contact.It took us a long time to get into the game.
Well not James, he got a smack on his snorer right at kick off.
Bailey scored two great tries and showed his outstanding pace.Sam showed strength and John -Luke was committed to the tackle yet again.
We learned today the if we turn the ball over and don't tackle we will get burned.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Draw for Saturday 15th May.

Ashley Green v. Oxford Red 11.30am Lob Lwr Jnr

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Well we travelled up the road to play our first official game of tackle.OOPS no one told any club that far North. Very Odd but being good sorts and sports the Amberley coaches agreed to play tackle.
Once again we started slowly and the first real tackle took a long time to come. Ben Scored four tries and was great at supporting the ball carrier. Bailey, Jayden, Luke, Logan, Sam all took the ball forward well and James is becoming a real ball scavenger. John- Luke lead the way again with tackles.
He is really taking to this game.
Travis, Jack and Blake are starting to get involved in all contact situations.
It was such a cool thing to witness all the boys placing the ball behind them in the tackle situation which let us pick and go so much better. We even were unloading in the tackle and putting our team mates into space.
Another great step forward and this time with a win.
45- 15

Player of the Day. Logan
MVP . Luke.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Action from Saturday

Draw for Saturday 8th May.

Amberley v. Ashley Green 10.40am Amb 2A
Glenmark-Cheviot v. Amuri 10.00am Chev 2A
Kaiapoi v. Saracens Red 10.20am Wylie 2
Ohoka Red v. Ashley Blue 10.40am Mand Jnr 6
Oxford Black v. Saracens Blue 11.10am Ox 3B
Oxford Red v. Ohoka Black 11.10am Ox 3A
United v. Woodend 10.40am Haw 1A


Well we made it to tackle and man did we tackle!!!
I was really impressed with the way you all threw yourselves into the contact area.It took a few minutes to come to terms with the idea of tackling but once we got it we were good.
One thing we needed to work on is where to place the ball once we are tackled and that will be something for Practice on Thursday. Tries to Sam and James were highlights along with John Luke's tackling.
John Luke Player of the Day and Jack Kirwan Most Valuable Player.