Three days of good, skilled rugby


The Rural Livestock Rugby Tournament looks set to be three days of good, skilled rugby, the manager of the Timaru school competing in the competition says.
The tournament is for players aged under 15 as at January 1.
This year, the tournament will run from Monday, August 29, to Wednesday, August 31, in Mosgiel.
Roncalli College Colts/under-15 rugby team manager Lisa Richards said while the draw for the tournament was yet to be made up, the Timaru team was weighted in about the middle of the competition.
The school has competed in the competition for several years, with some good results.
‘‘We’re hoping to improve on last year’s results,’’ Richards said. The competition was a strong one with some ‘‘big boys’’ on the field.
‘‘We are a small school up against some very good schools,’’ she said.
The draw for the competition would be out closer to the tournament date.
While the Roncalli team would be smaller physically than other teams in the tournament, this would also be an advantage.
‘‘We will rely on our speed. We have some quick guys, especially some fast, speedy backs.’’
She expected to see some good rugby during the three days.
The boys would be playing at a level they had never played before but that could often draw out the best in players.
The team is: Dean Andrews, Matthew Brosnahan, Ryan Brosnahan, Kaleb Charles, Angus Cook, Tom Cox, Ben Davenport, Nic De Joux, Hamish Fitzgerald, Thomas Flynn, George Galloway-Gibb, Jackson Hicks-Sandri, Joe Ioane, William Johnson, Ben Kerr, Ben McKechnie, Zane Myer, Marika Parker, Lleyton Phillips, Jack Pratt, Sam Regenvanu, Sam Richards, Ashlei Stuart-Martin, Ben Thomson. Coaches are Brad Sandri, Andre de Joux, Phillip Brosnahan and John Simpson and manager Lisa Running shoesNike