Weekly Club Roundup - Saturday 18th April 2015 2015 E-mail

Great efforts all round!

Our Premiers capped a good day at the Polo that began when our Women’s team trounced Wainui to retain the Challenge Cup they won last week off OBU. The next game was a tight affair between our Premier Reserves and Upper Hutt with a last play try securing victory while our Colts struggled a little against a very good Upper Hutt side on Polo #2. Out at Porirua Park our venerable elders aka The Pressies trounced North’s Red on the high ground of #4 and have now scored 101 points in their first two games after a 56-0 win over MSP last week.

Our Netball girls had mixed results – a good win, a narrow loss and our 3rd side are getting better each week

All match reports below.

Honorary Subs etc

A reminder from our Treasurer that all subs are due including Honorary Subs of $50. If you wish to attend The Old Times Day pre match luncheon on May 22nd you must be a Financial member. You can either send a cheque to The Treasurer, PO Box 15 095, Miramar or by DC to Ories Westpac account 030 521 0166241 01 – use your name as the reference.

Board Required

We will soon have Aiden Moss with us from Kent – carrying on the recent tradition of players coming out for a season of New Zealand Rugby and with us sending some players to them – currently Leo and Meto are enjoying English hospitality!

Aiden is a County representative outside back and we are looking for a family to host him during his stay – if you are interested in helping please email us at this address!


When: Friday 24th April 2015

Where: Ories Rugby Club, Park Road, Miramar

Time: 6.30pm - draw starts at 7pm

$20-00 per ticket (200 tickets)

Tickets must be present to claim prize

Numbers can be drawn more than once

PRIZE LIST: 30 draws

1 X $500 = $500

1 X $200 = $200

5 X $100 = $500

13X $50 = $650

5 X $30 = $150

Please contact Suzanne Bell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to buy one or alternatively some of the girls will be at the club this Saturday with tickets.

Match Reports

ORIENTAL-RONGOTAI 35 (Afa Fa'atau 2, Jarrod Henry, Karl Dunelow tries; Trevor Marama 2 pen, Andrew Ellis 3 con, 1 pen).

Upper Hutt Rams 19 (Troy Mohr, Jamie Norman tries; Jordan Simpson-Hefft 3 pen). HT: 18-6. Yellow cards: Karl Dunelow (Ories).

Best and fairest: 3 points: Saimon Lomaloma (Ories Blindside) 2 points:  Jason Woodward (UH centre) 1 point: Afa Fa'atau (Ories winger).

Venue: Polo Ground, Miramar.

What happened: Oriental-Rongotai have claimed the Bob Lendrum Cup after posting four tries on their way to a 35-19 win at home. Upper Hutt started the better of the two sides, however early chances to gain scoreboard ascendancy were squandered by poor handling errors.

The UH wheels fell off at the back-end of the opening half, letting in two tries going into the break. Ories had their tails up and began applying further pressure which resulted in a healthy scoreboard lead. The Rams threatened to re-enter the contest with two late tries, but it was Ories who executed their chances when they were on offer and were deserved winners.

Who stood out: It was crystal clear who the Hurricane on the field was at the Polo Ground. Jason Woodward, appearing at centre for the Rams, was in the thick of the action both in attack and defence. Hurricanes fans will hope his late injury isn't too serious, as he was helped from the field.

Saimon Lomaloma was a menace with the ball in hand, the blindside both creating attacking chances and equally impressive on defence. Former Lion Afa Fa'atau was a handful with ball in hand also, bagging two tries.

The upshot: Upper Hutt returns home to host Avalon in a match they will want to bounce back on with a strong win. Ories have a short trip down the road to Poneke and will look to record four wins on the trot.

- By Jack Biggs

Premier Reserve

Ories 19 Tuga Mativa 1,Ken Aperila 2 tries and kicked 2 conversions

Upper Hutt 15

Victory from the jaws of defeat best sums up the match against mid table Upper Hutt. With the score after 78 minutes at 12 all Hutt were awarded a controversial penalty right in front and with everyone nervously looking at their watches it was 15-12 to Hutt. Ories stormed onto attack from the kickoff and Ken Aperila scorched through to score handy to the posts then converted it himself and the ref blew for full time. The win sees our Premier Reserves in the mid table log jam but like the Premiers have games against the three cellar dwellers coming up in the next few weeks


Ories 62

Wainui 0

Amanda Rasch produced another string to her bow the Wellington Pride centre not only dotted down 3 times but kicked 7 conversions and a penalty for a personal haul of 32 points. Another to shine was Lupe Lupetau on debut also getting a hat trick against a strong Wainui side that had won 56-0 last week. Other try scorers were Miriam Reedy, Timena Tumaai and Noeleen Nonu and the girls led 35-0 at oranges!

Colts 17 V Upper Hutt 27

Some great play by our young Colts but not enough points with the wind against an undefeated Upper Hutt side who are expected to fight out the title later in the year.

Presidents 45 V North’s Red 5

It was a cold day out at Porirua Park No 4. Both teams were made to share the same changing rooms, so they eyed each other up, trying to see the weak spots in the oppositions teams. Game start with an amazing run from Henk Du Toit, cutting through the North’s defence like a knife. Try, Bayden converted it. Dan Martin got in the play and broke the line with an amazing run to score under the posts. Bayden converted again. Minutes later Dan did it again. Running through the poor defence of North’s to score again. Dan decided to kick it himself, but the wind blew the ball off to the side. No conversion. Halftime 19 - 0 to Ories.

Second half started with North’s charging. Broke the Ories defence and over for a try. No conversion. This woke Ories up. They went on a try spree. James, Jimmy, Henk and 2 to Dan. With three of them being converted by the try scorer. North’s did not like this, so they got a little feisty. Final score 45 - 5. The traditional song and beer were flowing afterwards to celebrate the win.

The Spy


Ories 1. Won 28-20 against Wellington Girls. After a fantastic start to the season last week, Ories 1 were looking to build on the success with another win. Wellington Girls came out firing and started putting points up with 5 unanswered goals.  The team kept calm and slowly closed the gap gaining moment on their opponent every centre pass. Defensively we were very solid and the whole team applied pressure on the ball exceptionally well. This helped us gain possession which the shooters then finished off with successful shots. This game was a great mental test for the girls as they had to remain calm and patient with the ball when fatigue started to kick in and they adapted extremely well. Another great win.

Ories 2. Lost 27-29 to Kia Ora. The girls played a good game today. Huge improvement from last week.  There were a lot of awesome moments and moments where we did not look after each other.  Fitness definitely played a factor in that.  The 1st and last quarters were our best.
Onwards and upwards from here.

Ories 3. Lost 29-17 to Vic Uni. Good to have the whole squad there but one. Still trying to work out the best combinations at the moment as it works well when we have it.

Swindale Shield 2015

April 25 V Poneke @ Kilbirnie Jimmy Grbich Memorial Shield

May 2 V Pare Plim @ Polo 2.30

May 9 V Wellington Hataitai 2.30 Alby Jack Cup

May 16 V Johnsonville @ Helston 2.30 Ash Pointon Cup

May 23 V Avalon @ Polo 2.30

May 30 V HOBM @ Polo 2.30 Bondy Memorial Cup

There are now 14 teams in Premier Rugby but we will only play 11 in the Swindale Shield – unfortunately this means that we will not play North’s or MSP in the first round. Hopefully we will play North’s in the second round and The Alex Ioana Cup will go on the line then. Next year we will miss out on playing two different teams

Replacing Senior 1st this season is Premier Reserve – in all cases our team will play the curtain raiser an hour and 45 minutes beforehand unless it is at a different ground than the Premiers game in which case it will be two hours beforehand.

.Some Important Dates

Old Timers Day May 23rd All games at Polo or hopefully at grounds nearby!

Ories Juniors - Saturday 18th April E-mail

CLUB DAY This Saturday (18th May)

Here are the times for your Jersey Collection and to meet your coach. And to possibly have a run around with your team. That is up to your team coach.

9:45am Nursery t shirts
9:45am U6 Jersey allocation
10:15am U7,U8,U9
10:45am U10,U11,U12,U13

Not long to go now until our first game on the 2nd May!!

See you all on Saturday.

Ma'a to bring up 150 games for the Hurricanes v Stormers E-mail

Back in November, Ma'a Nonu picked up the phone, rounded up the Hurricanes rookies and headed to a cafe in Lyall Bay.

The All Blacks midfielder will tick off another milestone against the Stormers on Friday when he is set to become only the fourth player, and first back, to play 150 Super Rugby matches.

But it's the little things, like the impromptu breakfast on Wellington's south coast, that are making his Hurricanes homecoming season one to saviour, according to his coach Chris Boyd.

"I think his influence here has been positive all the way through and it was highlighted on the first day we came into camp on November 28," Boyd said. "The next morning all the guys who were new to Wellington he took them to a local cafe, shouted them breakfast and showed them around town a bit.

"He's deeply entrenched, not only in performing well on the field, but also understanding what you need to make a positive team. The rugby stuff he's giving us on the field, plus the influence he's having on the players around him, plus what he's adding to the culture, has been outstanding."

Nonu's contentment is a turnaround from the ill-fated 2011 season that saw one of the Hurricanes favourite sons a frustrated figure under new coach Mark Hammett.

And after three seasons with the Highlanders and Blues, the 32-year-old makes no bones about how happy is to be playing in his home town again.

"I've got a smile on my face," Nonu said yesterday when asked if he was enjoying the Hurricanes perfect start to the season.

"It's been good, we had a good pre-season and I'm just enjoying being back home really. Wellington's been great. I'm back with some of my best mates."

Nonu said professional players gave everything they could regardless of where they played, but he had no doubt being close to family, he has a wife and three young children, and friends, provided him with an extra edge on match days.

"It's an extra five per cent," he said.

Team-mate Brad Shields spoke earlier in the week about Nonu's positive influence on the, team and particularly his ability to lighten the mood in the dressing room with his humour.

It was something Hammett possibly didn't grasp four years ago when he decided to move one of his star players on.

"Yep, I shouted all the new boys," Nonu said when asked about shouting the team's new players to breakfast last year. "I've got three kids but they still made me pay for the coffees. The Spruce Goose gave me a discount so if they keep doing that we'll go there every day."

Jokes aside, Nonu's durability is incredible.

He made his Super Rugby debut in 2003 and, as well as 149 Super Rugby matches, has played 95 tests for the All Blacks, and 60-odd matches for Wellington, as well as cramming in the odd club match for Oriental-Rongotai.

He puts his longevity down to two factors, being mostly injury-free, and enjoying his work.

"Your career grows and you make the All Blacks, there's a lot more pressure, but I'm still here, still playing. I still enjoy it, I love my job, I'm still living the dream."

Nonu's milestone match promises to be a bruising one.

Boyd has brought back All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, wing Julian Savea and prop Ben Franks for the match, as well as reinstating Nehe Milner-Skudder at fullback.

- The Dominion Post

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