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.
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!
ORIES NETBALL BATONS UP
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
if you would like to buy one or alternatively some of the girls will be at the club this Saturday with tickets.
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
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
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.
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!