All Blacks take to field

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By CHE BAKER

The Man­iototo Mag­gots rugby team was un­able to se­cure a win over Wakatipu on Satur­day de­spite hav­ing the added ad­van­tage of two All Blacks. About 1500 peo­ple turned out for the match in Queen­stown to watch All Black and High­lander for­wards Tony Wood­cock and An­drew Hore in the red and blue jer­seys and see Wakatipu take the game 34-24. The loss meant Wakatipu held on to the White Horse Cup and re­mained in the No 1 spot in the com­pe­ti­tion. Man­iototo pre­mier coach Ryan Dowling said de­spite lead­ing 17-3 at one stage, Wakatipu were able to win by cap­i­tal­is­ing on op­por­tu­ni­ties in the sec­ond half. "It was dis­ap­point­ing but it was a good game through­out,’’ Mr Dowling said. Wakatipu tech­ni­cal ad­viser Lind­say Thomas said the team was thrilled that for­mer All Black Justin Mar­shall was able to make his sea­son de­but for Wakatipu dur­ing the game. Man­iototo will play Matakanuicom­bined in this week’s round while Wakatipu are set to face Ar­row­town.

Club ad­van­tage: All Black and High­landers for­wards An­drew Hore and Tony Wood­cock in red and blue jer­seys for the Man­iototo Mag­gots.

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