High­landers help Cen­tral Otago ju­niors

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Hun­dreds of ju­nior rugby play­ers got a sweat up learn­ing tips from three High­landers play­ers at a train­ing ses­sion in Cromwell.

Sam An­der­son-Heather, Nasi Manu and Mark Red­dish held a train­ing ses­sion with U13 grade play­ers from around the Cen­tral Otago and Queen­stown Lakes re­gions on Fri­day as part of a Stir­ling Sports Su­per Skills Ses­sion.

Stir­ling Sports co-owner Vikki Dardis said it was ‘‘awe­some’’ to have play­ers of that cal­i­bre help­ing train the ju­nior play­ers.

‘‘We don’t of­ten get the play­ers to the re­gion dur­ing the sea­son be­cause of their sched­ule.’’

Sam An­der­son-Heather said his­mumwent to school at Dun­stan so he al­ways en­joyed com­ing to the re­gion. ‘‘I’m ex­cited to be here.’’ ◗ Con­fi­den­tial pho­tos P10 High­landers’ hooker Sam An­der­son-Heather leads a warmup at

the Cromwell rugby grounds with U13 grade

play­ers from around the re­gion.

Man­iototo Mag­gots player Leon Olsen fends off Up­per Clutha A player Ge­orge Gilchrist, sup­ported by team

mem­ber Shaun McCar­roll, dur­ing the

White Horse Cup match in Ran­furly on Satur­day. Man­iototo

were able to hold onto the cup with a

strong win over Up­per Clutha, the fi­nal score be­ing 32

to five. It was the fourth de­fence the team has had. The win also meant the team was un­beaten at the end of the round. Photo: Sup­plied/Jan

MacKenzie

High­landers co-cap­tain and No 8 Nasi Manu gives some U13 grade play­ers some train­ing tips at a Stir­ling Sports Su­per Skills Ses­sion at Cromwell. Pho­tos: Jo McKen­zieMcLean

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