A hand with the sand

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Tawa School got a taste of celebrity rugby fever ahead of the World Cup last week.

Five Welling­ton Lions rugby play­ers vis­ited the school on Tues­day to meet their fans.

It wasn’t all adu­la­tion and au­to­graphs, how­ever – the Lions used their mus­cle to help fill the school’s new sand­pit.

A lo­cal ITM sup­plied the school with tim­ber for the sand­pit, and as ITM is a na­tional rugby com­pe­ti­tion spon­sor, it or­gan­ised for Dean Bruns­don, Reg­gie Goodes, TJ Per­e­nara, Brad Shields and Joe Latta to do the heavy lift­ing.

A snow­storm pre­vented the play­ers fin­ish­ing the job, but many stu­dents got signed shirts as a me­mento of the visit.

Photo: MATTHEW DAL­LAS.

Help­ing hand: Welling­ton Lions Joe Latta and Reg­gie Goodes helped fill Tawa School’s sand­pit last week.

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