Black Ferns deserve a he­roes’ wel­come

Manukau Courier - - LOCALJOBS -

‘‘It is the fifth time our Black Ferns have lifted the cup, and that is a record the All Blacks would love to have matched.’’

team, which I love, but we let Manly back into it after we snatched the lead with a few min­utes to go and War­riors coach ageous ef­fort and might give us con­fi­dence ahead of for our fi­nal game of the year this week­end, against the Tigers.

We had a fan­tas­tic day in my lounge, and it never fails to im­press me how com­mit­ted the fans re­main. My lounge mem­bers and guests are my kind of peo­ple. They aren’t key­board war­riors who bag their side, and they aren’t ra­dio call­ers who do noth­ing but slate their own team. So de­spite the tough sea­son, we left de­ter­mined to re­turn and con­tinue to back the team we all sup­port.

Also along were mem­bers of the Man­gakino Hawks Rugby League Club. They lost ev­ery­thing in a fire and need some help to get back on their feet. If you want to help a lit­tle com­mu­nity club visit

www.givealit­tle.co.nz/cause/ help­mango-hawk­sre­place­firedam­agedgear.

On the lo­cal league front con­grat­u­la­tions to Pt Che­va­lier, 26-24 win­ners over How­ick, who book a place in next Satur­day’s SAS Fox Me­mo­rial fi­nal against Glenora; and to Otahuhu, 22-18 win­ners over Pon­sonby, who now face Bay Roskill in the Crown Lift Trucks Shar­man Cup Premier­ship fi­nal. Just a week to go, so one last time, go the Mighty Voda­fone War­riors.

DAN SHERI­DAN/INPHO

The Bri­tish press were rich in their praise of the Black Ferns after beat­ing Eng­land in the Women’s Rugby World Cup fi­nal.

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