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