Feeling fit for 2017 Farah Palmer Cup season
‘‘We have a team made up of younger and newer girls.’’
After sustaining an injury last year Michelle Montague is excited to be once again representing Waikato in womens rugby.
The Hamilton Old Boys rugby club player, who works in the family business Viking Kayaks in Matamata, was recently selected to play for Waikato.
For the last year, the forward has been recovering from a fractured fibula, sustained during a tackle in a game against Manawatu.
‘‘Coming off injuries from a sport is always hard but it didn’t seem to matter.
‘‘I felt fit enough and strong enough at that stage of the season.
‘‘I still get niggles so I will see physio when I can.’’
Montague says judging by the selections for the team, it will be an exciting season ahead in the Farah Palmer Cup.
‘‘We have a team made up of younger and newer girls.
‘‘It’s exciting, that means we have hopefully got them for a number of years and we have a strong developing team.
‘‘We have a good amount of girls in the World Cup which starts in a week, so we are training without them.
‘‘We are getting everyone up to speed, game play wise.
‘‘So hopefully when they return we will all be in sync.
The first game for Waikato will be on September 1, against Tasman, in the South Island.
Michelle Montague during a trial match for the Waikato women’s rugby team held at Bedford Park, July 23.