Awanui pay dearly for greed
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hiding will happen. I think Hansen will be more worried about the Wallabies’ surprise win over Ireland. The Aussies showed a lot of grit and with veteran David Pocock in dazzling form, the Bledisloe Cup matches will be tough.
The Eden Park test was very special to ex-Awanui and North Auckland winger Dennis Panther. Way back in 1968, 50 years ago, he sat on the bench as an All Black reserve and he celebrated this with his wife at dinner at our home. So excited, he drank all the wine.
Awanui certainly had the goods to beat Moerewa United Kawakawa in the North Zone final last Saturday. Sure they were mauled in the forwards but they had class in the backs with tries going begging. The problem was the odd player was too greedy and they paid dearly in their 21-39 thumping. Now Moerewa United Kawakawa will play-off in the hope to graduate to the Whangarei premier competition next year. They will get there.
It’s the goal of their administrators Bernie Goodhue and Wayne Martin. Both have this belief that the opportunities will be there for their players to make Northland. They are dreamers!
The Parengarenga Harbour is closed to all campers and recreational fishermen. The trust board seven months ago locked the gate and they have their reasons. However, they need to understand the harbour does not belong to them and they can’t hold everyone to ransom. More on this next week.
Picks, local club: Kaitaia to pip Te Rarawa, Awanui too good for Panguru. And that’s how Mat sees it.