Teams com­pete in Touch games


fa­cil­i­ties dot­ted around the perime­ter.

Four grades were com­peted for. The Open Men’s was won by Palmer­ston North’s top Touch side Unit Elite which has three New Zealand play­ers. One, Jahlon Katene-Gover­nor, was named NZ’s most valu­able player in the Au­gust World Un­der-21 tour­na­ment in Malaysia.

Dan­nevirke’s Stevo’s Wha¯ nau won the Mixed Open Grade win­ning the Anthony Gray Me­mo­rial Shield. Anthony died shortly af­ter ref­er­ee­ing a touch tour­na­ment in which Jarred Stephen­son played some years ago and he wanted to hon­our his un­cle by play­ing.

In the 12-13 years tour­na­ment Dan­nevirke Tigers showed skill and speed, go­ing down to Mon­rad In­ter­me­di­ate in the fi­nal.

The 10-11 years tour­na­ment was an all-Palmer­ston North af­fair. In the fi­nal Out­cast Kahu beat Out­cast Huia.

Dan­nevirke Tigers Club now runs the tour­na­ment as a fundraiser, hav­ing taken over from Sport Manawatu¯ and Ran­gi­tane which created it three years ago.

Unit Elite, the top Palmer­ston North team won the Open Men’s Grade.

Dan­nevirke Tigers Ju­niors were run­ners up in the 12-13 years grade.

A Martin Bev­eridge team — The Out­casts rests between halves.

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