The Mitre 10 Heartland Championship moves into round two this week and Thames Valley has a trip to Masterton to play Wairarapa Bush at Memorial Park, in a 2pm kick off on Saturday.
After suffering a frustrating defeat against West Coast last week, the Swampfoxes will need to step up their
The Thames Valley Development team suffered a first up competition loss, going down 15-10 against Auckland Under 85s at Bell Park, Pakuranga.
It was a very close first half with the teams locked at 0-0 at half time.
Jarrod Allen-Baker broke the deadlock with a try that was converted by Stephen Wise
A rousing start by Thames Valley saw them build a 19 point lead over the visiting West Coast side before a second half collapse resulted in a 27-25 defeat in their opening round game of this year's Mitre 10 Heartland Championship at Boyd Park, Te Aroha.
A disappointed Thames Valley team
After three weeks of build up, the 2018 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship is finally here and the Thames Valley team begins its campaign with a home game against West Coast at Boyd Park, Te Aroha at 2pm.
While Thames Valley had a disappointing end to its 2017 season, West Coast finished
Thames Valley continued its preparation for the commencement of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship with a busy week of activities that included a formal team launch and a one day Boot Camp at Thames last Saturday.
The annual Bayleys Heartland Team Launch was held at the Thames Rugby and Sports club