HG Leach Senior Club Rugby Round Up – 06/04/2019

HG Leach Senior Club Rugby Round Up - 06/04/2019 Feature team: Mercury Bay Rugby & Sports Senior A’s Mercury Bay v Whangamata Whangamata visited their Coastal neighbours to try and re-claim the Coastal Shield, Mercury Bay however, had other ideas. Although there had been some rain the track was dry and fast and

French rugby great Raphael Ibanez to join Thames Valley as assistant coach

Former France captain Raphael Ibanez will join Thames Valley as an assistant coach for this year's Heartland Championship. The 46-year-old former hooker, who played 98 tests for France, will also assist in some Counties Manukau training sessions during his time in New Zealand. Ibanez told French newspaper L'Equipe that the move to the Swamp

HG LEACH Senior Rugby Round up, 30/04/2019

HG LEACH Senior Rugby Round up, 30/04/2019 Feature Team :Waihou Waihou V Thames Waihou were back at their home ground in Te Aroha hosting the table topping Thames side. Waihou has struggled in the first few rounds with a number of senior players away on the Club tour of Ireland. Waihou were

HG LEACH SENIOR RUGBY RUGBY ROUND UP 23/03/2019

HG LEACH Senior Rugby Round up. Feature Team: Thames Rugby and Sports Club. Thames V Waihi Athletic Thames travelled to Waihi for the much anticipated rematch of last year’s premier final.  Both teams started the match at a frantic pace and high intensity.  The conditions went from light drizzle to heavy rain making

HG LEACH Senior Rugby RUGBY ROUND UP 16/03/2019

HG LEACH Senior Rugby RUGBY ROUND UP 16/03/2019: The HG LEACH Senior Rugby Competition kicked off in the weekend in weather more akin to playing cricket or going to the beach as it was extremely hot and dusty throughout the region. A minutes silence was observed before all senior games to