Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Welsh win Six Nations - at shearing

Welsh win Six Nations - at shearing

Welsh prospects for next week’s Golden Shears World Championships soared when Wales successfully defended their Six Nation’s machine shearing title at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland today.

The World Championships pairing of Gareth Daniel and Richard Jones, joined by Ian Jones,

figured in an exciting match-race with regular rivals Scotland in front of about 800 people packing the show’s shearing pavilion and surrounds.

Finishing in 14min 53sec, the Welsh beat Scots shearers Gavin Mutch, Hamish Mitchell and Calum Shaw by just five seconds.

While World champion Mutch claimed individual honours after time and quality points were collated, the Welsh commanded the next three individual placings and won with a comfortable margin of 7.85pts.

Wales won the event when it was first held in 1963, and has now won 13 times, including three in the last four years.

Third was the home team of World Championship shearers Ivan Scott and Ian Montgomery, joined by Jimmy McAuley.

At the World Championships starting next Thursday in Gorey, about an hour south of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, nations are limited two competitors each in machine shearing, blade shearing (or hand shearing as it is sometimes known), and woolhandling.


Six-Nations Championship (18 sheep): Wales (Richard Jones, Gareth Daniel, Ian Jones) 69.884pts, 1; Scotland (Gavin Mutch, Hamish Mitchell, Calum Shaw) 76.734pts, 2; Northern Ireland (Jack Robinson, Ian Montgomery, Jimmy McAuley) 78.517pts, 3; England (Adam Berry, Antony Rooke, Dean Nelmes) 81.832pts, 4; Republic of Ireland (Ivan Scott, Tom Kennedy, Mark McGeown) 87.717pts, 5; France (Daniel Boillot, Thimoleon Resneau, Christophe Riffaud) 89.05pts, 6.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


6-11 October: New Zealand Improvisation Festival Hits Wellington

Wellingtonians will have a wide selection of improv to feast on with a jam packed programme containing 22 shows, three companies from Australia, two companies from Auckland, one from Nelson, one from Christchurch and seven from Wellington. More>>


Bird Of The Year: New Zealanders Asked To Vote For Their Favourite Native Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today.. More>>


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

On Shoestrings And Phones: Rossellini And Contemporary Film

Howard Davis: Roberto Rossellini's Neo-Realist Rome, Open City provides some fascinating technical parallels to Tangerine, an equally revolutionary Independent movie made exactly seventy years later. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news