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

 


Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Premiership

Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Premiership

The game everyone involved in Auckland league has been waiting for is finally here.

After clashing in a rain-soaked and brutal Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Grand Final last year, the Pt Chevalier Pirates and Mt Albert Lions will go head-to-head once again, with the winner to assume the outright lead of the competition.

Both teams are tied at the top right now with a perfect eight from eight record, and haven’t looked like losing all season.

The talent in the respective forward packs is outstanding, with ex-NRL players and local legends everywhere.

The Mt Albert big-boppers are led by former Junior Warrior Eddie Purcell, who is being helped along by NSW Cup tried and tested players Tulson Caird and Jarrod Tua.

The Pirates have a constantly changing roster, but the quality of their depth is undoubted.

In the last couple of weeks former New Zealand Warriors and Melbourne Storm second-rower Wairangi Koopu has been turning out for them, and by all accounts still has what it takes to play club rugby league at the highest level.

Other standouts in the pack for the Pirates have been Tevita Latu, Herman Retzlaff, Arden McCarthy and captain Dylan Moses.

The early advantage is with Pt Chevalier who will host this one at a packed Walker Park.

The Pirates leak an average of only 12 points per match, and Lions halfback Cody Walker will have to be at his absolute best if they hope to break down their old foes this weekend.

An intense rivalry between two tough and skilful sides means Walker Park is the only place to be this Saturday from 2.30pm.

In the other Fox games this weekend Papakura travel to Northcote to take on a Tigers side who are getting back to full strength after a string of injuries.

Glenora and Otahuhu face off at Harold Moody Park and Howick host the youthful Mangere East Hawks.

Big changes are happening at Richmond, with Bernie Perenara taking over from Ming Mafoe as the head coach of the struggling Bulldogs.

Whether the players can respond and register their first win of 2014 against the Marist Saints remains to be seen, but with captain Karl Simeti leading the way the Doggies can’t be taken lightly.

Northcote v Papakura – Birkenhead War Memorial – 2.30pm - #FoxNorthcotePapakura

Glenora v Otahuhu – Harold Moody Park – 2.30pm - #FoxGlenoraOtahuhu

Marist v Richmond – Murray Halberg Park – 2.30pm - #FoxMaristRichmond

Howick v Mangere East – Paparoa Park – 2.30pm - #FoxHowickMangereEast

Pt Chev v Mt Albert – Walker Park – 2.30pm - #FoxPtChevMtAlbert

Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Premiership ladder

SAS Sharman Cup

Bay Roskill v East Coast Bays – Blockhouse Bay – 2.30pm

Ellerslie v Te Atatu – Ellerslie Domain – 2.30pm

Papatoetoe v Manurewa – Kohuora Park – 2.30pm

New Lynn v Manukau – Lawson Park – 2.30pm

Waitemata v Otara – Ranui Domain – 2.30pm

SAS Sharman Cup ladder

Mandron Masonry Phelan Shield

Pukekohe v Ponsonby – Nga Hau E Wha Sports Ground – 2.30pm

Navy v Glenfield – Ngataringa Bay – 2.30pm

Hibiscus Coast v Mt Wellington – Stanmore Bay – 2.30pm

Pakuranga Bye

Mandron Masonry Phelan Shield ladder

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Werewolf: Music Criticism As A Dating Metaphor

Music criticism can be just another form of consumer advic... Yet ever since pop music criticism first entered the media mainstream it has played a wider role, too. Rather than a decree with a numerical score attached, this kind of criticism functions more like travel notes. A conversation, even a form of seduction. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news