April 29 Round-up

Wednesday 03 May 2017

The 85's were the curtainraiser fot the Pressies last Saturday and had first use of a wet and slippery Drury Domain. Coming off such a good performance aginst Bombay last week i expected a bold showing against the previously unbeaten Karaka, and the lads did us proud. The 13-9 scoreline suggests a struggle, and thats what it was - for both teams. It was the inability to finish off the moves that kept the score so low, in part due to the weather, but possibly from a lack of patience. Once this team gets everything in place they are gunna be hard to beat. A solid team performance, with the odd standout moment but overall it must be pleasing for coach Mike Butcher to see them coming together.

Speaking of Butcher, he had a previous appointment on Saturday (bodybuilding show) but managed to make it for the game. Sporting a fake tan the colour of one of the "oompaloompas" a comment was heard "thats what you get for eating too many carrotts"  (Mike, a previous Drury prem player, has been steadily loosing weight in the hope of making the u85 grade. he is currently 88kg and needs at least one more game to get his blazer)

This Saturday, 6th May, the 85's take on last years champions Patumahoe, away at 1.00pm, so 'get on yer bike' and go support them.

The pressies played Weymouth at home last Saturday. The game was meant to be away but due to Weymouth no loger having a liquor licence the call was made to transfer. Yours truly, along with a few of Pukekohe pressies, fronted for Weymouth who were a couple of players short. A fifteen-a-side game was played in some very testing conditions for us heavyweights with only the skinny guys able to get up to much. A deserved win for the Drury boys but the try of the match went to the visitors.

Well done to Rob Sinclair who turned out after competing (and coming eighth) in the masters triathlon sprint earlier in the day. And a well done to the Puke and Drury players that had been playing masters rugby during the week and had their gold/silver match the following day. They came second and collected silver after a reasonable Saturday avo rehydration session .

This Saturday the Pressies take on Manurewa at Drury at the normal time of 1.00pm

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