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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday June 18 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 18, 2015 — 31 JH10081 WINZ Quotes Welcome 33 Wellington St, Howick. Ph 534 4975. Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Suppliers of EECA Energywise-approved FUEL EFFICIENT TYRES Mike’s priority is keeping your families safe – come in now to get your FREE tyre check and good advice. THE RAIN IS HERE! 40 Years keeping Howick families safe on the road! Come in and talk to Mike and his team. Howick Tyres & Alignments Mike’s priority is keeping your families safe – come in Mike’s priority is keeping your families safe – come in Mike’s priority is keeping now to get your FREE tyre your families safe – come in now to get your FREE tyre your families safe – come in check and good advice. now to get your FREE tyre check and good advice. now to get your FREE tyre THE RAIN IS HERE! keeping Howick families safe on the road! Come in and talk to Mike and his team. Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Mike’s priority is keeping your families safe – come in Mike’s priority is keeping your families safe – come in Mike’s priority is keeping now to get your FREE tyre your families safe – come in now to get your FREE tyre your families safe – come in check and good advice. now to get your FREE tyre check and good advice. now to get your FREE tyre THE RAIN IS HERE! 40 Years keeping Howick families safe on the road! Come in and talk to Mike and his team. Howick Tyres & Alignments PROUD SPONSORS OF BELLYFUL EAST AUCKLAND MAJOR STOCKIST OF GOODYEAR AND DUNLOP TYRES Are you feeling slippery on the road? Feeling unsafe? TIME TO RE -TYRE! Sound tyres make for safer motoring! SPORTS ➤ RESULTS Rugby league ➤➤ Premier grade Fox Memorial Shield: Mt Albert 26 Howick 28. Top four: Point Chevalier 16, Papakura 16, Mt Albert 14, Glenora 10. Howick, 7 (seventh). Sharman Cup: Pakuranga 16 Mt Wellington 22. Top four: Te Atatu 17, East Coast Bays 14, Richmond 14, Manurewa 12. Pakuranga, 12 (fifth). This Saturday at 2.30pm: Howick (home) v Northcote, Pakuranga (away) v Hibiscus Coast. Football ➤➤ NRFL men’s division two: Oratia 4 Fencibles 1 (Mark Trowill). Top four: Papakura 28, Oratia 24, Manukau City 22, North Force 21. Fencibles, 19 (fifth). This Saturday at 2.45pm: Fencibles v Te Atatu, Riverhills Park. NRFL women’s premier, this Sunday at 1pm: Fencibles (away) v Norwest. Netball ➤➤ Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre premier grade: Pohutukawa Coast 41 Wakaaranga 55, Pakuranga United 47 Shelly Park 3 23, Howick United 1 42 Willowbank 40, Shelly Park 2 39 Sancta Maria 22, Mellons Bay 2 33 Mellons Bay 3 40. This Saturday: Shelly Park 1 v Wakaaranga, 10.30am. Mellons Bay v Shelly Park 2, Pakuranga United v Pohutukawa Coast, 2pm. 18 8:29 8:54 19 9:17 9:39 20 10:03 10:23 21 10:47 11:06 22 11:30 11:49 23 12:13 24 12:33 12:59 TIMES THEHighlanders will treasure home advantage indoors when they attempt a threepeat in Saturday night’s Super Rugby playoff at Dunedin before what promises to be a great crowd. And why not after the scintillating rugby they have produced culminating in last weekend’s 44-7 Eden Park win against the Blues? With three All Blacks in Liam Messam, Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane, it would seem the Chiefs have the superior forwards. But the Highlanders pack have punched well above their weight this season despite having no All Blacks. However they do have three in Malakai Fekitoa, Aaron and Ben Smith within a dazzling backline which also has Waisake Naholo and Lima Sopoaga knocking on the national selectors’ door. While Sonny Bill Williams is the only uninjured Chief back to have worn the silver fern, halfback Brad Webber and wing/fullback James Lowe possess the potential to do so although young Hurricane Nehe Milner-Skudder has the same versatility of Lowe to also be a challenger. So, too, eventually does 78kg flyweight first-five Damian McKenzie, though it remains a mystery to me why the selectors have preferred the youngster’s older brother, Marty, in recent games in the absence of the injured Aaron Cruden. Marty does play the territorial game better with his raking boot but the quicksilver Damian is more elusive and more likely to create tries. With the table-topping Hurricanes and defending champion Waratahs enjoying a bye, the common dominator among the three New Zealand teams to make the top six is they’re also the best coached. Chris Boyd and John Plumtree have worked miracles for the Hurricanes and Dave Rennie, Wayne Smith, Tom Courtney and Andrew Strawbridge have guided the Chiefs to two titles in recent years. Interestingly, the Chiefs have grabbed outstanding Tasman mentor Kieran Keane to add to their ranks next year when the Blues were in greater need of a coach of his calibre. Although the Stormers have home ground advantage over the Brumbies for Sundays clash, the Aussies will be encouraged by the 34-12 hiding the Sharks dished out to the Cape Town side who are usually renowned for their strong defence. While Kiwis can rejoice they have three strong contenders remaining in the Hurricanes, Highlanders and Chiefs, they would be wise to be wary of a Waratahs side blessed with brilliant backs and a forward pack that has grown in stature and confidence. Meanwhile, heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker made short work of highly touted German champion Yakup ‘The Scorpion’ Saglam when he stopped him in the second round of their fight after the German’s corner threw in the towel. It was the second knockdown of the fight following a beautifully- timed right cross after Parker had demonstrated the speed and accuracy of his left jab. The win was his 14th in as many fights and his 12th KO, making him easily the most lethal heavyweight since David Tua. Whether he can go one step further than Tua and join Bob Fitzsimmons as the only New Zealander to win a world heavyweight crown remains to be seen. In the meantime, he needs to take a few big steps up to face the calibre of opponent Tua did. He does, however, have superior height and reach and, most of all, a smart head on his shoulders. COLUMNIST Chiefs enter Highlanders den Pohutukawa Coast premiers Photo supplied ANGLE With Ivan Agnew Agnew’s wIN TICkeTS Who: ➤➤ Botany Swarm When: ➤➤ June27&28 Where: ➤➤ Paradice, Botany The Times has a double pass to see the Botany Swarm take on the defending champion Canterbury Red Devils in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League on June 27 and 28. To enter, go to times.co.nz/ competitions. The competition closes at midday on Thursday, June 25.
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