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Crusaders caned in hit-out

Wellington The super rugby defending champion Crusaders opened 2018 with a humbling 44-22 loss to the Hurricanes in Greymouth. Young Hawke's Bay winger Jonah Lowe bagged a hat-trick as the visitors ran in seven tries to four in ideal conditions as both teams employed a host of different players. None of the many All Blacks in both squads were available for the contest. It...

Fox on the pace

Wellington Successive rounds of 68 have left Ryan Fox in a prime position heading into the weekend at the European Tour event in Kuala Lumpur. New Zealand No 1 Fox unleashed another four-under effort at the Maybank Championship yesterday to share eight-under with 11 others. They are all just three strokes shy of co-leaders Nino Bertasio (Italy) and Phachara Khongwatmai (Thailand)...

Full house for Greymouth Super 15 clash

Viv Logie All 4000 tickets to the pre-season Super Rugby hit-out between the Crusaders and Hurricanes at Rugby Park in Greymouth this evening are expected to be sold before the game kicks off at 5.30pm. The last couple of hundred tickets were given to the Regent Theatre yesterday and manager Patrick McBride said mid-morning he had 50 adult and 50 children's...

Blade shearers hit Reefton

Blade shearers from around the country will descend on the West Coast tomorrow for the Reefton Shears competition. A father and son lineup against each other in the first round of a bid to represent New Zealand together in the 2019 World shearing and woolhandling championships, in France. Phil Oldfield and Allan Oldfield, both of Geraldine, start staking their claims in the...

Greymouth Gold Trail race diverted again

Viv Logie Mountainbikers taking on the West Coast backcountry in the Gold Trail mountainbike event on Sunday, starting at Shantytown, will for the second year running be riding a different course. About 350 riders of all ages will be under starter's orders for the ride, which takes them from Shantytown to Moana. Organiser John Moore, who checked out the course this morning, said...

Grey driver claims NZ Modified Grand Prix title

Viv Logie Greymouth speedway driver Steve Thompson dominated throughout to win the New Zealand Modified Grand Prix title at the weekend. Three West Coast drivers -- Thompson, Atama Holland and Iain Whyte -- were at the meet. While Thompson took the black and white flag, Holland finished seventh and Whyte 12th. The Modified GP attracted 18 of the best in the class, including...

Bowlers off to regional play-offs

Greymouth, Blaketown and Cobden bowlers head to Blenheim this weekend to take part in the National Inter-club Sevens regional play-offs against top of the south teams and Canterbury. Coming up on February 9-11 is the annual 104th Men's West Coast Open to be held on the Cobden, Karoro, Hokitika and Dobson greens. The Champion of Champions men's and women's fours were...

West Coast golf wrap

Hokitika youngster Vinny McCook, outside the club house, who is keen to start junior golf. The Hokitika Golf Club will hold an open day at the Mahinapua links at 11am on Sunday, for members of the public to have a look around the course and clubrooms, which are also available for function hire. Golf clubs will be available for people interested...

Super Rugby Cup in Karoro hands

Karoro School children had the opportunity to see the Super Rugby Cup first hand yesterday when the Crusaders management toured Greymouth schools with the coveted silverware yesterday afternoon. The Canterbury Crusaders beat the South African Lions last season to win the cup, and have now won the supreme rugby award on eight occasions. The cup was on a busy...

Coast cricketers attack ball and heat

Brendan Marshall If anyone was in any doubt that summer has arrived, the resumption of the West Coast Cricket Association Twenty-20 club cricket competition should ram home the message. Seven teams are this year vying for the prize, meaning every match will count. Players sweltered on Sunday in both Hokitika and Greymouth. At least a few were heard to curse their...
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