Kapiti Observer : June 30th 2011
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Taylor, who studied at Horowhenua College until 2008, and is now playing club rugby for Christ- church club Sydenham, played a piv- otal role in the final success. Taylor's father Mason Taylor said the whole family have watched and recorded each of the matches on tele- vision, and were cheering him on on Monday morning. After England opened the scoring with a try six minutes into the match, Taylor showed great speed to burst free of the England defence in the 26th minute. With the defence closing in, the 20-year-old sent the ball to winger Charles Piutau, who was free to score in the corner and give New Zealand their first lead of the match. Mr Taylor said his son has good speed for a hooker, and showed it a number of times in the final. The commentator was asking why he wasn't playing second five, because he thought he was a back for a second.'' After playing for Horowhenua College's first XV in 2008, Taylor played for the Feilding High School first XV, making the New Zealand Secondary Schools team as vice cap- tain. He moved from prop to hooker to get more opportunities in New Zea- land rugby, and has taken the move well. When he decided that he wanted to play at that level he started train- ing five times a week, and that was at 16 or 17,'' said Mr Taylor. He is very dedicated and this is his dream.'' He now plays club rugby in Christ- church after being offered a contract by the franchise, and is part of the Crusaders and Canterbury ITM Cup team's wider training squads. Mr Taylor is hopeful his son will get the call up for the ITM Cup this season, and would be buying a ticket to watch his son play any games in Christchurch. England coach Rob Hunter said New Zealand's forwards were stronger during the world champion- ships final, dominating at the break- down. We couldn't keep pressure on because they kept winning some of the small battles.'' New Zealand coach Mark Anscombe said he was proud of his team. They're a good bunch of boys and worked hard for this.'' Taylor was due back in New Zea- land yesterday afternoon. Clash of the Titans: Bluebirds goal shoot Chelsea Grooveld pops a shot under defence from Paraparaumu College's Jordyn Pfeiler. Photo: DAVE CHAPMAN Bluebirds surprise with strength of attack By BEN STRANG Bluebirds head into the Kapi-Mana netball compe- tition on a high note after a nine-goal defeat of Paraparaumu College A on Saturday sees them maintain an unbeaten streak in the Kapiti prem- ier competition. Having lost to the college in a preseason game, Bluebirds set the match as a must win to gauge growth after forming this year, and coach Maharata Nikora-Davis is stoked with the 52-43 win. It's a fantastic achievement. It was the top of the table head-to-head clash, and we really wanted to win it.'' She said her team had a shorter training session last Thursday and focused on player combinations, finding out what each player wanted on court. We got the defence together, the mid-court and then the shooters, and discussed where we like to get the ball, and what we like to do. Then to see it all come together in the pressure cooker situation was great.'' Bluebirds' focus on defence paid off, stifling the college attacks and creating turnovers, which the attackers capitalised on, she said. PC coach Leanne Brinck said her team was a little shocked'' at how Bluebirds started the game, and took some time to get started, losing the first two quarters by eight goals. They came out hard and fast and we haven't had that happen to us up until this point in the competition.'' Brinck said the loss could be a positive for her team, as they now know what they need to do to beat Bluebirds later on in the competition. The Kapiti teams now head into a round of matches with Kapi-Mana teams, which will ramp up the level of competition. Both Brinck and Nikora-Davis said they were unsure of what they would come up against, but were looking forward to the challenge. Last season Kapiti teams found speed and smart-thinking on the court helped nullify the more physical style of Kapi-Mana teams. The top three teams from each centre will con- test one competition, with the bottom three in another. Kapiti under-17 success, page 33. 21st birthday celebrated with a perfect hat-trick By AMY JACKMAN Harty save: Waikanae Reserves' Daylin Kenny lines up a shot saved by Kapiti Coast United Masters goalkeeper Tom Harty on Saturday at Weka Park. KCU sat in fourth spot on the Division 1 table before Saturday's game against fifth-placed Waikanae, but the 3-1 loss left the sides even. Paekakariki lead the division, ahead of Levin Reserves and Otaki Off Target in second and third respectively. Photo: DAVE CHAPMAN Striker Ben Strang celebrated his 21st birthday in style on Saturday by scoring five goals including a perfect hat-trick in Waikanae Geezer's 10-1 thrashing of Waikanae Thirds. The five-goal haul is thought to be the first by a club member in three years and is Strang's second hat-trick for the season. Strang, who also set up three goals, scored his first 20 minutes into the Horowhenua-Kapiti div- ision 2 game. It was nice, especially as I didn't expect to score that many.'' A perfect hat-trick is when a player scores a goal with their left foot, right foot and head. A perfect hat-trick is unusual because many people can't use both feet and you have to have a bit of luck to get the right ball for a header.'' Strang says it was good team- work that put him in a good pos- ition to score. He scored his hat-trick in the first half and followed it up with two goals in the second spell, including one five minutes after halftime. Injured player and team man- ager Mark Reder says Strang's first goal could have gone one of two ways. He turned a guy inside out and I thought he will make him- self look silly or it will be an outstanding goal. But it really was a team effort. The performance was out- standing. They did the simple things right. They wanted to make up for the week before where we lost 2-1 to Manakau and make a point of how we normally play.'' Geezers' other goal scorers were Scott Turkington, 2, War- ren Stroud, Paul Aitken and Craig Burns. Waikanae Thirds' consolation goal was scored by Michael Stead midway through the second half.
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