Kapiti Observer : October 6th 2011
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Also go in the draw to receive a Monteith's corporate box experience. e e e e e 4014125AD Paraparaumu RSA 110 Amohia Street, Paraparaumu Ph: 04 902 7927 • firstname.lastname@example.org Members, Guests of Members and Affiliates Welcome CAFÉ BY DAY Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am - 3.30pm RESTAURANT Friday and Saturday Nights * Carvery * Bainmarie * Salads * Desserts ALL FOR $15 Children ½ Price (Conditions Apply) WATCH ALL THE GAMES LIVE RUGBY HEAVEN www.rugbyheaven.co.nz Slade given thumbs up Shove off: With Carter out, the pressure is on Colin Slade at No 10, but against Canada at the weekend he showed he has the goods. Photo: MAARTEN HOLL/FAIRFAX NZ By DAVID LONG All Blacks coach Graham Henry confirmed his confi- dence in Colin Slade to be his No 10 for the rest of the World Cup after his side downed Canada 79-15 in their final pool game. Slade, who turns 24 next Monday, played first five- eighth for 51 minutes of the test before he shifted to wing, making way for Piri Weepu to run the show at his Welling- ton home ground. It was a move that could lead to suggestions he is still not sure whether to have Slade or Weepu in the No 10 jersey for the knock-out games coming up, but Henry said he's backing the Highlander. Going forward Colin Slade is the boy, and he played pretty well for a long part of the game,'' Henry said. The more times we can get him out there, the better he's going to be. We saw that Piri can play there as well, and he played better the more time he was in the No 10 position, and he played very well for the last 10 minutes of the game, when they started to respect the weather conditions, put the ball in behind the opposition and started to get a bit of balance.'' Aaron Cruden joined the squad yesterday, so we just have to work from there really''. While Henry gave his sup- port to Slade, he did add it's not set in stone that this will always be the case. We're going to have to track him and see how he's performing out there, how he's hanging together physically. It's not necessarily Piri, it could be Aaron, we just need to get through that process. It was good to see both guys playing 10 today handle that position well.'' Slade only goaled five of his nine kicks against Canada, while Weepu nailed all four of his shots, and Henry did say he regarded him as the lead- ing goalkicker. ''We've got two guys out there who can kick goals, and if Piri plays No 9 he can kick goals too, and he is probably the more consistent goalkicker at this level.'' Ready for opportunity By RICHARD KNOWLER When Zac Guildford was last in the spotlight, he looked as if he wished he could make himself evaporate. The wing was back in the public glare on Sunday, but for all the right reasons, as he raced in four tries during the All Blacks' 79-15 romp over Canada in their final World Cup pool match. When Guildford fronted a press conference two weeks ago to admit he needed to address his drinking habits, the 23-year-old wore the look of a bloke who wished he could be anywhere else. But there was to be no stage fright when he stepped out in front of 37,665 fans in Wellington to equal Mils Muliaina's record of the most tries for an All Black against Canada. Guildford went a fair distance to erasing the doubts that had crept into his game following his shaky performance in the 25-20 loss to the Wallabies in Brisbane in late August. I have learned a lot over the last month and there has been a bit of soul-searching,'' he admitted. I have just tried to train really hard and show I was ready for the opportunity today.'' By halftime, Guildford had collected a hat- trick, his first requiring the TMO to rule he had not stepped out after some sharp finishing in the corner, and his final five-pointer was a spec- tacular long-range effort in which he collected a deft chip from Piri Weepu. Asked to name the occasion when he last scored four tries, he admitted he was stonkered. Oh, ah, geez. Maybe playing under-5 for Greytown or something like that. A long time ago.''
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