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Selwyn Times: June 07, 2016

28 Tuesday

28 Tuesday June 7 2016 SELWYN TIMES

Kea (Nestor Notabilis) SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June 7 2016 29 Australian opposition for Ellesmere’s finest • By Tom Doudney SELWYN RUGBY players will have some extra incentive to play well for their clubs in the Combined Country competition this month. Earning selection for the Ellesmere representative side will mean getting to test their mettle against a touring Queensland Country side from Australia on June 27, before a fixture against Mid Canterbury and the annual Southbridge Shield match against North Canterbury next month. Queensland Country competes in Australia’s National Rugby Championship, the equivalent of New Zealand’s Mitre 10 Cup (formerly the ITM Cup). The Queenslanders have played North Canterbury on both sides of the Tasman over the last two years and when another match was organised this year, Ellesmere were added to the itinerary. Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union president Stuart Boon said it would be a good incentive for Ellesmere players to prove themselves at club level and a chance to play some new opposition. “It’s a good opportunity for our guys to have a hit out before we play North Canterbury,” he said. “The game against North Canterbury is the traditional READY TO PASS: Waihora player Ben Jamieson runs with the ball and looks for options to pass to. game, so it’s probably the big chance that Ellesmere would one we build up to but obviously look at a return match in playing a touring team is something a wee bit different,” he said. would have to be seen if it was Queensland in the future but it “We are looking at possibly financially viable. making it a regular thing but A New South Wales Country we have got to talk to these guys side had also been planning about that when they get over to play matches against North here.” Canterbury and Ellesmere this Mr Boon said there was a month but ended up pulling out. SPORTS AVOIDING A TACKLE: Burnham/Dunsandel/Irwell player Alex Ferguson avoids the Waihora players. LAWyerS We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Earthquake related issues; and • Advice regarding Retirement Villages Call John, Brendan or Andrew today on 03 366 8996 to find out how we can help you. Email. lawyers@mclegal.co.nz Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road Christchurch 8042 Keep up with your local news online selwyntimes.co.nz Selwyns best read local newspaper – with the biggest circulation in Selwyn Delivered FREE to 17,860 homes weekly across the entire Selwyn district Additional copies available at pick up points across Selwyn. Selwyn Community Newspaper Times A Christchurch Star Company Trial the world’s first tiny hearing aid that outperforms normal hearing* A new almost invisible German engineered hearing aid enables wearers to understand speech in difficult listening situations even better than those with normal hearing.* This world first advancement is a complete revolution in audiological engineering and delivers a perfect balance of rich, natural sound quality and audibility. Completely disappears WANTED: 15 people to trial new hearing aid technology. Call 356 2324 to book now. Please hurry – appointments are filling up fast. *Clinically proven - for full details visit www.siemens.com.au/hearing *Special conditions apply Merivale Hearing Clinic 24b Church Lane, Merivale. Call: 356 2324 Greg Foote, MNZAS Audiologist