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Selwyn Times: April 25, 2017

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18 Tuesday April 25 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES SPORTS ENGAGE: Waihora’s Luke Payne eyeballs his opposition in the scrum. IMPACT: BDI’s Elliot Dodge makes a tackle on Ryan Banks. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY WAIHORA TOOK out Saturday’s all-Ellesmere encounter against Burnham/ Dunsandel/Irwell at Tai Tapu Domain. The home team’s 41-20 win over BDI has also kept them well in the hunt to defend the Combined Country Cup title. After five rounds of the competition, Waihora have recorded wins over Prebbleton, Hornby, Hampstead, and a single loss to Darfield. The match was the second loss for BDI, which now sit in sixth spot in section 1 of the competition. Saturday’s next round of competition will see Waihora host Celtic, while BDI take on undefeated Darfield in a tough road game. Results Luisetti Seeds division 1 – section 1 Glenmark 41-0 Ohoka; Darfield 59-15 Hornby; REMEMBERING: Waihora and BDI players linked arms for a minute silence in honour of Anzac Day. Prebbleton 11-3 Celtic; Saracens 42-18 Hampstead; Waihora 41-20 BDI. Luisetti Seeds division 1 – section 2 Methven 49-19 West Melton; Oxford 45-15 Kaiapoi; Southbridge 114-0 Rolleston; Lincoln 36-34 Southern; Rakaia bye. Standings Section 1 Darfield 24pts, 1; Glenmark 19pts, 2; Waihora 19pts, 3; Celtic 15pts, 4; Prebbleton 14pts, 5; BDI 13pts, 6; Saracens 11pts, 7; Hornby 7pts, 8; Ohoka 1pts, 9; Hampstead 0pts, 10. Section 2 Southbridge 25pts, 1; Lincoln 18pts, 2; Rakaia 15pts, 3; Oxford 15pts, 4; Methven 10pts, 5; Southern 7pts, 6; Kaiapoi 6pts, 7; West Melton 4pts, 8; Rolleston 0pts, 9. ON THE RUN: Mat Stone eyes up his options after finding himself in space. Waihora takes spoils over BDI in Ellesmere derby SPEEDING HURST: Waihora’s Will Hurst makes a break. 10 GAMES 1// 5 WEEKS // 3 TESTS LIONS GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz GUIDE 148-PAGE RGBY dNDSPECIAL EDITION British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand EVERY GAME, EVERY VENUE Plan your tour in front of the TV and on the road Phil Gifford on the game’s greats Justin Marshall calls it how he sees it INSIDE: Rugby’s most trusted voices Ron Palenski remembers the classics Lynn McConnell on the challenge ahead ON SALE FROM MAY 1 at all good bookstores and supermarkets Pre-order now: rugbynews.co.nz or 0800 77 77 10 18x4 Lions Guide Filler 2017

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 25 2017 19 DETERMINED: BDI’s Fili Otufangavalli fends off Harry Kirk. WATCH OUT: Waihora’s Mat Stone leaps for the ball. SPEED: Waihora’s Benji Lentjes makes a run down the wing. South Island’s premier Year 7 & 8 team sporting competition Games’ OFF-LOAD: Trent Davis makes a last ditch pass while being tackled. NEW KIT: Joel Hintz (left) and Chris Gawler in their new jerseys at the Te Whāriki subdivision in Lincoln. ​ Te Whariki sponsor Lincoln Uni THE Lincoln University club has unveiled a new major sponsor as it chases the metro division 1 three-peat this season. Te Whariki, a 118ha subdivision in Lincoln, is backing the Rams, and the club will wear the name on their new jerseys. “With Te Whariki being on the doorstep of the township, it makes perfect sense for us to continue building relationships within the community,” Te Whariki development manager Shannon Goldsmith said. Lincoln University Sport and Recreation Centre manager Peter Magson said Lincoln University rugby is proud of the association with Te Whariki and is grateful for the opportunity to develop and grow the young men and women who play rugby at the university. “With a large increase in players, the relationship with Te Whariki is very timely,” Magson said. Goldsmith, a stalwart of Canterbury rugby, is looking forward to following the Ram’s successes. On Saturday Lincoln continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 58-12 win over Burnside.