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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2018

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24 Wednesday June 20 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Show home Guide Homes by Parklane “Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price” Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome (03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 Signature Homes Rolleston 97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon. Open Wed to Sun 12noon – 4pm Prestons Park 37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive Marshland, Chch both Open Wed to Sun 12noon – 4pm Show Room/Office: 31 Watts Road, Sockburn 0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788 Jennian Homes Canterbury North Rolleston 7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm Rangiora 9 Westpark Boulevard Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm Peter Ray Homes Prestons 28 & 30 TeRito Street Wigram Skies, Wigram 32 & 34 The Runway,12pm to 4pm Faringdon, Rolleston 572 & 574 East Madisons Road To advertise in The Showhome Guide Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436 Ratepayers may loan $560k for Rolleston clubrooms • By Jacob Page THE DISTRICT council is considering a low interest loan of $560,000 for the Rolleston Rugby Club’s proposed new clubrooms at Foster Park. The club will leave its current Rolleston Reserve site at the end of the season because of the planned Rolleston Town Centre project. The club has proposed a new $813,000 project, which would see a facility built that the club is happy to share use of for the benefit of the community. The district council will provide changing rooms and toilet facilities at the • By Jacob Page THREE TEAMS appear to have a genuine shot at the Selwyn netball premier title. The competition took another interesting twist at the weekend when Broadfield and Lincoln played out a 60- all draw on Saturday which left Greenpark A as the only unbeaten team in round two. Broadfield had beaten the defending champions by a single goal in round one and clawed their way back to get a share of the spoils in a match they trailed from the outset. Broadfield coach Yvonne Crichton-Hill was thrilled with how her team handled the pressure in the final minutes of the game. “We showed some really cool heads to get a draw – I was very happy to share the new venue. Club president Paul Frewen and junior club captain Mark Leonard asked the district council for a low interest loan of $560,000. The new facility will have three 12m x 12m prefabricated buildings with new kitchen and bar facilities. The original plan was to move the current facility at Rolleston Reserve. But with its limited capacity, its need to be brought up to the building code standard, and the transport and clean up cost likely to be more than $250,000, Mr Leonard said a new facility SPORTS Broadfield, Lincoln and Greenpark A stand out points,” she said. Broadfield goal shoot Maia Hill shot 47 out of 60 to keep her team within range. “While I’m really happy with how the team stuck to the task, sometimes the basics let us down.” Crichton-Hill praised the continued hard work in the mid-court of Laura Lowe and Caroline Millar. She said these were exciting times for her team. “We respect Lincoln but we know that between them, us and Greenpark, it’s all very close,” she said. Greenpark A comfortably accounted for Southbridge A 79-40 to take an early round two lead on the competition ladder. Greenpark B beat Southbridge B 48-26 for their first points of round two. Paul Frewen was a more appealing option. The current clubrooms only hold 110 people, meaning prize-givings have to be staggered throughout the day. The new changing rooms will hold 450 people. “The Rolleston Rugby Club is currently the third largest in Canterbury and there are plans in place to make it the largest in time,” Mr Frewen said. Rolleston Softball, Rolleston Touch and Selwyn Baseball will all use the new ground and also share the facilities. Mr Frewen said he was open to discussions with other • By Jim Doyle LINCOLN UNIVERSITY were bowled 32-17 by Christchurch in the first round of the Hawkins Trophy metro premier rugby championship on Saturday. If the Rams were shorn of leading players the previous week, the Crusaders went further with the clippers before this match, with Rameka Poihipi, Jack Stratton, Caleb Makene, Mitch Dunshea and Hamish Dalzell all required to front against the French Barbarians on Friday night. Ere Enari was also sidelined on Saturday. With Christchurch packing plenty of horsepower up front and knowing how to add a bit of niggle, the Rams had too much on their plate. The first two tries by the visitors were scored by backs, but it was the forwards who did the lead-up work. In the second half, big Sam Cottam finished a long siege on the Lincoln line before No 8 Hugh Renton secured the bonus point with a pushover try. Dan Dorgan was in good form with the boot, ramming home the advantage. Christchurch were often able Best Motorbuys TM ANYTHING WITH A MOTOR! The South Island’s leading motoring publication FREE every Friday at hundreds of locations around the South Island, and it’s available online! For Advertising Enquiries, Ph Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086 SELWYN TIMES Selwyn sports organisations which want to use the facilities. He told the district council he was confident the club could afford repayments with the larger facility increasing its revenue stream which is already solid. The club is eager to get the loan finalised so it can go back to designers and contractors in an effort to move the project along. Mr Leonard said the $813,000 cost was a high-end estimate and the club was keen to get the price down. Several district councillors praised the club for coming to it looking for help, rather than a hand-out. Lincoln Uni frustrated by Chch in Hawkins Trophy to frustrate Lincoln’s efforts to take the ball up through the forwards. Lincoln’s two tries were gems, scored through the backs. Shortly before halftime, Jesse Houston finished a move sparked by a searing run from Sam Gilbert, playing at firstfive, and carried on brilliantly by halfback Connor Collins, whose backflip near the line was a beauty. The second try for the Rams was also a ripper. Collins fired a big pass from a ruck, just after the break, and Gilbert held his ground in the middle of the field. Fullback Nick Lake, back from a long spell through injury, came surging through on the angle and there was no chance of stopping him. In the forwards, Ben Morris did a lot of work on the initial carry but Christchurch so often found a way to stifle the charge of the Rams. Scorecard: Christchurch 32 (Kodi Hepi, Jack Griffiths, Sam Cottam, Hugh Renton tries; Dan Dorgan 3 conv, 2 pen) beat Lincoln University 17 (Jesse Houston, Nick Lake tries; Sam Gilbert 2 conv, pen). COME AND VISIT OUR NEW STORE Shop 15, 9 Masefield Drive (new Rolleston Square West). Ph: 420 0996

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 20 2018 25 Waihora absorb Proud supporters of Rugby & Netball in Selwyn the pressure to become champs • By Jacob Page WITH THE pressure comes Waihora’s championship qualities. That was no more evident in the latter stages of their 36-24 win over Rakaia in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country division one rugby final in front of a big crowd at Tai Tapu Domain on Saturday. The Waihora pack was reduced to seven forwards when hooker Sam Bright was yellowcarded with 15min to play and a slender 29-24 advantage to hold on to. But Waihora held firm. “Rakaia wouldn’t back down and it was that scrum when we were down a player where I thought the guys really stepped up and showed they wanted it,” said Waihora coach Joff Mooar. That was enough for Mooar to get excited at the prospect of victory. Waihora made the most of home ground advantage and led for most of the game. However, Rakaia – cheered on by more than two bus loads of travelling fans – refused to go away. The boot of Harry Kirk kept Waihora in command throughout. Kirk scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half as the hosts had a 21-14 halftime advantage. “I thought our ill-discipline really kept them in it for a long time, ” Mooar said. “Things we’re very physical at the breakdown, and Rakaia certainly played like we knew they would.” Waihora’s attack proved WINNERS: Waihora celebrate their 36-24 win over Rakaia in the combined country rugby final on Saturday. (Right) – Waihora’s Matthew Stone reaches for the ball with Matthew Bentley and Andrew Veint. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY more potent as they out-scored Rakaia four tries to two. Mooar said the success was built by increasing the emphasis on creating a stronger senior B set-up last year, which would complement the division one team. “We’ve had a squad of 40 players this year who have all contributed to the success that we experienced on Saturday,” Mooar said. Results Prebbleton 31, Springston 10; Saracens 23, Darfield 22; Lincoln 22, Southbridge 12; Glenmark 20, Southern 13; Kaiapoi 29, Celtic 18; BDI 43, Ohoka 12; Oxford 33, Methven 31; Ashley 43, Rolleston 7; Hampstead 23, Hornby 10; Hurunui 34, West Melton 8. STERN DEFENCE: Rakaia’s Mark Andrew takes on the Waihora defence. CRUNCH: Tyler Koning attempts to stop Ese Fakatoka during the match. SPEED: Mark Maitland is chased by Roviame Caucau. Ellesmere colts mix of youth and experience • By Jacob Page THERE IS a mix of youth and experience in the 25-man Ellesmere colts team which was named on Sunday. Two 18-year-olds have been selected, with Rolleston midfielder Christian Win and West Melton hooker Brad Hale hoping they can make their mark with the team. Colts manager Dave Beatty said when he made the phone calls to the two players, he got a good feeling about the squad. “When I phoned everyone in the squad, I got a real feeling of excitement from the guys,” he said. “There was an enthusiasm from everyone that they just wanted to rip into it, get together and get to training.” Beatty said he was happy with the mix of youth and experience in the squad as they prepare for their opening game against Mid- Canterbury on July 3. “We have a mix of guys that we think can maintain our standards, as well as a couple of young guys who we think could be involved in the team for the next two or three years,” he said. “We are fortunate that 90 percent of the team has been picked from division one rugby, which is a nice position to be in.” The team will play a big game for the Munro Shield against North Canterbury in the middle of next month. “We’ve had a strong grip on the shield for a while and we try to talk about the importance of it to each squad every year,” he said. Ellesmere Colts squad Cameron Plato (Southbridge), Jarrod Adams (Southbridge), Haigh Jebson (Darfield), Ben Clare (Lincoln), Roderick Crowley (Waihora), Caleb Early (Springston), James Wilkins (Lincoln), Thomas Cockburn (Springston), Caleb Harrington (Prebbleton), Jack Hardacre (Springston), Tristan O’Connell (Rolleston), Alexander Coulthard (Prebbleton), Tyler Power (Waihora), Sam Bright (Waihora), Sean Emms (West Melton), Jackson Brown (Lincoln), Bailey Clark (Waihora), Brad Nairn (Waihora), Josh Davidson (Southbridge), Brett Gillan (Waihora), Joe Adams (Darfield), Ben Alexander (Darfield), Tahemaka Nui (Prebbleton), Christian Win (Rolleston), Brad Hale (West Melton)