3 months ago

Selwyn Times: August 22, 2018

24 Wednesday

24 Wednesday August 22 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES 386 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch. Sales, Service, Parts & Finance: 03 379 0588 TRITON 2WD GLX-R DOUBLE CAB MANUAL The Triton Runout is on. Drop everything, and if you’re quick you can pick up • 17” Alloys • 2.4L Turbo Diesel • 7.1L per 100km efficiency (manual) • Sports Suspension • Cruise Control • Smartphone Connectivity • Reversing Camera • Daytime Running Lights • 5-Star Safety and a 10 Year Powertrain Warranty † . Call Christchurch Mitsubishi 03 379 0588 to book a test drive. $29,990+ORC * *Price listed is for Triton 2WD GLX-R manual and excludes on road costs, which includes registration, WoF, 1,000km road user charges and a full tank of fuel. Available while stocks last. Automatic model available for $31,990 plus on road costs. † Visit for full Diamond Advantage warranty conditions. PRE-OWNED SELECTION AVAILABLE FROM CHRISTCHURCH MITSUBISHI 2014 Mitsubishi ASX XLS, 2.0L Petrol, Auto, NZ New, Reversing Camera, 76,000km $19,990 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L Petrol, 4x4, Auto, tow bar, Bluetooth, 64,000km $19,990 2015 Mazda 2 GLX, 1.5L Petrol, 4WD, 6 spd Auto, NZ New, 23,000km $17,490 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed, 3.2L Diesel, NZ New, 4WD Auto, 7 seats, 74,000km $41,990 2011 Ford Ranger Wildtrak, 3.0L TD, 4x4, manual, deck liner, tow bar, sliding lid, 157,000km $27,990 2006 Lexus IS 250 Limited 2.5L Petrol, 6 spd Auto, Leather, Tow bar, 87,000km $15,990 2015 Nissan Qashqai ST-L, 2.0L Petrol, Auto, Reversing Camera, Bluetooth, 49,400km $25,990 2017 Nissan Qashqai ST 2.0L Petrol, NZ New, Auto, Reversing Camera, 13,900km $27,990 386 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch. Sales, Service, Parts & Finance: 03 379 0588

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 22 2018 25 Lincoln out of plate finals • By Jacob Page LINCOLN Combined’s UC Championship campaign is over after a 20-17 loss to Shirley Boys’ High School in their plate semifinal on Saturday. Lincoln had beaten Shirley in their round-robin fixture but were not able to get the win thanks largely to a flat 15min period before and after half-time where they conceded three tries. Christchurch Boys’ High School will play Christ’s College in the competition’s final after CBHS overcame Rangiora High School 54-22 and Christ’s hung on to beat St Bede’s College 24-23. Coach Mike Wilson said his team spent much of the final 10min camped on the Shirley Boys’ try line but weren’t able to score a match-winning try. “We knew we needed a try instead of a penalty goal because in the event of a draw the team with the most tries went through,” Wilson said. “We tried, but the Shirley defence was pretty good.” Wilson said he was pleased with the effort of the team but saddened they finished the competition losing four games in a row after being genuine semi-final contenders. “We played better because we were up against a similar school,” he said. SPEED: Lincoln Combined winger Callum Murdoch finds some space during his team’s 20-17 UC Championship plate semi-final loss to Shirley Boys’ High School, on Saturday. PHOTO: FELICITY PLUCK ​ “The boys have certainly exceeded my expectations from the start of the season. “To finish top half and be the most successful Lincoln school ever in terms of wins is something that everyone in the group is extremely happy with and, hopefully, we can build on it for next season.” SPORTS Canty Country undone by defensive issues • By Jacob Page DEFENSIVE frailties and new combinations merged to undo Canterbury Country in a 38-36 loss to Marlborough in Blenheim. Coach Nigel Smith said with 12 new players in the squad for the first game of the season, it took time to adjust to both attacking and defensive patterns, but he was confident the team will be better for game two of their South Island campaign against Southland Country, in Darfield, this Saturday. “There were a lot of new faces and at times we missed a few links in our defensive systems and too many gaps appeared,” Smith said. Canterbury Country were leading with 5min to go but elected to kick the ball back to Marlborough from a kick-off and they scored a few phases later. Canterbury Country’s scrum was initially so dominant, they pushed Marlborough back 20m. “After that, (Marlborough) subbed their entire front row off after 20min and while it helped them, we still had dominance,” he said. Smith said the attack started well in the first half but soon cooled off and with defensive is- BIG IMPRESSION: Waihora lock Joe Robins was one of the best in Canterbury Country’s 38-36 loss to Marlborough, in Blenheim, on Saturday. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY sues exposed, Marlborough took a commanding 24-12 half-time lead. The second half proved to be am entertaining one, with Canterbury Country roaring back into the game largely on the back of a tremendous game from No 10, Brook Retallick, brother of All Blacks lock, Brodie. “Brook was great for us, his general play, kicking and optiontaking on attack kept us in with a chance,” Smith said. He said Waihora lock Joe Robins got through a power of work all game. •More sport, pages 26 & 27 Read us anywhere.. anytime! Read your local newspaper online 24/7