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Newsletter – 30th April


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WBRU Newsletter for the 30th April 2015

Gate Sales
Lights on full
Hurricanes versus the Chiefs Development teams: Kick off 7.30pm

Gates open from 5.00pm

Sir Brian Lochore honoured
This is your chance to be part of history – do not miss out
(Please note: WBRU Season Pass Tickets do not get you into this game)

Moose Kapene Cup
Martinborough post first win over Eketahuna
Marist and Gladstone play out a thriller on the new turf
Greytown win the battle of the south against Carterton
Pioneer continue their run against East Coast

Check out the points table – You pick a leader!


WBRU AGM 13th May 2015 7.00pm at the WBRU Union Clubhouse
RANFURLY SHIELD, THURSDAY 9th July 2.30pm, McLean Park, Napier

ranfurly_shieldInformation for teams and players using the new turf

  • 1. Footwear – sprigs are highly recommended
  • 2. Mouthguards compulsory
  • 3. Showering – no mud, no shower? – WRONG, personal hygiene is crucial
  • 4. Team management and reserves must be situated in the red zone
  • 5. Clean Boots
  • 6. No smoking, chewing gum, food or non-sports drinks allowed on the field
  • 7. Flat sole shoes at all times for non-players (other than sports boots)

Rugby gates sales and entrance (Same as 2014 Season)
General Admission $5.00 (Children under 12 Free, Students $2.00)
Grandstand $10.00
Season Pass tickets $60.00
Car Park (Club Finals and Heartland $5.00)

  • 1. The ground now has a perimeter fence – access will only be available through the manned gates.
  • 2. WBRU Player Passes – normal conditions apply (WBRU player passes will not give you access to Wairarapa Heartland Football games. There is an hour between the rugby and football, so you can make your choice then if you wish to attend – charges to football matches will be the same as rugby). Look for the weekly “What’s on at the Stadium” for details

It will take a few weeks to bed in the new systems and dealing with the ebbs and flows – we ask for your patience

Dead Ball Charlie’s Highlights of the week

deadballWhat a weekend – Marist and Gladstone held the honours of the first game under lights and on the turf.

What a crowd as well and also a decent size crowd for the Masterton Red Star game against Eketahuna on the Saturday.

Well done to Sir Brian Lochore and the naming of the grandstand.

Rumour has it the lifting down of the goal posts didn’t go so well on the first trial run – looks like the structural engineers may need a phone call. The SOS has gone out to Stu from Daytech and he has got a new plan.

Good to see Marty pick up their first win, just leaving the mighty East Coast to pull one out. Funny how the table is looking – a couple of upsets over the next few weeks and we may just have one very tight table going into the second round.

College Rugby starts on the park this weekend with Wairarapa College and Kuranui 11am.

BlochoreTo you all
“Our Town – Just Brilliant”

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WBRU Newsletter for the 30th April 2015