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Heartland Championship August 28, 2010 @ 2:30 pm Paeroa

Cellar dwellers last season, Thames Valley opened their 2010 Heartland rugby competition with a bonus point 36-18 win over West Coast at Paeroa today. The home side began with a try in the opening minutes. Thames Valley were then put under pressure but rallied as halftime approached to take the lead 14-7 at the break, thanks to three penalties by fullback and captain David Harrison.

West Coast winger Luke Hughes closed the gap with an early second half penalty, but Thames Valley struck back quickly with a well-taken try by Harrison. Harrison and Hughes traded penalties and when the Coasters produce an excellent 75-metre passing move for winger Maleli Mudu, who featured three times, to score wide out the score closed to 19-18.

Over the final quarter Valley took a slight edge across the field and were rewarded with tries to props Alan McLean and Bart Thompson. Harrison converted both tries to give himself a personal tally of 21 points: a try, two conversions and four penalties.

Halfback Aaron McDonald, McLean and Harrison led their young charges by example. West Coast had good servants in No 8 Mark de Goldi, flanker Tom Gilmore and second-five Phil Thompson.

Former Bay of Plenty and Chiefs first-five Glen Jackson controlled his debut first-class game in an impressive manner.

Thames Valley 36 - 18 West Coast RU

  • Saturday 28 August 2010 @ 2:30 pm
  • Heartland Championship 
  • Paeroa
TR CON PEN DG
16 Michael.N.H.Monk Blair.G.Mirfin
17 Troy Tauwhare Rowan.P.O’Gorman
18 Samuel.D.Durie Christian Tupuola
19 Brad.G.Houston Christopher.P.J.Mason
20 Samuel.T.Hannan Willie.R.Brown
21 Gareth.D.Little Luke.J.Hughes
22 Daniel Bishop Rob Thomson
20
Played
7
Won
1
Drawn
12
Lost

Previous meetings

16 May 84 3:00 pm Representative Match West Coast RU v Thames Valley 16 - 18
07 Sep 86 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Thames Valley 10 - 09
16 Sep 87 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Thames Valley v West Coast RU 30 - 09
13 Jul 88 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Thames Valley 00 - 60
15 May 90 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Thames Valley v West Coast RU 35 - 00
21 Aug 93 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Thames Valley 17 - 40
09 Jul 94 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Thames Valley v West Coast RU 74 - 05
30 Sep 95 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division West Coast RU v Thames Valley 05 - 60
01 Oct 05 2:30 pm NPC 3rd Division Thames Valley v West Coast RU 25 - 18
23 Sep 06 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v West Coast RU 51 - 16
01 Sep 07 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Thames Valley 34 - 17
03 Oct 09 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Thames Valley 27 - 03
28 Aug 10 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v West Coast RU 36 - 18
27 Aug 11 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Thames Valley 17 - 17
28 Sep 13 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v West Coast RU 18 - 33
11 Oct 14 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Thames Valley 27 - 22
10 Oct 15 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v West Coast RU 29 - 17
07 Oct 17 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Thames Valley 24 - 17
25 Aug 18 2:00 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v West Coast RU 25 - 27
09 Oct 21 2:30 pm Heartland Championship West Coast RU v Thames Valley 08 - 27