Relive the 2014 Lochore Cup Triumph
This time without having to hold your breath on the final kick :):
Wangas Gets Decent Heartland Draw
The Butcherboys, under returning coach Jason Caske,y have been handed one of the more friendly round-robin draws in recent seasons.
First up is an away game against local rivals Horowhenua-Kapiti in Levin where the Butchers will be seeking a measure of revenge for the poor 23-34 loss in week 2 last year.
Week 2 we are back at Cooks for what a match-up against Meads double winners Mid Canterbury, an important early test of where we are as a squad.
Week 3 sees our only South Island excursion of the round-robin with an away match against North Otago in Oamaru, where the locals will be wanting payback for our Lochore heist.
Next up is what will likely be a tight one against the much improved Buller boys - crucially at home given our struggles in Westport in recent years.
Week 5 we are at home again versus King Country. If we nail the Rams and deal to Buller we will likely be sitting close to a Meads Cup place rolling into an away game against the Swamp Foxes in Paeroa and a week 7 date with Poverty Bay at home.
We will not want to be chasing points heading to Masterton for the final round-robin match.
(home games unless indicated)
22 August v v Horowhenua-Kapiti (Levin)
29 August v Mid Canterbury
5 Sept v North Otago (Oamaru)
12 Sept v Buller
19 Sept v King Country
26 Sept v Thames Valley (Paeroa)
3 Oct v Poverty Bay
10 Oct v Wairarapa Bush (Masterton)
17 Oct semis
24-25 Oct finals
New Team at Union
Wanganui ex-pat supporters welcome our new CEO, and her rejigged team to the Union.
Here is a decent story from our old mate John Phillips on the challenges ahead for 2015:
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