Lachlan’s on the ball


Queenstown lad Lachlan Beames (left), who plays for Wakatipu Rugby Club’s under-8 team, is the winner of the Mountain Scene-Highlanders Ball Kid Competition.

Lachlan, 7, will carry the match ball to the middle of Sir John Davies Oval for this Sunday’s Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Melbourne Rebels, kicking off at 2.35pm.

He’ll then sit on the Highlanders’ bench with his dad, Gareth, during the game, and take the match ball home afterwards.

Although doubts have been cast on whether the game will go ahead — after a Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne — Highlanders boss Roger Clark’s confident it’ll happen.