Club’s new money-men


Wakatipu Rugby Club president Damien O’Connell (from left) and player Damian Petre welcome Rilean Construction principals Gary Dent and Stephen McLean, whose firm replaces South Canterbury Finance as the club’s major sponsor.

Rilean will also be naming sponsor for the main team, the Premiers. O’Connell says “our club would not be able to function without this kind of support from the local community”.

Pre-season training starts on February 2 at Queenstown’s Recreation Ground and the Central Otago competition begins at the end of March.