Grant ‘Spud’ Murphy

Ding-dong battles beckon

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While the Arrowtown Premiers are out to repeat history this Saturday, Wakatipu’s determined to correct it as the sides face old foes Upper Clutha and the Cromwell Goats, respectively, looking to book a 2020 Central Otago Premiers...

Tough rugby roadies ahead

By PHILIP CHANDLER Despite tough away games this Saturday against Maniototo and Upper Clutha, Arrowtown and Wakatipu Premiers rugby coaches are confident they’ll prevail. Arrowtown headed off Upper Clutha, 20-16, at home last weekend, and despite a long second-half break for a...

Delectable derby

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a possible psychological ploy, Wakatipu Premiers' co-coach claims they're underdogs for Saturday's Battle of the Basin season-opening rugby derby Arrowtown. Grant Murphy backs his claim by pointing out hosts Arrowtown are defending Central Otago title-holders and Arrowtown played...