Dan Eyles

Draw on repeat

By PHILIP CHANDLER Courtesy of a wonky draw, the Wakatipu and Arrowtown Premiers rugby sides’ semis will be against the same teams, at the same venues, they played last weekend’s qualifying finals at. After a tense final few minutes at the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Good wins at the weekend ensure the Wakatipu and Arrowtown Premiers rugby sides hold extra cards going into qualifying finals this Saturday. Wakatipu, who jumped clear into second place with a thumping 93-7 victory over Cromwell Cavaliers, get another home...
By PHILIP CHANDLER After another thrilling ‘Battle of the Basin’, Arrowtown tomorrow at last score a home game while Wakatipu Premiers undertake the Central Otago rugby comp’s longest bus ride. Playing on their home ground last weekend, Wakatipu triumphed 18-10 over...
By PHILIP CHANDLER You can just about count on a close ‘Battle of the Basin’ rugby match in Queenstown tomorrow — even if duckshooting’s claiming several players. Matches between the Wakatipu and Arrowtown Premiers have invariably been nail-biters in recent seasons, and in...

‘Definitely capable’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu Premiers kicked off their rugby season with a pleasing away win against Alexandra last weekend but face a stern test tomorrow. They’re at home to last season’s Central Otago champs, Cromwell Goats, who showed they’re again a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtown rugby stalwart Aidan Winter couldn't have picked a better occasion to mark his 200th Bulls game than this Saturday's clash with Cromwell. Not only is it a repeat of last year's Central Otago final, which Arrowtown edged...

Almost worth the wait

By TRACEY ROXBURGH and PHILIP CHANDLER If this doesn't wet the club rugby whistle, there's something wrong. After a nightmare start to the 2020 Central Otago Premiers rugby comp - which, in fact, didn't start at all due to the Covid-19 lockdown...
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