Rugby: Hastings trio to overlook first round of Nash Cup with concussion


Three key gamers can be missing from the Hastings Rugby and Sports team when Hawke’s Bay’s most effective club rugby opposition begins next weekend.

Hawke’s Bay Magpies prop Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe, skilled flanker Fale Matamata and blockbusting center Timo Vaiusu all left the sector with a concussion all through Hastings Rugby and Sports 28-3 loss to Marist St Pats of Wellington in their first suit on the New Zealand Marist Spillane Cup match in New Plymouth on Saturday.

“They had all been pretty terrible concussions. We also picked up some other couple of injuries. We only traveled over with 20 players after some overdue withdrawals on Friday night, so we defaulted our second recreation. We concept that turned into the great element to do inside the pursuits of player protection,” Hastings manager James Rosenberg said.


Their second fit changed into opposition to defending champions Napier Old Boys Marist who blew their probabilities of a 3rd consecutive Spillane Cup name whilst beaten 21-17 by way of Hutt Old Boys Marist of their first match. As a end result of their default Hastings Rugby and Sports had been relegated to the Ham Cumming Cup department two competitions for next year, a year after winning merchandising from the department.

First, five-8th Shamara Brooks, who is in his first season with Hastings Rugby and Sports, after leaving Hastings Boys’ High School, kicked a penalty for the aspect which trailed 7-3 at halftime.

“Shamara had a absolutely excellent recreation. He ran well, took a few good options, and his kicking sport turned into correct,” former Magpies fullback Rosenberg said.

“Marist St Pats scored three tries off our mistakes in the 2d half. Having to play some gamers out of role took its toll. We were satisfied with the commitment and mindset of our boys on defense even though they have been a bit rusty on their first day trip of the season. A lack of recreation time and fit health contributed to a few fatigues,” Rosenberg added.

Along with Brooks, No 8 Aleki Vuki became prominent for Hastings, who neglected out on pre-season outings earlier than the event because the groups defaulted to them.

Napier Old Boys Marist had two pre-season games before the event and displayed the blessings.

“We performed nicely. Just a couple of mistakes on our defensive line cost us; however, we are going to be confronted with a few exciting picks at some stage in the season,” educate Craig Gowler said.

The score became 7-all at halftime, and NOBM led 17-14 overdue inside the mystery, which could have long gone either manner.

Chilean second five-8th Pedro Bezanilla, 21, a Southland Boys’ High School 1st XV product, became stylish in the NOBM backline and scored one of their attempts. Winger Michael Buckley and prop Lolani Faleiva scored NOBM’s different tries, and the first five-8th Johnny Lauano kicked a conversion.

Gowler stated Bezanilla will be out of motion for three to five weeks after amassing a knee injury. The coach was inspired by how his forward % functioned in opposition to a larger Hutt Old Boys Marist p.C…

His rookie front row of Faleiva, fellow prop Lee Molele, and hooker Patrick Teddy operated properly, and openside flanker Ricky Hayes was dynamic. Had Hastings Rugby and Sports and Napier Old Boys Marist met, it’d were their first fit seeing that June final year when Hastings ended NOBM’s unbeaten run at forty-five video games with a forty-27 victory in a fourth-round, Maddison Trophy come upon.

“Yes, it changed into a shame we couldn’t play however it was the proper choice. We’ve each were given video games subsequent weekend,” Gowler introduced relating to the first round in the Nash Cup.

IBM, the Nash Cup holders, will host Napier Technical. Hastings Rugby and Sports have an away undertaking towards Central. Other first-round encounters will see Tamatea host Havelock North, Napier Pirate Rugby, and Sports host Taradale, and MAC host Maddison Trophy holders, Clive.