Heart beats size in Harbour First XV action

NZ Herald:  Takapuna Grammar have made a 2-0 winning start to the North Harbour 1A competition, and certainly turned heads on Saturday with their 27-22 home win over Massey. It was all the more meritorious because they had to draw on some deep reserves of defensive commitment to repel the considerably bigger Massey team, which scored four tries to two. Man of the match, Takapuna Grammar No 10 Oscar Koller, contributed no less than 22 points from six goals and a try. Koller’s try came from a scrum going left…

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Running Against The Odds

College Sport Media:  “My body was tight. My hamstring tore slightly and I had to take five weeks off,” James Guthrie-Croft laments of his experience at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in December. In the semi-finals of the 100m Guthrie-Croft ran a quicker time than eventual champion Nick Smith, but was forced to withdraw from the decider. “It would have been an interesting race. Nick ran a great final so who knows if I would have won, but it was disappointing to miss out.” Guthrie-Croft admits. The misfortune of…

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