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Big boost for Greytown rugby

Sponsors Hamish Meyrick, left, and Tamati Cross look on as Greytown under-13 players Oil Penman, Jack Hancock, Sam Goodman and Tamaiki Kaiwai model their new jerseys. PHOTO/KYLIE ALEXANDER

Young business owners are giving back to the Greytown Rugby Club.

Tamati Cross from Inspire Tile and Stone and Hamish Meyrick from HM Electrical both have family ties with the club and when they were approached to be the main sponsors of the under-13’s new set of jerseys they didn’t take much persuading.

Sid Taylor from Pope and Gray also jumped on board as a third sponsor once he heard what was happening.

The end result of this generosity was that the under-13s now have a set of jerseys identical to their club’s senior team in a move which further helps strengthen the relationship between the junior and senior members of the Greytown club.

Meanwhile, Wairarapa-Bush JAB rugby players got a taste of winter last weekend with conditions being so bitter than the under-6 and under-8 grades were cancelled.

The Greytown under-10s played Featherston at the Marist grounds in Masterton and after leading by 4-3 at halftime went on to win 8-4.

Try scorers for Greytown were Xavier Cooke (2), Jethro Doherty (2), Dylan Fenwick, Izaiah Kaiwai, Jackson Woodcock and Carlo Isaac while players of the day were Jethro Doherty and Dylan Fenwick.

A combined Greytown-Featherston under-13 side found the going tough against Masterton Red Star Black under lights with MRS Black racing out to a comfortable 34-5 lead at halftime and winning by 73-12.

It was still a gutsy effort by the combined side who were able to muster only 14 players.

Erland Roberts scored a couple of tries and William Cole landed a conversion.

Player of the day was Jordon Gawler.

The Gladstone 9s, 10, 11s and 13s braved some atrocious conditions with the under-9s losing to Marist 6-15 and the under-10s going down to Tuhirangi 6-12.

Playing at home the Gladstone-Greytown under-11s scored a big win over Pioneer with the game being called off at halftime with the combined side leading 63-0.

Tries were scored by nine different players, clear evidence of the excellent teamwork displayed.

Player of the day was Jackson Sargent who impressed with his off-loads and high workrate.

The Gladstone under-13s also had a convincing win at home, beating Marist 53-7.

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