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Horowhenua-Kapiti

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Whanganui RFU

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Bruce Steel Cup October 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm Shannon

By Jared Smith

Steelform Wanganui has taken the first step to regaining the Bruce Steel Memorial Cup after they clicked into gear during the second half for a 36-7 win over Horowhenua-Kapiti in Shannon on Saturday.

Going with a forwards-heavy lineup due to a number of squad injuries, Wanganui could not quite take advantage of the notable first half breeze at Shannon Domain, as their first try didn’t come until the 37th minute from first-five Dane Whale, converted by fullback Craig Clare to follow-up his 25th minute penalty.

Horowhenua-Kapiti were then able to close the gap to 10-7 straight after halftime as a kick ahead took a tough bounce right beside the touchline for the defenders, being hacked forward with the home side winning the race to the ball.

But then going into the breeze, Wanganui lifted as standout centre Josiah Bogileka scored straight after Horowhenua-Kapiti’s try to regain the advantage.

In the 52nd minute, big second-five Timoci Seruwalu scored against the team he has played for on loan for the previous two seasons, and then in the 67th minute Clare ran in for a brilliant 90m try.

Wanganui sealed it with Clare’s double right on fulltime, with the conversion giving him a 21-point haul.

Coach Jason Caskey said early handling errors prevented the side from taking control until after the break.

“We had a very poor first half actually.

“It was the ball going away from you a bit, probably a bit guilty of snatching at it.

“After that, it was pretty much we had control of the game and defended well.

“We moved it around a bit, played our game. Our forwards got dominance at scrum time, the lineout was good too.”

Young halfback Cameron Davies covered the first half, before Wanganui brought the veteran Lindsay Horrocks on for the second stanza, and he introduced some more urgency.

Hooker Joe Edwards and lock Josh Lane, who had been working through a sore ankle during the week, were the standout forwards, while Caskey praised Bogileka for a very good match with a lot of workrate – shifting to cover the wing after Vereniki Tikoisolomone came off sore from a knee to the back.

While Tikoisolomone should recover fine, prop Wiremu Cottrell suffered a corked thigh and may be doubtful for the next game with King Country.

Captain Campbell Hart agreed the team had put training into practice after their loss to Hawke’s Bay Saracens by not doing such easy-to-read carries, even if the backs had to work for longer with less cover on the bench.

“We didn’t want to go into our shell, we want to play our game and move the ball.

“We just take the ball a bit wider.

“It was basically hands let us down in the first half.

“Second half, we got into our rhythm, we didn’t really let them get the ball.”

The win with a bonus point sets up a decisive match with cup-holders Wairarapa Bush at Cooks Gardens on October 17, but next up is King Country in Taumarunui, as Wanganui defends the Sir Colin Meads Memorial Trophy.

Wanganui 36 (C Clare 2, D Whale, J Bogileka, T Seruwalu tries; Clare pen, 4 con) bt Horowhenua-Kapiti 7. HT: 10-0.

First Class games – October 10: King Country, Taumarunui (Sir Colin Meads Memorial Trophy); October 17: Wairarapa Bush, Whanganui (Bruce Steel Memorial Cup round-robin); October 24: Poverty Bay, Napier (Curtain-raiser to Hawke’s Bay vs Manawatu).

85
Played
70
Won
1
Drawn
14
Lost

Previous meetings

08 Aug 03 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 03
07 Sep 04 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 03
19 Jul 06 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 - 05
02 Sep 08 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 11 - 11
16 Aug 22 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 11 - 15
25 Aug 34 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
07 Sep 46 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 11 - 00
13 Sep 47 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 03 - 18
07 Aug 48 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 13
23 Aug 50 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 09 - 15
22 Sep 51 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 09
27 Sep 52 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 08 - 31
19 Sep 53 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 05
14 Aug 54 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 11
20 Aug 55 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 05
18 Aug 56 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 13
06 Jul 57 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 21 - 09
09 Aug 58 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 24
12 Sep 59 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 11
27 Aug 60 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 14 - 06
16 Sep 61 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 11
01 Sep 62 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 06 - 15
21 Sep 63 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 16
25 Jul 64 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 09 - 16
10 Jul 65 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 25 - 06
09 Jul 66 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 05 - 03
16 Sep 67 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 31 - 06
17 Aug 68 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 15 - 21
13 Sep 69 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 14
18 Jul 70 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 05 - 12
11 Sep 71 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 16
25 Jun 72 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 26 - 25
25 Aug 73 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 07
15 Jun 74 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 03 - 12
21 Jun 75 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 32 - 08
19 Jun 76 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 45 - 04
25 Jun 77 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 07 - 28
15 Jul 78 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
01 Sep 79 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 16 - 21
06 Sep 80 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 30 - 10
22 Aug 81 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 11 - 43
15 Aug 82 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 03
17 Sep 83 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 00 - 52
15 Sep 84 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 40 - 12
03 Aug 85 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 09 - 23
17 Aug 86 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 65 - 00
09 May 87 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 10 - 13
24 Sep 88 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 04 - 45
23 Sep 89 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 03
10 Jun 90 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 30 - 11
23 Jun 91 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 36 - 09
29 Jul 92 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 18
26 Sep 92 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 30 - 22
18 Sep 93 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 17 - 39
09 Oct 93 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 15
20 Jul 94 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 19 - 08
02 Sep 95 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 34 - 06
14 Sep 96 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 10 - 24
02 Jul 97 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 24
15 Aug 98 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 29 - 30
07 Jul 99 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 00
09 Jul 00 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 31 - 20
11 Jul 01 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 06
22 May 02 2:30 pm Representative Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 42 - 15
12 Oct 02 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 24 - 17
04 Oct 03 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 35 - 13
29 May 04 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 18 - 27
02 Sep 06 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 46 - 03
19 Jun 07 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 24
12 Sep 09 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 28
04 Sep 10 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 16 - 30
20 Jul 11 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 12 - 30
10 Sep 11 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 76 - 08
11 Aug 12 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 36 - 14
01 Sep 12 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 28 - 10
05 Oct 13 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 24 - 28
30 Aug 14 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 34
22 Aug 15 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 34 - 39
15 Oct 16 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 20 - 12
19 Aug 17 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 17 - 37
07 Oct 17 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 15 - 8
28 Oct 17 2:30 pm Meads Cup Final Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 14 - 30
13 Oct 18 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Whanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 27
12 Oct 19 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 15 - 38
03 Oct 20 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Whanganui RFU 07 - 36