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Wanganui RFU

Horowhenua-Kapiti

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Wanganui RFU

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Bruce Steel Cup Saturday 3 October 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 1903 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 03
07 Sep 1904 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 03
19 Jul 1906 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 - 05
02 Sep 1908 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 11 - 11
16 Aug 1922 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 11 - 15
25 Aug 1934 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
07 Sep 1946 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 11 - 00
13 Sep 1947 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 03 - 18
07 Aug 1948 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 13
23 Aug 1950 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 09 - 15
22 Sep 1951 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 09
27 Sep 1952 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 08 - 31
19 Sep 1953 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 05
14 Aug 1954 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 11
20 Aug 1955 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 05
18 Aug 1956 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 13
06 Jul 1957 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 21 - 09
09 Aug 1958 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 24
12 Sep 1959 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 11
27 Aug 1960 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 14 - 06
16 Sep 1961 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 11
01 Sep 1962 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 06 - 15
21 Sep 1963 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 16
25 Jul 1964 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 09 - 16
10 Jul 1965 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 25 - 06
09 Jul 1966 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 05 - 03
16 Sep 1967 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 31 - 06
17 Aug 1968 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 15 - 21
13 Sep 1969 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 14
18 Jul 1970 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 05 - 12
11 Sep 1971 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 16
25 Jun 1972 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 26 - 25
25 Aug 1973 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 18 - 07
15 Jun 1974 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 03 - 12
21 Jun 1975 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 32 - 08
19 Jun 1976 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 45 - 04
25 Jun 1977 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 07 - 28
15 Jul 1978 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 14 - 06
01 Sep 1979 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 16 - 21
06 Sep 1980 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 30 - 10
22 Aug 1981 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 11 - 43
15 Aug 1982 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 03
17 Sep 1983 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 00 - 52
15 Sep 1984 2:30 pm NPC Div2 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 40 - 12
03 Aug 1985 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 09 - 23
17 Aug 1986 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 65 - 00
09 May 1987 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 10 - 13
24 Sep 1988 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 04 - 45
23 Sep 1989 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 17 - 03
10 Jun 1990 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 30 - 11
23 Jun 1991 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 36 - 09
29 Jul 1992 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 18
26 Sep 1992 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 30 - 22
18 Sep 1993 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 17 - 39
09 Oct 1993 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 15
20 Jul 1994 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 19 - 08
02 Sep 1995 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 34 - 06
14 Sep 1996 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 10 - 24
02 Jul 1997 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 24
15 Aug 1998 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 29 - 30
07 Jul 1999 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 00
09 Jul 2000 2:30 pm Representative Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 31 - 20
11 Jul 2001 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 06
22 May 2002 2:30 pm Representative Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 42 - 15
12 Oct 2002 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 24 - 17
04 Oct 2003 2:30 pm NPC Div3 Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 35 - 13
29 May 2004 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 18 - 27
02 Sep 2006 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 46 - 03
19 Jun 2007 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 15 - 24
12 Sep 2009 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 37 - 28
04 Sep 2010 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 16 - 30
20 Jul 2011 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 12 - 30
10 Sep 2011 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 76 - 08
11 Aug 2012 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 36 - 14
01 Sep 2012 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 28 - 10
05 Oct 2013 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 24 - 28
30 Aug 2014 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 34
22 Aug 2015 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 34 - 39
15 Oct 2016 5:00 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 20 - 12
19 Aug 2017 2:30 pm Pre-Season (non-first class) Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 17 - 37
07 Oct 2017 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 15 - 8
28 Oct 2017 2:30 pm Meads Cup Final Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 14 - 30
13 Oct 2018 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Wanganui RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 57 - 27
12 Oct 2019 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 15 - 38
03 Oct 2020 2:30 pm Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua-Kapiti v Wanganui RFU 07 - 36