Membership subscription at discounted rate expires on 30 April

WRRA Subscriptions 2014:

Membership Rate Discounted rate – if paid before 30th April
Full membership NZ$70 NZ$50
Student NZ$60 NZ$40
First year NZ$30
Honorary member NZ$15
Transferee New after 30/04 NZ$50 (NZ$70 if not paid within 4 weeks)

Subscriptions can be paid by Internet Banking or directly to our Treasurer, Pam Dilnott. If Pam is not present at a Monday night meeting, Ian Dallas and/or Mike Dilnott are able to accept your subscriptions payment and issue you with a receipt.

Payments can also be done via Internet Banking.  Please email our treasurer Pam Dilnott for banking details.


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Ben O’Keeffe on positioning

Ben O’Keeffe

What are we trying to achieve

Teams – On Attack
Create Space
Quick Ball/Control
Gain line
Teams – On Defence
Disrupt/Slow down
Close space
Not over commit
Ball delivery
Position for next phase
Accurate decision
Read the complete presentation about positioning here.
As per usual, training notes can be browsed in the menus on our site from Education,  Monday Night Training …
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Law prep test on Monday 28 April

In preparation read and learn the following:

  • Laws:  1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 20, 22.
  • Also know the Domestic Safety Law Variations for Laws 4 & 20.

All questions will be short answer type.

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WRRA Interchange

For all those wishing to partake in the WRRA National Interchanges in 2014, you must complete the Google Docs Survey. This survey covers both the Hurricanes and National Interchanges in 2014.

The cut off date for applications is Sunday 13 April. Any questions please get in touch with Michael Langley.

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2014 Player numbers – WRFU and WSS

Click on the image below for a printable version:

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Catch-up fitness test

When:   Sunday 30th March, 10:00am start
Where:  Scot’s College.
Who:      The test is open to all WRRA members who are keen to participate and benchmark their fitness levels against their peers.  Fitness test assessment protocol available here.

Please let Phil Smith know if you wish to join him.

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Rugby boots – illegal studs/sprigs

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Below is an extract which shows the allowable dimensions of studs/sprigs on the sole of boots for Rugby Union.  Also attached are two photographs showing an example of illegal sprigs. The important aspect to take note of is that the more »

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Monday night TED sessions

Training on Mondays have commenced and will follow a stricter / more scheduled approach.  During daylight savings time (17, 24 and 31 March are the only remaining), meetings will commence at 7:30.  For all other sessions, schedule will look similar to below:

  • 7:00pm to 7:15pm Law revision (relating to the 1hr of instruction that follows)
  • 7:15pm to 8:15pm ** training topic
  • 8:15pm General notices – Chairman / Executive
  • Bring a note book
  • Bring a Law book
  • Bring a pen

More detail about the weekly sessions can be found here.

If you are unable to attend a session, please be considerate and advise the executive by emailing the chairman or secretary.

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2014 High Performance Referees Squad

For your information below are the 2014 HP Referees Squad…(all in alphabetical order)

Professional Referees (Bryce Lawrence & Neville McAlister)
Nick Briant (Bay of Plenty)
Mike Fraser (Wellington)
Glen Jackson (Bay of Plenty)
Chris Pollock (Hawkes Bay)
Garratt Williamson (Wellington)

National Squad (Super Squad – Bryce Lawrence & Colin Hawke)
Michael Lash (Tasman)
Kane McBride (Canterbury)
Shane McDermott (Bay of Plenty)
Ben O’Keeffe (Wellington)
Brendon Pickerill (North Harbour)

National Squad (Rod Hill & Scott Herbert)
Brett Johnson (Bay of Plenty)
Richard Kelly (Taranaki)
Angus Mabey (Auckland)
Grant Stuart (Waikato)
Paul Williams (Taranaki)

Development Squad (Vinny Munro, Mike Elliott, Tony Kelly, Harry Quinn)
James Doleman (Otago)
Liam Scanlon (Canterbury)
Cam Stone (Taranaki)
Hamish Walker (Auckland)
Danny Morrison (North Harbour)
Kevin Opele Mid (Canterbury)
Vincent Ringrose (Wellington)

Wider Training Group:
Adam Palmer (Auckland)
Richard Loten (Auckland)
Daniel O’Connell (Counties Manukau)
Michael Winter (Waikato)
Sam Couper (Manawatu)
Richard Gordon (Wellington)
Blair Barclay (Canterbury)
Alistair Payne (Wairarapa Bush)

Seven’s Squad (Paul Honiss)
Nick Briant (Bay of Plenty)
Richard Kelly (Taranaki)
Jessica Beard (Counties-Manukau)
Chelsea Gurr (Canterbury)

Alongside each group in brackets are those people who will lead and support the development of those squads.

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2014 Pre-season Fitness Test Invitation

When:   Sunday 16th March at 9.30am
Where:  Scot’s College. Venue changes will be advised.
Who:      The test is open to all WRRA members who are keen to participate and benchmark their fitness levels against their peers.  Fitness test assessment protocol available here.

Scott’s are kindly providing a cooked breakfast following the test.  Please indicate by return email if you wish to have breakfast so that the numbers attending can be forwarded to the kitchen staff can prepare the necessary food.

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