Hutt News : September 27th 2011
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Lei's with a FREE rugby ball only $3 Lots of countries and colours. Support your team ! FLAGS -- Big and Small, Lei's, T shirts, Sarongs 233 High Street, LOWER HUTT 568 2807 4013756AC 4007016AD 4058773AA Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club ALL RUGBY GAMES LIVE Thursday 29 September 6.30pm Dinner and Cultural Evening Meet a Canadian Supporters Tour Group. Friday 30 September Samoan Evening Watch Samoa take on South Africa. Moohan Street, Wainuiomata Phone 04 564 7824 RUGBY HEAVEN www.rugbyheaven.co.nz New battle for Samoa Samoan stalwart Seilala Mapusua has vowed his side will throw everything at the Springboks on Friday after win- ning the battle of the islands at the weekend to keep their World Cup quarterfinals hopes alive. After missing a couple of early chances, Samoa went back to their prudent ways to gain a crucial win over Fiji. Sadly the Polynesia spectacular didn't eventuate in front of 60,327 at Eden Park, continuing a trend at this tournament that has seen the island flair strangely stagnant. The Samoans were delighted to get the victory but admitted disappoint- ment at not being able to get a bonus point. That may prove crucial, either to make the play-offs or to nail third place in Pool D for automatic qualifi- cation for the next World Cup. Mapusua said the intent had been to play more rugby against Fiji and felt that would be the only way Samoa could hope to beat the world champion Boks. I think we need to go all out and really move the ball around and try and get as far away from structure rugby as possible,'' he said of how Samoa could upset the Springboks. South Africa are very clinical at the set piece and also at building pressure. They have a goalkicker who will slot it from anywhere. WeneedtobreakitupabitI think.'' Nonu centre of attention Ma'a Nonu was sensational on Saturday as the All Blacks crushed the French. Brendon Egan writes that the dreadlocked one has stepped up when it matters. Through again: Ma'a Nonu leaves French defenders and Jerome Kaino and Conrad Smith in his wake as he busts the line of defence again on Saturday. Photo: JASON OXENHAM/FAIRFAX MEDIA NZ Enough about Sonny Bill Wil- liams, it's time to give Ma'a Nonu the plaudits he deserves. The New Zealand media have a love affair with the man with the chiselled pecs, but it is Nonu who has taken his game to a new level since SBW'' arrived from French club Toulon last year. Nonu's form in the black jersey over the past two years has been nothing short of phenomenal, with the dreadlocked assassin now the premier second-five on the planet and New Zealand's second-most influential back after Dan Carter. When the All Blacks headed on their northern hemisphere tour late last year, Nonu was under pressure for his starting position, with the drums beating loudly for Williams to be included in the midfield alongside Conrad Smith. If anything, the threat of Wil- liams has brought out the best in Nonu. He was in sensational touch for the All Blacks during this year's Tri-Nations and has carried that form through to the World Cup, where he has been the team's stand-out performer in their opening two games, along with Jerome Kaino and Richard Kahui. He is now an automatic selec- tion in the No 12 jersey for the All Blacks, with Williams' best chance of featuring in the World Cup knockout games now via the substitutes bench or possibly a place on the wing. People talk about Carter, Ric- hie McCaw and a fit Kieran Read being indispensable to the All Blacks' chances of winning the World Cup, and I think Nonu deserves to be held in the same regard. The rise, fall and rise of Nonu is a classic tale. Four years ago, his All Blacks career appeared on the rocks when he missed out on the 2007 World Cup and was weighing up a switch to rugby league. He deserves immense praise for the way he has bounced back from that disap- pointment and has gone away and worked on his game to become the player he is today. Nonu was a rough diamond early in his All Blacks career, plagued by inconsistency. He was always capable of making a brilliant line break or get- ting a sublime offload away. But he could just as easily undo that good work by drop- ping a routine ball, throwing a silly pass or missing a crucial tackle. He has managed to iron out those flaws and has become so dependable it's hard to remember the last time he failed to have an impact in a big game for the All Blacks. Once upon a time, Nonu seemed to garner more headlines for his eyeliner and dreadlocks. These days, his game is clearly speaking for itself, and it's a won- derful sight to see.
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