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Enrol now to do practice tests and to ﬁnd out what the examiners are looking for when you write your answers. www.BrainstormTuition.com Call now on 533 9092 or email: Bill@BrainstormTuition.com Fees: Casual $50 per hour 10 Hours $400 ($40 per hour) 20 Hours $700 ($35 per hour) Fees must be paid in advance Times: Monday to Friday 3.30-7.30pm Weekends 11am-3pm NOW ENROLLING FOR TERM 4 COACH Steve Hansen can take heart in the adage that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” his All Blacks certainly do.That was the case in last Sat- urday’s gladiatorial test against a rugged Springboks team that was conﬁdent of breaking a 76-year- old Eden Park hoodoo that has lasted since Danie Craven cap- tained them to victory in 1937. What made this last All Black triumph so memorable was the performance of such relative international rookies as Sam Cane and Beauden Barrett, who stood in magniﬁcently for Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, two stars who’ve inspired the New Zealand success story over the past decade. That the All Blacks won the 2011 World Cup without Carter and McCaw leading them on one good foot, was considered by many to be a rugby miracle. Now that they’re ageing and even more injury prone has been a cause of deep concern. Not any more, though only an ungrateful fool would fail to recog- nise the tremendous contribution they’ve made. While Cane sensibly acknowl- edges he can never be McCaw, he proved he has a lot to offer, plung- ing across for a vital try and show- ing enormous courage after having seven stitches inserted in a head cut. Then there was Barrett, who came on in the 15th minute and played a blinder after Carter had been poleaxed by hooker Bismark du Plessis’ crunching tackle. Having used his arms in a legiti- mate tackle, du Plessis, the Boks best player, was unlucky to have been sin-binned, though he had no cause for complaint later when red-carded for driving his elbow into Liam Messam’s throat. With a bloodied Julian Savea sidelined in the dying stages when Kieran Read and Ma’a Nonu received yellow cards, it was not a test match for the faint-hearted against powerful, aggressive oppo- nents who love a scrap. Against the brave All Blacks, they found a gutsy, skilful winning team to accommodate them. Barrett and Cane were tremen- dous, with the ﬁrst-ﬁve playing with all the poise and verve of a young Carter. Big lock Brodie Retallick cel- ebrated his best game in the black jersey with a muscular effort and a rampaging try after a scintillating Barrett break and smart work by Conrad Smith. His was a tough, titanic battle with the powerful Eben Etzebeth who, at 21, is one year his junior and has a tremendous future. Rated the third best lock behind Sam Whitelock and Luke Romano before the latter got injured, Retal- lick isn’t going to relinquish his test spot easily. With captain Read leading by example, scoring two tries and missing a third by a whisker, there can be no doubt he ranks with Buck Shelford and Zinzan Brooke as one of the great All Black No 8s. Incredible as the other two were, neither would have been able to match Read’s lineout skills or ability to back possession from his own side’s kick-offs. Having proved himself the best halfback last year, nippy Aaron Smith has gone on to become world-class. Although Nonu’s yellow card for a shoulder charge was stupid, it was his kicks which led to Read’s two tries. With props Owen Franks and Tony Woodcock responding to a mighty Boks challenge with their best games of the year, coach Hansen can rest easy in the knowl- edge he’s got a team with true grit to back its skill. ABs front for bigger test Agnew's Angle RACING TO THE TOP: Saint Kentigern College dominated the 2013 national secondary schools cycling championships at Mt Wellington. The two-day event included a time trial, hill climb and criterium. In action are, from left, Rogie Tomlinson-Gillies and Sam Dakin, and Matthew Manning, number 419. Photos supplied / Lynne Scutt Pak' College into top rank PAKURANGA College will get an automatic invitation to play in the New Zealand secondary schools girls’ premier division football tournament next year. It comes courtesy of their First XI winning the recent Maurice Hulme satellite tournament in Wanganui. Pakuranga cruised through their pool, scoring 20 goals and conceding none, with wins over Inglewood High 9-0, St Matthew’s Collegiate 2-0, Karamu High 4-0 and Nga Tawa Diocesan 5-0. The knockout stages were tougher. In the quarter-ﬁnal, Pakuranga and Chilton St James School were locked 1-1 at the break. Pakuranga then led 3-1 before conceding a penalty. “It was very tense on the sidelines when St James got back to 3-2,” says team manager Sarah Devoy. The semi-ﬁnal against Wairarapa College was tighter and ended scoreless. “After ﬁve penalties for each team the score was 4-4, so it went to sudden death,” says Devoy. “The girls held their nerve and eventually got the result 6-5.” The ﬁnal against Sacred Heart from Wellington was another tough battle. “With ﬁve minutes to play it looked like we’d be going to penalties again. Then our captain Sarah Carson was put through one-on-one with their keeper, calmly went around her and scored the winner.” Carson scored 10 goals during the tournament. With half the team still juniors, Devoy is delighted with the result and the team’s performances this year. “At the start of the season I thought this looked like a special group. It’s not often you get a group like this,” she says. This year’s was the ﬁfth tournament Devoy has taken the team to. “It can get really tense on the sideline, but I do it because I love it and love watching the players develop.” ■ Fencibles United ﬁnished their Northern Region Football League men’s division two campaign with a 3-1 win over Tauranga City at Riverhills Park last Saturday.
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