Well this Saturday may well give us some indication of where we are at. Our first competition game for 2016 is against Te Awamutu away, with the Development team playing at 1.00pm and the A’s at 2.30. The local Te Awamutu paper has featured all their new recruits which appear to be quite impressive. Time will tell.
Last Saturday Melville travelled to Manurewa for a hit out which I understand they won easily. Just to bring you up to date, Skip has provided me with some info on the new players this year some of which I provide below.
Tui Katoa – attended Otago Boys High, played for Melville U21s in 2015 then selected for the Warriors U20 and last off season played in France
Johnny Galloway – Capt PNBH 1st XV and Manawatu B’s
Cameron Skelton – ex Hamilton Marist and brother of Wallaby Will Skelton
Jason Church – ex Hamilton Old Boys. Played 100 games at prop for them
Sam Stevens – ex Manawatu B’s , spent the off season in Europe
Sefo Setephano – ex Hamilton Marist
Damian Darlington – ex Rotorua Boys High 1st XV
Timoci Nalewaivuke – ex Ponsonby U19 and U21
Sevu Reece, Sam Toa, Jevon Forbes and Henare Hira – all ex HBHS 1st XV and Waikato Age Group teams
Tama Dean – Fitnss trainor/mentor. worked with Nigel at HBHS and currently at St Pauls Collegiate