Poneke Katipo

Win Draw Loss

WDL
903

Player Tally

NameTryPts
'Uhila1470
Jackson1470
Tasi735
Van525
Isac315
Zach 315
Doug315
Paige315
Casey210
Otis210
Max15
Sebastian15
Whakaaira 15
Thomas15
Peli15
Walt15

Results

DateVsResult
04 MayWellington AxemenLost 19-17
18 MayOries MagpiesLost 36-17
25 MayOBUWon 29-27
01 JunWests EaglesWon 73-7
07 JunJohnsonvilleWon 68-7
15 JunMSP LionsWon 24-10
22 JunNewlands BroncosWon 47-7
29 JulWests HawksWon 47-38
03 AugWellington AxemenWon 36-24
09 AugOBUWon 12-7
17 AugWests EaglesWon 52-10

Player of The Day

DateFromName
04-05KatipoOtis
04-05Wellington AxemenZachariah
18-05KatipoTasi
18-05Ories MagpiesJackson
25-05Katipo'Uhila
25-05OBUJackson
01-06KatipoCasey
01-06Wests Eagles'Uhila
7-06KatipoSebastian
7-06JohnsonvilleJackson
15-06KatipoIsaac
15-06MSPTasi
22-06KatipoPaige
22-06Newlands BroncosOtis
29-07Wests'Uhila
29-07KatipoVan
03-08KatipoTasi
03-08AxemenJackson

Tackler of the Day

DateName
04/05/2019Whakaaira
18/05/2019Van
25/05/2019Kristian
01/06/2019Doug
7/06/2019Doug
15/06/2019Doug
22/06/2019Jackson
29/07/2019Walt
03/08/2019Thomas

Piranhas Vs Ories Magpies Post Game Review

***PIRANHA ALERT***

Swarms of magpies have been seen swirling shark park as pods of Piranhas were spotted running a muck on Saturday.

Good to get a win over Ories this year and we were very lucky to clinch it at the end there.  We started off guns blazing in the first half but seemed to let our guard slip in the 2nd half and at one point let the Magpies take the brief lead before our comeback. The 2nd half slump was something that we discussed at half time but were unable to correct the tempo of play until very late in the 2nd half.  

A win is a win and even better when they got the better of us last time we met.

Some players of note this week;

Congratulations to Tana for P.O.D. You really stepped up this week and were more dedicated to physical contact and really just knuckling in and getting to work on the rugby field.  A couple of solid carries, but your work was really noticeable in the loose play areas and at tackle ball time.  On top of this, Ories was an important game for Tana to get through mentally, as last time we met Tana suffered a head injury. We all know how hard it is to jump back on the horse and I’m glad you did it well. Congrats again Tana.

 

Mana – as always, some very strong ball runs and tight defense with some bone crunching tackling.

Jackson – proving to be a leader of the group in the all important pivotal position.  Your vision and knowledge of the game is amazing and your command of players on the field to help them get to where they should be, is brilliant.  And as always your hot-stepping and nose for the try line secured you several more tries this game.  Well done.

Tommy – really fitting in to the team now.  Its like you have always been a part of it.  And it seems like you are really enjoying the challenge of playing up a grade this year – i know it can be daunting, but you are adapting very well.  Some more direct ball running and support play is what we like to see.

Thanks guys,

  • Coach

 

***GROUND/TIME CHANGE FOR SATURDAY 2nd JUNE***

Hi All,

Ground and time change for tomorrow.

We are now playing at Kilbirnie Park 1b (closest to clubrooms) at 9:30am.

Please be there at 9am for warm up.

Please also keep an ear/eye out for cancellations.  As soon as I find out, I will be posting cancellations here, and sending a txt message.

Cheers,

Coach

Piranhas Game 02 June 2018

GAME THIS WEEK

  • When:  Saturday 2nd June
  • Where: MacAlister Park 1a
  • Time:  Kick-off is at 10:30am so please be there by 10:00 am for warm up.
  • Opposition: Oriental Rongotai Magpies

 

 

CAPTAIN 

Jackson Hill is captain this weekend and will

  • Do the coin toss
  • Lead the team in our call
  • Lead the team onto the field
  • Take the first kick-off
  • Lead the three cheers for the opposition and the referee
  • Lead the handshakes with the opposition, and
  • Award the POD ribbon to the opposition team POD


Captains family brings:

  • Oranges for half time,
  • Choose the player of the day from the opposition

 

Please let me know if your son/daughter is not available on the week he/she is to be captain so I can nominate someone else!

 

The Captain next week : 

Zack Calavrias

TRAINING

  • When: Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Where: Kilbirnie Park
  • Gear: Mouthguards, comfortable training clothes/jacket, water bottle

 

Piranhas Vs Wellington Hurricanes Post Game Review

There was quite the storm brewing over the weekend, as Piranhas were witnessed chasing Hurricanes on Saturday morning.

Well done on the win team.  Its always a great feeling achieving local derby wins.

This week, everything that we practiced, came to fruition.  As a coach, this is great to see. 

We had 3 main focus points this week;

  • Defense
  • Close quarter ball retention (Washing Machines)
  • Tackling

I saw great success in each of these areas, although (as always) we really need to sharpen our tackling techniques. Never fear, tackling is something that we will focus on all year.

It was great to welcome Zack back into the team this week and was a pleasure to watch you get your head straight back into the game with some strong ball running and support play.

Walt was again on fire! We may need to bring some ice in the oranges bucket next week to keep you cool.

Uhila – well done on player of the day. You make running look effortless, like you are ice skating on grass.  Your commitment to tackling, and the bravery you displayed after being injured, earned you the honors this week.

Another thing to note is the work that people are doing without the ball.  This work often goes unnoticed but is an integral part to our victory.  Those people that are continually clearing out at the ruck, that are first to support their teammate when they get tackled, that are making sure we keep possession of the ball, you guys are awesome.  These are people like Noah, Solomon, Sebastian, Walt, Tana and Max.  The forwards!! Keep up the good work.

Big game this weekend, I’d like to go over some tactics for this game at training on Wednesday, so please remember to make sure you are at training on time.  Please let me know if you cannot make it. There was some confusion over training last week, basically, training will always be on unless otherwise notified.  Best to keep an eye on your emails, or here at piranhas.nz. On wet weather days, we spend half an hour in the changing rooms closest to the gym side (furthest from green room) going over theory and warm up and then the second half in the greenroom.

See you all there.

 

-Coach

Piranhas Game 25 May 2018

GAME THIS WEEK

  • When:  Saturday 25th May
  • Where: Kilbirnie Park 3
  • Time:  Kick-off is at 9:30am so please be there by 9:00 am for warm up.
  • Opposition: Wellington Hurricanes
     

CAPTAIN 

Edward Goldie is captain this weekend and will

  • Do the coin toss
  • Lead the team in our call
  • Lead the team onto the field
  • Take the first kick-off
  • Lead the three cheers for the opposition and the referee
  • Lead the handshakes with the opposition, and
  • Award the POD ribbon to the opposition team POD


Captains family brings:

  • Oranges for half time,
  • Choose the player of the day from the opposition

 

Please let me know if your son/daughter is not available on the week he/she is to be captain so I can nominate someone else!

 

The Captain next week : 

Jackson Hill

TRAINING

  • When: Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Where: Kilbirnie Park
  • Gear: Mouthguards, comfortable training clothes/jacket, water bottle

Piranhas Vs Wests Orcas Post Game Review

Don’t you just love playing at Ian Galloway!! Even more so with short notice!

 

What a game Piranhas! We took this one to the ocean where we encountered several Orca Pods waiting to attack….

Unfortunately for us, the giant mammals outplayed us in tough conditions to take the win with 11 tries to 7.  After an 8 tries to 2 first half, I think we did remarkably well to come back, winning the second half 5 tries to 3. 

Although we suffered our first defeat of the season, the experience gave us the chance to focus on areas where we need to improve.  2 areas to focus on this week will be more TACKLING and holding on to the ball in close quarter confrontation……see you at training Wednesday.

Lots of great individual achievements for the week but a few special ones to note;

Walt – Congrats on receiving player of the day.  Walt was everywhere on Saturday. Every breakdown, every loose ball and every kick off.  Walt, you had an excellent game, committing physically to the ruck, always looking for a chance to steal the ball, and several great runs with ball in hand.

Tana – drastically improved this week, looking for ways to be involved in the tackle and tackle ball areas and adjusting to a new position.

Paige – also adjusting to a new position that she had never played before, continued to look for ways to be involved. Great work!

As a team I think we also found that we can’t always rely on our “hot stepping” and especially when its slippery. 

 

Again guys, very happy with the effort this week and I can’t wait for us to continue to improve weekly.

See you at training Wednesday.

  • Coach