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SAS Fox Memorial season preview – Mt Albert Lions

https://www.sporty.co.nz/aucklandleague/newsarticle/60527

SAS Fox Memorial season preview – Mangere East
https://www.sporty.co.nz/aucklandleague/newsarticle/60474
 
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mt.wellington

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Interested to see what Pt Chevs team will look like this year without the backing of Autex. I believe that leaves them without a real major sponsor...
 
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That will be interesting. Seem to have made some handy pick ups from Mt Albert though Kitiona Pasene (Pt Chev), Laupepa Pasene (Pt Chev), Dan Palavi (Pt Chev), Tama Pasene (Pt Chev).
I'll keep an eye out for when the rest of the teams are posted and add them to this thread.
Anyone know where Paulos Latu will be playing rugby union? I presume in the Auck club comp?
 
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That will be interesting. Seem to have made some handy pick ups from Mt Albert though Kitiona Pasene (Pt Chev), Laupepa Pasene (Pt Chev), Dan Palavi (Pt Chev), Tama Pasene (Pt Chev).
I'll keep an eye out for when the rest of the teams are posted and add them to this thread.
Anyone know where Paulos Latu will be playing rugby union? I presume in the Auck club comp?
Pt Chev have recruited well IMO they got beaten up in the middle last year during the finals, so pretty much brought over the Lions forward pack, for more power lol.

Interested to see what Pt Chevs team will look like this year without the backing of Autex. I believe that leaves them without a real major sponsor...
They got some money from Autex for this year, how much is a guessing game - they declared 80 K for 2017 season, who knows?

Penpal - Cheers for keeping this thread alive
 

mt.wellington

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Wonder if my beloved Otablu will carry on the Sharman promotion curse of dropping straight back down. Hope not but without money they won't get far anyway...
 
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Wonder if my beloved Otablu will carry on the Sharman promotion curse of dropping straight back down. Hope not but without money they won't get far anyway...
1 positive with them, is they haven't lost many players from last year; about 3 x all up, I heard - When they called a move, everyone knew their role and what was on; the big test will be if there young Pack can survive being muscled for 80 mins in the middle.
 
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mt.wellington

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SAS Fox Memorial season preview – Otahuhu
https://www.aucklandleague.co.nz/newsarticle/60708
SAS Fox Memorial season preview – Otahuhu
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Last year marked a historic low for this proud south Auckland club, being relegated to the second division for the first time in their history. But their response to secure immediate promotion to the Fox couldn’t have been better. Coach John Ackland is back, along with a handful of quality player additions. The Leopards’ hopes of a positive finish will depend greatly on the performance of their forward pack, which was their major strength in 2017.

2017 finish: Winners of the Crown Lift Trucks Sharman Cup

Ins: Jonah Sofele (Pt Chevalier), Izak Matene (Marist), Setu Tu (Mangere East), Damon Simann (Christchurch), Sione Tongia (Australia)

Outs: Nil

The draw: The fixtures list looks fairly balanced for Otahuhu, with games against last year’s play-off teams scattered evenly throughout the first and second round. The Leopards will open their campaign against Marist, before playing Howick in what is a traditional rivalry match in Round 2.

https://www.aucklandleague.co.nz/newsarticle/60708

Good news that the squad is basically still the same. That has been a curse for some clubs who have relied on Sharman players to keep them in the Fox. Only time will tell...
 
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