RIPPA RUGBY NATIONALS
Our champion Yr 5/6 Rippa Rugby team represented Wanganui for a record 3rd consecutive year at the national tournament in Wellington from 21 to 23 August. Their best results were a convincing win against Buller and a draw against the might of Wellington, with very close games against Hawkes Bay and Southland.
A definite highlight was the opportunity to train with the All Blacks on Monday afternoon. Here is our team pictured with the All Blacks: At left coach Shane Ratima and seated between the ABs Orlando Ratima and Alex Glasgow. At front from left to right: Hayden Lourie, Harry McVerry, Matthew Florence, Grace Carman, Lucy McInytre, Katie Vennell and Lara Watson