Club rebuilds this season

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TOKANUI Rugby Club supporters had extra reason to celebrate during the long weekend.
The team notched up awelldeserved win at home against Drummond Limehills Star on Friday night to get some points on the table.
Club president Daryl Johnstone said ‘‘the boys fronted up’’ to get their first win in division one of this year’s Southland-wide club rugby competition, with a score of 19-14.
The club had been rebuilding its senior team this year, following several retirements and a couple of players moving on to premier rugby, he said.
‘‘It’s left quite abig hole. [Numbers have] been a battle to date, but there seems to be a good, solid squad there now.’’
And it had been a real team effort on the park.
‘‘Everyone is pitching in and doing their bit towards getting the team and the club on track.’’
The positive note will continue this Saturday during Tokanui’s club day which will include games from school boy grades all the way through to the seniors. Tokanui fielded five school boy teams from rippa rugby through to an under-13 team, he said.
Along with the games, Johnstone said there would also be a life members’ lunch and sponsors’ tent on the sideline.
All supporters and sponsors of the club were welcome and he looked forward to a good crowd, Johnstone said.
‘‘It’s our chance to say thank you to the sponsors and people who have donated towards the club throughout the year.’’
He hoped the team would build and carry on from last week’s win as the rest of the season progressed, saying the main aim was to rebuild and maintain division one status.
‘‘It’ll just be a matter of putting a game on the paddock and the results will come.’’
Í Tokanui rugby club day, Saturday. Games from 9.45am. Division one against Waikaka kicks off at 3pm.

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