DLS on the rebuild

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DRUMMOND Limehills Star (DLS) is charging on in division one of this year’s Southland-wide club rugby competition.
Coach Chris McIlwrick said it had been a rebuilding year for the club, which lost nine players from last year’s starting line-up.
The result was a mixture of young and experienced players on the field this year.
There had also been a few injuries, he said, which made it a bit of a struggle to get a team on the park each week.
However, they had pulled together and had a couple of good wins, including a 29-0 victory over Waikiwi last month.
Core players such as veterans Shane Erskine, Richie Allison (captain) and Dave Beer had been leading from the front, with good support from some of the team’s new players, he said.
With 13 games played and five to go, McIlwrick said the goal for the rest of the season was to pick up a few more points and a couple more wins.
‘‘And just remain competitive in every game that we play.’’
Instead of just focusing on the win, they would aim to play good rugby.
The team, which is based out of three clubrooms — Drummond, Limehills and Browns — attracted good crowds each Saturday, he said.
‘‘We’ve still got the loyal supporters who come to every game.’’
Along with the senior team, DLS also has several joint-age group teams with Midlands to continue to develop junior
rugby in Central Southland.
The DLS team will travel to Te Anau tonight for this week’s clash at its Dusky St grounds. Kick-off 7.30pm.

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