Mon, Nov 15, 2021 12:50 PM

Sports Snippets: Lowe scores against All Blacks, Stags defeated.

The Stags were soundly beaten by Otago at Saxton Oval last week. Photo: Shutterpsort

Jonty Dine

Rugby- A number of current and former Mako were in international action at the weekend, with James Lowe playing his first game against the All Blacks as his Irish side defeated New Zealand 29-20 in Dublin. James opened the scoring with a slick try in the left-hand corner. Also playing was Will Jordan, Finlay Christie, Ethan Blackadder, Tyrel Lomax, David Havili and Sevu Reece. Elsewhere, Marist’s Sam Briggs bagged twenty points as South Canterbury defeated Thames Valley 35-16 to win the Meads Cup.

Football- FC Nelson sent three junior academy sides to Christchurch at the weekend to play in the 12th, 14th and U17 grades. The 14th grade side went undefeated with three wins from three across the weekend. The 12th grade side enjoyed two wins and a loss including a 9-0 hammering of Christchurch United. Unfortunately, the U17’s couldn’t come away with a win but did manage a draw against Halswell United.

FC Nelson's junior sides enjoyed a successful weekend in Christchurch. Photo: Supplied.
FC Nelson's junior sides enjoyed a successful weekend in Christchurch. Photo: Supplied.

Cricket- The Central Stags made its first appearance at Saxton Oval this season though it was a forgettable one as the side went down to the Otago Volts by 162 runs in the Plunket Shield. The Stags did manage a 21 run first innings lead, but Otago’s second innings saw them compile 422/7 declared with both openers Hamish Rutherford and Mitch Renwick scoring centuries. Central could muster just 240 in reply, Black Cap Tom Bruce top scoring with 77. This weekend sees the Stags take on the Wellington Firebirds in the capital.