True to form, the Last Try Wins
In a tight and exciting match, the Chch RILEY touch team, Last Try Wins, took out the opposition in the South Hagley Park mixed Wednesday night division.
In the semi-final the team was up against Hogan Heroes (Fulton Hogan) who had recruited Black Ferns half-back Kendra Cocksedge to their side. It proved a thrilling game, with Leo (Leanne Sutherland) scoring the opener for Last Try Wins, and B Mac (Brendon Fisher, securing the win with a late second-half try.
The following week, in the final against Smokin’ Arrows (Arrow), the first half proved tight with Last Try Wins narrowly ahead on the scoreboard at half-time, before pulling away in the second half to take home the gold medal with a comfortable two try lead.
Rodney Coast Challenge
Three teams took part in this year's Rodney Coast Challenge. The course starts in Woodhill Forest with a 10km run, transitioning
to a 30km road bike leg, followed by a 25km mountain bike section to Puhoi, and an 8km kayak and 100m run to the finishing line
at Wenderholm. Despite continuous torrential rain, thunder, and lightning, all teams completed in very respectable times. The mixed
team came first in their category, whilst the two all male teams finished second and eighth.
Auckland Office Ski Trip 2016
Poor ski conditions could not dampen enthusiasm for one of the the RILEY annual ski trips,
so when the slopes closed we took to the mountain bike trails to make the most of the weekend.