Rugby: Mathewson, Hobbs to start for Blues
All Black halfback Piri Weepu will start from the bench, with Michael Hobbs as expected confirmed to start at 10 outside Alby Mathewson. Chris Lowrey will start on the blindside ahead of Luke Braid, while his brother Daniel has the number seven jersey.
Tronnolone (off 6.75m) won the 120m Hectorville Gift by 1m ahead of Corey Baker (7m ... 38m and then dedicated the win to good mate and fellow athletic league stalwart Alby Donnelly, who died last year. Harry May turned heads when he came off a 26m ...
Blues deal to Highlanders in pre-season hitout
before halfback Alby Mathewson darted from the base of the scrum to dive over the whitewash. Hobbs conversion tied the game up, but it wasn't long before the Blues found themselves ahead on the scoreboard as Ranger made light work of three Highlanders ...
GOLF: Bolt and Cruwys reach Tiverton final
Peter Boax, Peter Pickard, Alby Cruse and Ricky Cruse came second on 84 while Alex ... In the nine-hole competition, Enid Harding (18) took the honours ahead of Anto Hajduk (13). Results: Silver Division – 1 Rachel Bray (33); 2 Liz Hall (32); 3 Marian ...
Blues v Crusaders: Teams
Donnelly gets the nod ahead of Luke Romano and Ross Kennedy for a place in the ... 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Michael Hobbs, 9 Alby Mathewson; 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Chris Lowrey, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Anthony Boric, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu ...
Crusaders hold on in opener
Ranger broke out in another 60m burst which was only halted by effective covering by wing Sean Maitland, however, the ball was toed ahead, and into touch, by halfback Alby Mathewson. The Crusaders were unable to throw the ball in straight and the Blues won possession.
The iron lady
Prince Philip had just met Gina Rinehart, ranked by US business media company Forbes as the 19th most powerful woman in the world - 30 places ahead of Queen Elizabeth ... wife of federal Liberal MP Alby Schultz and a close friend of Rinehart.