Sports

Donald returns to PIC Steelers to play in Mitre 10 opener at Pukekohe

The career of Stephen Donald will come full circle when he returns to the PIC Counties Manukau Steelers team to play neighbours Auckland in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup at Pukekohe on Saturday. Donald, who started his career with the PIC Steelers in 2001 while still at school, has been named in the midfield for the game […]

Sports co-ordinator role re-established

Only two weeks into his new role, Adam Chwesik has hit the ground running, and is excited to be getting behind the local community. The Franklin District Co-ordinator’s position through Counties Manukau Sport has been re-created after it ceased in 2015 due to lack of funding. After seeing a huge demand and need for the role back in the Franklin […]

Franklin hits Metro for six

Franklin United returned to Bledisloe Park on Saturday 12 August knowing that only a win against Metro United would keep their Division 1 hopes alive. Metro were sitting one place above on level points. Franklin started the game with the intention of taking it to Metro. Both Cody Rickard and Fifi were effective on the wings for Franklin and Metro […]

Gold medal for Waiuku’s golden girls

Waiuku College Gold are living up to their name and colour after taking out first place at the Counties Manukau Collegiate Regional Premier Netball League on Thursday 9 August. The Waiuku Netball team beat the Revelation Raiders from Mangere and Otahuhu, 69-50. “It was a close game at the start, but we managed to pull ahead in the second half,” […]

Fern power for Northern Stars

The Northern Stars are proving their talent after three players were selected for the Silver Ferns squad earlier in August. Newly-signed Stars player Grace Rasmussen, along with Kayla Cullen and Maia Wilson were named in the 2017/18 Silver Ferns’ squad. Grace, who formerly played for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic, will bring her experience to the local side. On the […]

All Blacks prevail in Pukekohe

The All Blacks arrived in Pukekohe on Friday night to a welcoming and excited crowd. It was an entertaining and crowd-thrilling game of three halves as the Counties Manukau Steelers hosted the Taranaki Bulls and the All Blacks at ECOLight Stadium. The Counties Steelers kicked off the game against the Taranaki Bulls, triumphing 28-7, before the Bulls faced off against […]

Waiuku winger scores on debut for Steelers

It was a game not to be missed last Friday night as the Counties Steelers took on the Taranaki Bulls and the All Blacks at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe. For one local player, it was an unforgettable night. Tevita Nabura, fondly known as Jhu, from the Waiuku club, was on debut for the Steelers on Friday. The 1.95m winger proved […]

Game of Three Halves draws massive crowd

It was a great occasion in Pukekohe when the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers hosted the All Blacks and Taranaki.  Prior to kick-off Steelers and All Blacks Kieran Read, Sonny Bill along with Cody Taylor entertained the sponsors in the lounge with SBW inviting the locals to the Counties Manukau B’s match at Bombay the following day that he is playing […]

PIC Steelers test against the best in Game of Three Halves

While a clash against the All Blacks is a significant lure, Counties Manukau PIC Steelers coach Darryl Suasua is treating the unique Game of Three Halves encounter strictly as preparation for the Mitre 10 Cup competition. Suasua plans to use all of his available squad in the two halves which will see the PIC Steelers play 40 minutes against Taranaki […]

‘Stephen Donald – Beaver’ hits bookstores

‘Stephen Donald – Beaver’ hits bookstores today Thursday 10 August 2017, and he’ll be doing some signing sessions around Waikato and South Auckland. Catch him on Sunday 13 August 2017 at The Warehouse Pukekohe to get your copy signed by The Beaver himself. Signings are from 11.30am – 11.50am. Books are available from Paper plus, The Warehouse, Whitcoulls, some independent bookstores and […]