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It’s with great sadness, the Spotswood United whanau wish to express our condolences to Gina, their two beautiful daughters, and the Ball and extended families on the passing of Reece ‘Pumba’ Ball last Sunday morning.

Pumba was an ex-player and dedicated supporter of Spotswood United rugby, even meeting his wife at the clubrooms when Gina worked behind the bar. An absolute genuine top bloke was taken far to early.

If you knew Reese, his funeral will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, on Friday 21 June 2019 at 10.30am. Wear your Spotty gears.

If you wish to donate to the Give-a-little page set up to help out the family, do so here.

White House this Week

It’s crunch time this season with all grades heading into the final few weeks of round robin matches needing a win to keep the season alive, make semi-finals or grab a home-semi spot. All grades are tighter than a hipsters jeans but that can certainly all change quickly in one week. This weekend is crucial, so get the support along for the boys.

With Club rugby finals confirmed to be played at Yarrow Stadium this year, it would be perfect to have plenty of doggies competing on home soil.

The Premiers are only sitting second on the table by 3 points ahead of NPOB, it is a must win this late in the season to cap of an outstanding campaign thus far to push for a home semi-final. With our lads being able to field very strong teams each week with both good fortune with injuries and excellent depth, the next 4 weeks promise to be fairly exciting for the team and club.

Division 1, after recently dropping a few games still find themselves very much in contention equal for the second spot on the table. With two tough games still to come, the confidence in the camp to get back on track is high. You got this boys.

The Colts, also sitting in the second position but will have a tough outing this week with a top-of-the-table clash against last years Finalists NPOB. The Spotty boys will certainly be out to make amends for the 12 – 24 loss suffered in the first round, but last weeks friendly against Inglewood after they defaulted will have some fresher legs ready to go.

Division 2 boys have so far this season had a very up-and-down road, securing some outstanding wins, but also punished on occasions in a very hard Div 2/3 competition this year with the top 2 teams scoring over 1,200 points already this season. Division 2 manager, Yoshi Mills last week stating they are confident they have a very competitive side even calling out the ‘Premiers for a post-season match’ to show their worth. Watch this space …

Doggies all Day.

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