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A Sad Day
Written by Admin   
Monday, 22 September 2014

We lost our first Ranfurly Shield Challenge in 9 years, we lost the Battle of the Bays. Huge respect to all of the Steamers fans who made the trip to Napier.

Mauled by the Makos - here we go again…
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Written by The Terror of the Terraces   
Monday, 25 August 2014

terror_webIf a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

If a rampant Tasman midfielder breezes through a hole big enough to fit a busload of Hori BOP impersonators, does it really count as a missed tackle?

A decent Mafia contingent pondered these imponderables amid a quality first-up home crowd of the season, on a glorious Mount Maunganui afternoon on the sidelines at New ealand's worst rugby stadium.

Bay lose 23-34 to Southland
Written by Admin   
Saturday, 16 August 2014

The new season always brings new hope and there was a genuine feeling of expectation for the Bay's first game in Southland on Friday night. On the 10th anniversary of the Bay's Ranfurly Shield win and Hori BOP hitching all the way down to Invercargill, the omens looked good - it could be our night.

It turned into a messy game where neither team looked particularly well drilled but Southland had more moments of quality and won easily in the end. The Bay went OK in the first half and scored the first try of the ITM Cup season when Bardoul barged over from close range. Southland fought back and a late try and penalty put them into Half-time with a 21-10 lead.

Although the Bay had the wind advantage in the second half, they seemed devoid of a plan of how to use it and the final Southland try killed off the game - the try to Fisiihoi was a consolation.

Ranfurly Shield 10 Years On
2014 Photos
Written by KP   
Friday, 15 August 2014
Hori BOP to Invercargill
Written by KP   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Hori BOP is hitch-hiking down to Invercargill for the first Steamers game on Friday night. He is setting off on Wednesday so he may or may not be pitchside by Friday especially given the weather forecast. If you see him, say hi and even better give him a lift.

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Steamers 2014
 : ITM Cup
Position: 6
15 Aug: Southland L 23-34
24 Aug: Tasman L 27-56
31 Aug: Taranaki L 3-41
3 Sep: Manawatu L 27-29
7 Sep: North Harbour W 21-14
13 Sep: Auckland L 12-27
20 Sep: Hawke's Bay (RS) L 17-36
25 Sep: Northland Baypark
4 Oct: Otago Baypark
9 Oct: Waikato Away
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