Macca’s Week Five Update

We’re nearing the halfway point of the season, and it is definitely make or break time for some teams!

Round Five is the final slate of games scheduled before the Thomson Trophy’s Top Division splits into pools of the upper and lower six teams. Middleton Grange and Christ’s College play each other, and will both make it through, unless St. Bede’s can upset Cashmere. In the other pool it is a lot tougher, with the game between Rangiora and St. Thomas likely deciding which team will join the Spartans and St. Andrew’s in the top pool (but these two teams also need to take care of business too!)

St. Andrew’s boys are heading to play Ashburton College Monday night at 7pm, with their girls putting the Phil Burns Cup up for grabs in Ashburton tomorrow night, at 5:30pm

These schools are hosting double-headers (at 5:15pm and 7:00pm):

  • Avonside and Shirley are hosting Rangi Ruru and Hillmorton at their new site
  • Hornby High’s new gym will have both the Whelan and Thomson teams from Papanui coming
  • Lincoln High has the Burnside girls, then the boys from Te Pā O Rākaihautū
  • Rangiora High has both of our Games of the Week – first the boys play against St. Thomas, then the Whelan Trophy team plays against Christchurch Girls’ High
  • Riccarton High has Cashmere’s girls, and then Rangiora New Life’s boys
  • Middleton Grange also has two fantastic games – up against the unbeaten Kaiapoi Whelan team, and then a tough Christ’s College squad


In single game 5:15pm tip-offs we have the following games scheduled:

  • Linwood college has a match against their neighbours from Cathedral College
  • Villa Maria will host Ellesmere College


7:00pm also has some intriguing match-ups:

  • Christchurch Boys’ High faces off against Burnside as both teams look to build some momentum heading into the second half of the season
  • Newcomers in 2019 Hagley are hosting Kaiapoi, with both teams sitting at 1-2
  • St. Bede’s will try and win the Dowson Cup off of Cashmere


Our Picks for Round Five:

Whelan Division I

Rangiora; Rangi Ruru; Kaiapoi; St. Andrew’s


Whelan Division II

Burnside; Papanui; Riccarton; Villa Maria


Thomson Division I

Shirley Boys’; Christchurch Boys’; Middleton Grange; Cashmere; St. Thomas; St. Andrew’s


Thomson Division II

Kaiapoi; Papanui; Lincoln; Riccarton; Cathedral


Last Weeks Picks: Whelan 6/8; Thomson 8/11

Year to Date Picks: Whelan 21/31; Thomson 33/44

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