The Battle of the Basin this Saturday shapes up to be a
cracker, as both Arrowtown and Wakatipu are unbeaten so far
in the 2014 season and the White Horse Cup is on the line.
At the weekend both sides enjoyed victories, with Wakatipu
retaining the cup against Cromwell B, a team featuring
Coach Damian Petre said the home side decided to call the
game off 20 minutes into the second half, having already put
80 points on the board.
''The casualties list was getting too large, so we called it
''It doesn't do anyone any favours getting to 100 [points].''
Petre said a ''big week of training'' was on the cards ahead
of this weekend's clash of the titans at the Queenstown Rec
In Arrowtown, coach Hayden Finch described his team's 33-0
win over Upper Clutha A as ''one of the best Arrowtown
performances in the last few years''.
A key feature for Finch was a lack of injuries to his side,
which had been battered and bruised in recent weeks.
Saturday will be the first time since 2012 Arrowtown has had
an opportunity to challenge for the White Horse Cup, which
was an added incentive.
''The White Horse is great, but it's the Wakatipu clash we
get up for.''
Kick-off for the game is 2.30pm at the Queenstown Rec Ground.