Arrowtown School pupil Ana Winders (10) manages to elude a
player from The Terrace School, Alexandra, during the Central
Otago Rippa Rugby Tournament at the Queenstown Events Centre
Arrowtown won 9-2. At right, Sam Hadley (10), of Arrowtown
School, evades Thomas Begg (11), of The Terrace.
Damien O'Connell, who organised the tournament on behalf of
the Otago Rugby Union, said 18 teams from across Central
Otago in the years 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8 age groups
qualified for the tournament.
Areas represented in Queenstown yesterday included Wanaka,
Maniototo, Alexandra, Teviot Valley, Arrowtown and
The top two teams from each age group competing yesterday
qualified for the Otago tournament, being held in Dunedin
Qualifying teams were: Years 3&4: RPS Little Rippers
(Remarkables Primary School), Terrace Tigers (The Terrace
School); years 5&6: Arrow Dolphins (Arrowtown Primary
School), RPS Speedsters (Remarkables Primary School); years
7&8: RPS Dream Team (Remarkables Primary School),
Arrowtown Heat (Arrowtown Primary School).