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Dylan Pledger (centre) is flanked by his main power setter, KHS student, Joel Cook (left)
Photo by Jo Barnsdale

Touch Notices, Results and Player Profile Dylan Pledger

Dan Koni —

Week 5 (Term 1)

Dylan Pledger will kick start our 1st Touch Player Profiles. Dylan is a humble man of many talents. He will be looking at getting a few wins for the Otago Mens team in Palmerston North this weekend on the Touch National stage.

Dylan progressed through the Touch Programme as a Year 9/10 in the Academies, then made the Senior 1st Touch team as a Year 9. At Year 10 he was selected as the Touch NZ Boys Tournament MVP for the boys grade during the NZ Secondary Schools National Tournament . A feat achieved by no other junior in the country.

Dylan is our current King’s 1st Captain and is an absolute weapon on attack. We wish Dylan (pictured above), all best this weekend and the King’s community will be following him with great interest.

Bishopcourt Open Mens (Thu 2nd March)

Division 1: King's 1st Touch Team defeated Rugby Bricks,  8-6

Touchdowns: J.Harvey(2), J.Moeahu(2), J.Cook, T.Metua, I.Kramers, K.Koni

Division 2: King's Junior 1st Touch Team lost to Kodiacs,  5-4

Touchdowns: M.Penese, L.Tofiga, J.Cook, L.Kramers

Oval Open Mens (Tue 28th March)

Social Mens: King's Junior Touch Team defeated Kia Toa Tigers

Metro Secondary Schools Touch (Tue 2nd March)

  • Mohoao Kingi drew with Hukarere Kingi, 3-3
  • Whatitiri Kingi defeated JMCG 10 Raiders
  • Tiaki Ha Kingi defeated OBHS Hoops, 8-1
  • Repara Kingi defeated OBHS Maori/Pacific, 5-1
  • Taika kingi defeated Taieri Jnr Boys, 5-0 (default)

Important Touch Dates

  • Opens Nationals in Palmerston North (2-5th March, 2023)
  • Southland Boys' Interschool (Mon 6th March, 2023)
  • Shirley Boys' Interschool (13-14th March, 2023)
  • OSS Tournament (Fri 17th March, 2023)
  • SISS Tournament in Christchurch (25-26th March, 2023)