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Results from Day 4 of the 2021 Heinz Watties Ross Shield.

Game 1 was between Silver Fern Farms CHB and Napier.

Napier lead 31-nil at the break, with the final score 62-12.

CHB’s Flynn Hamilton was the player of the match, with Central’s try’s scored by Nation Walker and Haide Wilson.

Game 2 was Hastings West vs Wairoa.

The Game was 10-nil to Wests at halftime, with the fulltime score 25 - 3.

Scanpower Dannevirke played Hastings East in Game 3, with Easts winning 33-7 after leading 12-7 at half time.

Dannevirke's Carlyle Johnston-Adams was the player of the match.

A change has been made to the game times for today after spectators were allowed at the games from yesterday.

CHB will play Dannevirke at 11am; Hastings East will play Wairoa at midday; followed by Hastings West and Napier at 1pm.


Tasman fans have chartered three planes in order to watch tomorrow’s Ranfurly Shield game at McLean Park tomorrow.

The Magpies face top of the NPC Premiership table Tasman at 4.35 tomorrow afternoon.

Tickets for the game went on sale last night following the easing of restrictions on events under COVID Alert Level 2 earlier this week.

Magpies Head Coach Mark Ozich will be a guest on the Centralines Sports Show tomorrow morning here at Central FM.

Our 2021 Magpies coverage is thanks to The Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau.


The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board says it is planning on running an event in Central Hawke’s Bay next Saturday as the nation gears up for the National Day of Action to get people vaccinated against COVID-19.

The national day was announced earlier this week for October 16th.

DHB spokesperson Anna Kirk said they are currently finalising details.


Dannevirke High School student Matilda Panchaud has been named as the winner of the Wackrow Memorial Youth Award.

Judges said they had a difficult task in deciding on the winner, with five strong nominees this year.

Matilda receives the Wackrow Trophy and a $500 cash prize.

The runners-up were Tama Ngati-Ruaporo and Paige Appleton.