Sunset Beach travelled to Waikouaiti, Dunedin in the South Island to compete in the BP New Zealand IRB South Island Champs on 16th March. Congratulations Sunset Beach, it was a close result on team points but for the 1st time they have won the South Island Champs with 140 points, St Kilda on 131 points.

It felt a bit like a raid on their treasure to add this trophy to our accomplishments this season but you can be assured, they did not make it easy for us and it was well earned. Good all round results from the whole team.

The team enjoyed their accommodation at a Girl Guide Camp not far from Waikouaiti Beach. They will use it again in a few weeks time.

The IRB teams will travel to Waikouaiti in Dunedin again in a few weeks to defend their Top Club title at the New Zealand IRB Championships, 4th to 6th April. We expect conditions to be rather chilly so packing all the woollies and thick wet suites. Some of the patients will be in the water many times during the day, keeping warm is a mission. Not an envious team position when we travel South, but they can take pride in their contribution to the team.