The Wave and Storm have been in training since November last year with a big focus on conditioning and connecting as one Squad. Since the introduction of Logan Surridge as Head Trainer, the players have enjoyed a structured and progressive approach to their athletic development.
Logan who is a newly appointed performance analyst with the Crusaders as bought with him a High-Performance focus which has seen the squad gradually improve and starting to reap the benefits of his vast experience at the club level.
On the 13th of March, the whole Wave squad travelled to Methven where they enjoy a soft well-groomed surface and 25-degree weather which made for some running rugby. Methven was strong opposition and the Wave found it difficult to convert possession into points. The set-piece was consistent but support play was poor and going into the half with a 10-0 lead was a reflection of the opportunities created and not finished.
With a raft of new players coming on at half time, the set-piece continued to bear fruit but on the defensive side of the ball, penalties and slow reorganisation allowed Methven to create 2 identical tries midway through the second stanza.
With scoreboard pressure being applied by Methven the Wave replied well, remained calm, turning territory and possession into two well-constructed tries. End Score 31 - 12.
Sumner Rugby Club would like to thanks Methven for the game and their generous hospitality.