March 27, 2003
New Zealand beats West Texas A&M
West Texas A&M 2 New Zealand 3
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
New Zealand Jackman 6, O'Meara 40, Keinzley 61
West Texas A&M 39, 41
It was a game played in the worst conditions of the tour so far and resulted in the first
injuries of the tour.
Head Coach Sandy Davie was pleased, ³These were the toughest conditions encountered on tour with a strong wind and slightly bumpy surface. Despite that the team responded well and created more opportunities than A&M and learnt from their first half mistakes. I am happy with our third win but have some concerns about the injuries.²
Mel Edwards has a heel injury, and Maia Jackman a thigh strain but neither is serious. Simone Ferrara was carried off after dislocating her shoulder which popped straight back, and Zarnia Cogle suffered a serious shin bruise. Both are expected to be sidelined for 4 to 5 days.
Edwards,M, (Jarden, K, 32)
Ray, M, (McCahill, T, 46)
Duncan, P, (S Ferrara, S, 46)
Moorwood, H, (N Smith, N, 46)
Jackman, M (Cogle, Z, 40)
The final match on tour has been changed with Texas Tech cancelling the fixture because one of the Texas Tech team died this week after being involved in a car crash, and the funeral is set for Saturday.
West Texas has stepped in to play New Zealand again at a yet to be confirmed venue. The SWANZ will don black arm-bands out of respect for the Texas Tech fraternity.