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National Energy Skills Center
class of 2015
takes place on
Wednesday October 7th 2015
At the Auditorium of the NESC Point Lisas Campus
Graduates will be contacted by their respective Campus
Administration with further details.
8:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
To be seated by 8:00 a.m. To be seated by 2:30p.m.
CARDIFF---New Zealand ran in seven tries, dis-
patched Georgia 43--10 for a third straight pool win,
and became the first team to qualify for the quar-
terfinals of the Rugby World Cup.
This sloppy, inaccurate display yesterday---laced
with uncharacteristic errors---was far from a vintage
All Blacks performance, however, and the defending
champions are still to discover their fluency two
weeks into the tournament.
An almost full-strength New Zealand was expected
to put away a weakened Georgia line-up with ease
and they scored four tries inside 22 minutes to secure
scores a try
Cup Pool C
the bonus point, the first try coming from fit-again
winger Waisake Naholo after just 72 seconds.
But from then on, it was mistake after mistake by
the All Blacks, with star flyhalf Dan Carter particularly
culpable. There were some jeers inside Millennium
Stadium when Ben Smith kicked to touch to end the
game, and the win was barely celebrated on the field.
"There are a lot of things we could have done bet-
ter," New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said. "But you
don t get any gold medals for winning these games.
You just get to qualify. Being in the quarterfinals is
Made to work hard for a 26--16 win over Argentina
and then frustrated by Namibia in a 58--14 victory
last week, the All Blacks wanted to find some fluency
in their first ever test against Georgia. It didn t hap-
"Maybe we were trying too hard," said New Zealand
captain Richie McCaw, who hobbled off in the 60th
minute with knocks on his shin and quad. He said
the injuries weren t serious.
The All Blacks turned the ball over 14 times, mostly
through sloppy handling. Carter only kicked four of
his conversions, was targeted with some thunderous
tackles, and shook his head near the end after missing
touch from a penalty. Georgia had the better of the
scrum. And the fifth-minute try New Zealand con-
ceded was uncharacteristic, with some players virtually
stopping as they thought there had been a knock-
on.Georgia fullback Beka Tsiklauri kicked forward
from just inside the All Blacks half, collected the ball,
and was punching his right fist into the air ten metres
before he d reached the line.
That try received the biggest cheer of the night.
Still, there were plenty of holes in Georgia s defence
that New Zealand exposed.
Naholo made the first incursion with his first touch
of the ball, running 60 metres past three flailing
Georgia backs and scoring between the posts. Two
months ago, his World Cup ambitions looked over
after breaking his right leg on test debut against
Argentina in the Rugby Championship, but here he
was being mobbed by team-mates after his first test
try.Opposite winger Julian Savea scored two tries in
the left corner in a nine-minute span, and ended up
with a hat trick, and hooker Dane Coles ran through
for the fourth try---and the bonus point. Yet New
Zealand was held scoreless for the rest of the half.
And only three more tries came in the second half,
through Kieran Read, Savea and replacement Malakai
The All Blacks will play Tonga in their last pool
match on October 9 and will likely be back in Cardiff
---where they lost in the 2007 quarterfinals---for a
quarterfinal on October 17. (AP)
New Zealand downs
Georgia 43--10 to advance
MADRID---Getafe held Celta Vigo to a 0--0 draw
in the Spanish league yesterday.
Celta began with fast-passing charges forward that
forced Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita to save Iago
Aspas close-range shot in the 10th minute. Aspas
beat Getafe s offside trap a minute later but his shot
bounced off the near post.
Argentina defender Santiago Vergini earned a yellow
card in the 43rd when he obstructed Aspas forward
pass with his hand, stopping a move which would
have left the Celta forward alone facing Guaita.
Celta forward Manuel "Nolito" Agudo was unable
to improve on his league-leading eight-goal tally
when Guaita saved two good shots in the 65th.
Getafe broke forward on the counterattack in the
71st but Stefan Scepovic s header bounced off the
top off the crossbar. (AP)
Celta Vigo 0--0
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