'Eke' show mettle in comeback win

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UNRESTRAINED JOY: The Eketahuna squad celebrate their comeback victory over Gladstone on Saturday, after what was a difficult week for the team and coach.
UNRESTRAINED JOY: The Eketahuna squad celebrate their comeback victory over Gladstone on Saturday, after what was a difficult week for the team and coach.

True grit should be the catch-cry of the Eketahuna Rugby Club after its senior side pulled out all the stops to clinch the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union's Tui Cup grand final on Saturday.

The premier side's gutsy comeback win over Gladstone at Memorial Park, Masterton, was more than just a competition win, it was a tribute to all the players who have represented the club over its 125-year history, a milestone the club celebrated this year.

What's more it came at the end of a fairly difficult week, a week in which the partner of team coach Wayne Roache was injured in a car crash tragedy that claimed the life of a teenage driver.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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