8 Feb 2010

Welsh shearers lose first match of NZ tour

9:15 am on 8 February 2010

Gareth Daniel and Gareth Evans were beaten by West Coast father and son, Sam and Jason Win, at the Reefton centennial A&P Show, in the opening match of an eight-show, four-test New Zealand tour.

However Gareth Daniel gained some consolation when he later beat Jason Win in the final of a one-lamb speed shear at Inangahua.

The visiting shearers' next contest will be at the Otago Championships in Balclutha on Friday and Saturday, where a Welsh wool handling team will also be competing.