25 Feb 2009

More wins on southern shearing circuit

3:58 pm on 25 February 2009

Hawke's Bay shearing champion John Kirkpatrick and Gisborne woolhandler Joel Henare have scored more wins on the southern shearing circuit.

They won the open shearing and woolhandling titles respectively at the weekend's Southern Shears in Gore at the weekend, repeating the wins they scored at the Otago Shears in Balclutha a week earlier.

Kirkpatrick also won the South Island Shearer of the Year final, repeating a double he claimed in Gore a year ago.

Kirkpatrick has won 12 finals this season and now moves back to the North Island competition circuit before defending his Golden Shears title in Masterton next month.