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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Rugby Interschool vs St. Bernards College

Today St Bernards' College travelled up from Wellington to play us on our home grounds. The playing fields were moist and the rain stayed away as the first game between the Under 15 teams got underway at 12.45p.m. During the first half the Hato Pāora backline kicked alot of ball deep into the opposition half. The burly St Bernard's pack became feisty and frustrated being on the backfoot alot. The first points were awarded to us after a successful penalty kick by Captain Mohi Aupouri. Not a moment later through a concentrated attack on their blindside and great ball skills, winger Cheyne Turahui crossed the line in spendid style. The first half was rounded out by a try to St. Bernard's after a driving attack from their forwards.

The second half was a different story as St. Bernard's Under 15 fronted up and began to dish it out to our boys. Big hits and storming runs were aplenty much to the delight of the crowd. Alot has to be said about our boys' good discipline especially after the taunts and punishment given by the larger St Bernards' boys.

Our second try was scored through the backs again after Aden Ihaka took a brilliantly chipped kick to score in the corner. All in all the Hato Pāora Under 15's should be commended for the way they played and the pride they showed for our kura. Outstanding players were Aden Ihaka and Mahu Eru.

Hato Pāora Under 15's vs St Bernard Under 15's - WON 13 - 10


The 1st XV game kicked off at 1.15p.m. I didn't get to watch the majority of their game so I cannot explain in detail the events that took place. Lewis Marshall put us on the board early with a penalty goal. Prop and Year 11 student Chris Broughton scored our first try. St Bernard's also crossed the line in the first half after a barging run from their No. 8.

The second half remained close with the score held up at 8-7 for a while. In the last five minutes Lewis Marshall together with Te Umu Miratana teamed up to produce a dream of a try filled with scintillating running, '2' no look passes and a reverse pass. All I can say is WOW! After discussion with other teachers it seems that our backline was superior but failed to finish alot of their sets due to mistakes so the score could've been a lot greater. Ngā mihi manahau ki a koutou ngā tama tāne i tākarohia te whutupōro mō te mana o Parorangi. E kii ana te kōrero "ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini."

Hato Pāora 1st XV vs St Bernards College 1st XV - WON 13 - 7


Anonymous Rotoz_girls said...

have uz played T.A yet?

2:08 pm  
Blogger Pa Nick Fonotoe said...

No we havent played Te Aute College yet.

If you would like to see the game it is on the 5th of August at Te Aute College

4:45 pm  

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