Sun, 12 Jun 2016
Onewhero Counties Bulk Haulage/Carters and Waiuku Brian James Contracting had a tight tussle in their Round Two Counties Power Premier match at Onewhero 1.
The home side came away with a 36-26 victory over Waiuku, but the visitors produced a strong second half. Waiuku outscored Onewhero 19-12 in the second spell, to set up an exciting finish. Onewhero coach Adam Cathcart said it got close towards the end.
“In the first half we played really well. We kept to our structures and a couple of things we had practiced during the week came to plan. We got a good lead, but Waiuku stayed in the game, they got plenty of confidence and go forward and it was hard to stop their momentum. They got to within three points, and we managed to score a try right on the hooter to push the margin out to 10 points.”
Cathcart said blindside flanker Leroy Jack was strong again and first five-eighth Luke Makris dominated the game. Makris scored a try and kicked three conversions.
At Bruce Pulman Park, Ardmore Marist South Auckland Motors got their revenge over Manurewa. Ardmore Marist won the match 33-20, despite only leading 13-10 at half time. Manurewa won 23-18 the last time these two sides met in the Challenge Cup last month.
Ardmore Marist President Glenn Flavell said it was a very tough game, as they expected.
“We have learnt that playing Manurewa is always hard, and that certainly was no different yesterday. In the first half the score line was very tight and we knew the boys had to lift in the second spell. We managed to score a couple of tries but credit to Manurewa they fought back and never gave up. They had a fighting spirit and came back at us in the second half, but luckily our defensive effort helped us out in the end.”
Ardmore Marist lock Viliame Rarasea had an outstanding game and so did hooker Cameron Flavell, he scored the first try for Ardmore Marist and tackled really well. Jason Guthrie played his blazer game yesterday and he directed the pack around well.
Flavell said their injury ward is getting slightly better.
“We always seem to be one game away from having a full squad. We had a few guys back this weekend and we came away almost unscathed. We will be taking a lot of confidence into next week’s game against Te Kauwhata, knowing the injury toll is better.”
Karaka bounced back from last week’s loss to Pukekohe, with a convincing 93-0 victory over Weymouth at Laurie Gibbons Domain. Karaka went into the half time break with a 48-0 lead. The visitors ran in 14 tries in the win, with Lepetimalo Lauese scoring a hat trick and Antonio Lavemai kicking seven conversions and a penalty. Karaka sit at the top of the Premier Pool A table and Bombay Gough Cat, who had a bye this weekend, top the Premier Pool B table.
Counties Power Cup Holders Pukekohe Mitre 10 Mega came away with a 55-5 win over Te Kauwhata EnviroWaste at Te Kauwhata. A lot of the damage had already been done in the first half, with Pukekohe going into the break with a 26-0 lead. Pukekohe’s Savelino Su’a scored a hat trick and George Maka scored a double, with Cody Wheeler, Jarrod Stevenson, Mark Price and Jared Page also dotting down. Maka Waikato scored Te Kauwhata’s try.
Patumahoe Hotel also picked up a convincing win, defeating Papakura Ray White 69-13 at Patumahoe. Papakura fought hard in the first half and were right in it at half time, only trailing 26-13, but the hosts piled on 43 unanswered points in the second spell to take the win. Harley Jenkins chimed in with a hat trick, while Sam Furniss and Tamati Fromm both scored two tries each. Riley Hohepa kicked seven conversions. Ezra Enesa scored Papakura’s try, with Jordan Morrison kicking a conversion and two penalties.
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In round two of the Counties Power Premier Reserve competition, Karaka proved too good for Puni 98-0, Pukekohe defeated Te Kauwhata Trailers & Cabins 59-5, Patumahoe Hutton Builders beat Papakura Ray White 53-10, Onewhero Hinemoa Produce/Livestock NZ were beaten 22-12 by Waiuku and Ardmore Marist Harcourt’s beat Manurewa 34-17.
In Massey Cup Under 21 results, Pukekohe and Bombay Roger Gill Agriculture had a close encounter, with Pukekohe eventually winning 24-20. Patumahoe Albycon Ltd beat Waiuku 39-14 and Ardmore Marist Ross Roof Group defeated Karaka 22-15.
In the Under 20 competition, Pukekohe edged Pakuranga 18-15 and Waitemata defeated Beachlands Maraetai 27-17.
Patumahoe Pak ‘N’ Save continued on their winning way with a 51-0 victory over Bombay Lincoln Farms in the Under 85kg competition. Karaka defeated Onewhero 30-0 and Ardmore Marist Harcourt’s beat Waiuku 33-8.
In the Counties Power Game of the Week, Waiuku defeated Mt Wellington 36-10 in their Women’s Development fixture at Waiuku. Cherrie McKay was the A S Wilcox & Sons Limited Player of the Day for outstanding commitment, excellent defence and great ball running. McKay went home with a vegetable pack from A S Wilcox & Sons Limited.
In Premier Women’s results, Manurewa had to settle for a 15-all draw with East Coast Bays.
Manurewa had a high scoring game with Ponsonby EPS in the First Grade competition, with Manurewa coming away with a 42-31 victory.
In the Rainbow’s End Counties Manukau & Waikato 1st XV Secondary Schools competition, Rosehill College defeated Alfriston College 16-10. St Johns are the new Deon Muir Challenge Cup Holders after convincingly beating Matamata College 62-3. Cambridge High School beat Pukekohe High School 22-8 and Manurewa High School were too strong for Te Awamutu College 34-10.
And in the Central North Island (CNI) 1st XV Competition, St Pauls proved too strong for Wesley College 38-0.
All information supplied by club coaches and team sheets.
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Premier Draw 18 June 2016 – 2:45pm
Papakura Ray White
Onewhero Counties Bulk Haulage / Carters
Pukekohe Mitre 10 Mega
Bombay Gough Cat
Te Kauwhata EnviroWaste
Ardmore Marist South Auckland Motors