Another Narrow Loss to Upper Hutt

Posted on June 18, 2007 by: Shane Maru
Filed under: Reviews

Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club (Inc):

Press Release Number: 012/2007.
Date: 17th June 2007.

Once again the Wainuiomata Auto Auctions Premier team lost to Upper Hutt in another close encounter by 13 points to 18. Wainuiomata had the wind in the first half, but a lead of only 10 points to 0 was not enough to an Upper Hutt team who scored two tries to once again beat Wainuiomata.

Wainuiomata had the opportunity to win this game, but missed scoring opportunities in the first half along with their inability to nail scoring opportunities in the second half again resulted in an disappointing loss – a game in which if we had taken all our scoring opportunities we would have won. The difference being that when Upper Hutt had scoring opportunities they converted them to points.

In the first half Wainuiomata were awarded a penalty try, which was converted by Uale Mai who also kicked a penalty. In the second half Michael Leala’ava kicked a sole penalty goal. Player of the day was Laifa Ta’ala.

In the clubrooms, Jared Beyer was presented with his badge for playing 100 Senior games for Wainuiomata. This makes Jared the youngest player in Wainuiomata to reach his 100th game – congratulations for the Rugby Club and the Wainuiomata community.

This week our Premiers play Johnsonville at Helston Park at 3.00 pm, – support from the community would be appreciated for this vital game for the Wainuiomata Premier team.

In other games the Building World ITM Wainuiomata Colts team beat Upper Hutt by 34 points to 15 to remain unbeaten in their championship round. Try scorers were Eden Monu, Paris Winiata, Tau Mamea and two tries to Caleb Kahui. Jason Rogers converted 3 tries and slotted one penalty. Player of the day was Matthew Jacobs.

The Clives Chemist Shop Senior 3rd team won by default to Norths, as the Norths team only turned up with nine players.

The Trevor Mallards Under 85kg Weightwatchers beat HOBM by 32 points to 24. Jermaine Pasene scored one try while Patrick Wright scored three tries with Bernard Wright converting three tries and slotted two penalties. Player of the day was Michael Sukroo.

The 12d Presidents team travelled well to Mary Crowther Park and beat Paremata Plimmerton by 29 points to 27. A very close encounter in which their training at the bar paid off. Try scorers were Lee Bosworth, Geoff Goddard, Peter Griffin, Willie Power, and Barney. Brent Jeffrey’s converted two tries. Player of the day was Warren Dowman.

The Wainuiomata Times Womans team narrowly lost to Old Boys University by 20 points to 15.

(Peter Jones)
Phone 527-3204
Email pjjonsey@xtra.co.nz

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