Hard work pays off

Central Leader - - Sport -

The Eden Gold un­der-17 team are rugby champs for a sec­ond year run­ning.

Af­ter de­feat­ing club-mates Eden Black in the un­der-17 semi­fi­nal, the side over­came Waitakere Ma­roon 10-0 in the fi­nal late last month.

The only try in their win over Waitakere was scored by Lyn­field Col­lege stu­dent Ta­ufa Fi­fita, while Uil­isone Leu­muava slot­ted a penalty and con­ver­sion.

Orig­i­nally Eden Gold qual­i­fied for the semis in fourth spot, but were pro­moted to third af­ter Roskill Dis­tricts were re­moved from the com­pe­ti­tion for field­ing an over­age player.

Eden Gold coach Keli Fi­fita says the team worked hard and showed plenty of ded­i­ca­tion through­out the sea­son, with sev­eral mem­bers trav­el­ling from west Auck­land to play for the side.

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