Te Papapa shine at Waka tournament
Local rugby clubs had mixed fortunes at the Waka Nathan Cup pre-season tournament at Lloyd Elsmore Park on Saturday.
It was a great start to the season for Te Papapa-Mt Wellington who had a closely fought 26-19 win over University.
But Eden-Roskill didn’t begin their campaign the way they would have liked, going down 57-3 to Teachers Eastern, which knocks them out of the competition.
This weekend’s Waka Nathan Cup fixtures see Te Papapa-Mt Wellington take on Waitemata at Fergusson Park and Ponsonby kick off their season against Teachers Eastern at a venue to be confirmed.
Eden-Roskill, who are now in contention for the second-tier Pollard Cup because of their loss, face Suburbs at Gribblehirst Park.
All matches 2.45pm.