Hopes high after clean sweep
Local teams turned on dominant performances in the first round of the Fox Memorial club rugby league series.
The Marist Saints mauled the East Coast Bays Barracudas 5218, despite missing seven kicks at goal.
The win also saw Marist successfully defend the Roope Rooster for another week.
Despite the wet, the Mt Albert Lions had a comfortable 44-12 win over the Te Atatu Roosters.
Central Auckland sides in the second-tier Sharman Cup com- petition can also be pleased with their efforts. After a hard fought start the Richmond Bulldogs ran away with their match against the Bay Roskill Vikings 44-10.
And the Ponsonby Ponies beat the Hibiscus Coast Raiders 2410.