Clin­ton wins con­vinc­ingly

Clutha Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - RUGBY COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Clin­ton picked up their sec­ond win of the sea­son last week­end.

They ran away in the sec­ond half to beat Owaka 39-15 af­ter lead­ing 15-12 at half­time. Owaka started the best, cut­ting through the Clin­ton side and string­ing mul­ti­ple phases to­gether.

They scored two tries early on but were guilty of let­ting Clin­ton straight back in. At half­time the game was any­one’s but Clin­ton wanted it more. Owaka re­ceived a red card to­wards the end of the game to throw away any chance of a come back. Mark McKen­zie and Jordie South both scored dou­bles for Clin­ton. Ben Peter and Sam Lan­dreth were Owaka’s stand out play­ers.

Clutha thumped Lawrence 52-15. They were far too clin­i­cal for Lawrence and made the most of the pos­ses­sion they had.

Kane Te­u­nis­sen scored a hat­trick for Clutha as they ran- n eight tries.

Lawrence scored three, with Alex Smith, re­turn­ing from his sab­bat­i­cal at Kaiko­rai, get­ting a dou­ble and Pa­trick Clegg the other across the line.

Cres­cent put the dis­ap­point­ment of last week be­hind them at He­riot, and beat the home side 46-32. Thir­teen tries were scored in this game. Cres­cent scored 7 of them and their goal kick­ing was far su­pe­rior. He­riot scored six. Open­side flanker James Edgar scored four by him­self. Cres­cent had too much pace out wide and utilised it well. Sam Vil­liamu and Bren­don Ir­win stood out for the trav­el­ling coal min­ers. Edgar and ev­er­green prop Blair Young were He­riot’s best.

Clutha Val­ley snuck home against Toko 28-23 at Cly­de­vale in front of a packed club day crowd. The Val­ley side had a handy lead at half­time be­fore Toko mounted their cus­tom­ary come­back. Sadly for them they fell short. They lacked the de­sire and the drive that they showed last week against He­riot. Josh Bot­ting scored a dou­ble for Val­ley and played well. Jacky Scott also scored two tries for Toko and ran the game well for his side.

We have a week off for duck shoot­ing this week­end. A great time to rest some bod­ies. All in all it’s been a great start to the South­ern Re­gion com­pe­ti­tion and we look for­ward to round two.

Draw for the next week­end: Owaka vs Toko

Lawrence vs He­riot

Clutha vs Clutha Val­ley Cres­cent vs Clin­ton

GLENDA LAN­DRETH

Catlins farmer Sam Lan­dreth, 36, checks his gun for the open­ing of duck shoot­ing this week­end. Lan­dreth, who farms at Katea, has been shoot­ing with the same group of mates for 10 years, go­ing to dif­fer­ent mai mais - top-se­cret lo­ca­tions of course - in the area. Good feed could re­sult in the bag­ging of 100 to 200 ducks dur­ing open­ing week­end, he reck­ons, which will be much bet­ter than the last few sea­sons. ‘‘The nest­ing has been good this year,’’ he says. He has a full sea­son’s li­cence so can go out any week­end unti the last in July.

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