Best start to sea­son for ET in the premier rank

Eastern Courier - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - PJ TAY­LOR

It’s many years since East Ta­maki has been un­beaten af­ter two rounds in the Auck­land club rugby premier grade, and they’re rid­ing high af­ter their sec­ond vic­tory last Satur­day.

East Ta­maki 30 (G Crich­ton 2, L Faaui, W Silipa tries, T Io­sua 2 con, T Io­sua 2 pen) beat Marist 17.

Paku­ranga United is also un­de­feated af­ter two rounds, af­ter scor­ing 43 (M Dick­i­son 2, S Ofoa, W Fa­iane, S Shearer, G Emosi, R Van Der Pol tries, R Van Der Pol, W Fa­iane 3 con) to Otahuhu’s 7 away at Sturges Park.

This Satur­day, East Ta­maki face tougher com­pe­ti­tion away to Univer­sity at Colin Maiden Park, while Paku­ranga cross the Ta­maki River to take on Marist at the War Me­mo­rial Ground, Dunkirk Rd. Both matches kick off at 2.45pm.

Mean­while, the How­ick Hor­nets had a close 20-18 away win over Glenora Bears in the SAS Fox Me­mo­rial club rugby league pre­mier­ship last Satur­day, and take on Rich­mond Bull­dogs at home at Pa­paroa Park this Satur­day, 2.30pm.

In foot­ball’s Lotto NRFL sec­ond divi­sion, Fen­ci­bles con­tinue on their winning way and are top of the league af­ter seven rounds, beat­ing Man­gere Utd 5-2 last Satur­day and Pa­pakura City 4-0 on An­zac Day.

They tackle Al­bany Utd at home at Wil­liam Green Do­main to­mor­row at 5pm.

MEGHAN LAWRENCE

Con­sta­ble Merv Hot­ter would like to see par­ents make sure their chil­dren are at­tend­ing school if sus­pect­ing their young ones are wag­ging.

The Pa­paroa Park faith­ful will be out for How­ick v Rich­mond to­mor­row.

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