Four cups can be won on Saturday
The excellent season for the
in Auckland rugby league premier grade continues following their impressive 36-20 win over the Mt Albert Lions in last Saturday’s preliminary semi-final at Mt Smart Stadium No 2.
It means they now face the season’s pace-setters Pt Chevalier Pirates in the sudden-death elimination major semi, after the Glenora Bears disposed of Pt Chev 36-6.
The winner of the Hornets v Pirates clash go on to grapple with Glenora in the SAS Fox Memorial Trophy grand final on September 2.
There are five league premier grade finals at Trusts Stadium, Central Park Drive, Henderson, starting from 11am this Saturday, with the main event, the HowickPt Chevalier match at 2.40pm.
In the Crown Lift Trucks Sharman Cup, Bay Roskill advance to the grand final, while Otahuhu and Ponsonby battle it out at 11am to see who they face. Undefeated leaders
have their big chance to lift football’s NRFL second division championship crown if they win at Takapuna AFC this Saturday, 3pm at Taharoto Park.
At their neighbours, the men’s first team of
can also claim the championship title for the AFF (Auckland Football Federation) Conference League, with victory over southern neighbours South Auckland Rangers at Lloyd Elsmore Park, 2.45pm this Saturday.
A win to Bucklands Beach will confirm their promotion to the NRFL second division for next year, the highest league the club has played in at premier level.
The club’s reserve team have also done well again, in that for the second year in a row they have won the Conference Reserves League.
East Auckland has two secondary schools rugby First XVs in grand finals at Eden Park this Saturday, with
Howick Hornets United AFC Fencibles Bucklands Beach Saint Kentigern College Botany Downs Secondary College
in their respective season deciders.
St Kents, the 2015 winners of the 1A grade, had to work hard to defeat Auckland Grammar on their home field last Saturday.
They overcame several deficits and a yellow card to edge out Grammar 17-13.
In the other semi-final at Sacred Heart College, the home side triumphed 21-0, three tries to none, over St Peters College.
This Saturday’s 1A grade final is at Eden Park at 2.30pm, while the 1B Championship final is the curtainraiser at 12.15pm, when unbeaten-all-season Botany Downs Secondary will line up against One Tree Hill College.
In front of a big crowd at home last Saturday, Botany Downs beat Mt Roskill Grammar 23-3, while One Tree Hill defeated
Howick’s Jesse Keven beats three Mt Albert players to touch down for his second try in the semi-final. More photos, page 12.