Bigge­laar scores a hat-trick for Bom­bay

Franklin County News - - Opinion -

Bom­bay 43 Pa­pakura 7 Bom­bay are looking to im­prove on the good fin­ish in last year’s McNa­mara Cup and made the best pos­si­ble start at home – beat­ing newly pro­moted Pa­pakura.

Jeremy Bigge­laar was one of the week­end’s most pro­lific points scor­ers with a hat-trick of tries, while Cody Hall had a great day with the boot, land­ing five con­ver­sions and a penalty. Mos­ese Poul­hila scored Pa­pakura’s first try back in the top grade but it was the fi­nal quar­ter where Pa­pakura fell away.

‘‘We com­peted well in the first half but ran out of gas in the last 20 min­utes,’’ coach Hardy McLean said. ‘‘ Our for­wards went very well but there was a lot of wrong op­tion-tak­ing.’’ McLean felt the re­sult had given them some­thing to work on and the team were stay­ing pos­i­tive ahead of next week­end’s clash with Pa­tuma­hoe.

Bom­bay 43 (S Toto, J Bigge­laar ( 3), J Heta, D Chat­ter­ton tries; C Hall 5 cons, pen) beat Pa­pakura 7 (M Poul­hila try, P Elma con).

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