League team ex­cel in fi­nal

Franklin County News - - SPORT -

Four Pukekohe league play­ers ex­celled at the Auck­land Rugby League In­ter­na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion in the 12/13 Re­stricted Grade Cham­pi­onship Grand Fi­nals.

Toaiti Ram­say, Daniel How­ell, Braye Holmes, Sonny Kahui and Nathan Ripia play for the How­ick Hor­nets Rugby League Club.

Four of the boys, Toaiti, Daniel, Braye and Sonny played, but Nathan did not as he had bro­ken his leg three weeks prior. The event was held in Ma­nurewa against Hi­bis­cus Coast Ma­roons.

Braye scored the first try for How­ick putting his team on the board and it was con­verted by Jay­den Mor­ri­son of How­ick.

The second try was scored by How­ick boy, Kees Jones with a missed con­ver­sion by Jay­den, hence the half time score of 10 to How­ick. In the second half Hi­bis­cus Coast scored another con­verted try, lead­ing 20-10.

The second half proved to be much bet­ter for How­ick, with another try scored by Kyan Brown, who is also from How­ick, then con­verted by Toaiti mak­ing it 20-16 to Hi­bis­cus Coast. How­ick then kicked into second gear with a tie-break­ing try from Toaiti, un­con­verted by Jay­den, but mak­ing it a draw 20-20.

Toaiti pulled out another try, un­con­verted by Jay­den to take the lead for his team, 24-20 to How­ick. Then Toaiti did it again, scor­ing another try in the last few min­utes, un­con­verted but tak­ing his team to vic­tory. The fi­nal score was 28-20 to How­ick Hor­nets.

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From left, Toaiti Ram­say, Daniel How­ell, Zal­man Ram­say, Amiri Ram­say, Nathan Ripia, Sonny Kahui and Braye Holmes.

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