Tawa triumphs in shield game
Tawa smashed Rimutaka 56-0 in Swindale Shield club rugby on Saturday at Lyndhurst Park, scoring five tries before halftime. A stunning three tries came from Steven Sooialo, with Luke Harvey scoring twice and Tolu Fahamokioa and Taniela Koroi once each, while Stephen Sasagi booted eight from eight penalties. Tawa should get more of a workout this week when they play away to Petone at 2.15pm. Meanwhile, Oriental-rongotai turned around a half-time deficit to get the better of Northern United 22-16, competing for the To’omaga Alex Iona Memorial Cup. Tries by Alapati Leiua and Kose Tuimavave and two Perry Hayman penalties were not enough for Norths, who face Wainuiomata at home this Saturday.