‘Stunning’ play from Tawa
Tawa College’s first XV has won the Paul Cameron Cup for the first time, wresting it from Paraparaumu College in a nailbiting 18-15 victory at Rongotai College recently.
The premier 3 Tawa side were presented with the cup at a school assembly yesterday. The victory was particularly sweet as Paraparaumu had beaten Tawa in an eerily similar game earlier in the season, Tawa’s only loss of the season, said Tawa College principal Murray Lucas.
In the final, with three minutes left on the clock, the two teams were tied 15-all before a 40- metre penalty goal by captain Troy Pilcher clinched the win.
In their earlier loss to Paraparaumu, a 15-all stalemate was broken by a penalty goal, securing Paraparaumu the win.
Wild celebration did not follow Tawa’s cup win – the central six lower North Island coed schools tournament was still to be fought, which Tawa also won, on September 5.
Mr Lucas paid tribute to the team’s discipline.
‘‘Their attitude on the field was really stunning.’’