‘Stun­ning’ play from Tawa

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

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.’’

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