Tawa beat Ories to re­tain un­beaten record

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

Tawa made it two wins from two in the Welling­ton pre­mier club rugby sea­son, af­ter head­ing off Ori­en­tal- Ron­go­tai 23- 18 at Lyn­d­hurst Park on Satur­day.

Ories scored two first half tries and led 15-6 at the break, but Tawa stormed back with quick tries to blind­side flanker Te­lea Seu­manutafa and No 8 TJ Fer­ma­nis to lead at the hour mark.

Both play­ers look like they are in for huge sea­sons in Tawa colours.

A big dif­fer­ence in the teams was the boot of James So’oialo, who kicked 13 points for Tawa.

Ories’ scrum was dom­i­nant, but the home side with­stood a late charge and are now one of six un­beaten sides.

Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton, mean­while, have con­ceded 114 points in their two games and sit at the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

On Satur­day, they lost 44-5 to Wainuiomata at Mary Crowther Park.

The writ­ing was on the wall when Wainui went out to a 24-0 half­time lead, although Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton gave a good ac­count of them­selves in the open­ing 30 min­utes.

They lacked size ev­ery­where, but good de­fence, led by No 8 Tane McMillan-Parata, kept them in the con­test.

North­ern United gave up a big lead to Ju­bilee Cup cham­pi­ons Hutt Old Boys Marist, find­ing them­selves 20-0 down af­ter half an hour at Porirua Park.

They came back into the con­test well, but Hutt’s tac­ti­cal kick­ing was ex­cel­lent and Norths’ pacey back­line was starved of pos­ses­sion.

The 25-7 win to Hutt was wellde­served, but the home side’s er­ror rate needs to be turned around quickly.

This week Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton host the in- form Up­per Hutt Rams at Ngati­toa Domain, Norths travel to Pe­tone and Tawa are away at Hataitai Park to face Welling­ton. All games kick off at 2.30pm on Easter Satur­day.

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