Tawa beat Ories to retain unbeaten record
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.