Tawa set the pace in Ju­bilee Cup

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

Tawa kept their per­fect record in Welling­ton pre­mier rugby’s Ju­bilee Cup in­tact, dis­patch­ing Welling­ton 38-27 at Lyn­d­hurst Park on Satur­day.

Play­ing his 100th game for Tawa, lock Pati Gaualofa scored in the 20th minute. Two more tries be­fore the break, to wing Etuale To­gia and flanker Te­lea Seu­manutafa, gave the home side a com­fort­able 23-6 lead.

Wing Faraimo No­foaiga scored straight af­ter the restart to give Tawa a 24-point buf­fer, but Welling­ton came back strongly, notch­ing 21 unan­swered points to have the home fans squirm­ing.

Tawa join Ori­en­tal-Ron­go­tai and Marist St Pat’s as the un­beaten Ju­bilee Cup teams. Ories and Tawa meet on Satur­day.

In the sec­ond-tier Hard­ham Cup, Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton went down 36-17 to Tawa B at Ngati­toa Domain, com­ing back to earth with a thud af­ter last week’s morale-boost­ing win over Poneke. Ryan McLean, Johnathan Sabo and Teariki Kie Tonga scored tries for Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton.

North­ern United were made to work in their 17-10 victory over Pe­tone B at Pe­tone Rec.

On Fri­day night, North­ern United’s women’s side fin­ished the Fleurs Tro­phy round un­beaten but were given a stern test by Old Boys- Uni­ver­sity, com­ing away with the 10-7 win at Te Whaea.

Mean­while, it has been con­firmed that Porirua Park will host Welling­ton’s se­nior club rugby fi­nals on Au­gust 1, fol­low­ing suc­cess­ful fi­nals days in the Hutt Val­ley and Welling­ton in pre­vi­ous years.

The Au­gust 1 sched­ule has the women’s fi­nal at 11am, the Hard­ham Cup fi­nal at 1.15pm and the Ju­bilee Cup fi­nal at 3.30pm.

In foot­ball’s Cen­tral League, Pe­tone beat Tawa 2-0 at Me­mo­rial Park and West­ern Sub­urbs were too strong for Lower Hutt City at Fraser Park, win­ning 4-1.

The re­sult keeps Wests in third place, be­hind Napier City Rovers and Wairarapa United, while Tawa stay bot­tom of the ta­ble.

This week­end, Tawa host Wests at Red­wood Park.

In Welling­ton pre­mier club rugby league, Porirua Vik­ings thrashed Pe­tone 44-10 on Bernie Wood Turf on Fri­day night, and Rand­wick in­flicted a heavy 54- 18 de­feat on St Ge­orge Dragons at Can­nons Creek Park.

The Vik­ings stay fourth in the stand­ings, and the Dragons are sixth.

KBJ 1 are set­ting the pace in Kapi Mana net­ball, win­ning their fifth game in six by beat­ing Aotea Col­lege 58- 45 on Satur­day. In other matches, Rockz 1 beat Norths 2 63-30, Te Tai Timu 1 trounced their sec­ond team 94-53, and Norths 1 beat Mana Col­lege by de­fault.

KBJ 1 have a four-point buf­fer on Te Tai Timu 1 at the top of the ta­ble, while Norths 1 and Aotea Col­lege round out the top four.

Photo: MAARTEN HOLL

Thou­sands turned out for the Jerry Collins me­mo­rial walk through Porirua on Sun­day.

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