Porirua over­power Mana

Kapi-Mana News - - CLASSIFIED -

The Porirua Col­lege First XV rugby team re­tained the Beard Tro­phy af­ter hand­ing Mana Col­lege a re­sound­ing de­feat on home soil last Wed­nes­day, win­ning 41-5.

The sec­ond round win for Porirua in the First XVWelling­ton Co-ed Cup was well re­ceived by home fans.

Fol­low­ing a stir­ring haka, Porirua broke away to score the game’s first try then scored two more tries in quick suc­ces­sion to go up 17-0.

Mana couldn’t cope with the on­slaught and con­ceded twom­ore tries and a con­ver­sion to be down 29-0 by half­time.

How­ever, they came out of the half­time talk will­ing to con­test the break­downs and com­mit to oneon-one tack­les,

and Mana in­ter­cepted a pass and raced away for the sec­ond half’s first try.

But it would be the last chance Mana had of clos­ing the points difference.

The home side scored twice more: No 8 Jamie Soapi set up team­mate Mau Tealei af­ter break­ing through the line off the back of a scrum, and first fiveeighth and cap­tain Eli Moata’a dot­ted down to end the game 41-5.

Porirua Col­lege hope to keep up their fine form­for their next Beard Tro­phy clash to­mor­row, when they host Tawa Col­lege.

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