Col­lege makes premier pool

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata Col­lege shut down Hamil­ton Boys’ High School Third XV’s at­tempt to make the premier Waikato sec­ondary school rugby di­vi­sion.

The pool B final al­lowed the win­ner to ad­vance to com­pete for the Ian Foster Shield and Mata­mata grabbed the op­por­tu­nity with a 27-25 vic­tory.

The final of three qual­i­fy­ing fix­tures saw four pool fi­nals of­fer­ing four spa­ces into the first di­vi­sion of the Waikato sec­ondary schools’ rugby com­pe­ti­tion.

In their clash, Mata­mata com­bined hard work among their back line with some flaw­less play from their for­wards but with only min­utes to go, and lead­ing by two points, a penalty kick awarded to Hamil­ton Boys’ High School Three threat­ened their spot.

But the kick was astray, en­sur­ing Mata­mata will play in di­vi­sion one.

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