Rip­ping play brings vic­tory for stu­dents

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

A Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate team have taken out the com­pe­ti­tion at the Waikato re­gional fi­nals of Rippa rugby. The mixed team won six out of eight games at the tour­na­ment and now progress to the grand final next month where they will com­pete against 11 other teams from Waikato, King Coun­try and Thames Val­ley for the Waikato Rugby Union cup and shield. Team mem­bers were Tau­tau Ka­pea, Chase Pauro, David Palmer, Michael Pole, Har­ri­son Foun­tain, Tracey Thomp­sonJack­son, Poi Wharawhara, Mir­ren Tye and coach Laura Fisher. Poi Wharawhara said it was an awe­some feel­ing to win and Rippa rugby was a great way to make new friends.

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