Ripping play brings victory for students
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.