Fast be­gin­ning makes light work of Piron­gia

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

McPher­son Con­trac­tors Hin­uera 36 Piron­gia 15

Ross break for Matt Ring to spring away to score, 5-nil to Hin­uera. Play­ing into the wind meant con­ver­sions were a rar­ity.

Hin­uera’s tac­tics were di­rect and straight run­ning with Noa Mananawa, Khan Underwood and Zane Her­rick ter­ror­is­ing their op­po­nents.

Even prop Daniel McGil­livray cranked up his en­ergy lev­els to put in a burst or two. Throw in Mr En­er­giser Ja­son Brady and the freak­ish skills of Fergus King and Piron­gia had a hard row to hoe.





to score fol­low­ing a charge down, Hin­uera 10-nil in the 12th minute.

Piron­gia were a com­pet­i­tive unit, ham­mer­ing at Hin­uera’s line in a se­ries of pick and goes re­sult­ing in a de­ter­mined try, Hin­uera 10-5.

The gold and blacks third try was ini­ti­ated by a quick throw in by Ring, Her­rick made good ground, Underwood (a prop!) throws in a side step to put Toby O’Reilly un­der the bar. Con­verted 17-5 to Hin­uera.

Mananawa com­pleted Hin­uera’s scor­ing 22-5 un­til O’Reilly had a 22 me­tre drop out charged down.

Piron­gia scored to close out the half 22-10.

Hin­uera, with the wind, scored within sec­onds of the re-start from a King burst and off­load to Underwood.

O’Reilly con­verted, Hin­uera 29-10. Piron­gia replied with their third try, Hin­uera 29-15. Fergus King was player of the day for charg­ing down a con­ver­sion at­tempt, set­ting up a try, scor­ing one him­self and gen­er­ally be­ing nui­sance to Piron­gia.

Next week home to South­ern. Blazer games played by Noa, Khan and Ryan Wil­son.

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