RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL
Hamilton Marist secured Waikato club rugby’s Colts title by thrashing Otorohanga 41-10 in the final at Marist Park on Saturday. The only blemish on an otherwise perfect season for Marist was a 12-12 draw with Otorohanga at the same venue in the penultimate round of fixtures in the regular season. But 29 unanswered points in the second half saw Marist blow Otorohanga off the park after a tight opening 40. The game’s turning point came just after the interval, with Marist leading 12-10, when the hosts scored two breakaway tries down the right edge from charge downs.