Comfortable victory opens Hinuera’s 2017 season
McPherson Contractors Hinuera 38 - Eastern Suburbs 15
Hinuera played in Rototuna and opened their account for the new season with a comfortable victory.
It was well led by Kieren McHugh and backed by youthful enthusiasm from Lauchie McLaren, Jason Brady, Hadleigh May, and Jarrod McKillop in the forwards
Josh Hedge performed very well at half back.
He ran, threw passes, kicked judicially, kicked goals and scored a try for a total of 23 points.
It was he who opened the scoring for the Gold and Blacks with a penalty, Leuthard then scored a brace and quick it was 15-nil in as many minutes.
Hooker Tate Payze’s accurate throwing consistently found the jumpers in the lineouts.
His replacement Hayden Bell also had a good day throwing the ball into the lineout.
At half time the score was 21-12 in favour of the visitors.
The second spell began in muddling fashion for both teams until Suburbs No 6 was sinbinned.
It proved to be the tipping point where Hinuera lifted their efforts to a new level. Levi Henare scored beneath the posts from a great inpass bonus point try.
Player of the day was Olesen – three points, McClaren two points and Brady one point.
Next week Hinuera is home to host visitors Taupiri.
Hinuera Bs also won match 45-22. their