Vis­i­tors man­age to out play Hin­uera

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - RUGBY

Hin­uera’s A rugby side went down to a phys­i­cal vis­it­ing side, Taupiri.

To off­set this, the Gold and Blacks at­tempted to play the game at pace.

Benji Ole­sen latched on to a loose pass, chip kicked into open ter­ri­tory for a fast fol­low­ing Levi Henare to pounce upon and score.

Ole­sen con­verted, Hin­uera 7-0 af­ter two min­utes.

The lo­cals’ cause was fur­ther helped when bustling Taupiri into nu­mer­ous er­rors.

Knock-ons, for­ward passes, crooked line-out throws were a con­stant.

The game was a ter­ri­ble stop­start mess with the vis­i­tors guilty of in­dis­cre­tions by the bucket load.

One area that did have su­pe­ri­or­ity was at scrum time, with sev­eral oc­ca­sions where Taupiri pushed Hin­uera’s scrum back­wards.

De­spite a heavy penalty count against them, Taupiri gained the ul­ti­mate re­venge with a penalty try to draw level at 7-all.

Two min­utes of play inside Hin­uera ter­ri­tory re­sulted in red faces for the lo­cals.

Awarded a penalty, Taupiri took a tap kick, re­gained the ball and raced in for a try, 14 - 7 to Taupiri.

The rest of the spell was strewn with penal­ties against the vis­i­tors.

One of these was goaled by Jared McNaughton, 14-10, Taupiri.

The de­par­ture of Ole­sen to in­jury dis­rupted Hin­uera’s back­line which lacked co­he­sion.

Taupiri scored a late con­verted try to deny the hosts a bonus point.

Ja­son Brady was player of the day, Dil­lon Leuthard earned two points, Hadliegh May one point. Hin­uera Bs won a tight 12-10. Both teams have the bye next week.

Try- Levi Henare; con­ver­sion by Benji Ole­sen; penalty to Jared McNaughton.

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