Te Awa­mutu hands Hin­uera heav­i­est de­feat

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‘‘Ja­son Brady, op­er­at­ing as an ex­tra ful back in the back pocket, of­ten re­turned the ball with surg­ing bursts.’’

McPher­son Con­trac­tors Hin­uera 10 de­feated by Te Awa­mutu Sports 54

Our sec­ond game in the round of the Waikato rugby club com­pe­ti­tion was played at Al­bert Park in Te Awa­mutu on a chilly win­ter’s af­ter­noon.

Hin­uera came un­stuck with their heav­i­est de­feat of the sea­son.

In the be­gin­ning play was evenly con­tested with the ac­tion cen­tred near the half way line.

All of a sud­den Paul Blyde burst from a maul and surged 40 me­tres to score, fend­ing off the last de­fender.

Benji Ole­sen con­verted, 7-nil to Hin­uera.

Un­for­tu­nately that was the first and only try the vis­i­tors scored.

Ole­sen adding a penalty later to com­plete Hin­uera’s scor­ing.

The line speed by Te Awa­mutu in de­fense was very quick and hard to break down.

Hin­uera con­ceded eight tries in to­tal, some from sit­u­a­tions such as over throw­ing a li­ne­out while on de­fense.

Hope­fully th­ese er­rors can be cor­rected.

Ja­son Brady, op­er­at­ing as an ex­tra ful back in the back pocket, of­ten re­turned the ball with surg­ing bursts.

Half­back Todd King got through a ton of work on de­fense.

Joint play­ers of the day were Lachie McLaren and Josh Hawke.

The Hin­uera B side also strug­gled in their match com­ing back in the sec­ond to lose 36-19.

Next week both teams are home to host Pu­taruru.

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