Hin­uera needs to im­prove dis­ci­pline

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - RUGBY

Two evenly matched teams took to the field Weal­leans Park.

Dis­ci­pline ver­sus de­fense was the or­der of the day. Hin­uera lacked the for­mer, Pu­taruru ex­celled in the for­mer.

De­spite this the Gold and Blacks made a promis­ing start scor­ing the first points with an un­con­verted try to Dil­lion Leuchard.

A break­down in con­cen­tra­tion by Benji Ole­sen meant time in the bin for a pro­fes­sional foul. Penal­ties fol­lowed for Pu­taruru to lead 9-5 at the break.

New player Mark Ni­cholls and Ja­son Brady made surg­ing runs in the sec­ond half.

In the mean­time Pu­taruru kept bang­ing over the penal­ties to ex­tend their lead to 12-5.

Adding a try dashed Hin­uera’s hopes with 10 min­utes to go. A con­so­la­tion try to Levi Henare made the fi­nal score 17-13. Ni­cholls was player of the day. Hin­uera Bs has a dog-fight in the cur­tain raiser.

Locked at 7-all at the break, Jerry O’Reilly showed pace to out sprint team mate Leo for a try, the later scor­ing ear­lier. Re­sult 17-7 to Hin­uera. On field two the Re­serves bat­tled to a 36-all draw against South­ern.

This week­end both As and Bs are away to South­ern. Luke Gain­swick and Tate Paynze re­ceived blaz­ers for 40 matches.

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