Harlequins secure vital win
The Waikato Harlequins U17s secured a close win, 27-29, over Thames Valley U18s in Paeroa on Saturday.
Matamata College’s Caine Hohepa and Joel Waru featured for the Harlequins and their team remains unbeaten in the competition.
The team plays its final game against Northland Vikings U18s at St Paul’s in Hamilton on September 23.
It has already notched up wins against King Country U18s and Taranaki U18s.
In other rugby results from around Waikato and Thames Valley, in the Northern Region Under 85kg competition, Thames Valley defeated Waikato 32-0 at Marist Park, Hamil- ton. Waikato U16s defeated Thames valley U16s, 57-7, at Centennial Park, Paeroa.
There was also an Invitational Under 45kg tournament played on Sunday at Boyd Park in Te Aroha.
In the first game, Hamilton Gold defeated Thames Valley 31-26 and in the second match, it was Thames Valley over King Country 24-10.