Suc­cess de­spite high in­jury toll

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By MICHAEL WHITE

Pu­taruru Se­niors hosted Piron­gia on Satur­day af­ter­noon and as al­ways a strong home crowd was present. Com­ing from a bruis­ing af­fair against Toko­roa on Wed­nes­day night we had to re­jig our side with a num­ber of play­ers mak­ing their Se­nior de­but.

The game was a typ­i­cal for­ward battle in the open­ing ex­changes as both sides bat­tled to gain dom­i­nance.

The game wasn’t a free flow­ing af­fair the side has be­come known for, with play­ers hav­ing to play out of po­si­tion. How­ever Pu­taruru en­deav­oured to play an ex­pan­sive style and get the ball out wide. The score line out­lined a close game as the Pu­taruru Se­niors took the spoils 12-5.

The Se­nior Bs showed ear­lier in the day how to shut a game out in style as they trounced the Piron­gia B side 49-13.

With the Rugby World Cup just around the cor­ner the club will be host­ing events and evenings to view the games, we’d love your com­pany. Look out for events in the mail and email up­dates. Spon­sor­ship. To all our farm­ers who sup­port the club thank you very much. The rugby club is again hold­ing its an­nual bull calf scheme, your do­na­tion is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. The PRFC is also run­ning a CULL COW Scheme. If you would like any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please call Ed­die White on 883 8942.

This week­end the Pu­taruru Un­der 19s take on Hamil­ton Marist at home; the ac­tion kicks off at 1pm. The club in­vites sup­port­ers to come and en­joy an en­ter­tain­ing af­ter­noon of rugby at the club.

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