Great game despite one-sided score
The Tokoroa High School first XIII took on the Junior New Zealand Warriors Academy last Wednesday in Tokoroa, going down 48-6.
The home side were off to a fast start when Tokoroa fullback Joseph Manu regathered from a kick on the first tackle as he touched down under the posts.
But from there on the Warriors outfit took charge scoring the next three tries with hooker Kurt Robertson and prop Sitoi Ah Mann causing havoc around the Tokoroa defence as they went into halftime 18-6 up.
The Warriors continued where they left off in the second half as Ah Mann dotted down before the visitors ran in five more tries.
Despite the heavy defeat the Tokoroa side were pleased with the experience as they continue their preparations towards the national secondary schools tournament in September.
Lock Corey Harawira had a standout performance for the Warriors academy side, while Dremon Matthews-Ford, Cleveland Poko and Camrin Brown were strong in a beaten side.
GETTING IN LOW: A sound tackling technique will always stop a ball carrier in his tracks as seen here.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Despite the score line being fairly one-sided, there was a great display of sportsmanship on display by both teams.
GALLANT EFFORT: A Tokoroa High School student takes the ball up hard on Wednesday.
CONDITIONS: Last Wednesday’s game wasn’t played in wet and wintry conditions.
Awesome skills were shown here by this Tokoroa High