Great game de­spite one-sided score

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By AN­THONY MO­MOE­MAUSU

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.

Pho­tos: ROBIN MILLER

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

School stu­dent.

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