Surf tsunami slams try-less Pirongia
Needing to bounce back after their first loss of the season, Southern United claimed a 32-3 bonus point win over Pirongia at home in the weekend.
Southern battled against a tenacious Pirongia outfit, keeping the Tokoroa side in touch with the leaders in Waikato division one rugby competition.
Surf were on the board early with a penalty goal before the forward pack collectively made inroads in the Pirongia defence.
Hooker Brodie Haugh dived in for the first try for the hosts.
Pirongia struck back with a penalty of their own soon after but eventually loose forward Trent Lincoln rumbled over to extend the lead.
Southern utility back Zane Costar eluded several defenders on his way to the try line bringing the score to 20-3 at the break.
The home side defended staunchly in the second spell and were able to turn defence into offence when the ball was spread wide to wing Josh Barber to go in uncontested.
Costar had the final say in the match finishing off a well constructed backline play grabbing his second try to secure the win in style.
The senior Bs also had to fight in their match as they came back late in the contest to earn a tough 22-all draw.
Both teams will look to continue the strong form against Te Awamutu Marist in a Good Friday clash.