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South­ern United re­main atop of the Waikato Di­vi­sion One com­pe­ti­tion af­ter an ab­sorb­ing 33-16 away vic­tory over Te Rapa.

The vis­i­tors set the foun­da­tion for the re­sult in the open­ing 40 min­utes be­fore the home side surged back into the con­test in the lat­ter stages.

Surf kicked off the scor­ing with loose for­ward Owen Po­mare cross­ing for a try in his re­turn to the side.

Fel­low for­ward Den­nis Quensell rum­bled through the de­fence to ex­tend South­ern’s ad­van­tage.

Te Rapa man­aged to climb back with a pair of penal­ties be­fore the Toko­roa club re­claimed the as­cen­dancy with two classy tries to winger Damian John and full­back Sean Mck­ain.

Down 26-6 af­ter half­time, Te Rapa showed their de­ter­mi­na­tion and mus­cled their way over for two tries.

De­spite a scrappy fi­nal quar­ter it was prop Jamin Pinker­ton who had the last day pow­er­ing over for the try.

Mean­while the se­nior B’s picked up a de­served 34-0 shutout re­sult run­ning in five tries.

In the com­ingt week­end Surf will be host­ing its neigh­bours Pu­taruru.

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