Lo­cal der­bies bring out best

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Lo­cal der­bies al­ways tend to bring out the best in teams and it was no dif­fer­ent for ri­vals South­ern United and Pu­taruru.

Surf were able to es­tab­lish their dom­i­nance to earn a de­served 50-0 vic­tory over their close neigh­bours to re­main on top of the division one stand­ings.

The hosts were quick off the mark and man­aged to cross when full­back Zane Costar broke through for an early lead.

Mo­ments later, hard run­ning loose for­ward Owen Po­mare barged over for the first of his three tries to ex­tend the home sides ad­van­tage.

South­ern pa­tiently went about build­ing pres­sure on their op­po­nents and were re­warded when Costar dot­ted down twice more.

Po­mare was amongst the ac­tion again when a barn­storm­ing run saw him brush off tack­lers to race 50 me­tres and score right on half­time.

South­ern proved too strong as Po­mare and Costar bagged sec­ond half tries on the back of su­perb team play and Chance Brown capped off the out­stand­ing team per­for­mance with a late try.

Mean­while the se­nior B’s con­test saw Pu­taruru over­come their coun­ter­parts with a hard fought 26-17 re­sult.

Surf are away next week­end to Frank­ton while Pu­taruru will host Hin­uera.

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