Central U15s win championship
The Central U15 Open Weight Rugby team has won the championship title for the 2018.
The team of determined young men grafted their way through the competition after a very average start meant they had to win their final round robin game to make the top four semi final playoffs. They won the game after scoring in the final seconds of the match to win by a single point. The team’s semi-final match against Ha¯ wera was another nail-biter with the teams tied 17-17 at full time. Central progressed to the final because the team scored three tries to two. The final was a classic match between two good teams who displayed high levels of commitment and skill, with the lead changing several times during the game. Central showed their ability to stay in the game, work hard as a team and do the simple things well to run out winners. Credit to both teams for playing the game in great spirit, respect and sportsmanship.
The team thanks all those involved in making this such a special achievement, especially to the parents and caregivers, central committee and all of those who supported the team.
Dave Dent - Central Rugby