Cam­bridge HS win Waipa Cup

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

Te Awa­mutu Col­lege 1st XV rugby team were left rue­ing con­ced­ing two soft tries im­me­di­ately af­ter half­time when los­ing 33-12 to Cam­bridge High School.

The hosts were still very much in the con­test af­ter bat­tling bravely to re­strict the half­time score to 14-5 at the Col­lege on Satur­day.

All that hard toil was un­done, how­ever, early in the sec­ond half when cough­ing up those brace of five point­ers, gift­ing the visi­tors a healthy lead they never looked like sur­ren­der­ing.

Tries for Te Awa­mutu were scored by Jack Gib­son and Baylee Davies.

The larger, more dom­i­nant Cam­bridge for­ward pack made life dif­fi­cult for Te Awa­mutu to ob­tain clean ball.

Player of the day went to half­back Mikaera He­mara, who coped ad­mirably, deal­ing with some dif­fi­cult ball de­liv­ered by his for­wards.

Daniel Web­ber and Baylee Davies were other backs to shine.

Troy James was a stand-out in a los­ing for­ward pack, claim­ing some in­valu­able turnovers.

An­other home game this Satur­day against Hamil­ton BHS Black, 11am kick off on the Fac­tory Road field.

The 2nd XV im­proved their de­fen­sive pat­terns markedly this week to ex­tend a large Ro­to­tuna first XV to 21-16.

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