Cambridge HS win Waipa Cup
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.