Mitre 10 TPHS Rugby

Te Puke Times - - SPORT -

TPHS Boys’ 1st XV trav­elled to Western Heights High School at the week­end to play Aquinas Col­lege in the 1st XV Divi­sion 2 fi­nal and won 31-15.

Te Puke started strongly and with some won­der­ful for­ward at­tack made their way up to the Aquinas 22-me­tre line.

It was TPHS half­back Johnny Dins­dale’s quick think­ing to go short­side that led to him scor­ing the first try.

At the 20-minute mark, hard-work­ing for­ward Pena Tau­mata scored un­der the posts af­ter pa­tient re­cy­cling of the ball and a great pass from play­maker Jack Hollinshead, who slot­ted the con­ver­sion.

A short time later the im­pres­sive Ja­son Tuise broke nu­mer­ous tack­les on a 50m run and gave an ex­cel­lent pass to in-form winger Te Ri­iti Karaka-Clarke who scored in the cor­ner.

This woke up the Aquinas side, who made some good for­ward drives to score 15m in from touch. Aquinas then caught Te Puke nap­ping out wide and with a storm­ing run. The half­time score was 17-10 to TPHS.

The game be­came a real bat­tle and it was Aquinas who scored 10 min­utes in af­ter an­other for­ward drive.

The tal­ented Lester Olive set the game alight with a carv­ing 30m run be­fore un­selfishly pass­ing to hooker and crowd favourite Te­boobo Ngaroa who scored un­der the bar, Hollinshead con­vert­ing.

Ja­son Tuise nabbed an­other great try af­ter the team worked some good moves up the field, the try again con­verted by Hollinshead who had an­other strong game.

Hirini Alexan­der was im­pres­sive on at­tack and Zac Proc­tor was im­mense on de­fence and in gen­eral all game.

Lukas Har­ris and Ajay Singh had good de­but games.

TPHS Girls’ 1st XV vs Mount Maun­ganui 1st XV — Mount won 15-12

TPHS U14 vs Tau­ranga Boys’ Blue U14 — Tau­ranga won 55-12

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