Defence holds firm RUGBY
After a two-week break the Katikati Stags senior rugby team started round two on Saturday travelling to Paengaroa to play Eastern District again.
In the first half Eastern Districts kept the Kati boys under pressure and on defence most of the half, but with two well-constructed 80 metre tries by Scott MacMillan and converted by Gene Darvill and Braden Brewer, it looked like Katikati was going to run away with the game early.
But Eastern Districts replied by using their big forwards and constant possession to put points on the board, taking the halftime score 12-7.
The second half started with Eastern Districts applying pressure and holding possession by using their forward pack, but the Katikati defence held firm and it didn’t take long for the boys’ fitness and sharp ball play to shine through, with tries to Rob Sydney, Nusi Mafi, Shane Harper, Chris Bell and another try to Rob Sydney, taking the fulltime score to 41-14.
Player of the day points went to Reardon Ewens-Bettridge 1 point, Hayden Revell 2 points, Reuben Mair 3 points.
This week the boys have a home game on Saturday against Matata, kicking off at 2.30pm, at Moore Park. Come along and support the team.
The game will be followed by a social at the club rooms. The theme for the social is ‘Black, White and Tight’. All are welcome.