Mahara Matete gets airborne during Te Puke Intermediate School’s 29-0 win over Papamoa College on the first day of the 2019 AIMS Games boys’ sevens competition. Earlier in the day they thrashed Rototuna Junior High School 55-0. Te Puke Intermediate, the defending champions, then beat Blockhouse Bay Intermediate, Peachgrove Intermediate and Howick Intermediate schools on day two.
Te Puke Intermediate School’s girls’ and boys’ 7s teams were in action on Monday. The boys’ team are the defending champions and started with wins over Rototuna Junior High School and
Pa¯ pa¯ moa College while the girls drew with Ngatea School then beat Mokoia Intermediate School.
Rachel Runga scores Te Puke’s opening try in the 19-19 draw with Ngatea School.
Te Puke Intermediate’s Marco Miln on the way to scoring a try against Pa¯ pa¯ moa College.
Hoani Stewart looks to break through the Pa¯ pa¯ moa defence.
Te Puke Intermediate’s Ripene Smith gets to grips with the opposition.
Teare Taiapo looks for a gap.
Te Puke Intermediate School’s Dane-a Kopa on a strong run.
Tinus Nel won Te Puke Intermediate’s first medal on Monday in this year’s AIMS games with bronze in the Mens Artistic — Flyers category.