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New Zealand club rugby round-up 23 May

New Zealand club rugby round-up 23 May

Congratulations to Taradale in the Hawke’s Bay,Massey in North Harbour and Karaka in Counties Manukau for winning their first round Premier club competitions on Saturday.

Taradale won their ninth straight match of the season, 29-10 over Central, to finish eight points clear of second placed Napier Old Boys Marist. The second round Maddison Trophy starts on 30 May.

Massey were held to a 3-3 draw by mid-table Takapuna, but still won the first round Buck Shield Shield ahead of second placed Western Pioneers who lost 25-27 to strugglers Silverdale who left it to week nine to record their first win of the season and deny the Western side.

Karaka have won the first round Counties Manukau Challenge Cup, beating Waiuku 34-5, finishing ahead of second placed Ardmore Marist who defeated Weymouth 69-0 but had to rely on Karaka losing to take the first round title. The championship McNamara Cup starts next weekend.

In Wellington, the first round Swindale Shield has been all but decided with Hutt Old Boys Marist beating Tawa 28-22 to skip 6 points clear of the field with a round to play. Tawa were previously stripped two points and have an appeal outcome waitng to see if they can take the competition into another week.

In Auckland, Pakuranga (Blue Pool) and Grammar TEC (White Pool) have won their divisions, with the competition being split into two divisions from next week onwards.

In Northland, leaders Wellsford and second placed Mid Northern drew 25-25 in the Southern Districts Premier competition. Third placed Mid-Western defeated Hora Hora 29-13 but the competition has closed right up now. It resumes on 6 June.

Conditions were dire throughout the upper North Island on Saturday, and Fraser Tech and Te Awamutu Sports fought out a 0-0 draw. Meanwhile, in a top-of-the table clash, Otorohanaga defeated Hamilton Marist 12-7, while third placed Melville missed a chance to stay with the leaders after missing out to Hamilton Old Boys 22-13. Round 13 of 18 is next Saturday.

In the Bay of Plenty, the Baywide Premier competition is heating up. Tauranga Sports are at the top of the table after their 40-10 win over Whakarewarewa. In two other close results, Rotoiti defeated Mt Maunganui 32-24 and Opotiki defeated Whakatane Marist 13-8.

In Taranaki, New Plymouth Old Boys secured their eighth win in nine matches to take a decisive lead at the top of the standings, with four teams bunched together below them. NPOB beat lowly Stratford 41-5.

College Old Boys’ continue to set the pace in the Manawatu, defeating Varsity 39-14, after leading 20-0 at halftime.

In the top of the South Island Tasman Trophy, four of the five matches were closely fought, with Wanderers defeating Moutere 17-15 and Kahurangi beating Central 15-13 key among them.

In Christchurch, Lincoln University won the battle of the books with a big 45-25 win over Canterbury University. The win gives Lincoln a six-point lead the head of the standings with two weeks to go in the first round. New Brighton are second despite losing to fifth placed Christchurch in a 39-40 thriller.

In North Otago, Excelsior beat Kurow 33-24 in a key Citizens Shield fixture, while Old Boys continue to lead after overcoming Maheno 90-0. Athletic Marist 43 beat Valley 17.

In Dunedin Premier rugby, the intriguing three-way battle at the top of the table remains. Taieri, Harbour and Southern are all on 46 points after 11 rounds. Dunedin are fourth on 32. Taieri beat Green Island 43-17, Harbour overcame Varsity A 38-31 and Southern beat Pirates 49-29.

In Southland, fifth placed Marist defeated defending champions Woodlands 38-8 in the notable result of the day.

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For a result wrap-up of other club rugby competitions please see below (note of the results available as at Sunday morning):

Auckland
Premier PREMIER ROUND 1 BLUE (2015) -Round 7
Maungarua 07 vs 68 Waitemata
Pakuranga 29 vs 05 Waitakere City
Papatoetoe 27 vs 13 Suburbs
University 51 vs 00 Otahuhu

Premier PREMIER ROUND 1 WHITE (2015) – Round 7
College Rifles 26 vs 49 Ponsonby
East Tamaki 25 vs 22 Manukau Rovers
Grammar TEC 13 vs 10 Marist
Eden – BYE

Bay of Plenty
Baywide Premier Competition
Opotiki 13 vs 08 Whakatane Marist
Te Puke Sports 24 vs 12 Te Puna
Tauranga Sports 40 vs 10 Whakarewarewa
Greerton Marist 60 vs 00 Waikite
Rangataua 43 vs 00 Paroa
Mt Maunganui 22 vs 32 Rotoiti

Canterbury Country Division 1:  http://midcanterburyrugby.co.nz
Lincoln 19 – 17 Celtic
Oxford 44 – 14 Hornby
Rakaia 38 – 24 West Melton
Southbridge 37 – 13 Kaiapoi
Glenmark 41 – 08 Prebbleton

Counties Manukau
Premier Challenge Cup (Premier) (2015) – Round 11
Drury 10 vs 67 Patumahoe Hotel
Onewhero 48 vs 10 Papakura
Pukekohe 40 vs 15 Manurewa
Te Kauwhata EnviroWaste 16 vs 36 Bombay
Weymouth 00 vs 69 Ardmore Marist
Waiuku 50 vs 34 Karaka Vernon & Vazey
Notes: Challenge Cup Winners – Karaka Vernon & Vazey.

Horowhenua-Kapiti
Paraparaumu 48 – 15 Athletic
Waikanae 24 – 18 Shannon

Manawatu
College Old Boys’ 39 – 14 Varsity
Te Kawau 33 – 15 Linton Army
FOB Oroua 15 – 09 Feilding
Old Boys’ Marist 45 – 07 Freyberg
Kia Toa the BYE

Northland
Southern Districts Premiers
Horahora 13 v 29 Mid Western
Hikurangi 13 v 22 Old Boys Marist
Mid Northern 25 v 25 Wellsford
Otamatea 66 v 00 Western Sharks
Kamo 17 v 43 Waipu

Wellington
Swindale Shield – Round 10
Hutt Old Boys Marist 28 vs 22 Tawa
Marist St Pats 43 vs 24 Northern United
Old Boys University 79 vs 10 Paremata-Plimmerton
Oriental-Rongotai 42 vs 20 Avalon
Petone 24 vs 10 Johnsonville
Poneke 26 vs 20 Wainuiomata
Upper Hutt Rams 27 vs 30 Wellington

Premier Reserve Harper Lock Shield – Round 10
Hutt Old Boys Marist 06 vs 24 Tawa
Old Boys University 41 vs 7 Paremata-Plimmerton
Marist St Pats 43 vs 24 Northern United
Oriental-Rongotai 0 vs 0 Avalon  (Default)
Petone 57 vs 29 Johnsonville Flynn Electrical
Poneke 27 vs 16 Wainuiomata
Upper Hutt Rams 47 vs 12 Wellington

North Otago
Old Boys 90 – 00 Maheno
Athletic Marist 43 – 17 Valley
Excelsior 33 – 24 Kurow

Otago
Alhambra-Union 27 – 20 Kaikorai
Duendin 19 – 11 Zingari-Richmond
Southern 49 – 29  Pirates
Harbour 38 – 31 Varsity A
Taieri 43 – 10 Green Island

South Canterbury
Senior
Temuka 18 v 32 Harlequins
Pleasant Point 29 v 37 Old Boys
Celtic 59 v 00 Geraldine
Mackenzie 17 v 17 Waimate

Senior B
Harlequins 37 v 29 Temuka
Mackenzie 23 v 22 Waimate
Pleasant Point vs Old Boys

Southland
Galbraith Shield
Southland Galbraith Shield
Eastern Northern Barbarians 22 – 08 Pirates Old-Boys
Marist 38 – 08 Woodlands
Star 67 – 00 Blues
Midlands – Bye

Tasman
(Home team first) Tasman Trophy Div 1:
Renwick 00 – 46 Nelson
Moutere 15 – 17 Wanderers
Kahurangi 15 -13 Central
Stoke 35 – 25 Harlequins
Marist 21 – 11 Waitohi
WOB Bye

Car Company Div 2:
Tapawera 00 – 50 Wanderers
Huia 59 – 10 Nelson
Stoke 24 – 14 Rangers
Murchison 37 – 10 Riwaka
WOB 45 – 19 Takaka
Marist 22 – 32 Collingwood

Wadsco Div 2:
Central 41 – 26 Waitohi
Moutere 29 – 31 Kaikoura
Awatere 18 – 51 Harlequins
Pelorus 21 – 29 Renwick

Car Company Womens Tens:
Marist 28 – 00 Moutere
Motueka High 24 -12 WOB
Marist 12 – 29 WOB
Moutere 10 – 10 Riwaka
Riwaka 5 – 42 Motueka High

UC Championship
NC 26 – 19 Ashburton
MBC 54 – 10 Waimea (Played Friday)

Thames Valley
Waihou 17 – 09 Cobras
North 46 – 07 Thames
West 28 – 00 Ngatea

Waikato
Fraser Tech 0 – 0 Te Awamutu Sports
Hautapu 35 – 07 United Matamata Sports
University 10 – 03 Morrinsville Sports
Otorohanga 12 – 07 Hamilton Marist
Hamilton Old Boys 22 – 13 Melville

Club Rugby | 24 May 2015 | Steven White

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