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Results : July 26th 2014

A round-up of most club rugby Premier competitions around NZ on Saturday 26 July

Semi-finals and finals continued around much of the country this week.

Auckland 26 July:

University beat Grammar TEC 29-26 in a truly epic Gallaher Shield final at Eden Park. The final went to overtime after scores had been locked at 19-19 at the end of 80 minutes. It was then 26-26 all after the first period of extra-time, but University kicked a penalty with about a minute remaining to give them the lead for the first time and ultimately victory.

In minor finals, Waitemata beat Manukau Rovers to take the Jubilee Trophy, Suburbs edged Marist 23-20 to win the Portola Trophy and Maungarua pipped East Tamaki 13-12 to win the President’s Cup. The University U21s also won their final, defeating College Rifles 21-11.

Baywide Premier Final 26 July:

Mount Maunganui beat Whakarewarewa 26-23 in the final of the Premier Baywide competition on Saturday.

Played in fine sunny conditions, Mount Maunganui led 16-8 at halftime, extending this to 23-8 early in the second half. But Whakarewarewa roared back with a converted try and penalty to trail 23-18 with 20 minutes still to play. Whakarewarewa then scored another try and it was 23-23. However, with several minutes left, Mount Maunganui kicked the winning penalty and they held on to the end.

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Senior Shield Final

White Star 43 v 12 Ngakawau

Craddock Trophy

Old Boys 21 v 18 Westport

Canterbury 26 July  Christchurch Metro

Trophy Semi-Finals (2014) 
New Brighton RFC 05 v 17 Sydenham RC
Lincoln University 11 v 26 High School Old Boys

High School Old Boys and Sydenham will meet in next Sunday’s final.

Sydenham upset defending champion New Brighton 17-5 in one semi-final and likewise High School Old Boys upset Lincoln University 26-11.

Counties Manukau Premier McNamara Cup 26 July:

McNamara Cup Final.

Bombay defeated round-robin winners Karaka 16-10 to win the McNamara Cup, to be crowned 2014 Counties Power Premier Club Rugby Champions. In a tight and willing final, scores were locked at 10-10 at halftime. Both sides had chances in the second half, but two penalties won the match for Bombay.

Hawke’s Bay: Maddison Trophy (2014) – Round 9

Havelock North Rugby Club 19 v 07 Napier Pirates Rugby & Sports Club
Napier Old Boys Marist 21 v 10 Hastings Rugby & Sports Club
Napier Technical Old Boys Rugby Club 26 v 34 Central Hawke’s Bay Rugby & Sports Club
Taradale Rugby & Sports Club 65 v 14 Tamatea Rugby & Sports Club
Clive Rugby & Sports Club 27 v 26 MAC Rugby Club

Havelock North ended the round-robin unbeaten. They will host fourth placed qualifier Napier Pirates in one semi-final, with second placed Taradale playing third placed Napier Old Boys Marist in the other.

Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 July:

Ramsbottom Cup final

Paraparaumu defeated Shannon 12-9 in the final.


Top qualifiers College Old Boys defeated Kia Toa 21-10  in the 2014 Hankins Shield final last Saturday.

North Harbour 26 July:

Final. North Shore blew top qualifier Massey away in the final, winning 50-18.

Northcote beat Glenfield 22-7 to win the Plate final.

Northland 26 July:

Final. Horahora beat Wellsford 33-6 in the final.

North Otago 26 July

Citizens Shield final.

Old Boys beat Athletic Marist 24-11 in the final.

Otago Final 26 July

Top qualifier Taieri beat University A to win 51-6 in Saturday’s final at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

University led 6-3 early, But Taieri went on the rampage and scored 48 unanswered points. They led 29-6 at halftime.

Southland 26 July

Premier Galbraith Shield – Final

Top qualifiers Woodlands made it three titles in a row, beating Marist 32-3 in the final at Rugby Park, Invercargill. Woodlands led 24-3 at halftime, and then turned their attention to tightening up their defence and holding off Marist throughout much of the second half.


Inglewood defeated Coastal 35-14 in the final of the Taranaki Premiership last week.


The Nelson Bays and Marlborough finals were decided last week:

Marlborough – Central 21 – 10 Waitohi
Nelson Bays Waimea Old Boys 41 – 12 Wanderers

Thames Valley – 26 July: Final of the McClinchy Cup:

Cobras defeated Waihou 31-27

Waikato 26 July Final 

Hamilton Marist successfully defended their title, beating Hamilton Old Boys 40-23 in the final..

The semi-final results from the previous week were: Hamilton Marist 34 – University 28
and Hamilton Old Boys 23 – Otorohanga 13

Wairarapa Bush 26 July

Tui Cup final.

Eketahuna 33  Nathan Ebbett 2, Sam Monaghan, Paul Tiko 2, Tom Meuli con 2 pen
Gladstone 16   Tim Griffith try, Andrew Fell 3 pen con

East Coast 10 Utah Walker, Byron Karaitiana tries
Martinborough 17 Nathan Hunt, Nathan Kapene, Josh Hawkins tries, Tipi Haira Con

Martinborough  27
Pioneer 19  Jonte Miller, Rex Rimene, Te Kaaho Henare tries, Hoani Peacock 2 con

Tuhrangi  41   Bruce McKenzie, Peter Mehlhopt, Nick Smith, Ryan Sewell, Isaac Vollebregt, Joel Milne tries, Ken Aburn Con, Bradley Legge 4 Con PG

Gladstone  0

Wanganui 26 July: Tasman Tanning Wanganui semi-finals –

Premier championship –

At Spriggens Park – Integrity Motors Pirates 18 (Clive Stowers 2 tries, Manulua Lafi 2 pen, con) bt Waverley Harvesting Border 16 (Andrew Hamilton try, Sikeli Ulukuta 3 pen, con). HT: 6-all.

At Rochfort Park, Ohakune – McCarthy’s Ruapehu 23 (George Williams, Roman Tutauha, Robert Hughes tries, Zyon Hekenui 2 pen, con) bt Taihape 20 (Dane Whale, Luke Whale, Jaye Flaws  tries, Dane Whale pen, con). HT: 17-3 Ruapehu.

Premier consolation –

At Kaierau Country Club – Speirs Food Marton 24 (Lake Ah Chong, Steve Wulf, Afano Kuika, Salu Peneli tries, Cornel Mason 2 con) bt Wanganui Car Centre Kaierau 19 (Ace Malo 2, Taylor Kirkwood tries, Malo 2 con). HT: 7-5 Kaierau.

At Ratana Paa – Utiku OB 32 (Malakai Volau 2, Michael Nabuliwaqa, Mark Logan, Scott Illston tries,Te Rangi Tapu McLeod pen, 2 con) drew with Harvey Round Motors Ratana 32 (Kapene Paki 2, Jamie Hughes tries, penalty try, Caleb Maraku 2 pen, 3 con). HT: 13-12 Utiku OB. Utiku OB win match by scoring 5 tries to 4.

Senior championship –
At Hunterville – Power Farming (PN) Hunterville 36, Tech 12. HT: 17-0.
At Rochfort Park, Ohakune – Ruapehu 10, Marist Celic 0. HT: 5-0.

Senior consolation –
At Marton Park – Downs Group Marton 17, Taihape 3.
At McNab Domain, Kaiwhaiki – Counties 30, Marist Buffalo’s 10.

Finals Day draw (Saturday, August 2) –
Premier championship – Pirates v Ruapehu, Spriggens Park, 2.30.
Premier consolation – Marton v Utiku OB, Spriggens Park, 11.30.
Senior championship – Hunterville v Ruapehu, Spriggens Park, 1pm.
Senior consolation – Counties v Marton, Racecourse, 1pm.

Wellington 26 July:

Jubilee and Hardham Cups Round semi-finals

Jubilee Cup Premier (2014)
Hutt Old Boys Marist 43 v 26 Oriental-Rongotai
Wainuiomata 26 v 13 Marist St Pats

Hardham Cup Premier 2 (2014)
Northern United 34 v 20 Avalon
Poneke 18 v 08 Wellington

Hutt Old Boys Marist will play Wainuiomata in next Sunday’s Jubilee Cup final, while in the curtain-raiser, Northern United will play Poneke in the Hardham Cup final.

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