Results for last weekend's matches
What a game we saw from the Prem's on Saturday, congratulations team, a well deserved win! The 85s also had a good win defeating Wairarapa in their first game of the National Competition. The Cripples also had a good win. Reports below;
Premiers vs OBU
On a mild but overcast day, the Premiers faced unbeaten OBU in front of a large crowd at Helston Park.
From the outset, it became apparent that it would be a game between two teams who played a similar pattern. However, the Premiers were the better team in the opening stanza and OBU ill discipline resulted in Mark Sutton kicking three penalties.
The first try of the game came from an OBU turnover when Kuso Tuitama picked up the ball and sprinted away to score in the corner. At half time the Premiers took a 16-0 lead.
Going with the wind it was OBU who applied the pressure and constant infringing resulted in Ants Pettett being binned. However, it was the Premiers who scored an outstanding try through Jason Tuitama, Jacob Walmsley linking and putting Finlay Sharp in the corner to make it 24-0, after an earlier Sutton penalty post the break.
OBU changed tactics and kept it tight and were the next to score. Johnsonville kicked a further penalty to make it 27-7 and the game was over. A consolation try to OBU flattered the score line and the Premiers came away with the first win over OBU since 2005 and OBU suffered their first loss of the season.
The Premiers are now fifth equal on the table and looking forward to hosting the high flying Paremata Plimmerton at home this Saturday.
The Hawks on Club Rugby:
Premier Reserves vs OBU Premier Reserves
The Premier Reserves played OBU at Helston. We started off really well playing with better structure. This was reflected at half time we were up 15-8.
OBU came back in the second half and snatched the "W" 20-30.
There are lots of positives from the game. We keep working together, and the "W" will come.
Brad McKavanagh (5 1T)
Frederick Guttenbeil (3 1P)
Rhapteray Faamafu (5 1T)
Stephen Nelson (2 1C)
Tavita Falekakala (5 1T)
Thanks to our supporters, the club, and Ti Mafi. We appreciate you all.
Terrahawks 85s v Wairarapa Bush Clippers - 85s National knockout cup 1st Round
The Terrahawks beat Wairarapa Bush in the 1st round of the national 85's knockout competition at home on Sunday. We'll now move on to face the winner of Hutt Old Boys Marist and Hawkes Bay Saracens in the 2nd round at a date to be confirmed.
Jacob Walmsley 3 tries
Tom Brazil 1 try
Kieran Mee 1 try
Kayne Lyall 1 try
Aaron Fawkes 1 try
Rhion Rowberry 1 penalty, 5 conversions.
Next week back to WRFU JC Bowl action vs Petone at Newlands Park. The Terrahawks would like to acknowledge their sponsors for 2023:
CML Logistics LTD, Motor Doctors, JB Quality Construction, 1841 Bar & Restaurant, Innovative Builders Ltd, & Megabyte IT Consultants & Roosters Decorators.
Jacob and Aaron in action carving on Sunday.
Cripples vs Tawa
The Mighty Cripples played Tawa Saturday with a few boys out with injuries and 2 heading up to help the Bs. We got 3 new greenhorns making there debuts, was a tough ole' game but we are quite well drilled and our older statesman in this team still lead from the front week in and week out one of them King Kua Palakua winning player of the day. Comfortable win for the boys 33 to 12, new challenge this weekend away to Para Plim. Up the Cripples!
Pressies vs HOBM
Pressies played with heart as usual but went down 10-5 against HOBM thanks to the guys who keep turning up each week to play.
Draw for this week
Four of five teams take on the Hammerheads this weekend in big match ups! Get up to Helston!
This week's poll
Some decent predicting last week by the JRFC whanau with 7 punters out of 47 getting the right team and margin against the Billy Goats. In addition, 32 of our faithful picked a 1-12 Hawks win!
With rising costs of everything from gear to insurances, meals & ground costs to mention a few it is a great time to get your subs paid ASAP. Thanks to those who have already done so this is very much appreciated.
2023 Subs are $40.00pp social fee, Country sub $20.00, Partner of a financial player is $20.00.
The deets: 01-0519-0070195-00
Please note Batons up has a new date SATURDAY 10TH JUNE.
ProBrands have donated a great Hawks Bar Fridge which we will sell tickets for $5.00 each, everyone wants it so be sure to get your tickets, the raffle will be drawn at Old Timers day, the fridge is on the stage be sure to check it out.
Due to popular demand we will be hosting the annual Italian Job though with a twist this year. This year we are having the Italian Job Express with Platters, Pizzas...Vegetarian, Chicken & Beef only, desserts, & of course some vino.
Prize for the best dressed Italian, spot prizes & raffles on the day.
Guest Speakers & of course the one & only master of ceremonies Mr Alex Ness.
Buy your $45.00 event ticket ASAP as you don't want to miss out.
SATURDAY 13th of May
In addition to enjoying us sink our teeth into the visiting Para-Plim Hammerheads, come along & enjoy a pulled "Pork Burger", available in the clubrooms from around 1.30pm. This is a fundraiser to assist one of our local junior boys to attend a basketball tournament in Australia so all support is greatly appreciated.
Have a great week.
Cherie & Trina.