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Hawk's Newsletter #4 - Not quite our day!

Results for last weekend's matches

Premier's vs Pare-Plim

On a sunny Saturday, a huge crowd was treated to a humdinger of a game between the Premiers and Paremata-Plimmerton at Helston where the lead changed several times. A delay to the match kickoff due to an unfortunate injury in the curtain raiser meant the game didn’t start until 3.30pm.

It was Paremata-Plimmerton who started better going out to a 13-9 with the boot of Mark Sutton keeping the Premiers in touch. The Premiers scored just before the break when Kuso Tuitama picked up a dropped ball and ran away for the try in the corner to make it 14-13. Just before the half the Premiers missed a golden opportunity to score but were held out. The Premiers lost Sam Green to the sin-bin early in the second spell, but Mark responded by kicking a penalty to see the Premiers going up 17-13. A try by Pare-Plim took the score to 17-18 and was cancelled out by a penalty by Mark to put the Premiers ahead 20-18. Pare-Plim responded with a penalty to take the score to 21-20. The last 10 minutes saw the Premiers push hard and several opportunities were lost due to inaccuracy. One final effort saw Pare-Plim infringe and provided the opportunity for a penalty but the kick went wide and Pare-Plim took the spoils. A fantastic game between two evenly matched teams. The Premiers are on the road against the Wellington Axemen Premiers for the Mick Kenny Memorial Cup and will be looking to bounce back.

Helston Park looking a picture at the weekend.

Premier Reserves vs Pare-Plim Reserves

On a great day for rugby, Johnsonville Premier Bs still have a few work on's for the rest of the season. Going into the game with high hopes to register their first win of the season it was a battle from the get go. Losing possession from a failed kick off the Prem Bs were on the back foot and defending their line early. Paremata took points early after being in the Hawkes 22 for a number of minutes. J'ville stormed back into the fold going deep into Paremata territory and grabbed 3 points from a penalty kick. The game went much the same as in there were errors from Johnsonville allowing Paremata into their red zone and then taking points away, then J'ville would come back and try and build in the Parramatta red zone. Unfortunately for Johnsonville they were dealing in penalty goals and Parramatta were dealing in tries. Score line close to halftime was 24 - 6.

On a very sad note, the final play before half time, one of the young stars of the backline Carter Young suffered a serious injury on his ankle. He has been one of the most consistent performers throughout the year putting in the work off the field and taking great strides on the field. He will be sorely missed this season and from everyone here at the Hawkes we wish Carter a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing him again around the footy field.

Terrahawks 85's vs Petone

The Terrahawks lost to a better Petone team on Saturday going down 27-19. The boys went down early 17 nil and never recovered chasing the game throughout. The Roosters Decorators man of the match went to fullback Eti Brown.

Points scorers:

Eti Brown 1 try Seamus Rowberry 1 try Kieran Mee 1 try

Rhion Rowberry 2 conversions.

Next week the boys play Wests at Ian Galloway at 2.45pm.

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.

Cripples vs Pare-Plim Punters

The Mighty Cripples traveled up to play the Para Plim Punters Saturday taking a big squad also resting some key players carrying injuries. The game was very messy for the 1st 30 mins very unlike the boys this year dropped balls forward passes and knock on's the score was 5 all mid way through the half but we tighten up held the ball when needed and spun wide at the right time’s finishing strong in the end winning 47 to 12. Although the score is flattering we have plenty to get right for this week’s challenge away to our old foe The Ruffnuts. 5 games 5 wins we are tracking well! POD Cameron Johnston scoring 3 tries, 8 for the season so far.

Up The Mighty Cripples!!

Pressie's vs Pare-Plim

Pressies had a tough game this weekend against Paremata-Plim although the guys played there hearts out they went down 10-5 this week. Paremata-Plim were nice enough to lend us some players. Tries this week were to James, Maua and Noah with 2 conversions done by Kieran. Thanks to all our guys who continue to turn up and play for the team.

Pressie's lads with some moves on Saturday.


Draw for this week

This week sees all our lads on the road from deep in the Hutt Valley to the Eastern Suburbs. Get out to support our teams!

An insightful article by Club Rugby on the Pioneers of Rugby in Wellington covering Ed Chaney and Mick Kenny this week (link below). We take on the Wellington Axemen for the Mick Kenny Memorial Cup this Saturday.

Newlands (and Onslow) College First XV kicks off their assault in the Murray Jensen Cup (Premier 2) taking on Naenae at Newlands 2 from 1pm. When was the last time Newlands featured in this grade?

This week's poll

Do our Premier's crack 50+ on Saturday vs the Axemen?

  • With ease

  • Yeah just

  • The Axemen make it more of a fight


We hope all the mums had a nice day on Sunday, it was great to see mums and sons walk out together to the field on Saturday!


We had 4 membership draws on Saturday, none went so we will try again this week at 6.30pm.


Thanks to those who have paid already, these are now due.

Social $40.00

Country $20.00

Partner of a financial player $20.00.

Bank account 01-0519-0070195-00, reference your name & subs.

Everyone that pays is entered into the membership draw which starts at $50.00, if not won it then jackpots the following week until we decide to do a must go draw, so as well as supporting the club you may win your money back.


Two meat packs sold by the Premiers on Saturday saw two people leave happy, thanks to all that supported this.

The $100 draw went round twice so another two happy winners.

Tickets have begun to sell for the Hawkes beer fridge kindly donated by Probands, $5.00 a ticket, it will be drawn on old timers day. (Beer Fridge is on display on the stage)


We had Phil in the kitchen rustling up pulled Pork burgers, this was a fundraiser to send a school boys basketball team to an Australian tournament next year so it was great to be able to help out. I hear there may be a rerun TBC.

Save the dates

  • The popular Italian Lunch. MAY 27TH

  • Batons Up, more info to follow. JUNE 10TH

  • Old Timers Day. JUNE 17TH

  • Hawkes Quiz Night at 1841, more info to follow. JULY 16TH


Due to no home games this weekend, the bar will not open till 4.30, hope to see you all, membership draw - you must be there will take place at 6.45pm.

The reserves had an injured player last week, we wish Carter Young a speedy recovery.

Thank you to all our club sponsors, your sponsorship is invaluable to us and enables us to keep operating.

Have a great week.

Cherie & Trina

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