Woodridge Homes Premier’s 20 vs Paremata-Plimmerton Premier’s 23
Discipline lost us the game vs Para-Plim. Saturday was disappointing as I felt we should have won. By giving away stupid penalties in the second half we couldn't build enough pressure. We spoke at half time about discipline, but it didn't seem to register with the players.
9-8 down at halftime turning with the wind I was confident that we could get up. We started well with a quick turn over and a nice kick behind Para-Plim from Peter Stewart finding space and Tawera Rameka-Styles out sprinted the cover to defence to score. However, from the next kick off we put ourselves under huge pressure and let Para-Plim back in. Hemi Remuera then crashed over the line with some good phases built and working same way, Tawera had another opportunity on the left wing but juggled over the line.
It was a huge improvement from the last couple of weeks, we just need to keep working hard and sort out our discipline and errors and will find the win we deserve.
Player Points: 3 – PJ Sheck 2 – Kua Palakua 1 – Anthony Pettett
Congratulations to those first starters that received JRFC ties; Taewa Rima, Noro Black, Connor Franklin, Rohan Rawlings, Mario Cooper, Takuma Shoji & Rob Sua.
A massive shout out to Eamonn Carr, his first start since fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma.
(Andrew Wharakura, Head Coach)
Quay Marine Premier Reserve’s 26 vs Paremata-Plimmerton Premier Reserve’s 5
A good performance by the team, driven by strong comms by the leadership group of Meyer Christian Grey-Peteli, Mone Vitale and Seminar Manu. The defensive line had 1 lapse in concentration that resulted in Para-Plim scoring their only point's.
Leadership identified the problem and communicated the solution to the team, from that moment on our opponents struggled to create or find scoring opportunities for the rest of the game. Set piece performed extremely well throughout the match resulting in a couple of outstanding tries, 1 to the forwards and 1 to the backs.
We had our full complement of player's (22) for the game, plus 2 spares on the side-line. Game time was found for all 22 on the match sheet. After previous weeks, an outcome I hope continues for the rest of the season. We have several people returning from personal and other sporting commitments, should be an interesting development for team management and players.
Injury concerns from the match: Meyer (under HIA protocol); Seminar (cork/leg knock - doesn't sound serious, will be monitored).
Point Scorer's: Chevy, Simi, Ratu, and Rohan try scorers. Zyrus 2 conversions and Esava 1. (Brent Carroll, Head Coach)