Uni snatch late victory

Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s (PURC) premiers are rueing missed opportunities after going down 27-29 to University at the weekend. It is the side’s first loss of the season.

PURC’s director of rugby and premier coach Pita Alatini said: “It’s always heart-breaking to lose a game on a final play but it’s fair to say we had more than enough opportunities to win the game.

The key for us is to learn quickly of our areas of work ons and get onto them for the week before we hit a determined East Tamaki team who will be desperate after their loss to
Otahuhu.”

Club results – May 6
■■ Premiers (27) vs University (29) @ Bell Park,
2.45pm – Try Scorers: Sam Shearer x 2, Mark
Dickison, Lino Tiatia. Conversions: Rupert van der Pol
x 2. Penalties: Rupert van der Pol. Player of the Day:
Sam Shearer.
■■ Premier Development (12) vs University (21) @
Bell Park, 1.00pm – Try Scorers: Will Rew, Charlie
Gibson. Conversions: Steph Tabaillou. Player of the
Day: Tim Rew.
■■ Under 20s (12) vs University (22) @ LEP 6, 1.00pm
– Try Scorers: Simon Fauoo x 2. Conversions: Obey
Samate. Player of the Day: Andrew Fauoo.
■■ First Grade (29) vs East Tamaki (5) @ LEP 2,
1.00pm – Try Scorers: Ben Channing, Brandon
Buchanan, Joachim Furivai, Jeremy Grey, Penalty
Try. Conversions: Blake James. Player of the Day: Ben
Channing.
■■ Taipans (49) vs Grammar TEC Taniwhas (5) @ LEP
5 – 1.00pm – Try Scorers: Mike Taylor x 3, Shakya
Perera, Logan Kinnear, Dylan Campbell, Daniel
Devane, Travis Cordingley, Kit Wilson. Conversions:
Travis Cordingley, James Mackinder. Player of the
Day: Travis Cordingley.
Premier results – Round 4
■■ Ponsonby 56 (P Tausie 2, P Collier 2, D Tusitala,
D O’ Donnell, F Vaha’akolo, S Kohiyama tries, W
Talataina-Mu, P Collier 4 con, W Talataina-Mu 2 pen)
■■ Waitakere 0. Halftime: 23-0
■■ Manukau 27 (S Kaifa 2, T Tia, C Fonoti tries, S
Hafoka 2 con, S Hafoka pen)
■■ Papatoetoe 23 (T Mafoe, T Lese tries, D Leuila 2
con, D Leuila 3 pen). Halftime: 5-7
■■ Eden 60 (I Costa 3, M Leanna 2, B Hill, J Asi, T
Napa’a, T Kalekale tries, R Costa 6 con, R Costa pen)
■■ Mt Wellington 12 (S Fanguna, S Sae tries, Z
Schuster con). Halftime: 34-0
■■ College Rifles 60 (L Loco 2, P Dunn 2, H Edwards
2, O Mausia, E Lamositele, T Manu tries, O Mausia 5, B
Hooper con, O Mausia pen)
■■ Waitemata 8 (Toa Ahio tries, Filo Leapo pen).
Halftime: 29-8
■■ University 29 (L Morel, N Harris, A Kirikiri tries, T
Elkington-MacDonald con, T Elkington-MacDonald
4 pen)
■■ Pakuranga 27 (S Shearer 2, M Dickison, L Tiatia
tries, R Van Der Pol 2 con, R Van Der Pol pen).
Halftime: 16-3
■■ Otahuhu 16 (T Tavae tries, T Tavae con, T Tavae 3
pen)
■■ East Tamaki 12 (J Oloialili Fiso, M Salanoa tries, U
Fakakovi con). Halftime: 6-7
■■ Grammar Tec 50 (, E Teauraki 2, P Kaufusi, B
Ward, TJ Vaega, N Foliaki tries, H Plummer 4 con, H
Plummer 4 pen)
■■ Marist 23 (PC Tagaloa, E Muliufi, S Rayasi tries, T
Halse con, T Halse, J Saena pen). Halftime: 27-8
■■ Suburbs – BYE
Women’s
■■ College Rifles 27 v Manurewa 27
■■ Ardmore Marist 24 v Ponsonby 0

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