Howick Hornets impressed in a clash that was shortened by injury, a likely broken ankle of a Northcote Tigers player early in the first half.
Hornets won 34 – 6 in the Round 3 match of the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership competition on Saturday.
The Hornets had control of the game throughout the contest as they continue to establish themselves as a contender in Section 1.
Mangere East Hawks had an arm wrestle with Pakuranga Jaguars in a tight contest.
The visiting Hawks started well, scoring early, but Pakuranga were able to quickly come back due to poor discipline from the opposition.
Peteroni Lilomaiava had a strong game, including a second half, allowing Mangere East to take control in the second half and come away with the 30 – 24 win.
In the Farrelly Photos Women’s Competition, Howick beat Taniwharau 32 – 26.
The Howick Hornets secured their first win of the season at home.
A gutsy grind from both teams, with injuries limiting the number of players available for the Hornets.
It was a huge effort from the Howick forwards which allowed them to control the game.
Taniwharau scored late to draw the final score closer.
Fullback Mollie Tagaloa was a standout for the winning team.