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Large wins for Hornets premiers, Women to feature on Sky Sport

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The Howick Hornets premier men had a strong start to their Fox Memorial Premiership campaign, defeating the Mangere East Hawks 46-4. Photo / Graham Alderton Photography

The Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club had a successful weekend at home with both of the club’s premier sides recording spectacular wins.   

The club’s premier men impressed in their first round of the 2023 Fox Memorial Premiership, shooting to the top of the table after a 46-4 win over the Mangere East Hawks.  

In a game dominated from start to finish by the Hornets, Lonnie Papani and Rahs Tuivai-Lopa were the standouts, each scoring two tries.  

The men will look to make it two from two this weekend when they make the journey to Fowlds Park to take on the Mt Albert Lions who are coming off a heavy 32-6 loss.  

Women’s Premiership  

The Howick Hornets premier women (‘Nets) played host to Taniwharau in a game that, over the past two seasons, always proved to be a fantastic match-up.   

It was the ‘Nets day as they were flawless from the first to final whistle, finishing the game 50-0.  

In their 50-point domination, Saphire Abraham and Zayde Sarah-Baldwin both scored two-tries a piece.  

The women have well and truly taken charge of their competition after their first two games, winning both in convincing fashion.  

In the game of the round this week, the ‘Nets will face the Otahuhu Leopards at North Harbour Stadium on Wednesday at 6pm.  

The mid-week game will be streamed live on Sky Sport and the Auckland Rugby League YouTube channel.  

FOX MEMORIAL PREMIERSHIP 

Howick Hornets vs Mangere East Hawks 

Full Time: Mangere 4 – Howick 46 

Tries: Tyrone Waipouri, Tahi Baggaley, Lonnie Papani (2), Rahs Tuivai-Lopa (2), Joshua Cooper, Xela Pathan 

Conversion(s): Reuben Tolovae (7) 

Other Fixtures 

Glenora Bears 12 – Point Chevalier Pirates 26 

Mount Albert Lions 6 – Otahuhu Leopards 32 

Bay Roskill Vikings 22 – Manukau Magpies 24 

Te Atatu Roosters 0 – Richmond Rovers 20 

Marist Saints 22 – Papakura Sea Eagles 28 

Fox Memorial Premiership Standings 

PLACE  TEAM    PLAYED  WON  DRAWN  LOST  POINTS  + / – 
1  HOWICK HORNETS    1  1  0  0  2  + 42 
2  OTAHUHU LEOPARDS    1  1  0  0  2  + 26 
3  RICHMOND ROVERS    1  1  0  0  2  + 20 
4  PT CHEVALIER PIRATES    1  1  0  0  2  + 14 
5  PAPAKURA SEA EAGLES    1  1  0  0  2  + 6 
6  MANUKAU MAGPIES    1  1  0  0  2  + 2 
7  BAY ROSKILL VIKINGS    1  0  0  1  0  – 2 
8  MARIST SAINTS    1  0  0  1  0  – 6 
9  GLENORA BEARS    1  0  0  1  0  – 14 
10  TE ATATU ROOSTERS    1  0  0  1  0  – 20 
11  MOUNT ALBERT LIONS    1  0  0  1  0  – 26 
12  MANGERE EAST HAWKS    1  0  0  1  0  – 42 

WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP 

Howick Hornets vs Taniwharau 

Half Time: Taniwharau 0 – Howick 24 

Full Time: Taniwharau 0 – Howick 50 

Tries: Barbra Auvaa, Zayde Sarah-Baldwin (2), Tafito Lafaele, Saphire Abraham (2), Ma’atuleio Fotu-Moala, Shontelle Woodman, Seifua Pio, Kylie Porter 

Conversion(s): Platinum Marsters (3), Zayde Sarah-Baldwin (2) 

Howick Hornets Upcoming Fixtures; 

Round 3 Women’s Premiership- Howick Hornets Premier Women VS Otahuhu Leopards Premier Women at North Harbour Stadium- Wednesday May 10, 6pm. 

Round 2 Fox Memorial Premiership- Howick Hornets Premier Men VS Mount Albert Lions Premier Men at Fowlds Park- Saturday May 13, 2.30pm. 

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