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Pakuranga United Prems qualify for top 8

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Mafia Lagaaia scored three tries for the Premiers on Saturday.

Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s Prems found some rhythm to completely dominate a strong but undisciplined Otahuhu squad 77-7 on Saturday.

It also secures the Prems a spot in the top 8.

PURC director of rugby Pita Alatini said the opening 40 minutes was difficult despite the Pakuranga Prems dotting down five times. “They’re hard games to play when the opposition has no structure,” he said.

“In the second half we  attacked a bit more especially in our backs.”

The Prems have two tough matches ahead – the Rifles at home on Saturday and then Waitemata the following weekend.


Access Solutions Premiers 77 – Otahuhu 7

Try Scorers: Mafi Lagaaia x 3, Mikey Falesiu x 2, Simon Fauo’o x 2, Lameki Namoa x 2, Obey Samate x 2 Hawaii Ahokovi and Michael McBeath

Conversions: George Taina 6

Halftime: 29-7

Marie Raos Ray White Premier Development 78 – Otahuhu 3

Try Scorers: Charles Gibson x 3, Quinton Hill x 2, Shaun Kohlhase, Chris Neville-Dowler, Des Spooner, Nathon Viljeon, Ben Lyford, Rupert Van Der Pol and Raymond Vunipola

Conversions: Ben Lyford x 9

Halftime: 42-3

Safari Group U20s 27 – University 10

Try Scorers: Sam Beere and Jacob Jackson

Penalties: Armani Wright x 5

Conversions: Armani Wright x 1

Halftime: 12-10

PIC Insurance Brokers U85kg Taipans 15 – Eden 52

Try Scorers: Ryan Napier and James Mackinder

Conversions: Thomas Heeringa x 1

Penalties: Thomas Heeringa x 1

Halftime: 3-19

Greenstuff Presidents 35 – Mt Wellington 10

Try Scorers: Stephen Kitchener x 2, Matt Boggs, Mark Dickison, Andrew Smith and Andrew Gibson

Halftime: 15-10

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