Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s Premiers struggled to control a rampant Ponsonby, going down 44-10.
PURC director of rugby Pita Alatini said it was a very disappointing result against a very strong Ponsonby.
“We were very competitive in the first half only trailing 11-3 at the break,” he said.
“We however blew an opportunity to score a try just before halftime which would have got our confidence up and then battle in the second half.
“However it was not to be and now we look ahead to a crucial game against College Rifles who also got beaten (by Marist). It will be a battle of desperation as both teams want to stay in the hunt for a top four finish.”
Access Solutions Premiers 10 – 44 Ponsonby
Try: Tyburg Mauafua
Conversion: Hawaii Ahokovi
Penalty: Hawaii Ahokovi
Marie Raos Ray White Pakuranga Development 29 – 5 Manukau
Tries: Nathon Viljoen, Stefan Williams, Charles Gibson, Paulo Samate and Fletcher William
Conversions: Ben Lyford x2
Safari Group U20s 15 – 18 College Rifles
Tries: Sean Wilkie, Daniel Devane and Armani Wright
PIC Insurance Brokers U85kg Taipans 10 – 3 University
Try: Thomas Heeringa
Conversion: Jason Littlefield x 1
Penalty: Jason Littlefield x 1
Greenstuff Presidents 45 – 5 Mt Wellington