Ponsonby just too strong

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.”

RESULTS:

Access Solutions Premiers 10 – 44 Ponsonby

Try: Tyburg Mauafua
Conversion: Hawaii Ahokovi
Penalty: Hawaii Ahokovi

Halftime: 3-11

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

Halftime: 0-0

Safari Group U20s 15 – 18 College Rifles

Tries: Sean Wilkie, Daniel Devane and Armani Wright

Halftime: 5-6

PIC Insurance Brokers U85kg Taipans 10 – 3 University

Try: Thomas Heeringa
Conversion: Jason Littlefield x 1
Penalty: Jason Littlefield x 1
Halftime:

Greenstuff Presidents 45 – 5 Mt Wellington

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