Prems fail to adapt

Desperate times call for desperate measures and Waitemata showed just what can be done in such situations with a convincing win over Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s Premiers on Saturday.

Waitemata controlled the game although Pakuranga were still in with a chance at half-time trailing 21-12.

Waitemata went on to win 45-19.

PURC’s director of rugby Pita Alatini said, “Again, we faced a do or die situation for the other team and we didn’t adapt.”

The Prems had to bring greater focus to these tough matches, he said, particulary going into the second round this weekend.

“The guys know there’s no room for complacency. There’s no room for that and the last two weeks have shown that,” he said.

“I think the message is pretty clear now. We need to be funneling back some excitement (into our games)…it’s all about how much we bring.”


Access Solutions Pakuranga Premiers 19 – Waitemata 45 

Try’s: M McBeath x 1, William Rew x 1 and Michaile Van Wyk x 1

Conversions: Hawaii Ahokovi x 1 and George Taina x 1

Halftime 12 – 21

Marie Raos Ray White Premier Development 12 – Waitemata 32

Try’s: Shaun Kohlhase x 1 and Quentin Hill x 1

Conversions: Benjamin Lyford x 1

Halftime 0 – 17

Safari Group U20s 62 – Mt Wellington 0

Try’s: Marcelle Tausinga x 2, Arapata Henry x 1 Michael Kosetatino x 1, Corne Ludick x 1, Brodie Jennings x 1, Caleb Nyantachi x 1, Armani Wright x 1, Alberto Atalili x 1, Peter Halafihi x 1

Conversions: Armani Wright x 3 and Arapata Henry x 3

Halftime: 36 – 0

PIC Insurance Brokers U85kg Taipans 107 – University 3

Try’s: Jason Littlefield x 2, Logan Kinnear x 2, Dylan Giles x 2, Sean Brownlie x 2, Thomas Heeringa x 1, Keagan Olberholzer x 1, Mitchell Burkett x 1, Levi Keene x 1, James Murphy x 1, Luke Anderson x 1, Josh Weatherby x 1, James Davison x 1 and Luke Higgins x 1

Conversions: Jason Littlefield x 12

Halftime: 57 – 0

Greenstuff Presidents 25 – Te Papapa 0

Try’s: Jason Thompson x 1, Allan Kasimausi x 1 Scott Young x 1, Sam Boggs x 1 and Jeremy Cole x 1

Halftime 10 – 0