The Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s (PURC) top three sides have all recorded another weekend of wins and taken charge of their respective competitions.
The premier men were never in doubt as they came up against bottom-of-the-table Waitakere, looking to put on a big scoreline.
And that they did, running in almost 100 points in front of a home crowd at Bell Park.
Waitakere were only able to get a penalty on the scoreboard, making the final scoreline 97-3 in an absolute obliteration.
Winger Paula Maama took out player of the day for the premier men with an impressive showing of attack and defence in the side’s domination of their west Auckland opposition.
The premier men now sit at fifth on the ladder of 14 points after their three consecutive wins and will be looking to make it four in a row against a 12th-place and winless Eden side on Saturday.
The club’s premier development side put on a strong performance against Puketapapa in the curtain raiser at Bell Park, defeating them 29-22.
They have continued their unbeaten run and sit at fourth place on the table, just one point behind leaders Waitemata.
The U21s had a tall task in front of them as they came up against top of the table Grammar TEC
The Pakuranga Cannons U21 side now sit clear at first place on the table after also going undefeated through the first four rounds of the season.
The PURC Women’s 10’s side also kick off their campaign this weekend where they face the strong College Rifles.
Junior feature team of the week:
With junior rugby getting underway on the weekend, the feature team of the week is the U11 Super Chargers.
The team had an eventful start to the season with a massive cross-field wind.
All the boys were fizzing to be back out with their mates in the Ranga colours.
They had a good battle with Rifles snipers and put up a few challenges and work-ons for next training.
The mighty Super Chargers got the win in the end.
Player of the Day Backs – Carlos Harvey – Outstanding tackling & kicking – Effort and determination
Player of the Day Forwards – Zac Lee – Leading the forwards, awesome tackling and covering work.
Pakuranga Rugby Results
PURC Premier Men vs Waitakere Premier Men
Half Time: Pakuranga 50 – Waitakere 3
Full Time: Pakuranga 97 – Waitakere 3
PURC Premier Reserve Men vs Puketapapa Premier Reserve Men
Half Time: Pakuranga 19 – Puketapapa 10
Full Time: Pakuranga 29 – Puketapapa 22
PURC U21 Men vs Grammar TEC U21 Men
Half Time: Pakuranga 15 – Grammar TEC 5
Full Time: Pakuranga 27 – Grammar TEC 17
Other Premier Men Results:
Waitemata 27 – Suburbs 33
University 17 – Ponsonby 41
Eden 14 – Marist 28
Manukau Rovers 45 – Grammar Tec 38
Otahuhu 26 – Papatoetoe 34
Pakuranga Rugby Fixtures 06/05/23:
PURC Premier Men vs Eden Premier Men – 2:45pm (Gribblehirst Park)
PURC Premier Development Men vs Eden Premier Development Men – 1pm (Gribblehirst Park)
PURC U21 Men vs Ponsonby U21 Men – 1pm (Western Springs Stadium)
PURC Presidents vs Ponsonby Presidents – 2:45pm (Cox’s Bay Reserve)
PURC Women 10’s vs College Rifles – 1pm (College Rifles)
Auckland Club Rugby Premier Men Standings
|PLACE||TEAM||PLAYED||WON||DRAWN||LOST||POINTS||+ / –|
|2||MANUKAU ROVERS||3||3||0||0||15||+ 161|
|7||GRAMMAR TEC||4||2||0||2||13||+ 60|
|8||COLLEGE RIFLES||3||2||0||1||11||+ 61|
|13||WAITAKERE CITY||4||0||0||4||0||– 310|