Howick 44 Te Atatu 6
Howick Hornets got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion at Paparoa Park, racing out to a 26-0 lead at the break and never looking back. Winger Reid Cooke – a late call up from the reserve squad – scored three tries as the Hornets picked up their second win of the season.
Papatoetoe 16 Pakuranga 30
Pakuranga maintained their spot in the competition’s top four thanks to a big second-half effort which earned them victory over Papatoetoe. Bradley Gagau scored two tries for the Jaguars, who earlier led by just two at half-time.
Pakuranga United Rugby Club
Pakuranga Rugby’s premier side won 38-34 over a competitive Waitemata at home at Bell Park.
The win consolidated Pakuranga’s mid-table position as the halfway point of the season approaches.
PURC director of Rugby Pita Alatini said, “It was a good weekend for our Prems coming through with a winning result.
“It was a hard-fought game but one we really needed to stay in the hunt for a top four finish.”
Alatini said George Taina at 10 was outstanding. “He directed our team around with his territorial kicking boot and was very accurate in goal kicking too. Our boys will take a lot of confidence going into the next few games.”
This weekend sees them up against cellar-dwellers Te Papapa, again at their home ground.