Westlake Boys 4th XV vs Kaipara College 2nd XV
The 4th XV began this week’s game as they ended last week’s, with the forwards and backs working cohesively, resulting in excellent flowing rugby. The team dominated Kiapara from the start of the match and with the expected key players performing well, a number of other players also stood out. TJ Milne led the team from the front showing off strength and speed with some thrilling runs. He was ably supported by his front row mates Sam Cato and Patrick Corcoran. Sam Cato had a great day capped by two tries with two short bursts close to the try line. What was even more pleasing was seeing the development of the players who either came back from long periods in the wilderness and those giving it a go for the first time. Three boys who deserve a special mention are Euan Grigor, Tom Newland and Alex West-Hill. Tom almost capped a surging burst over 30 meters with a try and Alex did the basics on the wing in his first game for the team: catch and run to score a try.
Leading 34 to 0 at half time the second half was not so spectacular with Westlake kicking too much ball, becoming one out runners and not respecting their opposition. The lack of discipline allowed Kaipara a well-deserved try and saw only three tries scored in the second half. The score of the final try was pleasing because the team reverted back to the style which had proved so successful in the first half taking the final score to 49-7. With the limit of 22 players to a team in place, it’s hard for 6 boys missing out on their chance to take the field but all in the squad turn up for practice with punctuality – all part of the discipline of belonging to a team even when they need to be at an early morning training the next day for their other chosen sport.
|WBHS||1st XV||Orewa College||W||32-3|
|WBHS||1st XV||Birkenhead College||W||79-3|
|WBHS||2nd XV||Kristen School 1st XV||W||24-13|
|WBHS||3rd XV||Mahurangi College 2nd XV||L||5-12|
|WBHS||4th XV||Kaipara College 2nd XV||W||49-7|
|WBHS||4A||St Kentigern College||L||15-18|
|WBHS||5B||Mahurangi College 1||L||5-24|
|WBHS||6A||Orewa College 1||W||48-12|
|WBHS||6B||Whangaparoa College 1||W||36-26|
|WBHS||7 Red||Orewa College 1||W||12-0|