Hautapu finish runners-up at Mt Maunganui’s MW7 premier rugby sevens

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Hautapu have been narrowly beaten in the final of the MW7 premier sevens tournament in Mount Maunganui, losing 24-21 to Greerton Marist Gurnards.

The Gurnards turned the tables in the final, having lost in extra time 22-17 to Hautapu in the day’s opening pool game.

In the pool opener, Hautapu needed a try in extra time after they were level 17-17 with Greerton Marist Gurnards when the full-time whistle blew.

In their second match, Hautapu came from 0-7 behind to run in two tries to take a 14-7 lead.

With full-time almost up, Hautapu added a penalty to take a 17-7 win against the Aucklanders.

In the third match, Hautapu beat Bula Bay 41-0.

Hautapu reached the final with a runaway 31-0 win against Te Puna in the semi-final.


Games played on Saturday January 21, 2023

Hautapu 22
Greerton Marist Gurnards 17
*Golden point in extra time

Ponsonby 7
Hautapu 17

Hautapu 41
Bula Bay 0


Hautapu 31
Te Puna 0


Hautapu 21
Greerton Marist Gurnards 24

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