Photo gallery: Latest win sets up big game next week in Waikato Premier Rugby

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Hautapu Sports hold second place in the Waikato Premier Rugby A competition after a 17-12 win against Waipa rivals Te Awamutu at Memorial Park.

The win sets up a top-of-the-table clash next weekend (May 13) when Hautapu host leaders Hamilton Marist, the only unbeaten team in the competition.

The Waikato Premier B side lost 51-5 in the early game against Te Awamutu.

Meanwhile, Hautapu Colts continued to extend their 100% winning start to the season with a 41-24 win at Hamilton Boys High School.

The Colts stay equal top of their 16-team competition and face sixth-placed Eastern Suburbs at Memorial Park in the next round.

Here’s how the weekend went …


Games played on Saturday May 6, 2023

Premier A

Hautapu Sports 17
Te Awamutu Sports 12

Premier B

Hautapu Sports 5
Te Awamutu 51


Hamilton Boys High School 24
Hautapu Sports 41

Photographer Matt Gould was on the sideline at Memorial Park to capture some of the action against Te Awamutu.

Photo gallery

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Our thanks to Matt Gould of True You Photography for supplying us with matchday photography. See his work at Instagram @trueyou_photography.


Games to be played on Saturday May 13, 2023

Premier A

Hautapu Sports v Hamilton Marist
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 2.45pm

Premier B

Hautapu Sports v Hamilton Marist
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 1pm


Hautapu Sports v Eastern Suburbs
Memorial Park 2, Cambridge, 1pm

Club Day

On Saturday May 13, all three Hautapu sides will play at home, providing the maximum rugby entertainment for our annual Club Day.

Club Day reunites past members and supporters and this year, the club will support Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ and Reel Recovery NZ, raising awareness and money to help both charities continue their much-needed work.

Auction items will include specially-designed jerseys, provided by our apparel partner Dynasty NZ, to be worn in the Waikato Premier Rugby match against Marist.

Straight after the final whistle, the shirts will be cleaned, dried and delivered to the clubrooms for supporters to bid on.

READ MORE: Hautapu’s Club Day to raise awareness and funds for charities close to our hearts >>>>

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