Photo gallery: Waikato Premier sides shaded by rivals while Colts continue to win

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Hautapu Sports lost narrowly to leaders Hamilton Marist in their latest Waikato Premier Rugby A match but retain second place in the competition. 

After leading 17-12 at half-time, Marist fought back to take a 25-22 win at Memorial Park.

In the early game, Hautapu’s Waikato Premier B side lost 45-19 to Marist.

Meanwhile, Hautapu Colts extended their 100% winning start to the season with a 38-15 win against Eastern Suburbs, and are one of three clubs to remain unbeaten so far this season.

READ MORE: Photo gallery: Colts beat Suburbs to extend winning streak to six games >>>>

Here’s how the weekend went …


Games played on Saturday May 13, 2023

Premier A

Hautapu Sports 22
Hamilton Marist 25

Premier B

Hautapu Sports 19
Hamilton Marist 45


Hautapu Sports 38
Eastern Suburbs 15

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 20, 2023

Premier A

Hamilton Old Boys v Hautapu Sports
Fred Jones Park, Hamilton, 2.45pm

Premier B

Hamilton Old Boys v Hautapu Sports
Fred Jones Park, Hamilton, 1pm


Pirongia v Hautapu Sports
Pirongia Domain, Pirongia, 1pm

Club Day

Hautapu Sports Club celebrated its annual Club Day on May 13, and supported two charities close to the club’s heart.

The club supported Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ and Reel Recovery NZ, to raise awareness and money to help both charities continue their much-needed work.

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

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