Photo gallery: Hautapu overcome Te Awamutu in rugby’s Battle of Waipa

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Hautapu Sports took the honours in the Battle of Waipa clash with Te Awamutu, winning their Waikato Premier Rugby match 39-20 at Memorial Park.

Hautapu turned around with a 20-13 half-time lead and then extended the winning margin to 19 points by full-time.

The result leaves Hautapu in second place in the Premiership phase of competition.

In the Premier B competition, Hautapu’s Development team lost 31-26 to Te Awamutu Sports.

The home side led 26-12 at the interval but Te Awamutu finished well to overhaul Hautapu for the win.

Meanwhile, Hautapu’s Colts lost for the first time this season, shaded 20-17 by unbeaten Hamilton Old Boys.

Hautapu trailed 10-14 at half-time.


Games played on Saturday June 10, 2023

Premier A

Hautapu Sports 39
Te Awamutu Sports 20

Premier B

Hautapu Sports 26
Te Awamutu Sports 31

Josh Halzenden scores for the Colts against Hamilton Old Boys. Photo credit: Jane Thompson.


Hautapu Sports 17
Hamilton Old Boys 20

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

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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 June 17, 2023

Premier A

Otorohanga Sports v Hautapu Sports
Inland Reserve, Otorohanga, 2.45pm

Premier B

Otorohanga Sports v Hautapu Sports
Inland Reserve, Otorohanga, 1pm


Hautapu Sports v Southern United
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 1pm

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