Photo gallery: Hautapu in pole position after narrow win at Otorohanga

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Hautapu Sports have taken the lead in the Waikato Premier Rugby’s premiership phase with a nailbiting 24-22 win at Otorohanga Sports.

The Premier A side are now the only unbeaten team in the premiership phase.

Hautapu built a 19-3 lead by half-time.

The home side came back strongly in the second half but Hautapu withstood the challenge and got home with two points to spare.

In the earlier game, Hautapu’s development squad led Otorohanga 17-13 at the break but the home side scraped home, winning 34-32.

Hautapu’s Colts had another big win, romping to a 50-5 victory against Southern United at Memorial Park.

The Colts led 31-0 by half-time.


Games played on Saturday June 17, 2023

Premier A

Otorohanga Sports 22
Hautapu Sports 24

Premier B

Otorohanga Sports 34
Hautapu Sports 32


Hautapu Sports 50
Southern United 5

Photographer Matt Gould was on the sideline 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 June 24, 2023

Premier A

Hautapu Sports v Hamilton Old Boys
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 2.45pm

Premier B

Hautapu Sports v Hamilton Old Boys
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 1pm


University of Waikato v Hautapu Sports 
Waikato University, Hamilton, 1pm

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