Hautapu Colts close in on finishing in top spot of round-robin competiton

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Hautapu Sports’ Colts are one win from clinching first-seed status in the Waikato Colts competition as the team prepares for finals play-offs.

The Colts moved into top spot of their competition after inflicting defeat on leaders Hamilton Marist for the first time this season, beating them 22-7 at Marist Park last Saturday (July 8).

Main photo: The Hautapu Colts enjoy victory at Marist Park. Photo: Jane Thompson.

In the last game of the round-robin competition, Hautapu will host third-placed Morrinsville, knowing a win would ensure first place.

Marist travel to the University of Waikato for their last game in the round-robin.

Against Marist, the Colts led 17-0 at the break and then held their advantage for the rest of the game in wet conditions.

Levi Hazelton scored a try early in each half for a double, while Joel Hazelton touched down for Hautapu’s other try.

Jaylon Kitcher added two conversions and a penalty.

Meanwhile, Hautapu’s Premier A side beat Hamilton Old Boys 33-20 in the semi-final of the Waikato Breweries Shield to book themselves a place in Saturday’s Grand Final against Marist.

READ MORE: Hautapu are going to another Breweries Shield Grand Final >>>>

Photo gallery

Photographer Jane Thompson was at last weekend’s match and provided these images.


Game played on Saturday July 8, 2023


Hamilton Marist 7
Hautapu Sports 22

Next fixture

Game to be played on Saturday July 15, 2023


Hautapu Sports v Morrinsville
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 1pm

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