ROUND-UP: Premier A and Colts finish strongly for come-from-behind wins

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Hautapu Sports’ three senior men’s teams all won their fourth-round games in Waikato Rugby competitions, with the Premier A and Colts teams needing late tries to secure victories.

The Premier A team were trailing 10-0 at half-time in their game against United Matamata Sports at Bedford Park.

But 17 unanswered points in the second half kept Hautapu’s unbeaten start to the season intact, setting up a classic match next weekend at Memorial Park against competition leaders Hamilton Marist.

Main photo: The Premier A team scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to beat United Matamata Sports.

The Development team were dominant in the early fixture at Bedford Park and they beat United Matamata Sports 54-24 for their second win of the season.

Hautapu needed a strong finish to beat Leamington and retain the Centenary Cup. Photo credit: Jane Thompson.

Over the bridge, Hautapu Sports’ Colts won a cracker of a game in Leamington, where they trailed for 70 minutes before scoring two late tries for a 19-12 win to retain the Centenary Cup.

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The only team to play at home at the weekend were the Women’s Championship team who lost for the first time, beaten 55-5 by competition leaders Putaruru.


Games played on Saturday April 27, 2024

United Matamatu Sports 10
Hautapu Sports 17

United Matamata Sports 24
Hautapu Sports 54

Leamington 12
Hautapu Sports 19

Hautapu Sports 5
Putaruru 55


Games to be played on Saturday May 4, 2024

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 University of Waikato
Memorial Park, Cambridge, 1pm


Hautapu Sports — bye

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