ROUND-UP: Premier A and Colts rugby sides win at Memorial Park

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Hautapu Sports have won their first match in the second round of competition in the Waikato Rugby Premiership, beating Otorohanga 29-12 at Memorial Park.

The Premier A team ran away to a 24-0 lead by half-time but had to resist a second-half fightback from Otorohanga.

Hautapu score against Otorohanga in the 29-12 win at Memorial Park.

In the Rowe Cup Premiership, Hautapu’s Development team were beaten 41-10 by Otorohanga who led 24-0 at the break.

Both Hautapu’s senior men’s teams get a break new weekend, with byes.

Main photo: Hautapu Colts and Hinuera compete for lineout ball in their match at Memorial Park.

Hautapu Colts kept their lead in the competition with a bonus point win against Hinuera.

Hautapu led 14-5 at half-time and got home by the barest of margins, holding off Hinuera for a 27-26 victory.

Though Hautapu lost 43-5 at Suburbs in the Women’s Championship, the team confirmed their fourth position on the table at the end of the round robin.

The Hautapu side has qualified for the Championship semi-finals in their first year of competition, and await Waikato Rugby’s confirmation of the play-offs schedule.


Games played on Saturday June 8, 2024

Hautapu Sports 29
Otorohanga 12

Hautapu Sports 10
Otorohanga 41

Hautapu Sports 27
Hinuera 26

Suburbs 43
Hautapu Sports 5


Games to be played on Saturday June 15, 2024

Premier A

Hautapu Sports — bye

Premier B

Hautapu Sports — bye


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


Putaruru v Hautapu Sports
Nola Block, Putaruru, 1pm

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