Final Report: TVC 24 – 21 Hikurangi

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf Published: July 31, 2017  http://gisborneherald.co.nz Tihirau Victory Club made history at Ruatoria’s Whakarua Park on Saturday when they beat defending champions Hikurangi 24-21 in extra time to win the East Coast club title for the first time. The right foot of first five-eighth Rapata Haerewa won the day. The kick

Semi Finals – Report (Hiku v Uawa ~ TVC v Ruatoria)

Hikurangi 17 (Kris Palmer try; Palmer 4 pen) Uawa 15 (Leiman Davies, Hayden Pardoe tries; Te Ahu Baker pen, con). HT: 17-3. “Tough wet-weather rugby in a mudbath.” That’s how Hikurangi lock Te Rangi Matanuku Parata summed it up after leading the defending champions to victory in the 1 v 4 clash at Whakarua

Now for the semis

by Ben O’Brien-Leaf and Victor Walker  http://gisborneherald.co.nz THE order of the Ngati Porou East Coast club rugby top four and who will play who in the semifinals was confirmed in the last round-robin games on Saturday. Hikurangi beat Waiapu 27-7 at Whakarua Park, Tikirau Victory Club (TVC) won by default over Tawhiti

Must-win game for Waiapu

RUGBY by Ben O’Brien-Leaf  http://gisborneherald.co.nz Published: July 7, 2017 FIRST, they have to beat City. Fifth-placed Waiapu have 43 competition points and host team No.3 — Ruatoria City, on 50 points — at George Nepia Memorial Park in Rangitukia at 2.30pm tomorrow. It is a must-win game for Waiapu, knowing that fourth-placed Uawa have