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31
Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Saturday 19 September @ 14:30 Rugby Park Gisborne

Poverty Bay 34 – 31 NPEC

  • SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020 @ 14:30
  • ANARU SKIP PAENGA MEMORIAL
  • RUGBY PARK GISBORNE
  • REFEREE: ROYCE MAYNARD
  • NEW NPEC Cap Numbers = #1189  #1190 #1191 #1192 #1193

Late penalty wins it for Poverty Bay in hard-fought battle
RUGBY by Jack Malcolm
Published September 21, 2020 1:31PM

It was a nail-biting finish in the first of two games between Poverty Bay and Ngati Porou East Coast.

The 34-31 victory for Civil Project Solutions Poverty Bay was the result of a hard-fought battle to the final whistle.

Ngati Porou had their opponents’ number for extended periods of the game but were unable to fully capitalise on their momentum.

It looked like Poverty Bay had run out of steam going into the second half. They slipped off tackles and had to defend for extended periods.

NPEC head coach Hosea Gear, who watched the game from his couch on the Gold Coast, said he was incredibly proud of his team.

“We showed a lot to lead for a little bit there . . . we just weren’t good enough to hold it, and Poverty Bay were good enough to come back and take it.

“I’m proud of the boys; they all struggle to get to training, and to come out and play like that is awesome.”

Poverty Bay started well, dominating at scrum time and scoring two early tries.

The first was a runaway try to winger Matthew Raleigh. Lock Fletcher Scammell capitalised on a wayward pass, scooping the ball up before offloading it out the back of his hand in the tackle to Raleigh, who sprinted up the sideline to score.

Te Peehi Fairlie, on the other wing, scored their second on the back of a beautiful set piece that gave them an overlap out wide. Fullback Andrew Tauatevalu drew in the last defender, giving Fairlie the space to make it to the line.

It looked as if Poverty Bay would take control of the game, but they started to falter as Ngati Porou steadied their nerves and fought back diligently.

The Bay’s decision-making and accuracy hurt them at times as NPEC hit the advantage line hard and exposed gaping holes in the defence.

Captain and No.8 Hone Haerewa had a man-of-the-match performance for his East Coast team, getting around the park well and consistently gaining metres after contact.

The building pressure proved too much as Ngati Porou scored their first points through halfback Hamuera Moana.

Haerewa made a break into the 22, and as Poverty Bay scrambled to set their defence, they overran the halfback to put pressure on the first receiver. Seeing the overcommitment, Moana took the ball to the line himself, breaking through uncontested to score.

Poverty Bay were still in the game, scoring next through their captain, flanker Adrian Wyrill, who caught the defence sleeping as he quickly tapped the ball from a penalty close to the line and burrowed his way over to score.

Ngati Porou steadied their ship and scored next through a set-piece move that caught the defence off guard. Second five-eighth Tutere Waenga and centre Pamona Samupo combined to catch the defence sleeping and Samupo waltzed through to score.

A series of three penalties for Ngati Porou meant the halftime score was 19-all, with some impressive kicking from the tee by George Shields.

As the second half started, Poverty Bay looked to be under the pump as NPEC continued to push the pace. The Sky Blues impressed with their strong ball running and smart defence.

Haerewa was rewarded for his form with a try to put his team in front early in the second half. A steady build-up of phases proved too much for the Bay defence. Haerewa shrugged off the first defender from a pick-and-go as he pushed his way over the line.

NPEC continued to apply pressure, and they continually broke the advantage line with their strong running, which put Poverty Bay on the back foot. Reserve right wing Te Aho Morice reaped the reward for this pressure when he stepped off his outside foot and slipped through his opponents’ tackle attempts to score.

It looked as if NPEC would run away with the game, but it wasn’t to be. Poverty Bay tightened up on their errors and fought back.

Tauatevalu and Fairlie passed the ball between themselves as they worked it up the wing. The slick handling put Tauatevalu into open space, and he sprinted to the corner to score.

The game went back and forth as both teams fought to take control. Raleigh got his second try with 15 minutes to go after pressure on an East Coast clearance gave Poverty Bay an attacking lineout on the 22. A brilliant set-piece move by Tauatevalu to get on the outside of his defender forced the last man to come in, giving Raleigh the space to run down the sideline and score, to tie the game.

It was a grandstand finish, both teams fighting tooth and nail to come out on top. Ultimately it was Poverty Bay who kicked one final penalty kick with five minutes on the clock to take the victory.

Poverty Bay head coach Tom Cairns said the game was “closer than coaches like”.

“When it goes down to the wire, it’s going to get scrappy . . . we had a lot of work to do at the end there.

“I’m proud of the boys, they got us over the line . . . they didn’t drop their heads and give up.”

Despite the win, Cairns said his team had a lot of work to do at training this week — particularly on defence — in the lead-up to the second game of the double-header against NPEC.

Starting XV TR CON PEN DG
1 1082  Perrin J. Manuel
2 1166  Raniera Whakataka
3 1189  Hirini Delamere
4 1190  Netani Seruwaqa
5 1058  Hoani J. Te Moana
6 1114  Richard Green
7 1153  Trent Proffit
8 1107  Hone Haerewa (c) 1
9 1183  Hamuera Baker 1
10 1005  Verdon R.M. Bartlett
11 1050  Benny Haerewa 1 3
12 1191  Tutere Waenga
13 1069  Pamona Samupo 1
14 1182  Tawhao M.T.I.W Stewart 1
15 1036  BJ Sidney
Reserves TR CON PEN DG
16 1193  Jorian Tangaere  ↔️ Raniera Whakataka
17 939  Laman Davies  ↔️ Hirini Delamere
18 995  Richard.J.S.’Riki’ Waitoa  ↔️ Hoani J. Te Moana
19 1094  Moana H. Mato  ↔️ Netani Seruwaqa
20 1169  Te Aho Morice  ↔️ Hamuera Baker
21 1045  Tanetoa Parata  ↔️ Trent Proffit
22 1192  George Shields  ↔️ Benny Haerewa

Poverty Bay 34 - 31 NPEC

  • Saturday 19 September 2020 @ 14:30
  • Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial 
  • Rugby Park Gisborne
  • Referee: Royce Maynard
TR CON PEN DG
16 1093 Moana Hape Mato Netani Seruwaqa
17 1168 Te Aho Morice Hamuera Moana
18 1192 Jorian Tangaere Raniera Whakataka
19 995 Richard.J.S.’Riki’ Waitoa Hoani J. Te Moana
20 1191 George Shields Benny Haerewa
21 939 Laman Davies Hirini Delamere
22 1044 Selwyn Tanetoa Parata Trent Proffit
169
Played
39
Won
5
Drawn
125
Lost

Previous meetings

02 Jun 23 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 19
01 Aug 23 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 18 - 06
18 Jul 24 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 16 - 03
27 Jun 25 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 14
05 Sep 25 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 08
17 Jul 26 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 14
09 Jul 27 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 11
27 Aug 27 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 16 - 11
07 Jul 28 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 04 - 09
11 Aug 28 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 13
17 Aug 29 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 26 - 17
07 Sep 29 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 19
12 Jul 30 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 9
06 Sep 30 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 14 - 16
12 Sep 31 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 11
30 Jul 32 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 03
10 Sep 32 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 21 - 11
08 Jul 33 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 07
19 Aug 33 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 14
01 Sep 34 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 31 - 00
15 Sep 34 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 21 - 25
06 May 35 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 10
13 Jun 35 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 19 - 13
17 Jul 37 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 11 - 13
11 Sep 37 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 17
30 Jul 38 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 10
13 Aug 38 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 20 - 13
15 Jun 40 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 03
03 Aug 46 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 10
24 Aug 46 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
23 Aug 47 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 00
20 Sep 47 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 15
07 Aug 48 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 17 - 05
18 Sep 48 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 14
06 Jun 49 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 11
06 Aug 49 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 11
05 Jun 50 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 11 - 09
09 Sep 50 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 19
04 Jun 51 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 03
21 Jul 51 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 03
02 Jun 52 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
30 Aug 52 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 06
02 Jun 53 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 25 - 09
12 Sep 53 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 16 - 08
07 Jun 54 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 16 - 14
07 Aug 54 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 08
06 Jun 55 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 18 - 03
23 Jul 55 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 12
26 May 56 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 06
04 Jun 56 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 08
03 Jun 57 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 06
29 Jun 57 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 06
02 Jun 58 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 12 - 19
06 Sep 58 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 37 - 10
01 Jun 59 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 18
08 Aug 59 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 13 - 00
06 Jun 60 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 08 - 06
16 Jul 60 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 08
05 Jun 61 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 10 - 05
24 Jun 61 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 03
04 Jun 62 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 08
28 Jul 62 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 08 - 06
03 Jun 63 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 09 - 08
22 Jun 63 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 05 - 03
01 Jun 64 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 14 - 00
29 Aug 64 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 26
15 May 65 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 08
07 Jun 65 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 14
06 Jun 66 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 22 - 06
09 Jul 66 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 11 - 23
05 Jun 67 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 09
16 Aug 67 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 16
03 Jun 68 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 03 - 00
27 Jul 68 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 33
02 Jun 69 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 35 - 00
09 Aug 69 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 11 - 20
01 Jun 70 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 29 - 08
15 Aug 70 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 03
07 Jun 71 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 39 - 19
19 Jun 71 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 13 - 17
05 Jun 72 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 63 - 09
19 Aug 72 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 46
04 Jun 73 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 27 - 06
25 Aug 73 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 23
03 Jun 74 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 04
27 Jul 74 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 20
02 Jun 75 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 51 - 03
21 Jun 75 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 32
07 Jun 76 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 51 - 03
03 Jul 76 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 22
01 Jan 77 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 09 - 23
25 Apr 77 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 25 - 06
06 Jun 77 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 18
05 Jun 78 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 19
05 Aug 78 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 06 - 21
04 Jun 79 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 26 - 03
21 Jul 79 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 34
02 Jun 80 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 75 - 00
20 Sep 80 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 19
01 Jun 81 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 48 - 06
02 Aug 81 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 12
07 Jun 82 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 15 - 15
26 Jun 82 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 16
06 Jun 83 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 03
01 Oct 83 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 74
04 Jun 84 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 07
15 Sep 84 14:30 Div2 Nth-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 16 - 12
03 Jun 85 14:30 Div3 Nth-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 00
21 Sep 85 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 50
31 May 86 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 06 - 10
13 Sep 86 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 07
30 May 87 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 12
19 Sep 87 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 28 - 06
04 Jun 88 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 19 - 12
12 Jul 88 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 13
03 Jun 89 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 22
30 Sep 89 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 36 - 06
19 May 90 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 46 - 06
01 Sep 90 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 07 - 39
01 Jun 91 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 24 - 03
31 Aug 91 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 23 - 13
16 May 92 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 16
19 Sep 92 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 36 - 10
05 Jun 93 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 07 - 25
02 Oct 93 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 53 - 31
27 Aug 94 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 13 - 19
07 May 95 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 20
02 Sep 95 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 37
24 May 96 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 30 - 11
14 Sep 96 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 43 - 13
13 Jul 97 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 27 - 25
13 Sep 97 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 34
14 Jun 98 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 72
19 Sep 98 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 29 - 13
20 Jun 99 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 38 - 07
11 Sep 99 14:30 Div3-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 15
24 Oct 99 14:30 Div3-NPC(F) NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 15
16 Sep 00 14:30 Div3-NPC Poverty Bay v NPEC 28 - 30
04 Aug 01 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 10 - 54
17 Aug 02 14:30 Representative NPEC v Poverty Bay 32 - 15
09 Aug 03 14:30 Representative Poverty Bay v NPEC 14 - 17
17 Sep 05 14:30 Div2-NPC NPEC v Poverty Bay 05 - 26
05 Jun 06 14:30 Pre-Season NPEC v Poverty Bay 10 - 24
23 Sep 06 14:30 Lochore Cup Poverty Bay v NPEC 33 - 15
04 Jun 07 14:30 Pre-Season Poverty Bay v NPEC 56 - 00
15 Sep 07 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 24 - 33
20 Sep 08 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 00 - 43
30 May 09 14:30 Pre-Season Poverty Bay v NPEC 03 - 46
05 Jun 10 14:30 Pre-Season NPEC v Poverty Bay 03 - 24
04 Sep 10 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 71 - 03
04 Jun 11 14:30 Pre-Season Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 16
17 Sep 11 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 30 - 29
02 Jun 12 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 27 - 42
13 Oct 12 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 14 - 24
28 Sep 13 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 22 - 18
31 May 14 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 12 - 28
23 Aug 14 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 52 - 12
30 May 15 14:30 Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay v NPEC 26 - 20
22 Aug 15 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 15 - 60
04 Jun 16 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 26 - 8
27 Aug 16 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 54 - 30
03 Jun 17 14:30 Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay v NPEC 38 - 23
16 Sep 17 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 35 - 15
02 Jun 18 14:30 Pre-Season NPEC v Poverty Bay 18 - 58
22 Sep 18 14:30 Heartland Championship NPEC v Poverty Bay 19 - 26
01 Jun 19 13:00 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 17 - 29
05 Oct 19 14:30 Heartland Championship Poverty Bay v NPEC 24 - 20
19 Sep 20 14:30 Anaru Skip Paenga Memorial Poverty Bay v NPEC 34 - 31
26 Sep 20 14:30 PJ Sayers Cup NPEC v Poverty Bay 16 - 42