Poverty Bay 34 (Tamanui Hill, Tom Isosefo 2, Callum McDonald tries; Andrew Tauatevalu 4 con, 2 pen)
Thames Valley 37 (Alex Bradley, Matthew Abraham, Harry Lafituanai, Siti Tupou tries; penalty try; Reece Broughton 2 con, 2 pen)
Thames Valley recorded its third win of the season and its first win against North Otago in six attempts since 2006, at Boyd Park, Te Aroha on Saturday to hold on to a share of fourth place in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship.
Horowhenua Kapiti and West Coast are also on
Thames Valley produced its best performance of the season so far by defeating North Otago 43-21 in their Heartland Championship match played at Te Aroha.
This is the first time that the Swamp Foxes have beaten North Otago in this competition but it was a convincing victory which gained them another
Age Grade & Development
Development 19 Waikato U85s 7
U18s 18 Harlequins 31
U16’s 13 BOP U15s 39
Roller Milld 5 Waikato 29
Thames Valley 43 (Sam McCahon, Keiran Lee 2, Harry Lafituanai, Christian Kelleher, Matiu Abraham tries; Reece Broughton 2 con, 3 pen)
North Otago 21 (Simon Lilicama, Taina Tamou, Inoke Naufahu tries; Josh
North Otago comes to Te Aroha for the first time in its 114 year history to play Thames Valley in round five of the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship.
Based in Oamaru, North Otago was founded in 1904 but only affiliated to the New Zealand Rugby Union in 1927.
Thames Valley first played