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Week 1 Report ~ Bonus points for four teams

Source: Hauraki-Herald

Club rugby returned to the region on last Saturday with the commencement of the Thames Valley Senior A and B competitions. With nine teams in the top grade, Thames had the bye.

Waihou made a solid start to the season with a win against newly-promoted Commandel at Coromandel while last year’s runners up, Waihi Athletic found form to record a 53-10 win over Whangamata.

Cobras edged Hauraki North at Boyd Park, hanging on to win 31-30 in a nail-biter after leading 21-10 at halftime. Paeroa West couldn’t take advantage of playing at home against Mercury Bay as the visitors kicked off the year with a 31-5 victory.

Bonus points were plentiful as all four winning teams scored four or more tries to leave the table poised with four teams level on five points. Hauraki North picked up two bonus points for their efforts while the rest will have to wait at least one more week to break their duck.

Tyrone Keith and the Taotala boys, Mana and Api, all found scoring form along with former Hautapu halfback Jarred Bayliss as Cobras posted what looked like a winning score before Hauraki North rallied to take a two-point lead late in the game. However ex Bedford Blues first five Liam Shields stepped up for Cobras to kick a last-minute penalty and take the win. Shields also kicked four conversions while former Thames Valley rep Neil Douglas scored two of North’s four tries.

Mercury Bay keeps the Kevin Barry Cup after seeing off a determined Paeroa West in Paeroa. With most of last year’s squad back, Bay shaded West in most parts of the game. Cody Hamilton. Cody Muir. Tim Bryson and Jaden Tegg got the tries while Trent Hill converted all four and added a penalty. Former Tairua and Thames Valley outside hack, Lance Easton, scored a try for West.

The annual Beach Hop and Toyota Grassroots Rugby cameras didn’t distract Waihi Athletic as they ran up 50 points against competition newcomers Whangamata at the Aicken Rd ground. Jacob Seymour and Jesse Dodunski scored two tries each with Rueben Meares kicking four conversions. Eli Byles and Stephen Walton scored for Whangamata.

The Poland Challenge Cup was at stake when Waihou played Coromandel. With the withdrawal of Tairua, who held the cup. From this year’s competition, the trophy was passed on to the previous holders so it can continue be played for throughout the season.

Coromandel made Waihou work hard for the win but the visitors prevailed. Heartland reps Ben Bonnar, Hayden Wisnewski and Tim Eroeg got on the scoreboard along with winger Dominic Gore who picked a double in the 37-19 win. Rangikohu Baker scored for the home team and Tyran Bevan converted.

Senior A Points Table – Silcock Shield 2017

Senior A Points Table First Round 2017
Silcock Shield P W D L F A DIFF B1 B2 Pts
Waihi Athletic 1 1 0 0 53 10 43 1 0 5
Waihou 1 1 0 0 39 7 32 1 0 5
Mercury Bay 1 1 0 0 31 5 26 1 0 5
Cobras 1 1 0 0 31 30 1 1 0 5
Hauraki North 1 0 0 1 30 31 -1 1 1 2
Thames 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paeroa West 1 0 0 1 5 31 -26 0 0 0
Coromandel 1 0 0 0 7 39 -32 0 0 0
Whangamata 1 0 0 1 10 53 -43 0 0 0
B1 = 4 Try Bonus B2 = <7 pt loss Bonus

Senior B Points Table – Elders Cup 2017

Senior B Points Table First Round 2017
Elders Cup P W D L F A DIFF B1 B2 Pts
Thames 1 1 0 0 64 10 54 1 0 5
Hauraki North 1 1 0 0 27 5 22 1 0 5
Mercury Bay 1 1 0 0 35 30 5 1 0 5
Paeroa Old Boys 1 1 0 0 24 10 14 0 0 4
Waihi Athletic 1 0 0 1 30 35 -5 1 1 2
Waihou 1 0 0 1 10 24 -14 0 0 0
Cobras 1 0 0 1 5 27 -22 0 0 0
Ngatea 1 0 0 1 10 64 -54 0 0 0
B1 = 4 Try Bonus B2 = <7 pt loss Bonus
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