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Thames Valley RFU

Horowhenua-Kapiti

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Thames Valley

28
Heartland Championship Saturday 23 October @ 2:30 pm Levin Domain

Heartland Championship Round 6
Thames Valley v, Horowhenua Kapiti

Thames Valley overcame a pesky Horowhenua Kapiti team to record a 28-11 victory in their Bunnings Warehouse Heartland Championship match played at Levin. A superbly prepared pitch looked perfect for running rugby but a tight tussle ensued and there were few opportunities for Valley’s speedy outside backs. Both forward packs were evenly matched and defended with vigour and determination. Te Huia Kutia was right in the thick of things for Thames Valley and he was named as the Swamp Foxes player of the day.

Each side opened the scoring with two penalty goals apiece and the scores were deadlocked until the thirty fifth minute. At this stage Thames Valley were camped on the Horowhenua-Kapiti line. First Todd Doolan and then Ben Bonnar nearly touched down before a third phase saw Sam van de Valk score in a handy position. Doolin converted and half time followed with the score at Thames Valley 13 Horowhenua -Kapiti 6.

Six minutes into the second half Sione Vakapuna Etoni crashed through and set Doolin up for a crucial try which he failed to convert. At 18-6 the situation was looking more comfortable for the Swamp Foxes. However, with their “never say die” attitude, the local boys fought back and had a long period with a territorial advantage. They were rewarded in the 63rd minute when Darren Falaniko scored for Horowhenua in the corner. Doolin’s defending tackle was ruled high – he received a yellow card and had to sit out the next ten minutes in the sin bin. Falaniko’s try was not converted but with a man down and the score closing up to 18-11 the pressure was on Thames Valley.

The team rallied and more than held their own for the rest of the game. Telly Hemopo took over the goal kicking and gained three points from a long range penalty goal which bounced over after hitting one of the uprights. Then in the final minute Valley strung several phases together and Cameron Dromgool finished the movement with his second try in two weeks. Doolin was back on hand to convert the try and make the final score, Thames Valley 28 Horowhenua- Kapiti 11.

Thames Valley can now look forward to two home games at Te Aroha – King Country next Saturday and then Whanganui.

1️⃣1️⃣ Horowhenua Kapiti
2️⃣8️⃣ Thames Valley
Horowhenua Kapiti 11 (Darren Falaniko try; Jack Tatu-Robertson 2 pen)
Thames Valley 28 (Sam van der Valk, Todd Doolan, Cameron Dromgood tries; Doolan 2 con, 2 pen; Telly Hemopo pen ). HT: 6-13

Horowhenua-Kapiti 11 - 28 Thames Valley

  • Saturday 23 October 2021 @ 2:30 pm
  • Heartland Championship 
  • Levin Domain
  • Referee: Michael Winter
TR CON PEN DG
16 Fred Kei Fotofili Jack Kingsford
17 Cody Muir Sam Van Der Valk
18 Trinity McQueen Sefo Moniati
19 Tyler Relph Te Huia Kutia
20 Jack Kingsford Matt McCahon
21 Ben Stephens Fred Kei Fotofili
22 Leroy Neels Ben Bonnar
23 Will Newbold Sione Vakapuna'Etoni
28
Played
17
Won
1
Drawn
10
Lost

Previous meetings

07 Aug 76 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 11 - 16
19 Jul 77 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 16 - 04
26 Aug 78 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 00 - 22
22 Aug 79 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 13 - 12
02 Aug 80 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 13
05 Sep 81 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 19 - 12
21 Aug 82 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 09 - 00
09 Sep 83 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 15 - 38
18 Aug 84 2:30 pm NPC-Div2Nth Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 28 - 08
26 Aug 86 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 23 - 15
08 Aug 87 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 09 - 06
10 Sep 88 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 38 - 09
08 Aug 90 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 00 - 22
22 Sep 93 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 21 - 12
23 Sep 95 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 26 - 22
07 Oct 95 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 32 - 17
03 Sep 05 2:30 pm NPC-Div3 Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 40 - 10
16 Sep 06 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley RFU v Horowhenua-Kapiti 22 - 21
15 Sep 07 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 45 - 23
04 Oct 08 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 6 - 36
18 Sep 10 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 17 - 26
13 Aug 11 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 36 - 5
15 Sep 12 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 25 - 19
23 Aug 14 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 19 - 19
27 Aug 16 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 30 - 34
09 Sep 17 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 13 - 10
06 Oct 18 2:00 pm Heartland Championship Thames Valley v Horowhenua-Kapiti 29 - 27
23 Oct 21 2:30 pm Heartland Championship Horowhenua-Kapiti v Thames Valley 11 - 28