Harbour Rugby Club “University made to work for win”

University stretched its lead at the top of the standings with a 26-22 win against Harbour.
It is 10 points clear of its nearest rival and on a 12-game winning-streak.

Kaikorai brushed aside Zingari-Richmond 60-22 thanks to some fine back play and smart use of the wind.

Green Island’s slim semifinal prospects were snuffed out by Taieri as the Eels won 30-6.

Dunedin beat Alhambra-Union 48-32 and remains in fourth place. Southern smashed Pirates 62-11 but is still three points outside the top four.

University 26
Harbour 22

University scored three tries in a 10-minute purple patch to beat Harbour 26-22 in a hard-fought top-of-the-table game at Watson Park.

Harbour had the better of the first spell to lead 15-7 at the break and looked to have the game in its grasp when PJ Tili scored after 15 minutes in the second spell to stretch the lead to 22-7.

This setback sparked the students into action and they scored three tries in the next 10 minutes to take the lead for the first time in the game.

Centre Shae Tucker scored a long-range 70m try and was the pick of the student backs.

He was supported by wing Gavin Stark, who scored his 15th try of the club season, while replacement halfback Harry Peeters impressed with his long passing in the second spell.

The best student forwards were rampaging lock Josh Dickson and hooker Sam Sturgess.

The strong Harbour forwards were efficiently led by No8 Ben Whale and had the edge for most of the game.

Whale was backed up by lock Hale T-Pole, flanker James Tomkinson and hooker Sekonaia Pole.

The best Harbour back was centre Ewan Brumwell, who scored an impressive long-range first-half try, and first five-eighth Joe Collins.

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