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Premier 1’s – Hawks silence Green Island

Harbour    28
Green Island    8

Harbour have shut down a confident Green Island team 28-8 at Watson Park. 

 

The Hawks are circling.

After a lacklustre start to the season, Harbour is building some momentum and has moved into second place in the standings following a convincing 28-8 win against Green Island at Watson Park.

Harbour produced another clinical opening 40 minutes of rugby to lead Green Island 21-3 at the break. Its powerful tight five wrested control of the game from  a Green Island team missing some of the main protagonists from the 42-10 upset  over University last weekend.

Lock Joketani Koroi is a powerhouse in the middle row for the Hawks and he was impressive at lineout time.

Front-rower Aidan Spence,  playing his 50th game for the senior side, made a solid contribution. Hard-running No 8 Solomon Pole scored just before the break from a pushover scrum, while Logan Allen ran play brilliantly from first five-eighth. He got a lot of front foot ball and Harbour’s backs were able to run on to the ball a lot faster than Green Island, which had to make the most of some static ball.

The visitors arguably had the better of the second spell but could not find a way through Harbour’s defence. Green Island hooker Jake-Lane Fowler put in a solid shift for his side.

The Hawks now go into second on the table but with the bye this week, things could change pretty fast. The Hawks have only dropped one game this round to leaders Varsity but will hope you bag their semi finals spot with a win in their final games against Dunedin and Kaikorai.

In other news a young promising Hooker from the U.K is set to join the hawks for the final game of the round which could be vital with the loss of hawks players to Otago. The colts season is back up and running on the 14th of July with a four round playoff.

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