The Premiers started the season in style overpowering Kaikorai 54-0 at Bishopscourt on Saturday.
Report from the Otago Daily Times:
Highlanders outside back Ryan Tongia scored three tries in Southern’s romp against Kaikorai at Bishopscourt.
Playing at fullback, Tongia brushed aside would-be tacklers seemingly at will and dotted down twice in the first half.
No 8 Mika Mafi had a storming game, rampaging the ball up-field. But the tone was set up front, with veteran prop Warren Moffat and hooker Ricky Riccitelli having strong games.
Southern first five-eighth Ben Patston was deadly with the boot, knocking over three penalties and three conversions, and Otago midfielder Tei Walden nabbed two tries, one of which came from a wonderful fend.
Kaikorai’s best period of play came in the 20 minutes after the break. But it struggled to get a reasonable share of possession and was comprehensively outplayed in all facets of the game.
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