Results from 3rd July

Premiers lost to University 21-20 (VG Cavanagh Memorial)
Premier Dev drew with University 12-12
Senior Bye
Colts teams on Uni holiday break.

Other scores:
Harbour 35 Green Island 19
Taieri 44 Kaikorai 14
Dunedin 39 Zingari-Richmond 17

Points table with 1 round to go:
Green Island 30
Taieri 23
University 21
Dunedin 21
Harbour 18
Kaikorai 18
Southern 17
Alhambra-Union 11
Zingari 4

(4 points for a win, bonus point for 4 tries, or finishing within 7)
Draw for next week:
Southern v Alhambra-Union
Zingari v Kaikorai
Green Island v University
Taieri v Harbour
Dunedin v Bye

ODT Match Report:
University battled back from a 13-point deficit to clinch a tense 21-20 win over Southern at the University Oval on Saturday.

The students picked up a couple of prizes for their efforts — the Vic Cavanagh Memorial and four valuable competition points.

They have not quite cemented a playoff spot yet. But their position in the top six has certainly firmed.

Southern, however, has slipped to seventh place and that is not a great spot to be with one round remaining.

The Magpies arguably deserve more than a solitary point from the game. They dominated the first half through an omnipotent scrum.

Turns out that scrum was more or less powered by one man — big Mike Mata’afa.

When he was on the field, the scrum motored forward. When he was off, it backpedalled rapidly.

Southern knocked over a couple of early penalties courtesy of said scrum. And experienced No8 Mika Mafi bashed his way over the line from a 5m scrum.

A sparkling back move was snuffed out by some tenacious defensive work from University halfback Kieran McClea.

His opposite, Matt Horne, darted away from a ruck shortly after and found lock Aron Einarsson with a good pass.

University had earlier scored through No8 Jakob Harrex. He crashed over following a nice move down the left where loosie Louis Magalogo and winger Aaron McMurray had made strong carries.

First-five Sam Clarke kicked penalties either side of the break to cut the gap to 20-13. And then another to set up a tense finish.

Harrex drove over to seal the win with about 5 minutes remaining.

Other scores:
Harbour 35 Green Island 19
Taieri 44 Kaikorai 14
Dunedin 39 Zingari-Richmond 17

Points table with 1 round to go:
Green Island 30
Taieri 23
University 21
Dunedin 21
Harbour 18
Kaikorai 18
Southern 17
Alhambra-Union 11
Zingari 4

(4 points for a win, bonus point for 4 tries, or finishing within 7)
Draw for next week:

Dunedin the bye

100 Club Raffle – Final draws and winners

Thanks for everyone’s support once again for this year raffle. Congratulations to all the winners and in particular the Cormack brothers for taking out the $1000 top prize.
A big thanks to Roy Daniels for once again coordinating the raffle and the final day function where a number of smaller raffles were run and with great prizes from supportive sponsors.

Sunday Draws:
1 $50 33 Hugh Tait
2 $50 29 Trish Marr
3 $50 76 Bruno
4 $50 91 Wayne Bennett
5 $50 25 Ray & Steve Cormack
6 $50 13 Marty Johns
7 $50 2 Roy Daniels
8 $50 9 Dave Trevathan
9 $50 21 Karen Connor
10 $50 74 Dicko Johnson
11 $50 45 Ian Lindsay
12 $50 37 Tom Tamati

1 $100 32 Jamie Jensen
2 $100 72 Ginger Beer Syndicate
3 $100 18 Rick & Rex Moss
4 $100 79 Brian Bridgman
5 $100 34 Alan Malcomson
6 $100 58 Ray Cormack & Mark Sadgrove

1 $200 46 Ray Chalkin
2 $200 71 Bill & Rod McDermott
3 $200 75 Anthony Burtenshaw
4 $200 6 P J McQueen

1 $250 1 Dave Clements
2 $500 23 Denis Lobb
3 $1,000 25 Ray & Steve Cormack