Results 12th June

Posted on

Premiers beat Dunedin 32-10 (Ron Reggett Memorial)
Premier Dev lost to Dunedin Dev 67-24
Seniors beat Taieri 31-0
Magpies Premier Colts lost to Harbour 18-14
Ravens Championship Colts beat Kaikorai Wolves 24-17

Match Report from the Otago Daily Times:
Southern started the game well and had early possession and territory but could not convert the pressure into points.

Dunedin slowly worked its way into the game on the back of its big pack and after two lineout drives were brought down, referee Fraser Hannon lost patience, awarded a penalty try and sent hooker Joe Cairns to the bin.

Inexplicably, that was the last of any meaningful attacking efforts from Dunedin.

The smaller Southern pack took control, especially at the breakdown, where it forced numerous turnovers.

No8 Mika Mafi made a break to put centre Josh Buchan away and level the scores.

Then after 30 minutes, flanker Brad Horne found himself out wide with space. He sold a dummy and went over untouched.

Obey Samate kicked a couple of late penalties and Southern led by 10 at the break.

Fullback Samate scored all the points in the second spell with two long-range tries as Dunedin capitulated.

Its forward pack looked slow and lethargic and a mile off the pace, which was a sad way to bring up flanker Hame Toma’s 100th game.

The backline was tactically inept and never kicked for position at any stage.

For Southern, flanker Horne was everywhere and Mafi was strong with ball in hand.

First five-eighth Riku Kitahara controlled the game well with his educated boot and Samate, the game’s best player, was the most incisive and dangerous player on the paddock.

Other Results:
Harbour 10 University 5
Kaikorai 38 Alhambra-Union 22
Green Island 68 Zingari-Richmond 14
Taieri the bye