Old Boys 69 (L Havilli (2),
H Frost (3), S Tongotongo, K O'Neill, R Darling, L Masoe, H McCulloch, I
Naufahu tries; I Naufahu 7 cons, Excelsior 7 (J Pillay try; T Davies con). HT: 38-0 Old Boys)
Kurow 34 (M Paterson, A Cooney, J Porter, H Fale,
C Bennett tries; B Nowell pen,3 con), Athletic Marist 10(C Morris try; S
Lilicama pen, con). HT: 20-10 Kurow.
Maheno 39 (A Johnson 2, R Richardson, M Balchin,
A Morley tries; C Smith 2 pen, 4 con), Valley 14 (B McKenzie, C Schultz tries;
McKenzie con; A Gibb con). HT:
Kurow 38 (M Paterson
(2), R Verbakel, J Frew, C Bennett, B Nowell tries; Nowell 4 conversions),
Excelsior 19 (R Karamaena, M Kolinisau, D McKay tries; T Davies con; H Slater
con) HT:19-0 Kurow.
Valley 26 (C Rowland, B
McKenzie tries; McKenzie 4 pen, 2 con), Athletic Marist 25 ( A Hill, D
Walker(2), C Newlands tries; Walker con; S Lilicama pen) HT: 17-16 Athletic Marist.
Maheno 20 (B Bloxsom, R
Smith tries; R Smith pen, con; C Smith pen, con), Old Boys 20 (M Taiti (2), H
McCulloch tries; I Naufahu pen, con). HT: 10-6 Old Boys.
North Otago Rugby
Has the 2016 Citizens
shield competition come down to a two pronged battle after just two rounds of
play? Old Boys chasing its sixth
consecutive title has scored eighteen tries and a total of 121 points in those
two matches while Athletic Marist on current form look to be the only other
pretenders to the Citizens Shield throne having won both its games scoring
fourteen tries and eighty nine points, with former St Kevinís College three-quarter
Simon Lilicama making an immediate impression on the left wing for Athletic
Marist. Speedster Lilicama in two games
has scored forty nine points from six tries and the rest coming from his
accurate left boot.
Rugby Results Citizens
Valley 17(P Wilson, S McLachlan tries; B
McKenzie pen, 2 con), Excelsior 13 (S Thomas try,
T Davies 2 pen, con). HT: 13-7 Excelsior.
Old Boys 50 ( S Talalelei 2, R Darling, J
Shields, P Ala, M Taiti, O Masoe tries; I Naufahu 5 con), Kurow 24 (S Fleming
2, R Verbakel, B Nowell tries; Nowell 2 con). HT: 24-10 Old Boys.
Athletic Marist 32 (S Lilicama 4, C Newlands
tries; Lilicama pen, 2 con), Maheno 12 (L Crisp, L Kingan tries; R Smith
con).HT: 17-12 Athletic Marist
Old Boys and Athletic Marist are the only
unbeaten sides in Citizens Shield rugby after the playing of the second round
on Saturday. Old Boys beat Kurow, 50-24
at Kurow while Athletic Marist defeated Maheno, 32-12 and in a close contest
Valley opened its account with a 17-13 win over Excelsior.
Left winger Simon Lilicama once again was the
star of the Athletic Marist side as he scored a total of 27 points from four
tries, a penalty and a conversion, as well as setting up Connor Newlands
try. Maheno opened the scoring in the
15th minute when fullback Luke Crisp touched down for Robbie Smith to
convert. A Lilicama try and conversion
levelled the score and a Lilicama penalty put Athletic out to a 10-7 lead
midway through the first half. A
brilliant 40 metre break by Lilicama set Newlands over between the posts with
Lilicama adding the conversion before a try to Maheno second five eighth Lachie
Kingan made it 17-12 at halftime. Three
second half tries to Lilicama ,all unconverted completed a fine
Old Boys scored a point a minute in the first
quarter against Kurow with lock Paea Ala, flanker Manu Taiti, midfielder Seti
Talalelei and loosehead prop Ralph Darling scoring tries with halfback Inoke
Naufahu adding two conversions. Kurow
found its feet in the second quarter with second five eighth Ben Nowell and
winger Sam Fleming scoring tries to leave Old Boys with a 24-10 halftime
lead. A try to centre Omega Masoe and a
Naufahu conversion took Old Boys out to 31-10 sixty seconds into the second half
before Kurow captain Rob Verbakel touched down in the 46th minute for Nowell to
convert. Tighthead prop Jeremiah Shields scored for Old Boys in the 64th minute
for Naufahu to convert and Talalelei got his second to take Old Boys out to
43-17 before Fleming got his second. Old Boys flanker Filipo Veamatahau scored
Old Boys final try which Naufahu converted.
Only three tries were scored in the
Excelsior/Valley game. Excelsior first five eighth Tyron Davies kicked a
penalty to open the scoring before Valley half Phil Wilson touched down for
Brad McKenzie to convert. Excelsior
winger Slade Thomas's try and a Davies conversion followed by a Davies penalty
gave Excelsior a 13-7 halftime lead.
Valley regained the lead after a try to winger Steve McLachlan which was
converted by McKenzie and a McKenzie penalty six minutes from fulltime gave
Valley a four point win. Blindside
flanker Logan Dunlop and centre Angus Gibb stood out for Valley while Davies
and tighthead prop Meli Kolinisau had fine games for Excelsior.
Pirates 40, North Otago 10