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Rugby results and review Sat 23rd April


Citizens Shield

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: 13-0Maheno)



Rugby Review - 16 April 2016

Rugby Review

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.



Rugby Preview 16th April 2016

North Otago Rugby Preview

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 9 April 2016

Rugby Results Citizens Shield

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 individual performance.

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.


Women's Rugby

Pirates 40, North Otago 10