From a soggy Dunkirk Road in Panmure, these results were just in today. The Under 55kg Girls defeated BBI 3-0 in thier best of three series of games. They won the first game 19-5 with Cecilia scoring three tries and converting two. In the second game Tamaki triumphed again with Cecilia scoring both tries. The final game saw Mii score a double as Tamaki again proved they had the class. The Girls take the title for the first time since 2006! Well done to the team who now advance to the Auckland finals in week nine...
The Open Grade Girls had been playing strongly all season. They defeated Somerville Intermediate 26-0 to start with. Elizabeth, Ana, Meliame and Kathy scored tries.
In their second game they were defeated by an awesome Howick Intermediate team 0-5. This was our first loss in this competition in eight years! Howick deserved their win with some superb defending that really shook the Tamaki Girls! We needed to pick ourselves up against St Pius X School. Lasini answered the call with a hat trick, and Kathy scored again, we won 26-0. Because of that we qualified against St Pius X in the semi-finals. It was close at half time with the score 7-5 to Tamaki. However Tamaki Scored four tries in the second half winning 27-5.
The brought us into the final against Howick again, who'd beaten us in pool play. This time Tamaki was out for revenge and gained it winning 17-0. That makes the Open Grade Girls the 2008 Eastern Zone Champions! They now play in the Auckland Champion of Champions Finals on Tuesday 1st July at Dunkirk!