Monday, September 22, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Interzone Girls Rugby Union

Today our Girls Rugby Union team finally took the field for the Girls Interzone Rugby Union Tournament. In our first game our Open Grade Girls were able to defeat Mt Roskill Intermediate. Meleana scored twice and there were tries to Katie and Kalisita. In the second game we took on Randwick Park School in a close game Tamaki were trailing 0-7 at half time before Lasini scored to tie the match. Randwick Park then scored three additional tries to take the game 7-28. We had a do or die game against our old friend at Viscount School. Ana grabbed the first try before Viscount equalised again at half time the score was 7-7. Again in the second half Viscount moved away with the game taking it 7-28. That meant the Girls had to play off against Mt Roskill for 3rd/4th in Auckland. The Girls were keen to finish the season with a win and duly delievered. Lesieli scored a brace and Meleana added another to lead 21-7 at half time. In the second half Lasini scored twice, as Tamaki finished the season by winning 35-7. The places the Girls 3rd in Auckland for 2008.

Congratulations to Viscount School who won the final and are Auckland Champions for 2008. Also Randwick Park were deserved runners up for the year.

I'd also like to acknowledge those students who have played Rugby for the School in 2008 (and those two who have played two seasons for the school as Y7's) for those who wont get to wear the jersey again it was a nice way to finish off Tamaki Intermediate Rugby. Meliame ended up stranded on 11 tries for the season leaving her tied with Lumepa from 2007. Lasini was just behind with 10 for the season.


Manaiakalani said...

Congratulations girls
I only got to watch from a distance but it looked like a great day for rugby down there on the reserve. You have been fine sportswomen in several codes this year and I wish you very well for the future.
Mrs Burt

Britt Gow said...

Congratulations to all the team members from Tamaki Int - you must all love the sport to train and put in the effort required to reach that level in the finals.I bet you could show our Australian Football League boys a thing or two!
Britt Gow - science/maths teacher from Victoria, Australia.