Te Puna cause Baywide upset

By Peter White

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Te Puke's Ryan Lambert in action v Rotoiti on Saturday. Photo: Andrew Warner 160716aw27bop
Te Puke's Ryan Lambert in action v Rotoiti on Saturday. Photo: Andrew Warner 160716aw27bop

An old fashioned scoreline of 5-3 was good enough for Te Puna to knock over defending champions Tauranga Sports at Tauranga Domain on Saturday.


The win moves Te Puna into outright fifth place on the Premier 1 table on 14 points, just two behind Tauranga Sports, Te Puke Sports and Rotoiti all on 16.

Rangataua Sports are clear second on 23 points behind Mount Maunganui Sports who lead supreme on 28 but were pushed hard all the way at Blake Park by Greerton Marist before winning 34-32.

Te Puke won a key clash with Rotoiti 33-20 on the back of a masterful defensive effort.

BOPRU Baywide Results July 16

Premier One:

Te Puna 5 (Terrance Hepetema try) Tauranga Sports 3 (Paul Morris pen) HT 0-3

Mount Maunganui 34 (Aaron Carroll 2, Chris Elvin, Brett Ranga, Isaac Te Aute tries; Matt Golding 3 con pen) Greerton Marist 32 - HT 5-25

Te Puke Sports 33 (Alex Thrupp 2, Dan Hollinshead, Danny Underwood tries; Dan Hollinshead 3 pen 2 con) Rotoiti 20 (Paddy Aisilble, Manasa Bole, Jesse Acton tries; Jesse Acton pen, Logan Henry con) HT 16-10

Rangataua 34 (Chase Tiatia 2, Teina Hika, Carlin Tata tries; Ruki Tipuna 3 con pen) Whakatane Marist 5 - HT 15-0

Premier Two: Arataki 67 Marist St Michaels 17, Whakarewarewa 38 Paroa 19, Poroporo 42 Opotiki 25, Ngongotaha 24 Waikite 22.

Division One: Papamoa 17 Katikati 8, Ruatoki 41 Edgecumbe 24, Judea 33 Te Teko 21, Rangiuru 29 Kahukura 18.

Division Two: Waimana 41 Eastern Districts 11, Murupara 25 Matata 17, Eastern Pirates won by default from Taneatua, Reporoa 19 Te Teko 3.

Development One: Te Puna 16 Tauranga Sports 13, Mount Maunganui 40 Greerton Marist 12, Te Puke Sports 74 Rotoiti 0, Rangataua 30 Whakatane Marist 17.

Development Two: Arataki 29 Marist St Michaels 24, Poroporo 46 Opotiki 29, Whakarewarewa 15 Paroa 10, Waikite 25 Ngongotaha 15.

Baywide Premier 1 Points:
Mount Maunganui Sports 28
Rangataua 23
Te Puke Sports 17
Tauranga Sports 16
Rotoiti 16
Te Puna 14
Greerton Marist 6
Whakatane Marist 5

Baywide Premier 2 Points:
Whakarewarewa 30
Paroa 23
Arataki 20
Poroporo 16
Ngongotaha 11
Opotiki 10
Waikite 8
Marist St Michael's 4

Baywide Development 1 Points:
Te Puna 28
Te Puke Sports 24
Mount Maunganui Sports 23
Tauranga Sports 17
Greerton Marist 11
Rangataua 6
Whakatane Marist 6
Rotoiti 4

Baywide Development 2 Points:
Opotiki 22
Waikite 23
Poroporo 21
Whakarewarewa 17
Arataki 17
Paroa 11
Ngongotaha 10
Marist St Michael's 5

Baywide Division One Points:
Judea 28
Rangiuru 22
Papamoa 15
Kahukura 13
Te Teko 12
Ruatoki 12
Katikati 7
Edgecumbe 2

Baywide Division 2 Points:
Waimana 29
Murupara 20
Eastern Districts 18
Reporoa 16
Te Teko 13
Matata 9
Eastern Pirates 8
Taneatua 1

- Bay of Plenty Times

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