Rugby: Rangataua spring upset + Baywide Results

By Kelly Exelby

Rangataua stunned Baywide club rugby leaders Whakarewarewa with a 26-20 win on Saturday, further squeezing a jam-packed ladder.
It wasn't enough to lift Rangataua above third spot but it boosts them up to 23 points, just two behind Tauranga Sports and three adrift of Whakarewarewa. Mount Maunganui, boosted by the return of Chiefs player Mike Delany, left it late before claiming a valuable 30-28 win over Te Puke, with Paul Tietjens' last-minute try sealing the victory.
Waikite had a late penalty attempt that would have given them victory over Whakatane Marist but the attempt went wide, leading the scores tied at 22-all, while Tauranga Sports humbled Te Puna 87-10 in a 13-try mauling.
Bay of Plenty Rugby Baywide Results 7 May 2011
Premier: Tauranga Sports 87 Te Puna 10, Whakatane Marist 22 Waikite 22, Rangataua 26 Whakarewarewa 20, Opotiki 15 Rotoiti 10, Mount Maunganui 30 Te Puke Sports 28.
Division One: Paroa 8 Katikati 8,Te Teko 22 Reporoa 17, Marist St Michaels 7 Greerton Marist 3, Kahukura 38 Rangiuru 23. Ngongotaha 57 Ruatoki 0.
Colts (Blue) Te Puke Sports 119 Whakatane Marist 3. Te Puna 80 Rotoiti 0, Ruatoki 60 Waikite 5 (Gold) Rangataua 41 Whakarewarewa 14, Tauranga Sports 96 Edgecumbe 0. Greerton Marist 97 Judea 0, Opotiki 29 Marist St Michaels 11.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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