Rugby: Mount beat Whaka in classic final

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Whaka player Kimo Haultham (right)
Whaka player Kimo Haultham (right)

Whakarewarewa lost an epic grand final to Mount Maunganui today 26-23 at Tauranga Domain.

Plenty of Whaka supporters travelled to Tauranga to watch the Baywide final today.

Straight from kick-off it was apparent the game was going to be a classic. Whaka were trailing 23-8 early in the second half, but drew level at 23-all with 10 minutes to go.


Mount kicked a penalty towards the end and held on to win.

Meanwhile, Waikite have progressed to the Baywide Division One final after defeating Arataki 21-17 today in their semifinal. They will face Paroa next weekend who defeated Kahukura 27-20 today.

Baywide results today:

Mount Maunganui 26 v Whakarewarewa 23

Tauranga 23 v Greerton Marist 20

Paroa 27 v Kahukura 20
Arataki 17 v Waikite 21

Ruatoki 20 v Papamoa 7
Judea 20 v Waimana 8

Ngongotaha 22 v Poroporo 30
Tauranga v Arataki TBC

- Rotorua Daily Post

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