National club rugby results: July 9, 2016
Mid Northern 46 Hora Hora 7
Hikurangi 29 Mid-Western 29
Old Boys-Marist 46 Kamo 16
Otamatea 41 Western Sharks 29
Wellsford 36 Waipu 34
(Bay of Islands)
Moerewa 57 Kaikohe 0
Ohaeawai 24 Kaeo 15
Kerikeri 46 Otiria 0
United Kawakawa 36 Okaihau 0
Te Rarawa 30 Aupouri 5
Eastern 69 South Hokianga 0
Massey 55 Glenfield 10
Northcote 13 East Coast Bays 10 (ET)
Western 60 Mahurangi 24
Silverdale 17 Marist 9
There was heartbreak for East Coast Bays and a powerful reminder of Massey's quality as the semifinalists were decided in North Harbour premier play.
Bays were pipped 13-10 by Northcote in extra time at Windsor Park in a tight game which featured just one try apiece.
The scores were tied 10-10 at the end of 80 minutes, so it went to golden point. Rep wing Jonah Tuitoga scored Bays' try, while Callum Law recorded Northcote's first 10 points in a real to-to-toe forward struggle. It was Ben Searle who sealed the win in the 88th minute with a calmly struck penalty goal from no less than 55m.
Northcote's reward is an away semifinal to Takapuna at Onewa Domain next Saturday, while Bays meet Glenfield in a playoff for the minor placings.
Massey shrugged off the loss of several players to Blues duty to dispatch Glenfield 55-10 with nine tries to one in a compelling display. Doubles to loose forward Dylan Lam and halfback Chris Smylie highlighted Massey's display as they built on a 28-3 halftime lead.
Massey will now travel to North Shore for Saturday's semifinal.
The Western Pioneers may be signing off as a partnership, but they gave their supporters something to cheer about with a 60-24 win over Mahurangi. Rep players David Bason and Kyle Nu'uali'itia scored braces, while Mahurangi also ran in four good tries.
Silverdale had a rugged battle to beat a rejuvenated Marist 17-9, scoring three tries to none.
(Alan McEvoy Memorial Shield)
Waitemata 43 Pakuranga 33
College Rifles 34 Marist 14
Papatoetoe 18 Grammar TEC 14
Ponsonby 32 Suburbs 18
University 62 Otahuhu 0
Te Papapa-Onehunga 11 Waitakere City 11
Eden 21 East Tamaki 19
Mt Wellington 16 Manukau 15
Waitemata have kept their Gallaher Shield semifinal hopes alive with a rousing 43-33, bonus point home victory over Pakuranga.
It was the perfect way to toast 100 premier games for popular wing Karl Siemsen, who scored 13 points, including the opening try, which came on the short side when nothing appeared to be on. Siemsen is the second leading points scorer in 2016 Auckland premier play with 156.
Waitemata looked as though they would run away with it, leading 26-13 at the break. Fullback Sam Aolele scored two tries in quick succession, the second, his 13th of the season, on a sweet angle from a short pass by his centre John Vui.
Pakuranga gradually worked their way back into the contest via the boot of first five Piero Dominguez and a 50m intercept try by lock Ben Nee Nee. When burly wing Safata Savea scored off a Lui Morel offload, the east Aucklanders, fighting for the playoff lives, had drawn level at 33-all. But they did not count on a withering Waitemata finish.
Replacement No 8 Fa'asao Mulivai showed huge strength off the back of a scrum to score and then prop Vaai Ioane drove over in the corner off a lineout move to seal it with the seventh team try.
Pakuranga is now out of semifinals contention, but Waitemata will make it if they beat Grammar TEC at Orakei Domain.
The defending Gallaher Shield champions struck a major hurdle in the form of Papatoetoe, who won a tight contest 18-14.
College Rifles put themselves in the box seat to hoist the Alan McEvoy Memorial Shield next weekend. Their 34-14 victory over Marist comprised doubles to flanker Jeremy Innes and centre Loketi Manu. The industrious David Afamasaga scored a brace for Marist.
Ponsonby have an outside chance to supersede Rifles after a fine second half carried them to a 32-18 win over second-placed Suburbs. Ponies skipper and hooker Willie Uili led from the front with a try.
In the Portola Trophy, University marched on, crushing Otahuhu 62-0. The other fixtures were all tight, Te Papapa-Onehunga drawing 11-all with Waitakere City, and Eden edging East Tamaki 21-19, though Wilson Silipa's double for the latter took him to the top of the tryscoring charts with 15. Mt Wellington upset Manukau Rovers 16-15. - Campbell Burnes
Karaka 43 Manurewa 29
Pukekohe 64 Papakura 0
Te Kauwhata 43 Weymouth 14
Ardmore-Marist 33 Patumahoe 24
Bombay 50 Waiuku 15
The McNamara Cup semifinalists have been found after the final round-robin matches of the 2016 season.
Karaka will host Ardmore Marist and Bombay will host Counties Power Cup holders Pukekohe. In the second tier Sid Marshall Shield, Onewhero host Waiuku and Patumahoe will host Manurewa.
Ardmore Marist needed to beat Patumahoe by more than eight points to ensure they made the McNamara Cup semifinals, and they duly accomplished that with a 33-24 win. Both sides scored four tries, but hooker Suliasi Taufalele scored a good winger's try with five minutes to play to seal the result.
In the Counties Power game of the week, Te Kauwhata finished their season off on a high with a 43-14 victory over Weymouth. The club was celebrating a few milestones, including prop Jared Udy's 100th game. Te Kauwhata got off to a good start and led 21-7 at halftime. They continued their dominance in the second half, James Peters scoring a double.
Karaka had a good battle with Manurewa at Mountfort Park, with the visitors finishing the regular season with a 43-29 victory. Seluini Molia scored a brace for Karaka, while first five Orbyn Leger was back from New Zealand Under 20 duties to kick four conversions.
Pukekohe are the Counties Power Cup winners for 2016 after defeating Papakura 64-0. It was a productive outing for Pukekohe wing Trent White, who bagged five tries and climbed straight to the top of the tryscoring leader board.
Pukekohe's semifinal opponents next week, Bombay, proved too good for Waiuku on the Hill, the home side coming away with a 50-15 victory. Bombay had a solid first half, leading 26-3 at the break. Kalolo Tuiloma scored a hat trick, while Sam Vaka, Aaron Smith, Liam Daniela and Sam Aiono all scored singles. Prop Aiono added a conversion for good measure.
Waihi Athletic 64 Te Aroha COBRAS 19
Mercury Bay 24 Hauraki North 17
Tairua 36 Waihou 26
Thames 29 Paeroa West 25
Bay of Plenty
Rangataua 31 Tauranga Sports 30
Te Puke 25 Whakatane Marist 22
Mt Maunganui 36 Te Puna 22
Rotoiti 49 Greerton Marist 27
Melville 43 Otorohanga 18
University 23 Hautapu 20
Hamilton Marist 53 Morrinsville Sports 0
Hamilton Old Boys 42 United Matamata Sports 14
Fraser Tech 61 Te Awamutu Sports 15
Taupo United 26 Waitete 26
Taupo Sports A 42 Pio Pio 6
Waitomo 42 Taumarunui R & S 6
Taumarunui Districts 29 Taupo Sports B 0
Uawa 42 Tokararangi 24
Hikurangi 26 TVC 8
Old Boys-Marist 26 Waikohu 10
YMP 52 Pirates 22
Ngatapa 28 HSOB 26
Napier Old Boys-Marist 17 Hastings Rugby and Sports 10
Napier Pirate Rugby and Sports 17 Taradale 14
Napier Tech 25 Clive 23
Havelock North 73 Tamatea 12
Central 18 MAC 15
NPOB 18 Southern 12
Tukapa 24 Coastal 15
Taihape 34 Pirates 5
Border 48 Kaierau 31
Marist 45 Utiku OB 26
Ruapehu 68 Ratana 5
College Old Boys 32 Feilding Old Boys-Oroua 24
Feilding 22 Kia Toa 18
Old Boys-Marist 22 Varsity 18
Freyberg 29 Linton Lions 27
Greytown 29 East Coast 0
Gladstone 27 Eketahuna 15
Pioneer 29 Martinborough 25
Carterton 16 Marist 13
Levin College Old Boys 90 Levin Wanderers 12
Paraparaumu 30 Toa 6
Shannon 12 Athletic 8
Foxton 42 Waikanae 28
Marist St Pat's 49 Upper Hutt Rams 31
Old Boys-University 24 Poneke 17
Tawa 21 Wellington 8
Wainuiomata 21 Oriental-Rongotai 20
Northern United 50 MSP 13
Petone 57 Paremata-Plimmerton 17
Hutt Old Boys-Marist 53 OBU 40
Avalon Wolves 55 Johnsonville 25
Waimea Old Boys 22 Stoke 18
Marist 48 Kahurangi 38
Nelson 35 Wanderers 19
Waitohi 29 Moutere 0
Harlequins 39 Renwick 24
Central 47 East Coast 5
White Star 23 Westport 22
Marist 31 Blaketown 20
Wests 36 Grey Valley 13
Kiwi beat South Westland by default
Christchurch 31 New Brighton 15
Linwood 32 University 29
Lincoln University 34 Sydenham 16
Sumner 23 HSOB 17
Marist Albion 62 Burnside 0
Shirley 25 Belfast 18
Ashley 17 Glenmark 16
Hurunui 30 Ohoka 22
Oxford 38 Saracens 20
Waihora 31 Burnham/Dunsandel/Irwell 25
Rolleston 28 Darfield 24
Lincoln 30 Hornby 26
Southbridge 52 Prebbleton 0
Methven 48 Hampstead 28
Southern 42 Rakaia 34
Celtic 31 Mackenzie 17
Old Boys 15 Harlequins 10
Waimate 15 Temuka 8
Pleasant Point 49 Geraldine 8
Old Boys 24 Athletic Marist 12
Valley 36 Kurow 22
Maheno 51 Excelsior 10
Kaikorai 22 University 10
Harbour 45 Taieri 15
Dunedin 54 Pirates 14
Southern 50 Green Island 5
Alhambra-Union 47 Zingari-Richmond 15
Blues 35 Pirates Old Boys 27
Eastern-Northern Barbarians 78 Star 7
Woodlands 19 Marist 14