Shane Hurndell
A mother-and-daughter duo contributed 15 points as Clive returned to the winning path in the Hawke's Bay women's club rugby competition yesterday.
Experienced Tennyson Tuis centre Deidre Hakopa scored two tries and her 13-year-old daughter Sian Rowlands, playing on the wing, one in Clive's 82-0 walloping of Hastings Rugby and Sports at Farndon Park.
As the score shows, Clive's experience proved too much for the competition's newcomers. Tuis first five-eighth Nerina Hawkins scored 22 points for the hosts with two tries and six conversions.
Lock Shar Hawkins, prop Ruth Hooper and fullback Antoinette Kereopa all had strong games for Clive. Second five-eighth and halfback Chanel Rautahi both had high defensive work rates for Hastings while No.8 Jamee Heather and blindside flanker Kim Erickson were both prominent in the visiting pack.
Centre Marise Te Hiko scored four tries as defending champions Taradale maintained their unbeaten run with a 45-0 victory over their hosts Eskview at Petane Domain yesterday. She operated well in a backline which relished a steady supply of ball from a cohesive pack in which props Gina Pomana and Nani Ngaronoa and hooker Helen McGregor were valuable contributors.
Eskview's pack competed well until the final whistle with No.8 Hannah Ward and fellow loosies Karlee and Sharn Waru all prominent.
MAC fullback Te Maari MacGregor was the top points scorer in the round with 33 in her side's 103-0 drubbing of winless Western Suburbs at Flaxmere's Ron Giorgi Park on Saturday.
MacGregor scored two tries and kicked 10 conversions and a penalty.
Winger Whitley Mareikura, who matched Te Hiko's effort of four tries, was the player-of-the-match for the winners.
The competition's top try scorer, Candis Cardie, and Luana Lelei both scored hat-tricks for MAC.