The Waipū Rugby Club is a hive of activity this week with the hosting of the 2019 Northland under-13 (under 57kg) Taniwha Shield rugby tournament, which started on Tuesday.
The competition continues until its fifth day tomorrow when finals will be held. The tournament features eight teams split into two pools. Pool A contains Bay of Islands, Whangārei Grizzlies, Rodney/Otamatea and Northern Wairoa.
Pool B contains Whangārei Bears, Mangonui, Hokianga and Presidents. The annual tournament ends with a Northland team being selected to play in the Roller Mills tournament in Hamilton from September 29 to October 3.
Northern Advocate photographer John Stone went along on Wednesday to catch the action from two games: Whangārei Bears vs Hokianga, and Bay of Islands vs Rodney/Otamatea.