Rangiuru, under the guidance of player/coach Tanerau Latimer, have announced themselves as real Premier contenders.

They travelled to Whakarewarewa's Puarenga Park on Saturday, sitting second on the table with just one loss and having already conquered some of the giants of Baywide Premier division rugby.

Meanwhile, Whakarewarewa came into the match on the back of a 55-7 hammering of close rivals Rotoiti the week prior. The scene was set for am intense, hard-fought battle.

Few expected Whakarewarewa to take control and dominate on their way to a comprehensive 57-19 victory.


Whakarewarewa captain Doug Edwards said the club as a whole


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