Success in the Baywide Rugby competition takes a marathon effort, not a sprint. Nobody remembers where you finished in round one, as long you make the top eight and qualify for Premier 1.

In that sense Tauranga Sports have timed their run well so far, a 20-12 win over Mount Maunganui in the battle of the bridge on Saturday marked their second successive victory to start phase two of the competition.

While Tauranga finished sixth in round one, with six wins and three losses, a 34-10 win over previously unbeaten Te Puke suggested they were finding form. A hard-fought win

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