National club rugby results: June 17

Hora Hora 36 Hikurangi 22
Mid Northern 26 Mid-Western 8
Wellsford 29 OBM 27
Kamo 90 Otamatea 3
Waipu 38 Western Sharks 21
(Bay of Islands)
Kaeo 54 Otiria 10
Moerewa 60 Kerikeri 5
Kaikohe 24 Ohaeawai/Okaihau 22
Te Rarawa 14 Kaitaia 10
Eastern 67 Panguru 12

North Harbour
Marist 34 Glenfield 26
Takapuna 27 Kumeu 25
East Coast Bays 37 North Shore 19
Massey beat Mahurangi by default
(Les Pearce Memorial Shield)
Northcote 33 Silverdale 27

Northcote have safely locked away the Les Pearce Memorial Shield for the next nine months, but not before a titanic clash with Silverdale.


The visitors led 24-20 at halftime via a double to Hamish Pomare, but the control of the Northcote five-eighths Jack Bergin, who was adjudged player of the day, and No 12 Patrick Hellesoe, was telling. Loose forward and North Harbour rep Murphy Taramai was again to the fore. Both packs ripped into their work and there was plenty of positive rugby on show.

East Coast Bays' pack laid the platform for a stirring comeback from 14-0 down to defeat North Shore 37-19. Poverty Bay and North Harbour prop Jody Allen scored a double, and was ably supported by the likes of Tua Saseve, Louis Noel, Lewis Gjaltema, Judah Moala-Liava'a and Harrison Groundwater, who slotted five goals. Ben Stewart scored twice for Shore. Bays stay in touch with the top four in a very even competition.

Takapuna, with the prolific Jon Elrick contributing 17 points, edged Kumeu, who have been competitive all year, 27-25.

Marist won their third game of the season, 34-26 over Glenfield in a physical clash, and moved up to eighth on the table. Evander Semau scored a double, while 18-year-old Cam Hey gave a player of the day display. Robbie McIntosh added a try among his 14 points.

Massey beat Mahurangi by default.

(Alan McEvoy Memorial Shield)
Suburbs 36 Ponsonby 0
University 58 Grammar TEC 21
Eden 51 Pakuranga 12
(Sir Fred Allen Memorial Challenge Cup)
College Rifles 36 Manukau 0
(Portola Trophy)
East Tamaki 33 Marist 29
Papatoetoe 31 Otahuhu 21
Mt Wellington 31 Waitakere City 29

College Rifles toasted veteran loose forward Jeremy Innes' 100th premier game for the club in style by wearing down Manukau Rovers to win 36-0.

In doing so, they racked up another successful defence of the Sir Fred Allen Memorial Challenge Cup and moved back into the semifinal placings with four rounds to play.

Manukau started with physicality and pace but could not reap any rewards, even though left wing Bobby Motuliki and Blues fullback Melani Nanai were handfuls and Calvary Fonoti did a lot of kicking for position. It did not help that second five Sanila Tagi was binned for a high tackle.

Good inter-passing by the Rifles forwards sent in centre Loketi Manu for the first of his brace. Halfback Ash Tuia latched onto a chip and regather to score near the posts for a 12-0 halftime lead.

Rifles upped the ante in the second spell, hooker Ash Bell ploughing over from a lineout drive and then second five Tumua Manu scored the first of his double from a crosskick. He added another from a chargedown, before his namesake (though no relation) Loketi Manu put on a fend for his second to close out the scoring.

Eden announced themselves as genuine semifinal contenders by dispatching Pakuranga 51-12. Doubles to Brody Lam and Nicolas Costa were augmented by nine goals for 21 points by first five Rodrigo Costa. Sam Shearer scored a second half double for Pakuranga.

Suburbs came home with a wet sail to blow away Ponsonby 36-0, Leif Schwencke in hat-trick mode. Daniel Bowden made his comeback from the TV screens to the field for Ponies. University, for the second time in 2017, put 50+ points past Grammar TEC, Henry Saker and Kava Fuavao scoring doubles, while Brenton Helleur added 18 points, after they led 27-21 at the break.

In the Portola Trophy, a 26-point haul by Jeremiah Latana, which featured a hat-trick, helped Papatoetoe to a 31-21 win over Otahuhu, while a Bjorn Afamasaga hat-trick was not quite enough for Waitakere City, who fell 31-29 to Mt Wellington, who were missing Latiume Fosita to the Ikale Tahi. East Tamaki edged Marist 33-29. - Campbell Burnes

Counties Manukau
(McNamara Cup)
Onewhero 20 Manurewa 15
Ardmore-Marist 26 Te Kauwhata 17
Bombay 85 Papakura 13
Patumahoe 24 Karaka 14
Pukekohe 28 Waiuku 7

Patumahoe are not far from sealing a home semifinal after a tight 24-14 away win over Karaka.

In a clash that welcomed the Toyota Grassroots Rugby cameras, Patumahoe scored three tries to one and are solid in second position, seven points clear of Karaka.

Rep players Jimmy Tupou and Joe Royal were prominent, along with Craig Jones, captain Sifa Pole, Riley Hohepa and Sam Furniss, the latter who scored a try.

Pukekohe kept alive their slim semifinal chances with a 28-7 win over Waiuku, after leading 28-0 at the break. Joe Reynolds scored 18 points.

Onewhero defeated Manurewa 20-15 in a frustrating game that saw both sides officially eliminated from semifinal contention, though Onewhero did leapfrog their opponents on the points table.

Ardmore-Marist beat Te Kauwhata 26-17 for the bonus point victory, but had to work overtime to take the points. Viliame Rarasea and Joe Ikenasio played half a game each on their return from injury.

Ardmore Marist face Karaka in a battle between third and fourth that will have a large bearing on who faces who in the semifinals.

Bombay racked up 13 tries in an 85-13 demolition of Papakura to stay atop the standings and retain the Counties Power Cup. The leaders took the opportunity to experiment in their backline and ran in doubles via Liam Daniela, Jordan Goldsmith, Tulolo Tulolo and Reuben Unga, while Ki Anufe kicked nine conversions.

Thames Valley
Mercury Bay 25 Thames 0
Cobras 57 Waihi Athletic 25
Hauraki North 36 Waihou 23

Bay of Plenty
(Baywide premier)
Mt Maunganui 25 Greerton Marist 5
Rotoiti 20 Te Puke Sports 13
Rangataua 19 Te Puna 18
Whakarewarewa 27 Tauranga Sports 27

Fraser Tech 17 University 20
Hamilton Marist 70 United Matamata Sports 7
Hamilton Old Boys 24 Hautapu 17
Melville 20 Otorohanga 17

King Country
Taumarunui R & S 62 Waitomo 0
Taupo Sports A 29 Piopio 12
Waitete 39 Taupo United 38
Tongariro 31 Kio Kio 0

East Coast
Tokomaru United 64 Tawhiti 12
TVC 34 Ruatoria City 22
Hicks Bay 29 Hikurangi 27
(June 10)
Hikurangi 62 Tokomaru United 7
Hicks Bays 22 Ruatoria City 20
Uawa 38 TVC 10

Poverty Bay
Ngatapa 33 Waikohu 32
YMP 25 OBM 22
HSOB 36 Wairoa Athletic 12

Hawke's Bay
(Tui Maddison Trophy)
Napier Tech 38 Hastings Rugby and Sports 7
Napier Old Boys-Marist 55 Taradale 15
Central 65 MAC 17
Clive 53 Tamatea 26
Napier Pirate Rugby and Sports 38 Havelock North 34

Tukapa 24 Spotswood United 17
Southern 27 Stratford-Eltham 24
Coastal 18 Clifton 12
Inglewood United 35 NPOB 30

Border 43 Kaierau 26
Ruapehu 18 Pirates 15
Utiku OB 36 Ratana 20
Taihape 53 Ngamatapouri 24 (Challenge Shield)

Varsity 29 OBM 17
COB 60 Linton 5
Kia Toa 78 Freyberg 3
Feilding Old Boys-Oroua 22 Te Kawau 16

Horowhenua Kapiti
Paraparaumu 27 College Old Boys 5
Shannon 32 Foxton 19
Waikanae 39 Athletic 12
Wanderers 27 Rahui 19

(Tui Cup)
Marist 35 Greytown 32
Eketahuna 41 Carterton 27
Gladstone 20 Martinborough 16
East Coast 22 Pioneer 15

(Jubilee Cup)
Hutt Old Boys-Marist 36 Wainuiomata 14
Old Boys-University 72 Petone 12
Marist St Pat's 33 Oriental Rongotai 31
Tawa 30 Northern United 26
(Hardham Cup)
Avalon 21 Paremata-Plimmerton 15
Upper Hutt Rams 33 Wellington 11
Johnsonville 27 Poneke 14

Waitohi 59 Harlequins 10
Renwick 13 Central 10
Moutere 54 East Coast 12
(Nelson Bays)
Wanderers 39 Marist 34
Nelson 30 Waimea Old Boys 29
Kahurangi 32 Stoke 29

Westport 34 White Star 18

West Coast
(Muir Trophy)
Marist 17 South Westland 12
Kiwi 57 Grey Valley 10
Blaketown 33 Wests 10

Sydenham 41 Burnside 0
Lincoln University 30 New Brighton 22
Christchurch 26 University 25
Belfast 34 Linwood 21
Sumner 28 Marist-Albion 26
HSOB 23 Shirley 15
(Canterbury Country)
(Luisetti Seeds final, June 11)
Southbridge 13 Rakaia 12
Waihora 29 Southbridge 24
Prebbleton 41 Rolleston 0
Lincoln 57 Burnham/Dunsandel/Irwell 10
Darfield 54 West Melton 10

Mid Canterbury
(Watters Cup)
Celtic 62 Hampstead 3
Southern 31 Methven 17

South Canterbury
(Hamersley Cup)
Celtic 67 Old Boys 0
Temuka 17 Harlequins 16
Pleasant Point 46 MacKenzie 7
Geraldine 31 Waimate 27

North Otago
Valley 15 Excelsior 12
Old Boys 29 Athletic 21
Kurow 26 Maheno 12

(Dunedin Metro)
Southern 34 University 15
Taieri 21 Dunedin 15
Harbour 48 Zingari-Richmond 12
Kaikorai 26 Alhambra-Union 25
(Central Otago)
Arrowtown 80 Clyde-Earnscleugh 0
Wakatipu 20 Cromwell 13
Matakanui Combined 20 Alexandra 5
Maniototo 32 Upper Clutha 19

Star 47 Pirates-Old Boys 19
Marist 31 Blues 29
Woodlands 24 Eastern-Northern Barbarians 20