Being invited to play a curtain raiser game to the Stratford/Eltham Seniors at Victoria park on Saturday gave the Central First XV the opportunity to show their skills.

New Plymouth Boys High were shell-shocked right from the start with a mistake. The responding scrum to Central gave them the ball to attack with, the start of a 10-try blitz.

The forwards were dominant at scrums, lineouts and break downs giving the backs quality ball to attack with. The high tempo of the game allowed for plenty of passing between forwards and backs. The game allowed the coaches to give players the opportunity to play in a number of positions, building depth and competition for starting positions. Final score 62-12. 3: Matt, 2: Trotty 1: Johnny and Chayce.