With the start of the second round of competition, points were halved.

Central First XV had top of points and were playing Hawera High School at Hawera who were second.

So a big game was required from either team for dominance of the second round.

Playing into the wind, we were down 6-5 at halftime. Controlling the game Hawera started the second half well or Central just thought it was going to be easy and before long we were down 18-5.

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The next 10 minutes saw Central run in four tries to win 27-23.

As they say, attitude is everything and once we found it we showed what we could do. 3: Shaun, 2: Dawson, 1: Shannon and Makaiyah.