Saturday, December 15, 2018
In true Bay of Plenty style Tauranga turned on a stellar day for spectators at the Tauranga Domain as the Bay of Plenty sides took to the field for day one of the TECT National Sevens.
It was a tough day at the office for our Bay of Plenty Men’s team unable to secure a win over their counterparts. Taranaki provided a tightly contested challenge however the Bay of Plenty side were unable to convert opportunities into points which contributed to their first 10-0 loss.
Bay of Plenty Men’s side faced Canterbury in their second pool match. Despite a lift in confidence from the Bay of Plenty team, Canterbury proved too strong collecting a 24-7 win.
The Bay of Plenty Men’s team delivered their best performance of the day against Hawke’s Bay. Co-captain Josh Honey led by example attacking with speed down the side-line. With both teams tussling for the lead, Bay of Plenty was unable to break Hawke’s Bay’s defence to secure the win going down 21-17.
It was a different story for our Bay of Plenty Women’s side remaining unbeaten following pool plat. The team settled their nerves in game one against Hawke’s Bay collecting a 22-12 win over the visitors.
The girls continued to build on their momentum as it heated up at the Tauranga Domain, running in four tries against Tasman to score 26 unanswered points against the mako ladies.
However the game of the day was against Waikato. The youthful Bay of Plenty side demonstrated their dynamic attacking ability and determination on defence to secure a 24 -7 win after being down 5-7 at the break.
Tomorrow the Bay of Plenty Women’s team will compete in the TECT National Sevens Cup Quarter Finals against Otago at 10.45am. With the Bay of Plenty Men’s team playing off in the TECT National Sevens Bowl Quarter Finals against Northland at 10.45am.
Bay of Plenty 0 v Taranaki 10
Bay of Plenty 7 v Canterbury 24
Bay of Plenty 17 v Hawke’s Bay 21
Bay of Plenty 22 v Hawke’s Bay 12
Bay of Plenty 26 v Tasman 0
Bay of Plenty 24 v Waikato 7
Bay of Plenty Women v Otago Women
Field 1, 10.45am
Televised on Sky Sport
Bay of Plenty Men v Northland Men
Field 2, 10.45am