Monday, April 15, 2019
Whakarewarewa and Rangiuru will both be ruing missed opportunities in their Round One clash in the Baywide Women’s Club Rugby Championship.
Both sides get to share the competition points after their 20-20 draw at Puarenga Park at the weekend.
Rangiuru hooker Kendra Reynolds says both teams looked rusty throughout the match. This led to undue pressure, panic and a failure to execute their game plan effectively.
Leading 20-15, Rangiuru looked to have the game all sown up, with only 5 minutes left on the clock and camped on Whaka’s try line.
But ill-discipline around the rucks saw the visitors penalised several times leading to Whaka driving the visitors back to their own line and the home side leveling the score. Unfortunately, Whaka must have left their kicking boots in the changing room and they failed to convert the try.
In the other two matches of the round, Mount Maunganui got off to the perfect start to their Baywide campaign with an impressive 65-0 win over Matata.
Rangataua will also be pleased to have a tick in the win column, beating Rotoiti at Emery Park 55-12.
The Women’s Premier Division will take a break this weekend.
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