Wednesday, May 16, 2018
With two rounds of the Toi Ohomai Secondary Schools Competition under way teams are settling in and preparing for the top spots to win the Dick Little John Trophy.
Three teams are locked in at the top of the table with last year’s champions Te Wharekura o Mauao leading thanks to bonus points while Rotorua Boys’ High School 2nd XV are tied equal with Western Heights High School.
Western Heights is the surprise package with a young and inexperienced team. They have accounted for Tauranga Boys’ College 2nd XV and The Rotorua Boys Barbarians’ team. Today they host Te Wharekura O Mauao current holders of the Te Kani Shield and both teams will be desperate to take honour associated with that Trophy.
The two Boys Colleges go head to head this week with both their 1st and 2nd XV taking the field in a traditional exchange. Tauranga boys will be desperate for a win to hold on their place in the Division One competition in 2019.
Trident High School will host the Rotorua Boys Barbarian’s and after a close loss to their 2nd XV this will prove to be an exciting match in Whakatane.
In our Girls Baywide Premier 1st XV three teams are looking good as contenders this year with Te Wharekura o Mauao looking like an improved package on last season. After a solid win over Te Puke High School, the girls from Mauao went down to Rotorua Girls High School in a heavy loss which was not helped with a large number of players unavailable.
Tauranga Girls College had a close win over arch rivals Rotorua Girls’ High School last week and comfortable win over Taupo Nui a Tia in Taupo. Meanwhile the Te Puke High School girls have a long road trip ahead to take Opotiki College and that promises to be an exciting free flowing match for both teams.
In the Baywide second Division Te Puke High School continue on their steady rise and with consistent form they look ready and able to make the move to the first Division. Their sportsman ship and team culture is a real credit to the entire school and sports staff at Te Puke High School.
Toi Ohomai Baywide Secondary Schools Competition Draw:
Baywide 1st XV Division 1 Draw:
Rotorua Boys' High School II vs. Tauranga Boys' College II
Trident High School vs. Rotorua Boys' High School Barbarians
Te Wharekura O Mauao vs. Western Heights High School*
*Game played today at 12.00pm
Baywide 1st XV Division 2 Draw:
Whakatane High School vs. Otumoetai College
Tauhara College vs. Te Puke High School
Tauranga Boys' College III vs. Papamoa College
Aquinas College vs. Bethlehem College
Baywide 1st XV Division 3 Draw:
Tarawera College vs. Opotiki College
Reporoa College/John Paul College II – Bye
Rotorua Boys' High School 15A vs. Taupo Nui a Tia II
Mount Maunganui College vs. Katikati College
Baywide 2nd XV Draw:
Tauranga Boys’ College V vs. Te Puke High School II
Tauranga Boys' College IV vs. Trident High School II
Baywide Under 15 Draw:
Tauranga Boys' College Blue vs. Mount Maunganui College
Rotorua Boys’ High School B vs. Te Wharekura O Mauao
Tauranga Boys' College Blue vs. Western Heights High School
Tauranga Boys' College White vs. Taupo Nui a Tia
Trident High School vs. Otumoetai College
Tauhara College vs. Mount Maunganui ollege
Papamoa College vs. John Paul College
Whakatane High School vs. Tauranga Boys' College Stripes
Baywide Under 14 Draw:
Trident High School vs. Mount Maunganui College
Western Heights High School vs. Tauranga Boys' College White
Rotorua Boys' High School Navy vs. Tauranga Boys' College Blue
Bethlehem College/Otumoetai College vs. Tauranga Boys’ College Gold
Te Puke High School vs. Aquinas College
Taupo Combined vs. Rotorua Boys' High School Red
EBOP13 Paroa vs. Opotiki College
EBOP13 Whakatane Marist vs. Tauranga Boys' College Stripes