Sunday, 31 May 2020

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First hit-out for Peninsula Area Schools First XV

First hit-out for Peninsula Area Schools First XV

For the 2014 rugby season, Mercury Bay Area School has combined their First XV with Coromandel and Manaia players to be known as the Peninsula Area Schools First XV in the Thames Valley Coulter Cup Competition. Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Thursday trainings held in Whitianga one week and Coromandel the next to keep the amount of travel fair for each group of players.

Although it has taken a little while to gel as a playing group, the Peninsula team felt confident in heading into their first and only pre-season game against the Otumoetai College First XV on Saturday 3 May in Tauranga.

The game was played in great weather conditions in front of a solid crowd of supporters of both teams. Although the Peninsula team found it difficult to find their rhythm, they only trailed by a single penalty kick after 20 minutes. However, defensive lapses in the next 20 minutes saw them behind 17-0 at halftime.

The team came out really fired up and determined in the second half with winger, James Hunter crossing for a try in the corner. The conversion failed and the game slowly got out of our reach of the Peninsula team. The final score 36-5 in favour of Otumoetai.

The team took plenty of positives out of the game and is confident heading into the first round of the Coulter Cup Competition against Hauraki Plains on Saturday 10 May.

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