Waimate impressed despite going down to their more favoured opponents

Jared Matthews scores in the corner

The Crowd Goes Wild as Jared Matthews deservedly scores in the corner for Waimate

Waimate proved a handful for Harlequins only going down 21-17.

Harlequins first half proved decisive against Waimate, up 21-0 at the break on the back of a great display from No 8 Sam Vea, who also scored an excellent solo try.

Waimate had their chances but didn’t take them while Harlequins had handling lapses but scored twice just before the break.

Waimate regrouped in the second half but couldn’t quite pull it back.

For Harlequins, Vea openside Kamahl Tangney and first-five Scott Norton played well.

Waimate have plenty of heart but just don’t have the X factor at this stage.

Second-five Matt Hayman had a good game while Foa Tagiaia impressed in the loose forwards.

Other Results:

Senior B lost to Harlequins 0 – 24
U18 beat Geraldine 31 – 10
U16 beat TBHS Blue 29 – 12
U14.5 lost to TBHS Jaguars 7 – 79