Waimate Seniors move into 3-way tie for Second in Hamersley Cup

The scrap is on for second place in the Hammersley to avoid the sudden death semi-final.

The formats sees the loser of the first and second placed play-off get an important second life.

Harlequins, Waimate and Temuka are all tied in second place with three games left in the round robin.

Waimate shot out of the starting blocks against Pleasant Point, up 19-0 after 20 minutes  but the Mud Dogs fought back to close the gap to 24-15 at the end.

Waimate did however gain an important four try bonus point to climb the ladder further.

Waimate’s best were No.8 Loni Toumohuni, who continues to impress this season, along with fellow loose forward Foa Tagiaia.

Irish fullback Colin Ryan also showed some nice touches before going off injured,

For Pleasant Point hooker Ben Hewitson had a strong game while lock Dan Groundwater also made a good contribution.

Veteran Shane Spiers showed his class at centre while Mike Newman also had an impact coming off the bench in the second half.

Senior B

The B’s started strongly but a good Point side came back and gradually overwhelmed them to score 34 unanswered points and take the game 34-13.