Old Boys headed to Waimate with high hopes and delivered, courtesy of a strong performance from their forwards, winning 23 – 7.
Old Boys coach Lizzard Lang said he asked all his boys to step up individually to deliver a real team effort and it happened.
“We were good all across the park, the pack were staunch and we tackled, tackled, tackled.”
“Waimate were under the pump for players but that is rugby.”.
For Old Boys halfback Glen Sturgess had an excellent game while their usual good performers Pangi Iketau, Danny Wilson and Tyrone Hill also delivered.
Waimate’s best were front rower Toko Fakatava and halfback Josh O’Neill put in a gutsy performance.
Coach Willy Guyton said their lack of fire power hurt them.
“But in the end you’ve just got to get on with it.”
Waimate made up for their 2 point loss in the first round against Old Boys with a strong performance and their second win of the season running out winners by 37 – 12 and will be hoping to build on this further in the second round.
A 7 – 34 loss to Waitaki in Oamaru was an improved showing for the boys who have also been battling for numbers.
The boys continued their outstanding season with a 56 – 5 win over Roncalli and now go into four matches in a row against Timaru Boys High teams, so we hope they can continue this winning form.