In Waimate the lead changed three times in the last 10 minutes with penalties but the Waimate managed to hang on 23-21 against MacKenzie in what was an even contest.
For Waimate fullback Colin Ryan was a standout along with centre Mosese Aho, while open side Simon Bleeker was all over the park.
Mackenzie’s best was also their open side BJ Oliver while Ata Langilangi is proving his worth in the pack.
Halfback Jacob Crane also impressed for the Rams.
Waimate 23 (Tries to Tokoma’ata Fakatava & Miles Medlicott, Colin Ryan 3 pen, 2 con) MacKenzie 21 (Antoni Fushimalohi, Ata Langilangi try, George Williams 3 pen, con)
Senior B couldn’t quite do the same losing a tight encounter 18 – 20.