Poor results on trip to Magpie Country

Jah Taupo scores Waimate's only try

Jah Taupo scores Waimate’s only try as Temuka easily ran up the biggest score of the season, thrashing Waimate 87-5, with wing Kalavini Leatigaga scoring six of the Magpies 13 tries.

Leatigaga’s try scoring efforts were just one of the South Canterbury club record, held by former Magpie Alistair Stevenson, who dotted down seven times against Mackenzie in 1988.

The Magpies flew past Waimate, racking up what is believed to be a record defeat, against the hapless side. 

Waimate had no answer anywhere for Temuka, who even held strong when their defence was tested.

Leatigaga was the stand-out with his six tries and three conversion, for a personal haul of 36 points, while fellow backs Tenari Saumani and Jimi Mookkaiah both got doubles.

Substitute prop Jah Taupo got Waimate’s only try.

A break for Queens Birthday will hopefully help the injury front, with several of the Senior B’s having to step up in both games. Thanks guys.


Read the full Timaru Herald Senior Rugby Report here


Senior B

It was always going to be a tough battle after the first round match finished in a 12 all draw, and so it proved.

After a fast start for Temuka scoring twice in the opening minutes, Waimate could only keep coming back but a strong Temuka defence led them to a 24 – 12 win despite a scoreless second half for Temuka who had led by 24 – 7 at halftime.


U16 travelled to Oamaru where they came away with their first win of the season by 57 – 26 over Waitaki Boys. Next weekend they play Roncalli in the only match at Manchester Park while the senior sides have a weekend off so get along and support the boys.