Round 2 under way with win to Seniors

Stephen Smith dots down for one of his 3 tries.

Stephen Smith dots down for one of his 3 tries.

The wooden spoon battle seems likely to come down to bonus points over the next six weeks after Waimate beat Old Boys 46-27, running in eight tries to four.

Waimate also beat Old Boys 50-23 in the first round but were then stripped five competition points for using a player who was not registered , while Old Boys were gifted their five points when Mackenzie did something similar.

Old Boys led 17-15 at halftime at Manchester Park but injuries to key players in second half upset their cohesion as Waimate upped the ante.

The Blues also let in a couple of late soft tries to inflate the score.

Waimate’s best were 18-year-old tight head Taine Tangiora, their steam rolling front rower Toko Fakatava and Irishman Steve Smith, who scored three tries from No.8. Blind side Cory Hollister also had an excellent.

For Old Boys halfback Glen Sturgess grabbed a couple of tries while Sam Bland also impressed.

Veteran Jarrid Cooper showed some deft touches on the wing scoring one try and setting up another.

Read full Senior Rugby report in Timaru Herald

Senior B’s

The B’s kept their record up over Old Boys with a resounding 61 – 14 victory to take maximum points but did lose their halfback for the day, Chucky Sew How out for the season, but a couple of others never looked like they had been away.