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Under 6's

Wests v Blaketown Dragons

Wests U6 had a great battle against The Blaketown Dragons on WHS 2 at 10.30am. The weather held out well and the teams managed a draw. Wests were led by an outstanding performance from Captain Martin Hagn-Meincke and they put up some strong defence making it tricky for Blaketown to score.

Some very impressive runs and side steps through the middle led to two tries each being awarded to Wests Luca Towers, Billy Vincent, Martin Hagn-Meincke, Allan Harris and Jude Paneda. For Wests, Jude Paneda and Mckenzie Thorpe were awarded Player’s of the day for their consistent effort, sportsmanship, some great runs and for persevering on attack to chase the rippers.

Their ability to follow the coaches advice on the field to spread along the line both on attack and defence is also consistently impressive. Close to 40 rips were rung up for Wests, which indicates the high level of pressure they place on the opposition team when on attack. Some great progress was also made on attack with the runs from Peter and Harry Lucas.

Marist v Blaketown

Marist Under 6 played Blaketown on Saturday at the Marist ground. Another windy, chilly day to show the spectators and parents just what these wee All Blacks are made of!

A very even game, with 10 tries to each team, there were a lot of strong attacking runs and some real grit and determination on defence with plenty of rips. Marist’s Player of the Day (for the second week in a row), Mackley Fahey, is the exact example of how under 6 Rippa Rugby should be played. He is always looking to run with the ball, and when he does, the determination on his face and in the strength of his runs is amazing! And on defence, he is always the first Marist player there trying to rip the attacking player. Fahey gives 110 per cent for the entire game, which at under 6 level is a real achievement in itself!

Korban Bellis was Marist’s Most Improved Player of the Day, and along with Eamon O’Keefe and Callan McGuire-Lowe, scored two tries. Fahey, Elliot van der Geest, Frank O’Gara and Max Walklin crossed for one try each. Fynn O’Keefe and Catherine O’Gara had some good runs. The players in this Marist team are improving every week and are starting to show some real talent in the basic skills.

Blaketown Black Panthers v Kokatahi

Blaketown Black Panthers took on Kokatahi in their best match of the season by the Panthers.
Good skills were shown with ball in hand from the Panthers Larkin Edwards-Donnelly, Harlem Keown, Angelina Robinson and Trajun Kanara-Smith. Jackson Collis made some great attempts at the line.
Player of the day for the Panthers went to Declan Robinson, he had some great runs.

Under 8's

South Westland v Blaketown

South Westland hosted Blaketown in beautiful overhead conditions in Hari Hari on Saturday. In a tightly contested first half, played on a heavy field, both teams contested for the ball and defended well.

South Westland were quick to score but Blaketown held their heads and replied with their own tries, with South Westland going to the break with a narrow five point lead.

The second half opened up with the bigger South Westland Team gaining ascendancy, running in some spectacular long range tries against a gallant Blaketown team that never gave up. South Westland forwards Caleb Staples, Callum Fulton and Man of the Match Jimmy Craig were stand out players, while Harry Friend and Willie McBride were leading try scorers in the backline.

For Blaketown, Eva Sexton and Felix Gillam dotted down for the with great support running by Reilly Seifert, Will England, Kaleb Steel, Mackenzie Clark and Liam Belcher. Reilly was just as impressive on defence earning himself Blaketown's the player of the day. The score was tight leading into half time but after the break South Westland put their foot down and scored unanswered tries.

Marist v Kiwi

Marist did battle with Kiwi who played very quick running rugby. Kiwi got two quick tries early in the first half to take the lead. Marist scored twice through Antonio ver Hoeven who never gave up and earned Player of the Day. Kiwi went on to score several more times and although it was a fast paced physical game Marist did not give up. Max Welsford put in a great effort along with Sean Bain and Will van der Geest.

Under 10's

Marist v Blaketown
Marist and Blaketown turned on another outstanding game of rugby on Saturday. Their previous game ended in a 20-all draw and another one looked on the cards with the scores all tied up at 10-10 at halftime. The forwards from both teams showed strength in numbers and Marist’s front row of Mikaere Whitcombe, Rem Thompson and Riley Fairhall put a lot of pressure on a tough Blaketown pack. for Marist, Geordie Gibson, Sam Welsford and Harry Robb tackled like demons with Robb also picking up a lot of scrap ball.

Both sets of backs put on an excellent display of handling skills resulting in some sparkling tries. For Blaketown, although there wee patches of fantastic play they really didn't gel totally as a team this week.

Jack and Tom Campbell continued their strong season with some great runs are strong tackling. Blaketown's player of the day Calder Low had his strongest game of the season, all be it his first half was for the opposition. Blaketown's Brooklyn Arnesen had another great game a picking up an award for her efforts also. Alex Clark and Riley Pascoe also continued their strong seasons with tireless tackling and strong runs.

For Marist, Derek Chizuni and Dominic Moles had their best games of the season scoring great individual tries whilst Jonathan Watts carried on his top form from last week. Mac Gibson showed his solid defensive skills and Matthew Robbins had a huge game in all areas to earn player of the day. Rem Thompson was Marist's forward of the day and Jonathan Watts was back of the day.

Under 12's

Marist v Blaketown

The first half proved to a battle in the middle of the park with Levi Pascoe leading the charge for Blaketown with some great work to score 4 tries. Angus Gilbertson and Joe Hurrel continued their impressive form in the forwards to get Blaketown moving forward. Marist started strongly, with Kobie Van der Westhuizen scoring a great try, backed up by great forward play from Mac Williams, Palm Promma and Jack Olsen.

For Marist, teamwork saw Rueben Fennell show his strength to cross the line with the successful conversion coming from Jack Olsen.

Blaketown moved the ball wider in the second half and the speed and strength of their backs proved to be the deciding factor. Jordyn Solomon and Teighan Heney had their best games of the season with some strong runs and support play to pick up the 2 player of the day awards.

Blaketown continued their dominance running away with the game 47-12.