Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
Source: Auckland Rugby League
Match reports from Round 6 of the first division SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers played on May 15.
Mt Albert 60 Richmond 12
Mt Albert powered to victory in the central Auckland derby, with playmaker Eiden Ackland scoring a double in his first game back from a layoff with a hamstring injury. Off a solid platform from their pack, Mt Albert led 36-6 at the break and never looked back, with wing James Waterson also scoring a double and Josiah Afu kicking a perfect 10 from 10 conversions.
Te Atatu 30 Marist 22
The Roosters outlasted Marist to pick up their second win of the year, with standoff Api Pewhairangi leading the charge with a handful of assists. Te Atatu led by 10 at the break before stretching their lead, but to their credit Marist refused to go away, helped along by a double to hooker Johnny Falelua-Malio.
Glenora 44 Mangere East 22
Mose Esera scored twice for the Bears as they held on to the Roope Rooster challenge trophy with a 22-point win over Mangere East. Scores had been locked at 16-all at the break, before the Bears pulled away in the second stanza.
Papakura 22 Otahuhu 24
A late converted try saw Otahuhu overcome Papakura at Prince Edward Park, after the Sea Eagles had led 22-18 with time running out. Emeliano Mikaele was outstanding in the centres for Otahuhu, while in the middle of the park Jacob Paulo helped win the battle against the Papakura pack.
Howick 30 Bay Roskill 43
A Jerome Ropati field goal inside the final 10 minutes set in motion a crazy final few minutes at Paparoa Park, as Bay Roskill piled on the points to win a match which was locked at 30-30 with 10 to play. The Vikings had trailed by as much as 10 points earlier in the game, but powered back to level scores late on, before Ropati kicked the drop goal to put them ahead. Following that Bay took advantage of opportunities off the back of Howick having to throw caution to the wind and scored twice to blow the final scoreline out.
Pt Chevalier 84 Northcote 0
Dylan Tavita grabbed four tries in Pt Chevalier’s big win against Northcote, with Harley Maynard and Saula Solomona chiming in with doubles for the Pirates.
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