Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
Source: Auckland Rugby League
May 29, 2021
Match reports from Round 8 of the first division SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers played on May 29.
Papakura 22 Mt Albert 78
David Jardine-Ngauamo crossed for a hat-trick of tries as Mt Albert powered past Papakura. Cole Waaka, Wiremu Kaire and Josiah Afu all helped themselves to doubles as well.
Mangere East 46 Bay Roskill 42
Mangere East emerged victorious in an 88-point thriller at Walter Massey Park. Junior Pita and James Dowie both scored two tries in the win, which saw Mangere East overcome an early 12-0 deficit.
Pt Chevalier 40 Te Atatu 8
Co-captains Francis Leger and Patrick Sipley led Pt Chevalier to victory over Te Atatu, with Leger scoring a try and kicking six goals and Sipley registering a double. The Pirates remain undefeated through the first eight rounds and sit atop the standings.
Northcote 24 Richmond 30
A second-half hat-trick from prop Sione Ngahe propelled Richmond to a six-point victory over Northcote, in a result which could go a long way to the Bulldogs avoiding relegation to the second-tier. Richmond led 10-6 at the break before Ngahe helped them out to a 28-10 lead, but they had to survive a late Northcote comeback to pick up their second win of the year.
Howick 26 Marist 14
Howick got back to winning ways after suffering back-to-back losses in the last fortnight, edging past a valiant Marist outfit, thanks in large to the efforts of Roydon Gillett. The powerful centre scored a try and was a pillar of strength in defence, in a match which saw Howick lead 14-0 at half time.
Glenora 14 Otahuhu 10
The Glenora Bears survived a late scare to hold onto the Roope Rooster challenge trophy and maintain their unbeaten record in 2021. Trailing 10-0 at the break, Otahuhu fought back despite having a man in the bin for 10 minutes and were in the match right up until the final minute. Bears fullback Dean Kouka-Smith was their standout, scoring a try and troubling the Leopards’ defence all day.
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