Despite the weather over the few days leading up to the game, the sun showed its face in between the odd shower. The field was in pretty good shape considering. It was good to finally get the season off to a start, and to come away with a win was an even better start.
Waiuku started off well securing the ball from kick off and after some movement through the line it was finished off out wide by Louis Mercer – scoring Waiuku’s first try (unconverted).
The second try was a mix of ball in hand against defenders with Zach (Jeff) Tupu touching down out wide (unconverted).
TK managed to kick 2 penalties and a further penalty goal by Jack Hardie left Waiuku leading 13-6 at half time.
TK came back in the second half in a game of penalty kicks. However, a try from John Streamer, who is back after a long absence from Premier rugby due to injury, cemented the lead for Waiuku.
TK scored quickly afterwards with a break in the midfield enabling them to get across the line.
With Gallipoli Misileki and Dominic Olson coming on as replacements, this strengthened the forward pack again and we dominated in the scrums which led to a try by Dominic Olson (unconverted).
Jack Hardie slotted another penalty to finish the game.