Semi Finals a calling
Different results but the same outcome – our Women’s team powered to a home semi-final with a solid win against 3rd placed OBU. The Premier Reserves after threatening all season defeated unbeaten OBU to secure a semi-final spot with two weeks of round robin to go and our Premiers probably got the result they wanted despite losing to OBU and will play them again next week in the 1 V 4 semi. Our Colts lost to MSP with the lack of a kicker costing them despite scoring 3 tries to 2 and our Presidents team were part of a fantastic display of rugby, unfortunately most of it by the opposition.
Over at ASB a draw for Ories 1 and byes for 2 and 3.
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Honorary Subs etc
A reminder from our Treasurer that all subs are due including Honorary Subs of $50. You can either send a cheque to The Treasurer, PO Box 15 095, Miramar or by DC to Ories Westpac account 030 521 0166241 01 – use your name as the reference. We also take cash on a Saturday- see Chris!
ORIENTAL RONGOTAI 13(James Procter try, con, 2 Pen).
OLD BOYS UNIVERSITY 21 (Luke Campbell, Huey van Vliet, Alex Barendregt tries; Luke Campbell 3 Con
Best and Fairest: 3 points: Luke Campbell (OBU Halfback), 2 points: Lucky Tuiatua (Ories No.8), 1 point: Huey van Vliet (OBU Flanker)
Venue: Basin Reserve
What happened: Old Boys University finished the Jubilee Cup round robin unbeaten in grinding out a hard-fought victory over Ories. Both sides will now regroup and square off again next week in the semi-final.
In a tight first half, neither side was able to build lasting pressure as the slippery conditions led to numerous handling errors and stoppages. Ories were able to take a narrow advantage into the break courtesy of the accurate boot of James Proctor.
The second half started off in lively fashion as Proctor finished off an elusive burst from flyer Ambrose Curtis to provide Ories a handy advantage. It was all OBU from there though as firstly halfback Luke Campbell dashed and bashed over. Then; after sustained pressure, Huey van Vliet dived on a loose ball over the line to put his team in front.
Both sides emptied their benches with Ories introducing some of their normal starters but to no avail as prop Alex Barendregt scored late to secure the result for the home team.
Who stood out: It was a day for the forwards and the OBU loose forward trio of Teariki Ben Nicholas, Mitch Clarke and van Vliet were prominent. Campbell controlled play and kicked well from halfback. For Ories, No. 8 Lucky Tuiatua was strong with the ball while Curtis was dangerous.
The upshot: Same time, same place next week for these two teams. OBU will start deserved favourites after their impressive unbeaten run but will be wary of Ories who have game-breakers throughout their side.
- By Warwick Small
Courtesy of The Dom Post
Jubilee Cup Premier 2015
Rongotai College 1st XV –no game this week – school holidays!
Remember to visit the college rugby website www.rcrugby.org.nz for more info on all college results and upcoming events
Ories 24 Tries to Steve Fa’atau, Tunga Mativa, Ola Vaai and Pama Mativa. Teara Henderson and Peter Fa’atau kicked a conversion each.
It has taken 7 rounds but finally our top of the table Premier Reserves scored a 4 try bonus point! In a crossover match against unbeaten OBU Ories took it to them with 4 beautifully crafted tries with the forwards doing the hard work and the backs running hard to establish a healthy lead by the 61st minute. OBU are a good side as their record shows and came back strongly in the final quarter but the team held strong with Sani Fa’amausili getting through a tower of work.
The team is now guaranteed a semi final spot with two weeks to go and with games against two of the lower teams to come a home semi on August 8th looks likely.
No report received but we do know it was 12-5 at oranges. The team will now play a semi-final against 4th placed finisher Avalon at The Polo 11.30 Saturday
Ories15 Tries to Losi Patu, Liga Leota and Ben Liua’ana
Lack of territorial play and a decent kicker determined our game. Lead changed a few times but some positive rugby in the mud
Losi Patu with individual skill to chip from inside our 22, chase, regather and outrun his opposite to score in the corner.
Liga Leota hard to stop 10 meters from the line and ran through 6 players from a tap penalty to score out wide.
Phil Cunningham combined well with Ben Liua'ana to score from a 5 meter scrum out wide with an 8-9 move.
Ories Pressies were to play Avalon at Polo 1. We even had a proper ref, a bonus for once. Due to ground changes, we got moved to Polo 2. No worries we thought, smaller field and the ground looked good. Well, we were extremely wrong.
Ories finally have enough players to, not only play the game, but had spares. 19 all up. Thankyou to all that did turn up to play in our muddy conditions.
Avalon turned up with their 17 players all ready to perform. And they definitely did.
Try after try after try, the Avalon guys got. Ories had to answer for their well organised running. We hit hard, ran the line, but to no result. We could not stop their tries. We finally got the ball in our hands, ran through a "little tired" defence for Moni to go over for a try. No conversation, but we were back in the game. But that didn’t stop the Avalon guys from showing us up again with good foot work and charging through to get yet another try. Conversion over. Ories were stunned. What did they have to do to stop these guys? Just on halftime, Ories saw the light and ran the middle of the field, passes going everywhere, powering the line to cross for a try. It was James. YES, we got through. Still no conversion.
Halftime score 10 - 27.
Bayden and Dan talked to the Ories team, trying to work out, how to stop this Avalon team. Game plan was set, subs came on, and second half was going to be our half. Well, that’s what we thought. Second half starts. It was just like the first half. Avalon found the energy to play as hard as they had before. Yet again, try after try was scored. Ories could slow the Avalon team down, but not stop them from scoring tries. They converted two of their tries. They scored 24 unanswered points. Final score 10 - 51.
Might not have been our day, but the game was played in good spirit and no one got down when they had tries scored against them. Still smiles on their faces. Both teams shared a beer or two in the clubrooms, laughing and egging each other on.
Ories 1 – drew with St Catherine’s 27 all
After a week off Ories 1 were back in action and matched up with a team they hadn’t played before. St Catherine’s 1 proved to be a deceiving opponent at the start of the game but came out firing in the second half. The lead that was established by Ories 1 was hunted down aggressively by the college team. They applied pressure on the girls forcing errors but Ories 1 held their own and went fierce defensively. Midcourt led by Caitlin was strong and provided the support needed to gain intercepts and gain successful goals. Caitlin was instrumental in getting much needed possession when St Caths threatened to take the lead which is why she was player of the match. Tough game but Ories 1 kept them at bay with a draw at the final whistle.
Ories 2- no game
Ories 3- no game
Jubilee Cup 2015
All games at 2.45
June 6 V MSP @ Polo 34-6
June 13 V Petone @ Petone 31-6
June 20 V Tawa @ Polo 22-31
June 27 V HOBM @ Hutt Rec 22-22
July 4 V Wainui @ Polo 30-27
July 11 V Wellington @ Polo 22-29
July 18 V OBU @ Basin 13-21
July 25 Semi Final V OBU @ Basin 2.30
August 1 Final Porirua Park Time 3.30
Ed Chaney/ HD Morgan Cup
All games at 1.00
June 6 V MSP @ Polo 21-19
June 13 V P Plim @ Ngati Toa 17-15
June 20 V Upper Hutt @ Maidstone 17-2
June 27 V HOBM @ Hutt Rec 28-16
July 4 V Wainui @ Polo 15-3
July 11 V Wellington @ Polo 24-8
July 18 V OBU @ Nairnville 24-18
July 25 V Avalon @ Fraser
August 1 V Johnsonville @ Polo
August 8 Semi Finals 1(home) V 4, 2(home) V3 Time TBA
August 15 Finals Time TBA
March 21 V Petone @ Trentham #2 12.45 Jim Brown Memorial Cup 19-32
March 28 V Tawa @ Lyndhurst 2.30 18-23
April 4 V OBU @ Polo 2.30 38-27
April 11 V Wainui @ William Jones 2.30 35-28
April 18 V Upper Hutt @ Polo 2.00 Bob Lendrum Cup 35-19
April 25 V Poneke @ Kilbirnie Jimmy Grbich Memorial Shield 28-27
May 2 V Pare Plim @ Polo 2.30 43-15
May 9 V Wellington Hataitai 2.30 Alby Jack Cup 8-22
May 16 V Johnsonville @ Helston 2.30 Ash Pointon Cup 39-25
May 23 V Avalon @ Polo 2.30 42-20
May 30 V HOBM @ Polo 2.30 Bondy Memorial Cup 19-12
There are now 14 teams in Premier Rugby but we will only play 11 in the Swindale Shield – unfortunately this means that we will not play North’s or MSP in the first round. Next year we will miss out on playing two different teams if the format remains the same.
Replacing Senior 1st this season is Premier Reserve – in all cases our team will play the curtain raiser an hour and 45 minutes beforehand unless it is at a different ground than the Premiers game in which case it will be two hours beforehand.