On 30th June our 1ST XV team played Cambridge High School in the final of the Waikato Secondary School Girls 1st XV Competition. Leading up to the final, both teams were undefeated.
We knew what Cambridge would bring to the game and planned accordingly. Their game plan to kick and turn our bigger pack around was extremely well contained throughout the game by our well positioned fullback, Peepi Kaukau. Good tries by Shyrah Tuliau-Tua’a, Kyla Turner and Jordyn-Leigh Westrupp and conversions to Nina Trumm and Elizabeth Palu gave us a 19-5 lead at halftime.
The second half was enjoyable to watch as the halftime messages were taken on board. Tries by Tupou Kaufononga, Victoria Bunce and Nina Trumm sealed the deal with a final score of 41-15, and we retained the trophy!
Congratulations to all the young women in the team, coaches and management.