I ngana te tira wāhine wātea o Te Waiariki kia hoki pūioio ake ki te whakataetae ā motu, engari i hinga kē i te whiringa whāiti i te piro kotahi, me te aha, he piro i tautohetia rawatia.
Hei tā Eliza Ward, Ngāi Tūhoe, "I thought we played well as a team. We stayed positive, we stayed as a team, united as one."
Heoi, i whakapono a Te Waiariki me whakaae ā rātau pironga whakamutunga e rua, engari, kāre kē i tutuki.
Hei tā Kimberly Raynes, "It's pretty disheartening in a crucial match like that to come away with a loss by one on that last hooter and another try that we thought was a try that was disallowed but that’s the game of touch"
Ahakoa te wairuatoa, ka noho a Te Waiariki ki te whakawhanake i ō rātau whāinga mō ngā whakataetae a muri ake nei.