Manukura gunning for Secondary Schools title

  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

E aru ana te kura hākinakina, a Manukura, i tā rātou taitara poitarawhiti ā motu tuatahi, ki ngā kapa toa tekau mā rima nō Aotearoa whānui. Nō tēnei wiki, whakakotahi ai ngā kapa toa o te motu ki Te Whanganui a Tara.

Waingohia noa te wikitoria mā ngā kōtiro o Manukura, engari he mahi nui e toe ana ki te kōti.

E ai ki tētahi kaitākaro o Manukura a Braxton Te Riini, “We started off quite slow, and it wasn't very consistent throughout the game, it was patchy. I think defensively our defensive end was good at picking up the ball.”

Hei tā tētahi kaitākaro o Seasons a Turahui-Uawiri, “We can get high scores so we just need to grind it out to the end, and because we started out slow so it was hard to grind it out for the rest of the game.”

Kua uru atu te tokorua ra ki te tira o Manukura, tekau ma rua ngā kotiro, i ahu mai i Te Papaioea. He kura i toa i ngā hākinakina.

“We train twice a day till Friday so for this tournament we all had to come together and be on the same page, and be determined to win,” hei tā Te Riini.

I kune mai a Manukura i te kura o Tū Toa, i riro i a rātou ngā taitara e rua i ngā tau e whitu kua hipa. Engari ko te kura o Mt Albert Grammar ngā tino i tēnei tau, kua karapīpiti nei i ngā whakataetae i ngā tau e whā kua hipa.

“Who would you like to play against in the final? I think we would like to play MAGS, I've only played them once I think last year. I'd like to play them it be a good game,” hei tā Te Riini.

Heoi ahakoa i pau te kaha a o ratou hoariri, e ai ki Hinepounamu Apanui-Barr, he whakaaro i waho kē i te toa o tenei whakataetae.

E ai ki a Hinepounamu Apanui-Barr, “Mo te nuinga o nga kotira koinei te tau tuatahi ki nga whakataetae a motu na reira i pirangi matou kia whai hua, ki te takaro i nga tima tino toa kia whaiwhai ahakoa te tima.”

Hei apopo ka haere tonu te whakataetae. 

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