Topic: Touch Rugby

Ngāti Wairere secure open men’s title

By Rahia Timutimu

Hundreds of people came to watch the Open Men's final.

Ngāti Wairere was out to defend their Open Men's title and it only took them 20 seconds to score the first try.

Te Arawa came back minutes later and despite a bit of confusion, scored to tie the game.

Te Arawa looked as if they were going to score again, but it was Ngāti Wairere who scored next.

In their second attempt they got lucky, tying the scores up once more to end the half at 2-all.

Ngāti Wairere came back firing in the second half, Liam Messam scoring the first try of the half.

Ngāti Wairere made their fourth try look too easy.  But again, Te Arawa came back to trail by one.

Ngāti Wairere scored again in the right corner to score their fifth of the game.  In the left corner is where Te Arawa scored their fourth.

Every time Te Arawa came close to catching up to their opponents, Ngāti Wairere scored again.

Despite Te Arawa scoring once more, they trailed by one, Ngāti Wairere winning 6-5 overall.