7A Win big against Rangitoto

Vs Rangitoto College – Won 46 – 5

Tries: Jack Willis (2), Harry Kaveriri (2), William Olde, Corban Drake, Myka Newman, Nic Tapper

Conversions: Harry Sinclair (3)


If they were to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive, Saturday was a must win game for the King’s 7A side and aware of this they did not fail to deliver.

In a determined and clinical performance, the team, who have only lost by the smallest of margins in any games they have faltered on so far this season, made sure they weren’t going to have another last-minute loss. Leading at half time 24 – 5 and after weathering a determined fightback from Rangitoto for the first 12 minutes of the second half which saw some great defensive work across the park, King’s soon took charge again and the final whistle brought them a well-deserved 46 – 5 victory.

Great work by the forwards who so far this season haven’t failed to deliver, with Charlie McKay and William Olde deserving special mention. The front eight provided the backline with a feast of ball and this supply of quality ball allowed Harry Kaveriri and Jack Willis to demonstrate their prowess with both scoring a brace of tries in their allotted 30-minutes of playing time.

Other standouts on the day worthy of special mention include Kruz Scott and Jack Elliott, Corban Drake, Nic Tapper – (who put in some real hard work and had his best game so far this season) and William Crawford who is showing us his superb vision and footwork skills when playing at 1st five.

This week the team travels to Orewa to play Orewa College and with three additional players returning to the squad 7A should be close to having a full complement again. A continuation of Saturday’s form should hopefully see them fighting their way back into the top half of the very competitive 7th Grade table.