Dominant performances in Bowers Cup

Cambridge’s Bowers Cup team went up against South Waikato and Morrinsville teams on the weekend.

Game six of the regional under-45kg rugby tournament known as Bowers Cup saw the Cambridge team face up against the Tritons from South Waikato over the weekend.

The local lads started slowly but gained possession and territory as the match developed. James Maguire found space on the left wing and with strong running and a good fend he opened the scoring, with Ryan Harvey converting to make the score 7-0.

James was put into space again shortly after and claimed his second try. No.8 Baxter Smith also had a strong half and finished off with an excellent try. The score sat 17-0 at half time.

Cambridge continued to dominate in the second half with Baxter claiming two more tries, with Cayden Jackson converting one. Andrew Bassam ran strong and aggressive to score another try to eventually leave the final score at 34-0, a dominant victory for the team.

Cambridge dominated the South Waikato Tritons team.

Game seven saw Cambridge challenge Morrinsville, once again dominating the first half with Cambridge scoring three unconverted tries by Andrew Bassam, Preston Bowler and Cayden Jackson. 15-0 at half time.

The second half saw Morrinsville change tactics with a good kicking game keeping the Cambridge team pegged in their own half. They managed two tries, one converted, going into the last play of the game 15-12 to Cambridge. Morrinsville were awarded a penalty and managed to pick and drive to the line and take the game 17-15.

The last round and finals are at Morrinsville this weekend. The players and coaches Paul, Dave and Sue would like to thank the supporters and sponsors for their help and support.

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