Hautapu gets Colts final

Hautapu Colts will play Hamilton Marist in the Waikato Rugby Union final for the third year in a row and the game on Saturday will be a home one for the Cambridge youngsters.

This follows their 22-16 semifinal win over Hamilton Old Boys in the chase for the Elliot Shield.

Hautapu Colts celebrate their win over Old Boys and look forward to a final against Marist. Photo: Jane Thompson.

Meanwhile the Premier B development team had a 29-17 win away over Waikato University to make the Rowe Cup semifinals for the first time in six years.

In the premiership, Hautapu, the defending champions, crashed 31-17 to Waikato University and finished third equal with Hamilton Old Boys. Hamilton Marist’s invincible season continued and they look overwhelming favourites in the semifinals.

Earlier in the week, Cambridge High School took out the first XV girls’ championship with a 15-10 victory over Hamilton Sacred Heart.

Other results:

Premier: Te Awamutu 35 Morrinsville 17. Premier B: Te Awamutu 15 Morrinsville 18.

Colts: Hamilton Marist 52 Pirongia 21, Leamington 32 United Matamata 5

Division One: Putāruru 41 Leamington 41, Suburbs 24 Ōhaupō 20, Frankton 12 Pirongia 56.

Division One B: Putāruru 41 Leamington 20, Suburbs 19 Ōhaupō 17, Frankton 10 Pirongia 12.

Sam Veart is somewhere under all those bodies scoring a try which is celebrated by Kane Gibberd. Photo: Jane Thompson.

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