Oamaru Rippa Update

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Mid Canterbury school sides excel at Subway Cup

Five Mid Canterbury schools qualified for the Subway Cup in Oamaru and made the trip south to compete on Wednesday 22nd June.

The schools that qualified were Netherby, Carew/Peel Forest, Lauriston, Rakaia and Chertsey. Netherby and Carew/Peel Forest were both in Pool A, Lauriston and Rakaia were both in Pool B and Chertsey were in Pool C. All five of the Mid Canterbury teams put on a good show. It was an impressive showing from the Mid Canterbury teams with two of the five Mid Canterbury teams making the semi-finals and the other three sides giving a strong account of themselves.

In Pool B, Lauriston were fantastic as they finished in first place, winning three of their four games. Lauriston scored 145 points and only conceded 120 points.

Lauriston results for the day are as follows:

St Josephs Temuka Saints 5 - 7 Win

Five Forks 5 - 6 Loss

Rakaia Royal 7 - 8 Win

Weston Wolves 9 -6 Win

It was a Mid Canterbury derby in the semi-finals as Lauriston and Netherby went head-to-head. It was an incredibly close game, only separated by three tries. In the end, Netherby were able to come out winners, 35-20 and qualified for the finals.

In the final, Netherby came up against Gleniti White. Gleniti went through pool play undefeated, scoring an impressive 195 points in those four games. It was a tough final for the Netherby side as they went down 15-55 to a very good Gleniti team.

I would like to congratulate our students on a tremendous achievement. The skill level, sportsmanship and teamwork was very impressive! You did yourselves, your whanau and your kura proud! Thank you to Alton for your support on the day and a big thank you to our parents for your continual support. Finally, I would like to congratulate Netherby on a great achievement. Ka Mau Te Wehi!

Nerina Hawkins