The Roses came away with the win against Papatoetoe in what was a pretty physical match. With a few players playing out of position due to injuries the team stepped up and settled into their positions nicely. Due to a few players being injured or unavailable this week one of our Assistant Coaches Teasha Leka laced up and managed to score a try with her first touch of the ball.
Special mention to our three Roses debutants (Davina Aunese, Ceylonese Taumaoe & Charntay Poko) who were all very impressive out on the field. Davina not only scored the first try of the game down the right edge but was also named as the Roses Player of the Day (3 points). Ceylonese was dangerous on the left edge, scoring twice and also getting 2 points for player of the day and Charntay Poko picked up 26 points kicking 13 out of 15 conversions.
Massive shout out to Sene Atafu for jumping on-board as our Masseuse and helping out again, much appreciated.
Final score 86-0 (halftime 46-0).
Tries: Crystal Tamarua 4, Va'anessa Molia Fraser 2, Ceylonese Taumaoe 2, Amber Hall 2, Georgia Hale 2, Davina Aunese, Teasha Leka, Annabelle Hohepa. Conversions: Charntay Poko 13/15