Went up to Stanmore Bay, and played Hibiscus Coast came away with a fantastic win and held the defence all the way through the game. Solid performance from the whole team. Way to go Richmond Top Dogs!!
U13 v Otara Braves: Won 80-0
After getting schooled last week by Mt Wellington, we worked hard on our dummy half running and line defence. This seemed to work for us and had Otara in trouble by half time (48-0). Dylan Tavita had an outstanding game at right centre as well as his wing man Nathan Ngaropo. They scored hat-tricks as did Hayes Okesene and Dylan converted 12 of 14 tries.
The left side had a pretty quiet day as all the play happened on our right side. The whole team played well and could see combinations developing nicely. There were also strong performances by Mikey Williams, Carlos Henry, Sam Tofa-Timoteo, Ezael Tautuki and Immanuel Ualika.
Still more to work to do on Tuesday and Thursday.
Player of the Day: Dylan Tavita
Best Forward: Hayes Okesene
Best Back: Nathan Ngaropo
Coach's Award: The Team
Under 12s at Bay Roskill, 14/4/2012 Richmond 34 Bay Roskill 22
The Rovers started off the game in grand fashion, scoring three quick tries through the rampaging forward pack and our speedy back line.
To the Vikings credit, they rallied after Richmond's poor ball control and tied the game through strong running through their fullback.
An upset looked likely as the Viking scored two more tries however Richmond countered when Jacob Taupau made a great defensive goal line tackle, jarring the ball loose and then running the ball all the way down to the opposing 10 yard line. The Rovers scored from here and Vito Tevaga & Denzel Gaoa-Tolua scored tries to put the game beyond doubt.
POD-Terekia - for his great defensive work & leading the attack from dummy half.
vs Howick, 21/4/2012 Richmond 30 Howick 8
Richmond learnt its lessons last week about poor ball control and controlled the game from the outset with Terekia & Zion Pereweti marshalling the forwards well. Our big forwards ran hard all day and our possession was great. JJ Tuiallii ran hard all day while Vito Tevaga scored multiple tries and the return of our Tongan Terror, Simi Latu saw him score two tries. Darius Lavakula played a solid game in attack & defence. He is a model of consistency.
POD- Vito Tevaga
Awards: Darius JJ in the forwards
Backs Terekia, Zion
Written by: Toa Sagapolu
Under 10s – Match Report
Well done to the kids that played on Saturday. We played against Manurewa. Score was 24 – 16 to them. It was good to see the new players stepping up and running the ball. Player of the Day went to Toni Samuela who played really well, and wasn’t afraid to get in and get the ball. A good effort was also shown by Jaedin and Jeannette. Well done.
Also a big thank you to all the teams and club supporters who came and supported our cake stall. It was a huge success and we manage to raise $407.00 for our team. Once again thank you.
Thanks Under 10s Management
Solid game team played well, and we went down by 1 try final score went to Marist at 32-28.
Player of the Day – Joseph Kau
Runner up – Kobe Kaiser-Day
Top Tackler – Andre Luamata and Sione Vaihu