Southland vs BOP




  • Southland

    Tauasosi Tuimavave, Isaac Te Tamaki, James Wilson (c), Raymond Nu’u, Lewis Ormond, Broc Hooper, Jay Renton, Tony Lamborn, Phil Halder, Ray Tatafu, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Ben Fotheringham, Morgan Mitchell, Jesse MacDonald, Ethan de Groot
    Reserves: Andrew Ready, Shaun Stodart, Reuben Northover, Presley Tufuga, Bill Fukofuka, Nico Costa, Tayler Adams, Matt Johnson


    Bay of Plenty

    Chase Tiatia, Bailey Simonsson, Liam Steel, Terrence Hepetema, Fa’asiu Fuatai, Kaleb Trask, Luke Campbell, Hoani Matenga, Mitch Karpik, Tyler Ardron (c), Kane Leaupepe, Baden Wardlaw, Ross Geldenhuys, Tom Crozier, James Lay
    Reserves: Valentine Meachen, Josh Davey, Jeff Thwaites, Aaron Carroll, Zane Kapeli, Richard Judd, Reece MacDonald, Lalomilo Lalomilo




  • All very quiet in here as Bay of Plenty are trying to achieve the seemingly impossible, losing to Southland. They are still in with a good chance of achieving that with the score standing at nineteen all after sixty minutes and Southland looking the better team.



  • Its getting closer to being achieved with BoP now behind by three with just seven minutes left to play



  • Well that jinxed that with BoP over for the converted try within seconds of posting the last post. Five minutes to go and BoP up by four



  • The hooter goes with BoP put into scrum five metres from the Southland line, and they conceded a penalty, Southland now in possession on the BoP ten yard mark



  • Another penalty and Southland with the lineout throw in twenty metres short of the BoP try line



  • But it comes to nothing when BoP force a turn over and scramble the ball into touch, thus preserving a small amount of pride, although they are responsible for 50% of the competitions points won by Southland with the close loss bonus the were unable to stop their hosts from picking up.
    Final Score
    Southland 22 - 26 Bay of Plenty



  • @higgins said in Southland vs BOP:

    All very quiet in here as Bay of Plenty are trying to achieve the seemingly impossible, losing to Southland.

    We really gave it a good go. Despite setpiece dominance and a maul that was walking them back and winning a penalty every time, we contrived to keep handing Southland opportunities and they have some dangerous runners. If we had lost, it would have been peak choke. With the hooter gone, be a man up, have your own 5m attacking scrum, win the scrum, have the ball in the half-back's hands about to kick it 10m into touch - and still finish the game frantically defending your own line is quite an achievement.


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