Te Aupouri victorious

By Rahia Timutimu

Tainui attacked the line first, but couldn't quite beat the line of defence.

Tainui had possession of the ball, but couldn't finish the set because of costly mistakes.

Each time Te Aupouri got the ball, they attacked the line. Their first attempt was unsuccessful. But they did better with their second attempt in the left corner.

A runaway try secured Te Aupouri's second try just two minutes later.

A hopeful try to Tainui lifted the teams spirits, but the referee thought otherwise and disallowed it. Te Aupouri led 2-nil at half-time.

Te Aupouri scored the first try in the first minute of the second half.

Despite coming close to scoring, Tainui couldn't quite get there.

But Te Aupouri made it look easy, scoring their fourth try of the game, and winning with 4-nil.