In an exciting end to the season, the King's Junior Touch team played some of their best touch this season in the Regional Championships played on Tuesday 2 December.
First up King's drew 5-5 with Eastern Champions, Pakuranga College, and really should have won. Lukas Halls was on fire, scoring the opening two tries with a mixture of pace and evasive skill. Further tries were added by Weropuna Witika, Millenium Sanerivi and Reece Waters.
Massey High School finished the stronger in the next game but the 3-5 scoreline is no reflection of King's College's dominance and opportunities. An outstanding dive by Millenium Sanerivi opened the scoring, and two more from Lukas Halls had it tied up with five minutes to go. Defensively we dropped off in the last minutes and that is our biggest work on for future growth.
We progressed to the semi-final and played Alfriston College. A tense and exciting match ended 6-6 with tries to Kiamana Keepa, Millenium Sanerivi (3), Weropuna Witika and Lukas Halls. The game went to a sudden death drop-off and when both teams were down to only four players, Alfriston managed to dive in for the winner.
An outstanding way to finish in terms of accuracy and effort, everyone working so hard; a fine reflection of the values we want to see in our young men.
The squad: Kiamana Keepa (C), Lukas Halls, Millenium Sanerivi, Reece Waters, Xela Pathan, Weropuna Witika, Oliver McDougall, Lukan Paitai-Tuiatua, Epeli Ula, Isa'ako Enosa, Joshu Numanga and Joshua Gellert.
Thank you to Moses Puru who acted as the College referee on the day.