09 Nov 2020

Monday 09 November 2020

The King's Junior Touch Squad competed in the South Auckland Zone Junior Touch Tournament on Wednesday 4 November, emerging as champions to qualify for the Auckland Champs.

Touch 1

 

The team of 11 students travelled to Mountford Park in Manurewa, ready to take on the competition. But with seven players fatigued having returned from Year 10 Camp the day before, the team had a challenging day of games ahead of them. However, the King's side proved to be too strong, winning their pool matches convincingly:

 King's v. Tuakau College
10 - 4

Tries:

Levi Gwynn-Tuitahi (Year 10, Greenbank)

Liam Denny (Year 10, Peart)

Levi Muagututia-Saipele (Year 9, Parnell)

James Ford (Year 10, Parnell)

Dillon Vaoga (Year 10, Averill)

Bronson Kingi (Year 9, Parnell)

Dylan Naera (Year 10, Greenbank)

 

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

 King's v. James Cook High School
12 - 0

Tries:

Levi Gwynn-Tuitahi

Liam Denny

Levi Muagututia-Saipele

Dillon Vaoga

Dylan Naera

Preston Broadhurst (Year 10, Peart)

 

1

2

2

2

3

2

 King's v. Rosehill College B
14 - 1

Tries:

Levi Gwynn-Tuitahi

Liam Denny

Levi Muagututia-Saipele

James Ford

Dillon Vaoga

Louie Ballan (Year 10, Major)

Luca Fuller (Year 10, Selwyn)

Timote Funaki (Year 9, St John's)

 

4

1

1

2

1

3

1

1

 King's v. Wesley College
10 - 2

Tries:

Levi Gwynn-Tuitahi

Liam Denny

Levi Muagututia-Saipele

Dillon Vaoga

Dylan Naera

Bronson Kingi

Preston Broadhurst

Timote Funaki

 

1

2

1

2

1

1

1

1

The squad then faced Rosehill College's A team in the finals of the tournament. There was added pressure as the team saw Dillon Vaoga leaving the field in the first play with an injured shoulder. A formidable defensive performance allowed King's to emerge victorious, winning 9 tries to 2. Special mention goes to co-captain Preston Broadhurst who scored 4 tries and was notified of his appointment in the Auckland U16 Touch Team at the end of the match.

 King's v. Rosehill College A
9 - 2

Tries:

Levi Gwynn-Tuitahi

Liam Denny

Dillon Vaoga

Dylan Naera

Preston Broadhurst

Louie Ballan

 

1

1

1

1

4

1

King's now qualifies for the Auckland Championship to be held in December. As the reigning champions, there's a lot to play for but with the team's outstanding performance so far, they are in good shape to put up a strong fight. The College congratulates the King's Junior Touch Squad for their valiant effort and looks forward to their next tournament.