14 Mar 2018

Wednesday 14 March 2018

King’s College are proud to have secured the enviable title of the Greater Auckland Touch Champions for Junior and Senior Boys following the finals on Tuesday 13 March.

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In the newly created Premiere league involving the best teams north of the Bombay Hills through to Northland, King’s won both their semi-final match and final to claim the title.

Playing Mount Albert Grammar School in the semi-final, the game was described by Touch Coach Kevin Putt as, “a hard-fought game that went to a drop-off and sudden death.”

“We could only secure a single try by Tinirau Rairi (Year 12, Selwyn) in the first half resulting in a 1-1 draw at halftime,” says Kevin.  

The second half against Mount Albert Grammar proved more urgent, and tries were more frequent. Lukas Halls (Year 13, Selwyn) scored early and Tinirau Rairi claimed his second try soon after.

As the game came to an end Trent Taiaroa (Year 11, Peart) sneaked across in the corner to even the scores and push the game to sudden-death.

In extra time on the first play, Lukas Halls threw a lovely dummy and ran untouched to win the game 5-4.

The final against Saint Peters College went in our favour and King’s won the game 9-5.

There were some great tries were scored by Aidan Morgan (Year 12, Greenbank) (with his customary dive), Lukas Halls, Troy Faiva (Year 10, Peart), Luron Iosefa (Year 11, Averill), Xela Pathan (Year 13, Parnell), Piki Mihinui (Year 11, Parnell) and Ali Leiataua (Year 11, Peart).