News,RLN Premiership Takahiwai Thump Struggling Tigers to take lead

Takahiwai Thump Struggling Tigers to take lead

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The Takahiwai Warriors thumped the struggling Moerewa Tigers 88 – 8 to go top of the RLN Multikai Cooker Premiership.  The Tigers, who 12 months earlier had a record 9 game winning streak and the way to being minor premiership, have only managed one win out of 6 games in 2014.  The wheels haven’t quite fallen off but they are certainly struggling against a well-drilled hungry Takahiwai team, who moved to first place in the Premiership sitting on 10 points.

Hokianga Pioneers move back into the top two with a solid 30 – 16 win over the in-form Portland Panthers.  The Pioneers join the Hikurangi Stags on joint second place on 8 points, as the Stags were beaten by the Otangarei Knights 40 – 26.  The Knights should be considered serious contenders, who have now won three matches in a row.

The Kerikeri Makos are still yet to register their first win in two years after they lost to the Muriwhenua Kuaka 24 – 16. While the Northern Wairoa Bulls join Portland and Otangarei Knights on 6 points with a convincing 38 – 24 win over the Horahora Broncos.

This week’s pictures are from the Otangarei Knights v Hikurangi Stags game.  Go to our Facebook page to view all pictures, or view a selection from our Gallery.

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