PNBHS 1st XV vs Lindisfarne College 1st XV - Saturday 27 March
After working hard in practice, the 1st XV traveled to Hawke's Bay to get their season started against Lindisfarne 1st XV in their traditional pre-season fixture. A slow start gifted Lindisfarne the initiative and despite scoring a well-worked try, struggles at the set-piece and missed tackles allowed Lindisfarne to dominate possession and they built a 15-7 half-time lead.
The half-time talk focused on our accuracy at set-piece, the need to get up in defence and make our tackles and impose ourselves on the game. The boys responded well and began to take the game to Lindisfarne. They managed to secure more possession and scored three well-worked tries to turn the game around and build a 28-15 lead. At this point, the intensity dropped and Lindisfarne replied with two late scores to reduce the deficit.
Final score: Lindisfarne 1st XV 25 PNBHS 1st XV 28
Tries: Leo Gordon, Anitoni Metui, Kees Jahnke, Kylem Vunipola
Conversions: Maraki Aumua (4)
Thank you to all our Rugby Sponsors as outlined below and to our Old Boys White Jersey Club who look after the 1st XV as well.
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