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posted Sep 10, 2018, 2:04 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 6:18 PM ]

South Waikato Year 5 Rugby Tournament

Over the weekend 5 students from Tamahere Model Country School represented Cambridge in the South Waikato Year 5 primary school rugby tournament competing against representative teams from Waipa, Tritons, Morrinsville and Matamata.

It is a very competitive tournament which Cambridge has struggled to win. Cambridge won both of its pre-tournament games against Morrinsville 25 – 0 and Waipa 17 – 12 giving the team some confidence going into the tournament.

The first game of the tournament was against Waipa who we despatched 24 – 10. It was a very physical game and a lot closer than the score line suggests.  The team only had a half hour break before playing the Tritons, who were playing their first game of the day. Fortunately, our fitness held up and we were able beat the Tritons 22 – 5. After day 1 of the tournament Cambridge had two bonus point wins so a great day for the team.

On the other side of the draw, Matamata had also won both of their games. Cambridge’s first game of Day 2 was against Matamata in what was essentially the tournament final. The Cambridge team came out firing, scoring three tries in the first 5 minutes of play. The game was over by half-time and the team went on to win 37 – 5.

The last game was against Morrinsville, again Cambridge was too strong winning 32 – 0. Finishing the tournament with 4 bonus point wins is the most dominant performance by any tournament team in recent memory.

The champion Cambridge team owed a lot of its success to the contribution made by the Tamahere players; Oliver H  (Captain), Jack C , Luke G , Daniel R , and Leo O. The future looks bright for rugby at Tamahere Model Country School. Special thanks to the sponsors, JA Russell, Redman Hiabs, SRS Sharp Relief Services and GrainCorp.

Nga mihi, nui

Laurie O’Reilly

Tamahere Chiefs 8th Grade Rugby Tournament

The Tamahere Chiefs played an 8th grade rugby tournament in Leamington yesterday. The team did really well. We played teams from Cambridge East, Karapiro, Leamington and Putaruru. We had 3 wins and one draw against Karapiro. They earned a place in the finals. They played the final against Leamington and after a strong battle they lost in the very last second. I need to mention here that Leamington had 5 subs and we had none, so you can imagine the exhaustion of our team. They played extremely well. They tried their hardest and we are looking forward to seeing them grown as a team in the next couple of years. What a great day it was. The following players played in the team: Beau, George, Ethan, Isaac, Edward, Willow, Charlie B, Dylan, Kaya and Milo.

Sabine Heke

The Tamahere Chiefs 8th Grade team played an exceptional tournament on Sunday 9th September. With only 10 players and no subs, all players had to play every game. Fitness was paramount, for players and coaches! The first 2 games were emphatic wins keeping the opposition try-less. Game 3 was a draw and game 4 another convincing win, putting the Chiefs into the final.The final was hard fought with the Chiefs being over 70% territory and 60% possession but low scoring. A runaway try to the Chiefs put them in front however Leamington responded quickly. The final hooter went and Leamington scored a second try just before the final whistle. Tamahere Chiefs 2nd and a fantastic result!

Well done: Willow, Ethan, George, Charlie, Isaac, Beau, Kaya, Dylan, Edward, Milo
Thanks to Andrew & Kris for coaching the team and Sabine as Chiefs Manager!

Tim Keir

Cambridge Year 6 Representative Team

The Cambridge Year 6 Rep Team, with Zion, Sean and Harper had a great tournament at the Hautapu rugby fields on Saturday and Sunday. They played Morrinsville, Matamata and Te Awamutu. They made it into the final as well and played Morrinsville. They played a great game, but also lost in the final minute. Note here, that they played Morrinsville earlier that morning and lost by 17-0. The coaches did a great job pep talking as they took on Morrinsville with new energy and optimism, but just lost 7-10 in the last minute. Again, great tournament and effort by all.

Sabine Heke