Tigers maul University to continue winning form

The Kia Toa Tigers and Invercargill Cowboys continued their strong run of form at the top of the southern club competition.

The Kia Toa Tigers played well in tough conditions to defeat University 36-18 at the Oval.

The wet weather made it difficult for both sides to hold the ball; however, Kia Toa was able to adjust their game quickly.

Shane Unahi led the charge with his battering-ram runs.

The students were unable to contain him as he scored three tries and set up more.

Nimo Nimo worked hard for the Tigers, alongside Hayden Fleury who held down the fort, the pair really stepping up in their roles.

Props Tyson Ball and Darcy Moore brought some light to the green University side with damaging runs through the middle, keeping them in the game.

The students were able to capitalise off the back of some Kia Toa errors, with two of their tries coming against the run of play.

However, they had very few opportunities with the ball.

University held on in the second half and did well to not let the game blow out.

Further tries to Hala Moata'ane, Adam Jones, Kobe Katipa and Josiah Mani sealed the win for the Tigers.

The Cowboys piled on the points against the Cooks, winning 62-16 in Invercargill.

Cowboys captain Dylan Lovett lead powerfully from the front, scoring a hat-trick.

The Cowboys forwards were too big for the Cooks as they paved the way for their outside backs.

Young gun Allan Gillies managed to score three as well at centre, and Daniel Low picked up a double.

The South Pacific Raiders defaulted their fixture against He Tauaa.


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