Title for Dunedin U16

The Dunedin under-16 team won the Tupuranga Championship in Christchurch at the weekend.

They sailed through the pool stages of the South Island development tournament as no team came within eight goals of them. Dunedin then beat Mid Canterbury 36-32 in the semifinal and edged Christchurch Red 28-26 in the final. They next play in Invercargill on June 23.

The Dunedin under-18 team also had success at their King’s Birthday tournament in Christchurch. They had convincing wins over Invercargill, North Canterbury and Christchurch Black and had a narrow 37-35 loss to Christchurch Red. The Dunedin under-18s have games in Wellington (June 23) and Christchurch (June 30) before the national under-18 championships in Dunedin on July 15-18.