Rugby: Taieri upset University A (+ video)

Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Action from today's Southern v Zingari-Richmond game. Photo: Gregor Richardson
University A No 8 Sione Teu breaks through several tackles while teams mates Sam Sturgess and...
University A No 8 Sione Teu breaks through several tackles while teams mates Sam Sturgess and Angus Williams arrive in support. Photo: Caswell Images
Gavin Stark playing for University A, steps past Taieri first five Jason Stewart. Photo: Caswell...
Gavin Stark playing for University A, steps past Taieri first five Jason Stewart. Photo: Caswell Images
Taieri flanker James Lentjes drives the ball forward as teammates arrive in support to continue...
Taieri flanker James Lentjes drives the ball forward as teammates arrive in support to continue the momentum. Photo: Caswell Images
University A lock Jack Sherratt breaks free from a ruck and starts a run up field as Kaide...
University A lock Jack Sherratt breaks free from a ruck and starts a run up field as Kaide Whiting and Angus Williams follow in support. Photo: Caswell Images
Taieri move the ball quickly to the backs during an attacking phase in the second half. Photo:...
Taieri move the ball quickly to the backs during an attacking phase in the second half. Photo: Caswell Images
Winger Shannon Young stands in a tackle and looks for support in the second half. Photo: Caswell...
Winger Shannon Young stands in a tackle and looks for support in the second half. Photo: Caswell Images

Who said University A was invincible?

After the students' 63-7 opening round demolition of Alhambra-Union they went in to the match against Taieri as the favourites.

But the Eels were hungrier and more committed on defence. The game was locked up at 10-10 at half time but Taieri kept University scoreless in the second period, while adding three tries to win 27-10.

The final margin could have been larger but conversions proved difficult in the blustery conditions at Logan Park.

It was a round for upsets with Green Island scoring in the final moments to beat Alhambra-Union 29-28, while Kaikorai held off Dunedin to win 34-32.

Southern rallied in the second half to beat Zingari-Richmond 50-29 and Harbour had a convincing 45-24 win against Pirates.

 

Video by Otago Polytechnic. 

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