Second win over nemesis this season for Southland Boys’

Southland Boys’ doubled downed on Otago Boys’ with a second win against its rival this season.

It put together an impressive 32-10 win against its nemesis in Invercargill on Saturday.

It beat the defending champion 24-0 earlier in the Otago Schools Rugby Championship.

Coach Jason Dermody was thrilled with his side’s effort, particularly up front.

Otago Boys’ put plenty of pressure on their lineout, but the home team responded well.

Lock Hunter Areaiiti-Burgess was magnificent in the air.

His efforts gained his side a solid share of the ball.

His opponent, Eric Peita, had a strong game as well. It was a good tussle.

Southland blindside Jack Churstain was industrious and centre Richie Kuresa made some telling breaks and was difficult to contain.

The home team scored two early tries and never relinquished control.

In the other division 1 games, King’s was too strong for Waitaki Boys’ in Oamaru, winning 36-19.

Powerful No 8 Tom Lewis scored the first three tries.

One of them was a 40m effort in which he split the defence. He also got in the boot of a rolling maul for one and barged over for another.

The visiting side’s lineout went a bit wonky in the second spell and Waitaki Boys’ rallied.

It won the second half 14-12 which will give the side some confidence.

Dunstan hosted John McGlashan on Friday and lost 53-12.

Johnnies has set the benchmark to be unbeaten this season.

In division 2, Otago Boys’ 2nds edged South Otago 23-17 in Balclutha, Wakatipu beat St Kevin’s 32-19 in Queenstown and Mt Aspiring got up 17-12 against Taieri in Wanaka.



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