With a sprinkling of national reps in their team, Southcoast’s clever plays on the five metre line proved too difficult for Mangaia to defend.
Southcoast won the match comfortably 13-5.
Despite being short of players at the start of the game, MFEM, boosted by the inclusion of Finance minister Mark Brown, managed to get a quick try against Bluesky who also had a high-powered turn out which included their chief executive officer.
The tricky MFEM took advantage of the double pointers when the girls scored a try to extend their lead and eventually won 12-3.
The Rehab Rascals continue their winning streak after claiming the maximum points without breaking any sweat against NT Aroa who were late to the games.
The clash between Team ATT and Top Kopz proved the feature match of the round.
Even though the scoreline doesn’t show it, both teams put on a display of speed and quick tricky footwork. However, it was Team ATT which dominated possession won the match 8-0.
The try of the game was an intercept from young Mattroy who ran half the length of field, putting the game out of reach.
The game of the round was a close, intense and a vocal one between 007 and ICI Transformers.
Both teams needed the win to be on track for this year’s finals.
It was Team 007 that managed to hold off the mounting pressure from ICI to clinch the win 3-2.
The open men’s and women’s competition will be held today.
Mangaia 5 Southcoast Scorpions 13, MFEM 12 Bluesky 3, NT Aroa 0 Rehab 5, Team ATT 8 Top Kopz 0, 007 3 ICI 2
5pm Field 1 TEAM 4-GAT (m), 5.40pm Field 1 Germinators-Availables (m), Field 2 Bounty Hunters-FBI (w), 6.20pm Field 1 Niks-Nukz Power (w)