Huntly’s Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga received the nationwide secondary faculties ki o rahi match identify in Hastings lately.
For the 3rd consecutive 12 months Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga took on Mangere’s Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae within the ultimate and so they stopped their Auckland warring parties finishing a three-peat of titles with a 13-11 victory on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports activities Park.
A mixed Hastings Ladies’ Prime College-Hastings Boys’ Prime College group did the most productive of the 4 Hawke’s Bay aspects within the 35-team nationals with a 3rd striking. They have been crushed 16-13 via Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga of their semifinal.
“That is the most productive a Hawke’s Bay group has achieved within the nine-year historical past of the nationals so we are proud of that,” stated former Hastings Ladies’ Prime College captain Melissa Paul-Bartlett, who co-coached the aspect with former Hastings Boys’ Prime College participant Reuben Saunders.
“I stopped faculty ultimate 12 months after captaining our group from my Yr 10 days. It was once excellent to step as much as the training function. That is the 3rd 12 months we’ve performed with Hastings Boys who performed with Hukarere School ultimate 12 months once we did not move to nationals,” Paul-Bartlett defined.
She singled out Raedeen Blake and Renee Karaitiana because the select of the HGHS avid gamers whilst Saunders stated Marcus Moat and Latrell Ah Kiong, a member of New Zealand Secondary Faculties Sevens group which received their global championship ultimate 12 months, have been the most productive of the HBHS avid gamers.
3 of the men and one of the crucial ladies will depart faculty this 12 months and each Paul-Bartlett and Saunders agreed if their mixed aspect stepped forward their defensive paintings they’ll have a great opportunity of achieving the overall when Tai Tokerau host the nationals subsequent 12 months.
Karamu Prime College have been the following very best of the Bay groups with a best 8 end after shedding to Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae within the quarterfinals. The mixed Hukarere School-Te Aute School aspect completed within the best 16 whilst fellow beginners Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu made the highest 24.