Sat, May 11, 2024 7:58 PM

Renwick take top spot


Peter Jones

The Renwick ‘Mud Dogs’ assumed top position on the Marlborough division two rugby table with a nail-biting 14-13 win over Central today.

At home on the Renwick Domain, the Green Machine needed an extra time penalty to get the better of the Blues.

A first half try to left wing Jayden O’Donnell allowed Renwick to go into halftime with an 8-3 lead but two unconverted tries in the second spell by Central saw them take a 13-11 lead into the final stages.

However, on the back of a string of penalties, Renwick were able to land a shot at goal from in front to take the spoils and remain the only unbeaten side in the grade.

In other division two results, Harlequins lost 34-14 to Waitohi at Lansdowne Park while Awatere maintained their strong form with a 36-8 win over Pelorus in Havelock.

Points: Renwick 14, Central 11, Waitohi 10, Awatere 9, Harlequins 0, Pelorus 0.

Only one Tasman Trophy division one men’s side was in action today, Moutere being beaten 54-21 by Stoke at Greenmeadows in Nelson.

In the other match played today, Waimea Old Boys downed Marist 20-18 while Kahurangi were defaulted to by Nelson, their second default in a row.

Central had a bye this week but will be back in action on Friday night, playing Moutere under lights at Awarua Park, a match brought forward from Saturday, May 18.

The Moutere women’s Tasman Trophy side were also in action today, suffering a heavy 72-0 defeat to Kahurangi at Cooks Reserve, Riwaka.

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