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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, MAY 22, 2013
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Darfield, Oxford emerge victorious
By LINDSAY KERR
LINE BREAK: Glenmark halfback Brett Cameron pushes his way through the Darfield defensive line.
OXFORD CONSOLIDATED their third
place in section one of the Luisetti Seeds
combined rugby competition with a 31-13
victory against Dunsandel-Irwell on
Saturday. Their ability to combine efficient
clearance of the ball from the breakdown
with excellent cohesion among the ball
carriers laid the platform for the win at
Dunsandel-Irwell's forward pack looked
capable of taking control, but lacked many
of the other skills exhibited by Oxford.
The home side made a barnstorming
start, with Sean Thompson scoring a
converted try in the first minute, but 35
minutes passed before they crossed the
In the meantime, Dunsandel-Irwell made
most of the play, and a Phil Wolff try kept
them in touch before an intercept try
allowed them to overtake Oxford.
The visitors' try stiffened Oxford's resolve
and it was as if a light was switched on in
the home team.
They immediately struck back when
loose forward Simon Taufa scored and
Thompson converted. Dunsandel-Irwell
then kicked a penalty, but Oxford went to
the break ahead 14-13.
The second half belonged to Oxford, who
scored three more tries -- two to captain
Marcus Taylor and one to centre Lousa
Mafi, who cleverly drew his opponent then
dummied his way past to score.
Ashley kept their unbeaten record intact
with a hard-earned 13-3 victory over Celtic
They remain the only unbeaten side in
the competition, and lead section two going
into the last round on Saturday.
Ashley scored two first-half tries to lead
13-0 and then had to defend desperately in
the face of the wind and a dogged opponent
in the second half.
Ohoka recorded their best effort of the
season, but went down to Mid Canterbury
side Southern, 34-27. Ohoka attacked right
to the end and went close to scoring a
potentially equalising try right on fulltime.
Glenmark's quarter final chances took
another hammering when they were beaten
27-3 by Darfield. Glenmark enjoyed much
of the possession in the first half, but a
runaway try to Darfield when a try of their
own was beckoning changed the face of the
game. They trailed 15-3 at halftime before
things got worse in the second spell.
Saracens did themselves no favours
against Methven. They started favourites,
which they confirmed in the first spell,
In the second half, they were guilty of
attacking, rather than defending, when
play was in their own 22, and ended up
being punished accordingly.
Kaiapoi held top of the table Rakaia in
the first half, trailing by just four points.
Their effort was not helped in the second
half by two Rakaia runaway tries, when
they had been doing the attacking.
With one round remaining before the
quarterfinals, Ashley are certain to make
the playoffs from section two, while
Glenmark have to win and rely on others to
be assured of a place. In section one, Oxford
and Saracens are already confirmed.
Rangiora remain winless
SPEED MACHINE: Speedy winger
Travel Tuaputa tries to out-run the
PHOTO: TRUDY McKAY
RANGIORA HIGH School remain
winless after three rounds of The
Press Cup, after a 31-12 loss to St
Thomas on Saturday.
Playing at home, a fired-up St
Thomas dominated early, but
Rangiora's defence limited the
damage to 10-0 after 20 minutes.
Another converted try had
Rangiora down 17-0 just before
halftime, but when they finally
got their chance to attack, the
With St Thomas' down to 14
with a player sin binned, the
hard-running Davey Mato cra-
shed over -- despite the attention
of two St Thomas' defenders -- to
put Rangiora on the board at 17-5.
Still one man short, the home
side scored first after the
break and took firm control of
With 20 minutes left to play,
Rangiora again showed the deter-
mined, never-give-up attitude
that has been the bright spot of
their three losses. Rangiora's
lineout was again a strong point.
On the back off some ill disci-
pline from St Thomas', a sus-
tained Rangiora attack was
rewarded when Caleb Wunderink
dived in under the posts.
Despite a strong defensive
effort, Rangiora could not stop St
Thomas' from scoring one last try.
Rangiora are back at home on
Saturday, with another tough
encounter when they take on
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