Source: Auckland Rugby League
Match reports from Round 9 of the first division SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers played on June 12.
Papakura 8 Mangere East 38
Mangere East outscored their opposition 22 points to four in the second half to record a big victory at Prince Edward Park. Siave Tongia scored twice for the Hawks, while middle forward Junior Pita was among their other standout performers.
Te Atatu 24 Bay Roskill 26
Bay Roskill needed a couple of late penalty goals to get past Te Atatu at Jack Colvin Park, with the go-ahead score coming via the boot of Josh Tanielu with six minutes to go in the game. Prop Mackenzie Kata was the Vikings’ best, scoring a pair of tries, to help Bay emerge on top after they had trailed 18-14 at the break.
Mt Albert 38 Otahuhu 14
The Lions jumped to third on the competition ladder with a win over Otahuhu, helped along by doubles to wingers James Waterson and Corey Seator. The Lions have now won their past six matches.
Richmond 18 Pt Chevalier 56
Pt Chevalier remain unbeaten at the top of the table after powering past Richmond, with veteran fullback Francis Leger scoring a double. Young lock Brody Tamarua was strong in the pack, while half Kayne Mave was impressive too.
Marist 56 Northcote 12
Marist took a huge step towards ensuring they remain in the first division by beating Northcote to jump clear of the relegation zone for the time being. The Saints led 22-6 at the break before finding another gear in the second spell. It was very much a family affair for Marist, with three sets of brothers – Chris Sio, Lewis Sio, Afe Akau’ola, Sunia Akau’ola, Elam Payne and Cyruss Payne – all taking the field in the win.
Glenora 32 Howick 22
The Roope Rooster remains at Harold Moody Park and the Bears remain joint competition leaders after edging past Howick. Glenora captain Chase Bernard was excellent in the pack, scoring a double. The loss means Howick drop from third to fourth on the ladder.
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