Today Auroa Primays Schools Y5/6 Rugby team travelled to St Josephs Opunake for the semi-final of the 2016 Crowley Cup Rugby Competition. This restricted weight Y5/6 competition has had games throughout the term which culminate in the semi-finals today. Auroa had been through the competition and finished as runners up in their pool thanks to a last minute loss to Eltham Primary School. St Josephs were undefeated and looking to progress forward. The two schools have a traditional rival in the area.
This game was an epic.
Despite the conditions both teams played attacking rugby which led to a 5-5 all scoreline after ten minutes. This score was retained at half time. The second half saw a furious twenty minutes of competition where neither side could be separated leading to a 5-5 full time score. Then follow sudden death golden point extra time - ten minutes of this saw no further score. A second and final ten minutes period occurred and in the seventh minute of this Auroa School score the winning try. These are some of the first half highlights: