Kerikeri High School's "Blue" team have won the 2013 Northland Intermediate Sevens Tournament, played today at Moerewa Rugby Club's Simson Park. The program was run by the Northland Rugby Union and proudly supported by Maggie Dixon Real Estate
Twelve teams competed in the Year 7 & 8 Sevens tournament, including Kawakawa, Okaihau College, Tauraroa, Huanui, Matihetihe, Pompallier, Mangawhai Beach, and five teams from Kerikeri High School.
Competition started in hot sunny conditions on a hard dry field, and, in classic Grand Final fashion, ended with two soaked teams juggling a slippery ball and splashing through muddy puddles in driving rain on a thoroughly sodden ground! Following is the draw and results (and photos below).
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|Kawakawa||Kerikeri Blue||Kerikeri Orange||Kerikeri Red|
|Kerikeri Green||Kerikeri Yellow||Okaihau College||Tauraroa|
|Time||Field||Team A Vs Team B|
|10:30 AM||1||Kawakawa 17 Vs 10 Kerikeri Green|
|10:30 AM||2||Kerikeri Blue 29 Vs 5 Kerikeri Yellow|
|10:45 AM||1||Okaihau College 43 Vs 0 Kerikeri Orange|
|11:00 AM||1||Kerikeri Red 0 Vs 34 Tauraroa|
|11:15 AM||1||Huanui 38 Vs 0 Kawakawa|
|11:15 AM||2||Matihetihe 7 Vs 15 Kerikeri Blue|
|11:30 AM||1||Pompallier 5 Vs 24 Okaihau College|
|11:45 AM||1||Mangawhai Beach 27 Vs 5 Kerikeri Red|
|12:00 PM||1||Kerikeri Green 7 Vs 29 Huanui|
|12:00 PM||2||Kerikeri Yellow 0 Vs 34 Matihetihe|
|12:15 PM||1||Kerikeri Orange 12 Vs 17 Pompallier|
|12:30 PM||1||Tauraroa 12 Vs 7 Mangawhai Beach|
|Time||Field||Round||Team A Vs Team B||Remarks|
|1:00 PM||1||Plate SF1||Kerikeri Green 7 Vs 12 Kerikeri Yellow||3rd Pool A Vs 3rd Pool B|
|1:00 PM||2||Plate SF2||Kerikeri Orange 22 Vs 14 Kerikeri Red||3rd Pool C Vs 3rd Pool D|
|1:15 PM||1||Cup SF1||Huanui 29 Vs 0 Matihetihe||2nd Pool A Vs 2nd Pool B|
|1:15 PM||2||Cup SF2||Pompallier 5 Vs 26 Mangawhai Beach||2nd Pool C Vs 2nd Pool D|
|1:30 PM||1||Championship SF1||Kawakawa 0 Vs 45 Kerikeri Blue||1st Pool A Vs 1st Pool B|
|1:30 PM||2||Championship SF2||Okaihau College 15 Vs 12 Tauraroa||1st Pool C Vs 1st Pool D|
|Time||Round||Team A Vs Team B||Remarks|
|2:00 PM||11th/12th Playoff||Kerikeri Yellow 5 Vs 7 Kerikeri Red||Loser Plate SF1 Vs Loser Plate SF2|
|2:00 PM||9th/10th Playoff||Matihetihe 31 Vs 5 Pompallier||Loser Cup SF1 Vs Loser Cup SF2|
|2:15 PM||7th/8th Playoff||Kawakawa 0 Vs 38 Tauraroa||Loser Champ SF1 Vs Loser Champ SF2|
|2:15 PM||Plate Final||Kerikeri Green 5 Vs 22 Kerikeri Orange||Winner Plate SF1 Vs Winner Plate SF2|
|2:30 PM||Cup Final||Huanui 12 Vs 0 Mangawhai Beach||Winner Cup SF1 Vs Winner Cup SF2|
|2:45 PM||Championship Final||Kerikeri Blue 20 Vs 12 Okaihau College||Winner Champ SF1 Vs Winner Champ SF2|
Photos from Northland Intermediate Schools Sevens Tournament 2013
The Kerikeri High School Intermediate "Blue" team will now be invited to play in The Blues 7s Cup against the top Auckland and North Harbour School before the Blues v Brumbies game on the 25th May.
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OKAIHAU COLLEGE: YEAR 8 RUGBY SEVENS NORTHLAND RUNNERS UP
Okaihau College Website - April 2013
On Wednesday 10th April Okaihau College was represented by a team of Year 8 boys at the Northland Rugby Intermediate Schools Sevens tournament at Simpson Park in Moerewa.
The team had prepared well and the first game was a one sided affair with our team winning 43 - 0 against Kerikeri Orange. The next game saw us win again against Pompallier College from Whangarei 24-5. This win progressed us to the Championship semi final against Tauraroa Area School. The team played well in a close game to again be victorious 15-12.
The Championship final was then against Kerikeri Blue. It was a hard fought game with the Okaihau Boys leading up until 3mins to go when during a heavy downpour an intercept try in the final few minutes meant a final score of 20-12 to Kerikeri. Coach Terry Robson was very proud of the boys who he said played hard and were very good representatives of Okaihau College. Well done boys.
Thanks also to Rangi Selwyn for managing the team and the parents who came along to watch. Team members were Mataroria Brown, Pono Cowan, Leon Harris, Dylan Haynes, Jackson Haynes, Liam McNally, Jonty Morgan, Joseph Ngere, Reuben Peri, Jake Pickery, Luke Rapihana-Macneil and Michael Selwyn.