Town sides in grand form
Town teams came out on top overall during the annual series of junior rugby Town versus Country matches, played at Lansdowne Park on Monday.
The Town-based teams won five matches and drew one. Country teams won three and drew one with several games, especially in the younger grades, being extremely high-scoring affairs.
Town v Country results from June 2.
Under-6: Town 55 (Ollie Wilson 2, Isaac Calder, Chase McWhirter 2, Ben Muir, Rhys Gjelstad, James Stock, Brody Price, Amber Hunter, Tempary William tries) Country 55 (Thomas Blackmore 2, Aiden Bennett, Hunter Marfell, Justin Malupoi, Max Ruffell 5, Noah Elkington tries)
Under-7: Town 70 (Hamish Lindstrom 4, Alex Greig 3, Noah Dinmore, Lukas Wilson 3, Peyton Ritchie, Reef Casey 2 tries) Country 65 (Manny MacDonald, Millie Large 2, Sam Young, Allyas Joseph, Jack Flanagan 3, Theo Kernick-Harvey, Hugo Sorensen-Brown 2, George Matthews, Hugo Trolove tries)
Under-8: Town 25 (Jack Frisken, Carter Aitken 3, Andrew Morkel tries) Country 30 (Ben Blackmore, Ajay Gane 3, Xanda De Luca 2 tries)
Under-9: Town 25 (Jarred Moli, Luke Pannell, Tim Petrie 2, Loki Hopkinson tries) Country 15 (no team sheet supplied).
Under-10: Town 30 (no team sheet supplied) Country 10 (Tyronne Maraku, Dylan Burton tries)
Under-11: Town 29 (Valiami Pale, Kefu Luka, Aaron Kitekei'aho, Blake Wilson, Tom Leonard tries) Country 19 (Oliver Morton 2, Lukan Campbell tries)
Under-12: Town 38 (Casey Neal, Tom Sloan, Braden Jessop, Oliver Lawson 2, Clayton Tautari tries) Country 41 (Kivalu Toofohe 3, Mitchell Giles, Andre Hebberd 2, Hamish Jones tries).
Under-13: Town 31 (Finn Southey 3, Renz Narvadez 2 tries) Country 26 (Elijah Jones, Jayden Lister, Michael Mullaly, Rhys Morgan tries)
Under-14: Town 22 (Ethan Williams, Jarrod Bryant 2, Matt Deaker tries) Country 37 (Leighton Stanton, Jack Cotter, Matthew Wallace, Aiden Gane, Brooklyn Love, Clyde Paewai 2 tries).
Results supplied by The Tasman Rugby Union.
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