A standout performance from Jack Saxton was the highlight as Queen Charlotte College downed Tow and Salvage 5-3 in an exciting Marlborough senior touch men's grade one clash at Lansdowne Park on Thursday night.
Saxton not only led the QCC attack and defence, he also set up several tries and threw a superb long-ball to see Jacob Collins dot down. There was nothing between the two sides at halftime, but QCC eventually got control in the second half and two tries to Tyler Sintes sealed the victory.
For Tow and Salvage, Ben Tombs was outstanding in defence, while Benji Keenan and Ben Smith both set up and scored tries.
In the women's grade, the match between Marlborough Girls' College and Marlborough under-15 girls was an entertaining battle, even though MGC prevailed 6-0.
Pippa Andrews and Emily Wallace continued their impressive form for MGC and both touched down as well as setting up a lot of play on the 5m line. Georgia Smith, Tayla Dewe and Grace Tocker also scored tries.
Despite being unable to score, the Marlborough under-15 side put up a good fight.Laura Cavill-Sheriff chased down Andrews to prevent a try, while Tahlia Tepuia and Jordan Peipi impressed.
Round 13 results
Wednesday, January 30
Mixed one: QCC 7 Swagkers 9, Renz Team 5 QCC Regionals 3, Scaffold Marlborough 4 Hendersons 3.
Mixed two: Fairweathers Randoms 12 Eradus Pinas 0, Legends 3 All Stars 5.
Mixed three: Trunt Up 6 Loan Rangers 5, The Whakas 3 Toyota Titans 5, Reserve Bench 5 Kaha 9.
Mixed four: Cs Tunnel Diggers 7 Sioux Chiefs 2, Big Balls 4 Unknown 3, Spy Valley Crushers 7 Testers 5.
Thursday, January 31
Men's one: MBC 0 Moutere Magpies 10, QCC 5 Tow And Salvage 3.
Men's two: Untouchables 3 Prime Time 9, Titans 5 Central 0, MU15 Boys 3 Moutere Mob 5.
Men's three: Winos 2 Asl Boners 11, Pour @ Best 3 Ideal Rhino 4, Usual Suspects 3 All Quins 5, Wairau Taniwha 3 Apollo Two 8.
Men's four: The Tradies 4 Woody Muddogs 10, Crown Cobraz 4 All That 7, Musseleers 6 Cresswel Crushers 0, Crownes 3 Wadsco Rams 6, Movento Movers 0 Morgees 6.
Women's: QCC 6 Wing It 4, Mu13 Mixed 3 Tasman Crop 8, Mu15 Girls 0 MGC 6.
- The Marlborough Express
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