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PETER JONES
Last updated 19:01 12/04/2014

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RUGBY

Harlequins, Awatere and Waitohi were the big winners during today's round of Marlborough premier rugby.

The Quins put a half century of points on Renwick, racing away to win 56-17, while in Seddon the home side tipped over competition leaders Central 22-11, coming home strongly in wet conditions after trailing 3-6 at halftime.

In Picton, Waitohi also turned a halftime deficit into a victory. Behind 10-13 at the break, the home side pulled away to come out convincing winners 38-13.

Senior A results: Renwick 32 Pelorus 19; Harlequins 65 Waitohi 0; Kaikoura 91 Awatere 7 and Moutere 29 Central 6.

FOOTBALL

Marlborough Development got their Nelson division one title charge back on track with a 5-1 win over Wakefield FC 1st XI in Nelson this afternoon.

Carl Connor-McClean score four goals with Bjorn Waechter bagging the other.

Development led 2-0 at halftime and, while Wakefield pulled one back and mounted plenty of pressure, the Marlborough youngsters held them at bay, then added three more goals in the latter stages.

Full reports in Monday's Express.

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- The Marlborough Express

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