Scowans, Ken's Chicks triumph in finals
Scowans won the men's crown while Ken's Chicks picked up their third consecutive women's title at the Nelson Bays Touch Association Nelson module finals at Tahunanui.
Scowans scored a narrow 2-1 win over seasoned performers Thompson Daly Fieldmarshalls to win the men's final, while Ken's Chicks produced a dominant first-half effort to beat Nelson College for Girls 7-1 in the women's decider. Ken's Chicks had surged to a commanding 6-1 halftime lead but could only manage one further second-half touchdown against the students.
Nelson College were third in the men's competition, with Stormers and Spangees Girls sharing third in the women's.
Richmond Physio also scored a 7-2 win over Squires SB's to win the social 1 title, Richmond Rabbits and Wakatu Sports Bar sharing third, while PNUT Clan held on for a much tighter 3-2 win over Rough Diamond for the social 2 crown. Harcourts and Speights Ale House were third equal.
Jacal Bogans won the social 3 title 8-3 over Turf Tourists as FWC and CCL Aces shared the minor placings.
The mixed grades saw THC take out the mixed premier title with a 5-2 win over The Rusty's, Waimea College and Nayland College sharing third, while SCI beat Printhouse Allsorts 6-3 for the mixed 1 title. Young Kr3w and Freedom Touch were third equal.
The mixed 2/1 title went to Pita Pit Pirates after their 4-1 win over Falcons, with Bays Banditz and Speights Ale House third equal. STT scored a 9-1 win over The Verdicts in the mixed 2/2 final as ASB Rippers and Bio Sol shared third.
Prison Rules secured the mixed 3 title with a 7-4 win over Nelson Mail Scoops, leaving Windows and Doors and Hulk It Up in a share for third.