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Last updated 18:35 12/04/2014

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Premier Club Rugby

A four try haul by Willis Halaholo has propelled Woodlands to a comfortable 46-13 win over Blues at Blues' home ground today.

The Stags second five-eighth scored the first three tries of the game as his team raced out to a 19-3 lead in the first half.

His third was probably the best producing an individual effort when he sliced his way through countless Blues defenders who were left grasping at air.

Blues scored right on halftime to make it 19-8 at halftime but Woodlands dominated the second half with their backs enjoying when the game lost a lot of its structure.

The visitors outscored Blues 27-5 in the second half.

Marist were also comfortable victors in their showdown with Midlands while Star made it two from two in the premier grade with a 18-13 win over the Eastern-Northern Barbarians in Gore.

In the crossover game Pirates-Old Boys beat Tokanui 55-11.

Division Two Club Rugby 

Collegiate confirmed it would be a major force to be reckoned with when it downed Riverton in a thrilling 20-14 encounter in division two Southland-wide rugby action today.

The two unbeaten teams were responsible for one of the finest division two spectacles for a long time, the clash going down to the wire.

Riverton looked home for the money at 14-6 at the interval but Collegiate regained its early edge to exert much pressure on Riverton in the second half.
Half back Ratah Kite and pivot Taka Colati played well for Collegiate which was also well served by purposeful No 8 Hayden Hegarty who scored the winning try seven minutes from full time.

Albion Excelsior, like Collegiate, preserved its unbeaten record with a 29-25 success over Central Star at the Gore Showgrounds.

Other teams to register wins were Blues, Waiau Star, Marist and Wrights Bush.

The competition will resume after an Easter break with a rest week.

Results of all division two games today were:

Wrights Bush 22 bt Pirates Old Boys 8

Albion Excelsior 29 bt Central Star 25

Waiau Star 49 bt Balfour Lumsden 10

Blues 27 bt Woodlands 0

Marist 48 bt Midlands 33

Collegiate 20 bt Riverton 14

Club Football

Queens Park made it two wins from 2 games when they beat Thistle 6-3 in their Southland Football
Premier men's Donald Gray cup clash at the ILT Turf.

Park was made to work hard for the win with the less fancied Thistle unit rushing to an early 2-nil lead.

Park re-grouped from the set back and began to show some character going into the half time break with a 3-2 lead.

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Thistle drew level at 3-3 after the break but it was not to be their day as Park struck twice more to secure the win.

At Surrey Park Old Boys began their campaign in fine style with a resounding 7-nil win over Waihopai.

Old Boys scored regularly in the first half and despite squandering several chances led 4-0 at half time.

It was much of the same in the second spell with Waihopai defending desperately but being unable
to halt the Old Boys onslaught toward their 7-nil win.

Other Results:

Division One, Queens Park 2, Winton 1; Old Boys 4, Southend Utd 1, Waihopai 5, Western 1; Gore Wanderers Red 6, Gore Wanderers Black 0;

Division Two, Old Boys Black 7, Queens Park 0; Old Boys White 6, Old Boys Red 0, Cleanways Thistle 3, Southend Green 1; Gore Wanderers 2, Southend Utd Black 2; Thistle Blue 3, Queens Park Masters 1; Waihopai 5, Western 3;

- Fairfax Media

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