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Blundell still in hot form

Zinny Farmon reaches out to score one of his two tries against Kapiti College. PHOTOS/KYLIE EVANS

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Rathkeale’s national secondary school champion Sam Blundell.

Rathkeale College student Sam Blundell continued his hot form since winning a national secondary schools motocross championship early last month, taking out the 15-19 years 250F class in Taupo in early July.

He won the first two races and was third in the final race to finish three points clear of Cambridge’s Jared Hannon.

The Rathkeale team of Blundell, Charlie Cameron, Ben Cameron, and Max Williams were fourth in the team’s competition, 24 points behind winners Napier Boys’ High School.

Blundell carried on his winning way last weekend with three victories in the MX2 class in round three of the Manawatu-Orion Club Championship.


Wairarapa College locked in their semifinal spot in the Wellington premier two championship with a win away to Kapiti College last weekend.

Zinny Farmon [2], Honor Mita, Arapeta Kingi, and Leeroi Edgecombe scored tries in the 29-12 victory, which ensured Waicol would play in the semifinals of the Murray Jensen Cup.

A win over the St Patrick’s Town 2XV at home on Saturday could propel Waicol to second place if St Patrick’s Silverstream 2XV lose to runaway leaders Upper Hutt College.

Honor Mita dives over in Waicol’s comprehensive win over Kapiti College.

Rathkeale will play Lindisfarne College on Saturday away for the second time in five days in the 7th-8th playoffs in the Central North Island competition.

Rathkeale led Lindisfarne 20-5 at halftime in Tuesday’s clash in Hastings but fell away in the second spell to go down 20-30.


St Matthew’s suffered their first loss of the Intercity premier girls’ championship, beaten 1-2 by Feilding High School, but Wairarapa College hit form with a commanding 5-0 win over Whanganui Collegiate.

St Matt’s still lead on 27 points, five clear of Waicol and Feilding.

St Matt’s should get back to winning ways against Palmerston North Girls High School tonight, as should Waicol against the sixth-placed Freyberg High School.

In the boys’ championship, Waicol thumped Whanganui High School, but faced a tough ask last night against the unbeaten Palmerston North Boys’ High School.

Rathkeale lost 0-1 to Feilding High School but should have bounced back against Waiopehu College at Clareville last night. Rathkeale are second equal, and Waicol are fourth after 10 rounds.

In the boys’ division one, Kuranui retained their lead despite falling to their first loss, 2-4 to Horowhenua College.


Wairarapa College and Rathkeale will meet in the first round of the 5th-8th playoffs in the Wellington premier boys’ championship.

Rathkeale just missed a place in the top four on goal difference after beating HIBS 3-2 in their final round. Waicol finished winless, going down 2-5 to St Pat’s Town.

Rathkeale were 2-1 winners when the two teams met in the round-robin.

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