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Premier college teams’ mixed results

Flynn Everingham in action for the Wairarapa College First XI football team. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV

COLLEGE SPORT

JAKE BELESKI
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The Wairarapa College First XI girls’ hockey team made an emphatic statement against St Oran’s College at Clareville on Friday night. They came away with a 7-1 win and are now tied with the St Matthew’s Collegiate First XI on seven points.

St Matthew’s returned from Wellington on Friday with a 2-2 draw against Samuel Marsden Collegiate.

This week, both teams will be in Wellington as Waicol take on Queen Margaret College and St Matthew’s play St Oran’s College.

In boys’ premier hockey, Rathkeale College First XI got their first win of the campaign, 4-0 against Scots College.

The Waicol boys’ First XI slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Hutt International Boys’ School, leaving them tied with Rathkeale on three points apiece.

Waicol will be confident of getting a victory against winless Tawa College this week, while Rathkeale will be in for a tough match against HIBS.

FOOTBALL

In College Sport Wellington’s premier football competition, Waicol First XI played out a high-scoring thriller against Scots College, but came away with nothing as they eventually went down 6-3.

That result leaves them stuck at the bottom of the table with zero points, and it doesn’t get any easier for them this week as they head to Wellington to take on second-placed Rongotai College.

RUGBY

The Rathkeale College First XV rugby team scored a convincing 42-10 win against Te Aute College on Saturday, after leading 18-5 at halftime in their Central North Island Championship match.

This week, they travel to St John’s College in Hamilton for a match that they should head into with plenty of confidence.

The news wasn’t so positive for the Waicol First XV on Saturday – they went down 12-58 to St Pat’s Town.

This week they will take on Wellington College – a regular powerhouse in the competition – with both teams having won two of their five matches to date.

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