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SPORT190624 Sports Briefs


Wairarapa Wahine Toa turned on one of their best 40 minutes of rugby in going down 43–12 to Kia Toa in a Manawatu Women’s Premier match in Palmerston North on Saturday.

Trailing 36–0 at halftime, a blowout score looked likely, but a strong fightback, with tries to first-five Darian Walker and fullback Lisa Te Moananui, saw Wairarapa win the second half 12-6.

It doesn’t get any easier for Wairarapa this weekend, away to the unbeaten leaders Old Boys Marist.


Big scores were the order of the day in Wairarapa Men’s Division One.

Gladstone Bulls were 7–1 winners over Old Boys, Carterton Vets defaeted JNL 9–2, and Tremains Red Star had a 7–2 victory over Dalefield Dodgers.

Dalefield retained their lead in Women’s Division One with a 4–0 defeat of Featherston; East Coast accounted for Kia Kaha 5–0, and Gladstone Gold won by default from Tremains Red Star.

In Women’s Division Two, leaders Property Brokers were too good for Featherston Foxcies, winning 5–0; Coasties were made to work hard for their 1–0 win over Martinborough; Wairarapa Mitsubishi edged Gladstone Heifers 3–2; and Eketāhuna Tuis got the better of Featherston Force 2–0.


DV Skulls have a seven-point lead in Wairarapa Local League Division One after their 6–3 defeat of Featherston United Property Brokers. Carterton Redbacks moved into second with their 3–1 win over Progressive Engineering Masterton Athletic, while Greytown Tremains beat Douglas Villa cams Flooring 3–0.

Division Two-Three leaders Douglas Villa Vets were comfortable winners over Carterton Reapers. Masterton Lions won 3–1 over Greytown Umbrella Group Spartans; Carterton Goal Diggers beat DV Mitre 10 Megabeens 6-4; Evergreens edged Featherston 4-3; Martinborough were 4-1 victors over McUley’s Masterton; Masterton Ziggy’s Glass Presidents demolished Greytown The Offering 9-0; and Greytown Property Brokers thumped Carterton Raiders 10–0.

In the Wairarapa Women’s Championship, Carterton Royals scored a 2–1 win over DV Mitre 10 Mega Geebeez, and Wairarapa United Reserves headed Martinborough an 8–2 defeat.

Chris Cogdale
Chris Cogdale
Chris “Coggie” Cogdale has extensive knowledge of sport in Wairarapa having covered it for more than 30 years, including radio for 28 years. He has been the sports guru at the Wairarapa Times-Age since 2019.

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