Motueka have won Secondary School Girls’ Rugby Festival after downing Ashburton 21-12 at St Kevin’s College yesterday.
Five rugby teams featuring girls from a variety of schools from throughout the South Island descended on Oamaru for the tournament.
The schools participating were St Kevin’s, Motueka High School, Ashburton College, St Hilda’s College and the Forward Foundation, a team featuring players from the Christchurch area.
With some teams struggling for personnel from their own schools, reinforcements from other schools were brought in before the begining of the competition.
The tournament takes place over three days, with the teams playing each other in short 10-minute matches over the first two days before returning today for a sevens tournament.
The tournament was started in 2001 and has been taking place in Oamaru for the last 12 years.
St Kevin’s were unable to improve on four defeats on Monday, and were downed by St Hilda’s, Motueka, Forward Foundation and Ashburton yesterday.
A sevens tournament will ensue today before a prize-giving at 1pm.
Tuesday’s Secondary School Girls’ Rugby Festival results:
Motueka 47 Forward Foundation 0
St Hilda’s 24 St Kevin’s 0
Motueka 21 Ashburton 12
Forward Foundation 12 St Kevin’s 0
St Hilda’s 5 Ashburton 5
Motueka 28 St Kevin’s 0
Ashburton 5 Forward Foundation 5
Forward Foundation 0 St Hilda’s 0
Ashburton 17 St Kevin’s 5
Motueka 5 St Hilda’s 3
Final Points Total: Motueka 46 Ashburton 27 St Hilda’s 24 Forward Foundation 20 St Kevin’s 1.
By JAMES FORD
PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY – St Kevin’s were unable to notch a win in the competition.