North Otago kept the scorers busy in the women’s rugby game against Southern in Dunedin on Saturday.
It was one-way traffic at Bathgate Park as North Otago romped to a 66-0 lead at halftime and ended with 20 tries.
Centre Nia Sanft led the way with five tries, Portuguese winger Catarina Antunes added a hat trick, and Lindsay Havea, Cheyenne Cunningham, Anahoi Siale and Morgan Walker all grabbed doubles.
North Otago can expect a much stiffer test this weekend when it hosts powerhouse Otago University in Oamaru.
Both Oamaru teams suffered losses in the latest round of the Otago premier schools competition at the weekend.
Waitaki Boys’ High School was beaten 22-0 by John McGlashan College in Dunedin.
McGlashan took command on a soft track, utilising its well-drilled forward pack to capitalise on mistakes and roar to a 17-0 lead at halftime.
Waitaki Boys’, led by workhorse forwards Peter Armstrong and Lachie Mee, played much better in the second half but still struggled to create scoring opportunities, and McGlashan wrapped it up with a last-minute try.
St Kevin’s College, which had been tracking nicely in recent weeks, came back down to earth with a poor performance and 41-14 loss to South Otago High School in Balclutha.
It’s a straight switch this weekend – St Kevin’s hosts McGlashan, while Waitaki hosts South Otago.