Our Premier Men beat Wellington by 54-12 to finish the Swindale Shield round tied for first place on competition points, but losing the tiebreaker so finishing in second place.
The game against Wellington was a foregone conclusion by half time with five unanswered tries scored in the opening half to take a 33-0 lead. The second half started in similar fashion with another two tries in the first 10 minutes before Wellington put together a good spell of play to score two tries of their own.
In the new Jubilee Cup round format, Marist St Pats hosts third placed Oriental-Rongotai at Evans Bay Park next week. The winner of this match gets a second round bye and straight to semi finals, with the losing side getting a 'second chance' in the second round against the winner of the 6 vs 7 playoff. The playoff format is illustrated below.