Internationals, Netball unbeaten; Premier Men fall

The 'Internationals' and Netball sides remain unbeaten on the season while our Colts also had a large win. The Premier Men fell short against Johnsonville in a real 'game of two halves'.

In the early games the Colts got their second win on the trot with a 74-29 victory over Johnsonville at Helston Park. The Internationals were also on an early kick off at Maoribank where they stayed a perfect 4 from 4 taking down rivals Upper Hutt Rams J8s.

The Swindale Shield match saw Johnsonville take down our Premier Men at Helston Park after contrasting halves. With a 20-7 lead at half time, the Red Machine were looking fairly comfortable but turned into a strong breeze. A red card for Ben Tuiatua in the 42nd minute changed the complexion of the game and was a talking point for supporters from both sides.

Johnsonville capitalised on the space in the midfield running in four second half tries to take the lead by 23-36. A strong final five minutes with two tries scored was not enough for the visitors to get back in front and ultimately fell by 33-36. President John Holden wished Johnsonville and their supporters warm congratulations in their clubrooms after the game.

The Premier Men will have a lot to talk about at training this week before they host Old Boys-University on Old Timers Day next weekend.

Elsewhere around Wellington, our Premier 2 Men lost to Upper Hutt by 15-31; the Under 85s went down by 7-53 against Poneke and the Presidents also went down, by 29-61 to Tawa.

On the Netball courts at ASB Sports Centre our side got their fourth win in a row, beating Wellington East 9 by by 36-22.

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