Wainuiomata defeated Poneke 34-24 in their Wellington club rugby Swindale Shield Round 9 match on Saturday at William Jones Park. The match was also on Wainuiomata's 75th Anniversary weekend and for the Hakaraia Trophy. Wainuiomata led 14-12 at halftime.
Healthy crowds at some venues on Saturday during and after games, on another mild afternoon around the region. Here a section of the Old Timers' Day at Wainuiomata watch their team beat Poneke.
AFTERNOON EDITION: There are two weekends before the shortest day and the depths of winter are upon us