The Hutt Old Boys Eagles second XV kick-started their season on Saturday at William Jones Park with a 24-13 win over their Wainuiomata counterparts.
In windy conditions, the Eagles led 14-0 after halftime then 14-10 at halftime as Wainuiomata hit back with two tries before the turnaround.
Playing into the wind in the second half, the Eagles held off the home team and scored twice more, in the 52nd and 72nd minutes of play.
Try scoring highlights below:
Bonus track – the HOBM Eagles Premiers score a second half try against Wainuiomata Premiers in the Swindale Shield match that followed. Wainuiomata won the match 16-15: