You are here
Home > Club Rugby > Matchday scoring highlights: OBU Green Colts (27) v Paremata-Plimmerton Colts (17)

Matchday scoring highlights: OBU Green Colts (27) v Paremata-Plimmerton Colts (17)

The two teams met on Ngati Toa Domain 1 in perfect conditions, with the game kicking off at the earlier time of 12.30pm owing to a later corporate rugby match in the city.

Under a blazing June sun, both sides tore into each other from the outset. This OBU team’s clinical set-piece and lineout drive was feared over several seasons and they even had a lock for a few years who was called the ‘Pole’ because he stood tall and won all his ball and much of the opposition’s pill as well (we think that’s why, maybe for reasons after dark not appropriate here). Thus, the visiting supporters were right behind their team when they scored the game’s first try from a penalty and lineout drive in the corner.

Paremata-Plimmerton held on and soon replied with a try of their own, through former Mana College captain Otis Baker, to draw level at 5-5. Baker would soon go off with injury, a blow for the home team. OBU scored their third try right on halftime to go 12-5 up at the break.

They scored first after halftime, extending their lead to 17-12 and then crossed for a bonus point try. This was quickly followed by another and they had a match-winning lead. As in the case of this Colts grade, both teams made some substitutions early as a handful of key players were required to back up for the Premiers that followed. The game lost some of its structure and Paremata-Plimmerton played well in broken play over the back end of the game. They scored a deserved third try to close to 27-17 (the fulltime score) and went close to scoring another that would have given them 2 bonus points in defeat.

Scoring highlights of that match are below – or subscribe to our You Tube channel here


The Colts points table after 9 rounds and with four weeks to play in the first round is below.

The top two teams HOBM and Petone play each other this coming weekend, as do fourth placed Ories and sixth placed OBU, while the third placed UH Rams will be eyeing up a bonus point win over 13th placed Wainuiomata. So this silverware is far from decided!

Bonus track:

As seen on our Instagram page, a couple of tries from the Premiers match that followed (won 45-14 by OBU):

But wait, there’s more. A photo gallery of the Premiers match at the link below:

Old Boys University (45) v Paremata-Plimmerton (14) PHOTO GALLERY 

Similar Articles

Leave a Reply