June 2, 2018, 2:30 pm
East Coast
18 - 58
Poverty Bay RFU
Tolaga Bay
Poverty Bay RFU

Match Report

The “PJ Sayers Cup” has been returned to the land of Turanganui-a-Kiwa after Poverty Bay won the local derby 58-18 against Ngati Porou East Coast in Tolaga Bay in front of a big crowd.

The Cup is only played for against the East Coast on the East Coast. The “Anaru Skip Paenga” is the Taonga played for in Poverty Bay Territory which the Bay holds as well.

Poverty Bay: 58 
Tries: Ethine Reeves, Andrew Tauatevalu (3), Kelvin Smith (2), Te Peehi Fairlie, Cameron Rowden,Jesse Kapene.
Cons: Ethine Reeves (3), Kelvin Smith, Andrew Tauatevalu.
Pens: Ethine Reeves.

Ngati Porou East Coast: 18
Tries: Tk Moeke, Perrin Manuel.
Cons: Sam Parkes.
Pens: Sam Parkes (2)

New blood in Poverty Bay squad

Poverty Bay Squad vs East Coast – June 2nd {Queens Birthday}

Props: Sandy Hohipa Campbell (Waikohu), Jody Tuhaka (HSOB), Semisi Akana (Ngatapa), Sione Ngatu (Nga).

Hookers: Tamanui Hill (HSOB), Shayde Skudder (YMP), Rikki Terekia (OBM).

Locks: Jacob Cook (OBM), Eru Wharerau (YMP), Sam McDell (Nga), Juston Allen (OBM).

Blindside flankers: Willis Tamatea (YMP), Jess Kapene (Athletic), Mekeopio Brown (YMP).

Openside flankers: Stefan Destounis (HSOB), Fawn White (YMP), Kurt Taylor (Ath).