Around The Grounds
The Saturday Wrap
Pirates have won the Dunedin Premier Women’s Final beating Otago University 29 to 26 in a thrilling match played at Hancock Park in Dunedin this afternoon
In a match that swung back and forth from the first whistle to the last, Pirates and Otago University produced what can only be described as a classic final. In the first half, both sides matched each other try for try until Otago University scored near the end of the half and took a 19 to 14 halftime lead. In the second with the scores once again locked up, it was Otago University lock Julia Gorinski who gave her side a 26 to 19 lead with 15 minutes remaining.
With less than 10 minutes to go in the match, Pirates pulled 5 points back with a try through their backs, ensuring the scores were close, right until the end. Then, with time up Pirates turn the ball over from a Otago University exit play for first five Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali to score the winning try.
Results From Around The Grounds
Metro Premier Women Finals
Pirates defeated Otago University – 29 to 26
Metro Premier Men
Kaikorai drew with Southern – 20 all
Green Island defeated Dunedin – 42 to 24
Taieri defeated Zingari Richmond – 49 to 0
Alhambra Union defeated Harbour – 20 to 12
Otago University Bye