Around The Grounds

The Saturday Wrap

Andy Carruthers of Crescemt breaks from the back of a scrum during the club rugby match between Lawrence and Crescent played in Lawrence on Saturday 23rd April, 2022. © John Caswell / http://www.caswellimages.com
Andy Carruthers of Crescent breaks from the back of a scrum against Lawrence.

Around the grounds in the Central Otago and Southern Premier competitions this afternoon Upper Clutha defeated the Cromwell Goats 22 to 21 to with the prestigious White Horse Trophy, the John Scott Memorial Trophy and the Speight’s Cup. Going into the match, the Cromwell Goats held an impressive 22 match winning streak that dated back to 2019. Victory came for the Upper Clutha side when Brady Kingan landed a penalty goal in the dying seconds to give the Rams a 22-21 win.

In the Southern Preimer competition, Lawrence was welcomed back into the competition after a 3 three break with a home match against rivals Crescent at Simpson Park. Going into halftime Crescent held a 12 – 0 lead before running in multiple tries in the final 20 minutes to win 39 to 7. In other matches, Heriot defeated Clutha Valley 24 – 18, Clutha defeated West Taieri 40 – 34 with Toko having the bye while the Owaka and Clinton match was postponed.

Results From Around The Grounds

Central Premier Competition
Maniototo defeated Cromwell Cavaliers – 17 to 5
Upper Clutha defeated Goats – 22 to 21
Wakatipu defeated Alexandra – 61 to 19
Arrowtown defeated Matakanui Combined – 38 to 7
Toko – Bye

Southern Premier Competition
Heriot defeated Clutha Valley – 24 to 18
Clutha defeated West Taieri – 40 to 34
Crescent defeated Lawrence – 39 to 7
Owaka v Clinton – postponed
Toko – Bye

Dylan Wallis of Lawrence breaks a tackle during the club rugby match between Lawrence and Crescent played in Lawrence on Saturday 23rd April, 2022. © John Caswell / http://www.caswellimages.com
Dylan Wallis of Lawrence
Max Homer of Lawrence gathers in a loose ball during the club rugby match between Lawrence and Crescent played in Lawrence on Saturday 23rd April, 2022. © John Caswell / http://www.caswellimages.com
Max Homer of Lawrence
Brae Tourell of Crescent hits a gap during the club rugby match between Lawrence and Crescent played in Lawrence on Saturday 23rd April, 2022. © John Caswell / http://www.caswellimages.com
Brae Tourell of Crescent
Sam Cross of Lawrence stands in a tackle during the club rugby match between Lawrence and Crescent played in Lawrence on Saturday 23rd April, 2022. © John Caswell / http://www.caswellimages.com
Sam Cross of Lawrence
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