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Original article written by Auckland Rugby Development Officer Chantal Baker-McKittrick
Last week Tamaki College took on Auckland Girls Grammar (AGGS) in the final at Cox’s Bay Reserve.
This was the first time Tamaki had been in the final. Last year Tamaki lost their semi-final to Onehunga High, who ended up winning the title in 2009. This year the same scenario occurred with Tamaki facing Onehunga in the semi- final, but this time finishing victorious.
AGGS had been undefeated all season, entering this game as overwhelming favourites to win. However their lead into the final had been disjointed as Manurewa High defaulted to AGGS in their semi-final. This meant AGGS had not played a game for three weeks due to the Manurewa default and the two weeks of the July holidays.
The first half saw Tamaki dominate, scoring three tries with the half time score 15 – 03. However AGGS did not give up showing plenty of determination to fight back. Both teams’ defensive lines were strong, holding each other out from crossing the try lines with no points scored in the second half.
Final score: Tamaki – 15 AGGS – 03