A big thank you to all who attended and helped out behind the scenes with our Girls Only Rippa Rugby Tournament yesterday at Cannons Creek park; what a successful day!
We had teams attend from all over the region, including Wainui, who took an alternative route through Petone and still managed to only miss their first game!
After an early re-jig of the draw we got back on track with the 20 teams playing 4-5 games each in a round robin system to decide the winners of each pool.
The girls showed an impressive skill set, ripping, stepping and speeding their way around the fields to score some closely, and not so closely, contested tries.
Former Fijian International and Crusaders player Fillipe Rayasi congratulated the winning captains with a match ball, which was followed by some well worded speeches from the girls.
Congratulations to our winners:
Pool 1: Windley
Pool 2: Ngaio and Wainui – these teams finished on 16 points apiece and drew in their pool game
Pool 1: St Brigids Chiefs
Pool 2: Brandon Haumatakatara
Another huge thanks to all schools, parents, caregivers, and of course the girls who participated yesterday.