Nor West News : April 19th 2012
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CRAZY PRICING on selected 09 420 8989 93 Mill Road, Helensville 4453449AA Helensville Tyrepower Premier Mechanical Call in or phone for details Tyres Advertising Feature Weekend Drive Takapuna gets a thrashing Rampaging leader: Captain Tione Vea on the charge for the Western Pioneers' trouncing of Takapuna. Inspiring players: Former All Black prop Greg Somerville speaks at the Western Pioneers' season launch. the VILLAIN At 4.15pm last Saturday, a 9.5 seismic shock wave reverberated around the North Harbour rugby fraternity. News filtered through from Rugby Park in Helensville that the Cen- tury 21 Burmester Realty Western Pioneers had walloped Takapuna 56-11 in a nine-try demo- lition job. Before kick-off, it was anticipated this match would be a titanic struggle between a team of upstarts against the powerhouse Takapuna juggernaut that wins the title more often than any other club. What the fans witnessed was one team of first-class quality, the other below steerage, andattheendof80 minutes, Takapuna had sunk without trace. Before spectators settled into their seats, the Pioneers had points on the board from the first play of the game. Rampaging No 8 Jimmy Tuivati gathered in an up-and-under some 40 metres out and pow- ered his way to within 10 of the goal line. Up in support was big Josh Williams to gather the pass and see the line ahead. Josh looked a bit bewildered at this point, so unaccustomed to being in a position to score a try. However, he crashed over to register his first try for the Pioneers and J J Taulagi added the extras. Fifteen minutes later a copy book try followed when the forwards recycled quality ball, a couple of skip passes and the backs running at pace, left wing Junior (Aminiasi Waqabita) scoring in the corner. From the kick-off, Takapuna kicked a pen- alty to reduce the lead to 12-3. From excellent team play, Richard Ah Chong showed his exceptional pace to complete the phase and score behind the posts. Junior thought he had scored again only to have it ruled out for a sup- posed double movement, but was rewarded moments later when he scored his second try. Thirty minutes gone, 24-3, bonus point try and Takapuna on the ropes. They got an unlikely reprieve when the ref, Will Burrett in his final match saw fit to dismiss Josh Williams to the sin bin. Takapuna, to their cre- dit, grasped this oppor- tunity and a breakdown in the Pioneers defensive screen allowed them to score. More good play saw Jaffa (Joseph Iakopo) score behind the sticks and Taulagi converted. Takapuna completed their scoring action for the afternoon just on halftime with a penalty, 31-11. The Pioneers had a bit of a flat period after halftime and then nor- mal business resumed. From a 5-metre scrum under the posts, a couple of bullet-like passes had the ball in Ah Chong's hands and he scored. The individual try of the game followed when captain Taione Vea thundered, smashed, crashed and dragged what defenders were left across the line with him after a 40m solo effort. Taulagi missed the con- version and it was 44-11. Western Pioneers supporters and manage- ment were calling for more and it was duly delivered when new lock recruit Michael Farmer was rewarded for good support play by scoring his first try in Pioneers colours. Again the conversion missed. The last scoring play saw Taione in for his second try, the con- version was successful to finish the scoring 56-11. This game was a step up in quality from the first, as you'd expect. This weekend the team heads across to Windsor Park to play East Coast Bays. In the early game, the Western Pioneers senior 1st team recorded a vic- tory over their Takapuna counterparts 21-13 in a very good performance. Player of the day was Mark Haldane, who is consistently knocking on the door for a premier start. Mark was one of the two try scorers and young full back Rory McGahan kicked well, knocking over 4 penal- ties and a conversion. This game featured the return of one of last year's starting locks Lasalosi Kaifa as he works his way back to fitness from injury. To makeitatruly memorable day for the Helensville club, the under-20 team, well pre- pared and coached by Daniel Keefe and Bux sporting their newly designed jerseys, defeated Takapuna 30-8. Player of the day was wing Jordan Hildreth, who kicked 10 points. Captain Solomon King had a top game and scored a try, along with Bazil Pakura and Duke Hemena who got two. The loose forward trio of Dazza Moore, Dillon O'Leary and John Paul Nehemia were outstand- ing. No one can remember the last time a Helensville team defeated Takapuna at this level. They have some promising players in their ranks whose goals must be to try and make the Pioneers teams in the years ahead. 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