THE Cowboys prevailed over He Tauaa in the main premier grade rugby league game of the day at Sandy Point last Saturday.
Talk on the sideline was that this game could go either way and it was an even first half, with excellent defence and tackling by both sides.
The Cowboys scored the opening try just moments into the game, but He Tauaa replied shortly after with a try of their own.
Both teams added another try in the first half with He Tauaa adding a conversion to lead 10-8 at the break, with the game looking as though it could go either way.
The Cowboys ramped it up in the second half and ran in four more tries to He Tauaa’s one, with the final score Cowboys 28, He Tauaa 16.
He Tauaa had players out with injuries and only one player on the bench, but to their credit and in true He Tauaa fashion they dug in and played some good rugby league. The Cowboys once again showed their consistency.
The first game between Winton/City and Cooks ended up being a friendly nines match because of Winton/City having a shortage of available players on the day.
They played 25 minutes each way and made the most of the situation with both teams enjoying a run.
Cooks led 28-24 at half-time, with the full-time score Cooks 56, Winton/City 46.
The Cowboys will take on Winton/City and Cooks will play He Tauaa in the semi-finals at Sandy Point on Saturday. The first game will kick off at 1pm and the second game at 2.30pm.
The winners of those two games will clash in the Southern District Rugby League grand final the following Saturday, June 23, with the venue and time to be confirmed.
– Dave Loudon Southern District Rugby League