A TRY five minutes from full-time propelled Invercargill Marist 15 to a 29-24 win over the New Zealand Marist Colts in Invercargill on Tuesday.
The New Zealand Marist Colts team is made up of young players affiliated to Marist rugby clubs throughout the country.
Each year the Colts team plays games in different parts of the country and this year it lined up in Invercargill as a part of a southern tour.
Invercargill’s Kaydis Hona is this year part of the Colts team.
Invercargill Marist 15 was put together from players from the club’s premier and premier B teams, as well as some invited guests from other clubs who stepped in to help out.
Invercargill Marist looked the better team early and led 15-7 at half-time.
However, the spirited Colts started to dominate in the second half and with seven minutes remaining hit the lead at 24-22 through a penalty goal.
But the home team had the final say as it launched an attack from a scrum move, and wing Alatini Vaihu ran 40 metres to book the 29-24 victory.