Queens Birthday monday saw 2 very even games between Thames Valley and the Corinthians in both the seniors and under 21's. At half time in the curtain raiser, the Corinthians had a 24 - nil lead over the Valley Ynder 21's, and with only 10 minutes to go still lead 31 - 10, but to the Valley boy's credit they did not give up, finishing the game with a converted try to walk away with a 31 - 31 draw. The seniors game was also a very tight tussle, with the Valley coaches using this as a trial for many players. Although they were pressured towards the end, they managed to hol on and win 23 - 20. Club rugby on Saturday was played in wet and windy conditions, with most games in the low scring area. Hauraki North have now moved to the top of the table after defeating Tairua at home, and Thames defeating Waihi for the second time this season and really opening up a battle along with Whangamata for that fourth spot on the table. In snior B, Mercury Bay missed a penalty in front on full time which saw them lose a thriller against Waihi. Coromandel continue on their winning way, and Thames, who finished on top at the end of round 1 are now staring down the barrel of not making the finals after losing to Waihou 2 in another tight contest. Senior B reserve saw two games seperated by 1 point, and the other game only with a 2 point margin.