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Thames High School Finish Development and 4th Grade First Rounds on Top

posted May 29, 2012, 2:46 PM by Thames Valley Rugby Football Union Inc
The Secondary Schools Development and 4th grades have completed their respective first rounds with Thames High School finishing on top in both divisions.
In the Development grade it was a close run thing with Thames High and Hauraki Plains equal on points going into the last game - in which they played each other. It was a tense battle with Thames coming out on top with a 29-22 win to take home the Laurie Burns Trophy.
Similarly in the 4th Grade - Thames High were ahead of Coromandel by 3 points going into the last game of the round. Fate would have it that they too played each other in the final game of the round. Coromandel got out to a great start leading 17-0 at halftime. The Thames coaches had a few words to say to their charges at halftime and it's no surprise that they came out firing in the second half clawing their way back to 17-15 down. After a penalty by the Coromandel 1st 5 to take the score to 20 - 15  Thames scored a try close to the posts with a couple of minutes to go to lock it up at 20-20. Unfortunately the conversion was missed and Coromandel went on the attack - Thames then entered the breakdown incorrectly to concede a penalty - which the Coromandel 1st 5 kicked to win the game. Thames High however still managed to take home the Frank Treanor Trophy by virtue of the fact that they secured 2 bonus points from the match.