Away teams rule in rugby matches


A week after winning the Tasman Trophy rugby competition Nelson continued its surge with a 47-11 win over Stoke at Green Meadows today.

All three games were won in convincing fashion by the away teams, with Marist holding Waimea Old Boys scoreless on their home Jubilee Park pitch.

Whakatu Hotel Marist won 48-0.

Taylors Wanderers downed Kahunrangi in Motueka 40-22.

In the Crusaders secondary school rugby competition, Nelson College lost to Burnside High School 22-17 in Christchurch while Christ’s College easily accounted for Waimea Combined 41-5.