The 1st XV played Pakuranga College on Saturday for the 1B Plate Final. The game started well with MRGS scoring early through Andrew Taufa to take a 7 nil lead. This was short lived as Pakuranga hit back with two quick tries to go up 10-7 before a superb individual try by Lawrence Taufa and conversion by Tyrique Renata gave us a small 12-10 halftime lead. MRGS started the second half stronger with great tries from Thorneton Taufelila, Lawrence and Akeiti Pifeleti.
MRGS defense held strong and came away with the win 31-13.
Forward Player of the Day – Sam Pau
Back Player of the Day – Lawrence Taufa
This is a great effort from our premier rugby team and previous winners include current 1A schools Aorere, Otahuhu, and Onehunga something that MRGS is aiming to emulate in the years to come. Congratulations on behalf of your coaches and management.