The 1st XV had high hopes last weekend going after their first win after some tough games early on this season. A great way to start this was with Klay Murray going blind off the scrum to set up Costa Owens for an early first try which gave the boys some much needed confidence in the match. After letting in two late first half tries to Rangitoto, the boys rallied together at the half time break only down 12-5. A refreshed team started the second half as they had to play catch up Rugby to reduce the deficit. After a fortuitous try by Scotty Griffiths off a line out, the boys had levelled the scores and had swung the momentum of the game in their favour. Back and fourth penalties had the scores locked up at 15-15 until Rangitoto were camped on Orewa College's line and eventually pushed over putting them ahead 22-15.
After numerous penalties from the away side they faced two yellow cards that put them down to 13 men and gave Orewa a chance. The home team were trapped on their own goal line after and got a game changing penalty. The boys held on to possession and from a few half breaks and interplay between backs and forwards the boys were hot on attach and after numerous outstanding runs Tiarn Johnston cracked the Rangitoto defence with a great try putting the scores at 22-20, giving Tom Jordan the chance to draw the game. With the try handy to the posts he was able to convert making the end score 22-22. The boys still have a lot of work on as they take on Birkenhead this coming weekend.