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Premier 2

We’re pleased to announce that Mark Chadwick, Matt Taylor, Jason Alexander and Kieran Menzies will be making up the Premier 2’s coaching team for the upcoming season, supported by Devine Hadfield and Richard Mason.

Latest Results Prem 2

May 18 | Vauxhall Sportsfields: Field 1 | 1:00 pm
Northcote Rugby Premier 2

Northcote

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22

North Shore

North Shore

Premier 2

25May

vs Takapuna

Location: Onewa Domain: Field 1
Time: 1:00 PM
vs Takapuna
01Jun

vs Kumeu

Location: Harvey Wright: Field 1
Time: 1:00 PM
vs Kumeu

PREM 2

18th May Match Report vs North Shore

Devonport can be a tough place to get to. It's not as though it's far away; it's just that there's only one road down the peninsula, and it doesn't take much to jam it up. A couple of people turning right, a line of orange cones and Mums and Dads heading to Saturday morning sport. can combine to bring Lake Road to a standstill. When you do get there, you've got to find a park close enough so that you can get to the ground without calling an Uber, and if you've not been there before, you probably don't know that the changing rooms are at the other end of the field to the clubrooms. Of course, all of that can be overcome; it just takes time but Devonport can be a tough place to get to.

Devonport can also be a tough place to win at North Shore is a big club and, as their club song tells us, they are a proud club. Still, Northcote started the game well. By the end of the first quarter, we were up 10-0. Aaron Tunui made his usual appearance, pulling on the number 2 jersey, dotting down for the first try and giving us a bit more than 40 minutes of leadership and experience. We had plenty of ball, plenty of field position and probably could have had another try or two, but that wasn't the way the ball was bouncing. Maybe we could have had another penalty, too - if the kicking tee hadn't been left in the shed.

Shore battled their way back into the game with a couple of tries and a penalty to lead 13-10 at the break. Gus Mowat's second penalty brought us level at 13 all, but that was as close as we got.

Penalty after penalty in the last quarter saw Northcote marched downfield, with some of the decisions baffling the players and spectators. But the old saying is that you play to the referee, and you adjust to what he is calling. We didn't adjust, or we didn't adjust fast enough and paid the price.

Three of those penalties were turned into points and North Shore won it 22-13 to go to the top of the table, level with ECB who beat Takapuna. That's the top three on the table, with Northcote three points back in fourth and playing Taka next week.

Yep, Devonport can be a tough place to win at, it can be a tough place to get to, and after a loss like that, it can be a tough place to come home from too.

vs North Shore vs North Shore vs North Shore
Premier 2 Played Wins Losses Draws Byes Defaults Bonus For Against Diff Points
ECB ECB 7 6 1 0 1 0 5 267 117 150 34
Takapuna Takapuna 7 5 1 1 1 0 3 212 109 103 30
North Shore North Shore 7 5 2 0 1 0 4 215 166 49 29
Massey Massey 8 5 3 0 0 0 7 306 191 115 27
Northcote Northcote 7 4 3 0 1 0 3 142 113 29 24
Silverdale Silverdale 7 3 4 0 1 0 4 169 169 0 21
Glenfield Glenfield 7 2 4 1 1 0 3 181 171 10 18
Mahurangi Mahurangi 7 1 6 0 1 0 4 171 254 -83 13
Kumeu Kumeu 7 0 7 0 1 0 0 46 419 -373 5

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