On Tuesday 7th of August, Warwick came up against a tough side of Rotarua 1st team. Tension and adrenaline was building before the game watching the oppositions hakka, returning with a ‘Warwick are you ready ready’ chant.
From start to finish the game was fast paced with large collisions and strong runs from both teams. Opportunities were taken putting Henry Miles into the corner by prop Joe Jones placing a surprise chip kick in the corner and also Harry Spencer chasing a kick and adding points to the scoreboard with a try. There were few breaks in play with the opposition having many runners testing our links in defence but with strong efforts from Warwick minimising the ground conceded.
Overall it was an unique experience and good representation of the culture of New Zealand rugby and a tough challenge for both teams.
Warwick: 19 – Rotorua: 31