Sports Round Up – 28 July-3 August

The last week was another busy and successful week for our sports teams, and this weekend there are some big match-ups against Wellington College in senior basketball, football and rugby.

Last Friday night, the senior A basketball side beat Scots 94-76 in the last round robin match before post season. With that win, Rongotai finished 1st equal to secure a place in the top 4 round. Tonight they play the first of those top four games against Wellington College at 7:30pm at the ASB Centre.  Good luck boys.

In other basketball news, the junior A basketball side beat St Pat’s, Silverstream 71-63 to also guarantee their spot in the top 4 for the next round.

In badminton, the senior A side had a strong win against Wellington College last Friday 5-1 while yesterday the Junior A side won by default against St Pat’s.

Last Saturday, the 1st XI football side played Scots College at home. A first half hat-trick from Mohamed Dia and goals to Jesse Randall and Taine Murphy had Rongotai 5-0 up at half time. They played well in the second half, but try as they might, they were unable to add to their score, while allowing Scots to score close to the end of the game; the score eventually ended 5-1. This allowed Rongotai to finish 3rd in the first round of the championship, which now breaks into a top 4 competition.  They also play Wellington College in the first top 4 match tomorrow here at Rongotai, kicking-off at 10.45. Best wishes for that crucial match boys!   

Last Saturday, the 1st XV travelled to Kapiti and had a hard fought victory 26-12 against Kapiti College, to currently sit in 6th position. It was a great performance from a young side. They finish their regular season tomorrow with the traditional Heron Cup match-up against Wellington College at 2:30pm at Rongotai. The U15 side lost 52-5 against St Bernard’s.

The Rongotai Hockey 1st XI lost in a top of the table clash against Paraparaumu College 3-2 last Friday. It was a tight and exciting game but they remain in 2nd place in the Premier grade. A win against Scots College tonight at the NHS will see Rongotai finish in 2nd place, before hockey splits into a top four play-off.    

In other sports news, we are fortunate that Wellington Badminton will be coming in to offer coaching to all Year 9-11 badminton players for 6 weeks on Tuesdays at lunchtime starting on 21 August. This is limited to the first 20 boys to register. Registration forms can be picked up from the sports office.