Tuesday, August 31, 2010

P.E Survive First Knock Out Round

Just last week on a wet Friday afternoon a shell shocked Tamaki Intermediate were defeated by a determined Point England side losing 29-7. We played with a lot of heart and courage and were able to thrash them on the score board.

The amazing thing about this game was that we had not trained or played together for 3-4 weeks!!! Another thing was that Tamaki were high in the rankings for this years championship school Competition.

At the beginning of the game we were forced to defend our area and came out successful, forcing them to knock it on just before the line. Luckily we were powerful enough to get to the other side of the field with Raven able to score in the corner making it 5-0!! Not long after Tamaki kicked it off to us and I caught the ball and ran towards the line BOOM!! I broke the line and was off!! Unfortunately I was caught 20 short of the line and my team was right behind me. Taking runs from the ruck our first five Jonty called a move. Running my hardest I crashed over the line and scored, YYYYYEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!! The crowd of students roared converting the try Raven made it 12-0.

Secretly Tamaki had a secret weapon waiting on the bench. He was a monstrous forward who is currently playing for my league team (Mount Wellington Warriors), VINCENT!!!! After we had scored two tries their Weapon (Vincent) had just come on to the field. It was Tamaki’s ball, we formed a scrum kind of knowing that Vincent was going to take it from the back of the ruck. So I yelled out “WATCH VINCENT!!!” Though our team knew he was running he still managed to make a barnstorming run down the right side surging through our defense. Luckily we were able catch up to him and slow him down, he seemed unstoppable until our Number.8 Junior went flying into the air and crashed landed on Vincent who was finally put on the ground. Then again our determined team were able to make it to the opposition try line with another try to me!!

After that we had scored two more marvellous tries with Feki intercepting the ball to race 60 m for a try and Prop Semiliu crashing over from close range to make the final score 29-7.

Well done boys for playing such a game, hopefully we can do the same in the next game!!!


mum said...

Love it Tanielu! You have a way with words! It must be those League mags to keep your nose in all the time. I missed out on watching the game so I'm doubly glad you wrote this. I feel well informed now. Could sense the intensity and action of the game. Well done Dan.

Love you heaps, I'll be showing this off to family today. Someone in particular will love it! ; )

mum said...

Me again...How neat to play your league mates. Knowing them they would have been disappointed with the loss...Like you they love their sport. It was neat too when you told me about the good sportsmanship shown during and after the match. All part of being part of our local sporting community aye Dan! There's so much more to playing in sports teams aye Dan. You count all the good mates you have from playing sport...it's such a good thing!

Love you

Max said...

Where's the video highlights?! Need that lined up for your next match.

Russell Burt said...

You ran excellent lines Tanielu and I was really proud of the whole team. Then you wrote excellent lines in your blog, which also made me proud.
I think you were a real play maker and a good sportsman.
Good commentary mate; -Keep up the great work.

Nga Kaituhi o PES said...

Thanks heaps for the indepth report Tanielu. I was sorry that I didn't get to see the whole game, especially after Mr J told me what a fantastic spectacle it was. I hear you all worked incredibly well as a team.
I'm sure people (including myself), would love to see some of the footage added to this post.
Well done!
Mrs Nua

Logan said...

Hi Tanielu that was some story you have got . That
was a cool part about Junior that he was flying in
the air .Tanielu two trys that a good staff .Was the
game hard or easy.
From Logan

David & Te Roimata said...

Hi Tanielu
That was so cool to see you play and see you try your hardest.We are so glad to hear our year 7 boys had won.

From David & Te Roimata

Room 10@Pt England School said...

Hi Tanielu,
We really enjoyed reading your post. We thought you had lots of long sentences. We liked the way you described what happened in your game. We wish you and the team all the best for the next game.

From Miss Lavakula and Room 10

ps. Miss Lavakula didn't watch the game so thank you for posting this.

Mrs Lagitupu said...

Hi Tanielu

Cool intro! Sounds like Tamaki intermediate didn't know what had hit them! Goes to show that you can never underestimate your opposition - with or without a secret weapon...hmmm. Keep up the fantastic commentary/posts/games and keep us all proud. AWESOME!

Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate said...

Well done Tanielu! Sounds like an amazing game, great result, amazing considering that your team is all Y7s and as I have said to you before, imagine what your team will be like next year as Y8 students! Wonderful descriptive writing, as usual this is such an epic piece of writing I didn't have to be there to experience it I can do so through your wonderful work, knock out Rugby too, would have been painful for Tamaki with you ending their season. Great work, no video to go with it?
Mr Webb, Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.