Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beach Fives

Parkvale were lucky to take two teams to the Beach Fives at Ocean Beach on Thursday 14th March. In the lucky dip both teams were drawn in the same pool. Parkvale A won all their pools games to advance to the championship round. To get there, they first had to face an almighty fight against a determined Parkvale B team. The B team took an early lead and held it before losing to the A team two tries to one. It was a great game which became a showcase for Parkvale PRIDE.

The B team went on to win the plate. That came down to an exciting beach sprint, where the fastest five in the team ran off against the fastest five in two other teams. A real photo finish!

The A team finished third overall. They suffered gutsy losses to Peterhead (2-1) and Flaxmere (1-0). The game versus Flaxmere was intense, with Parkvale camped on the Flaxmere line, trying to equalise for most of the second half. They finished with a solid victory over Maraenui. 

All players enjoyed their day and we are looking forward to rugby season!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and thought the game between Parkvale A and B was the highlight. Both teams showed exceptional determination and applied their personal best to achieve an extremely close result. I was proud of all the players. Well done to you all

  2. Wow there is some tackling going on in those pictures Mr M
    did you play?