Tai Mitchell: Te Puke and Tauranga west in lead

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Te Puke continue to pile on the points in junior rugby’s Tai Mitchell tournament in Rotorua.

After cracking the ton in their first match on Thursday the defending champions put on 95 unanswered yesterday against Rangitaiki and followed that up with a 91-5 defeat of Rotorua Maroon.

Tauranga West look strong as well with victories over Rotorua Gold  45-0 and Rangitaiki 71-24, while Tauranga East and Whakatane also remain unbeaten.

The tournament at Rotorua Boys High School reaches the semifinals stage today from 10am, and finals day tomorrow kicks off at 9:30, with the grand final at 12.15pm.

Results from day two:

Whakatane 47 v Rotorua Maroon 33

Opotiki 17 v Tauranga North 33

Tauranga East 40 v Galatea 5

Tauranga West 45 v Rotorua Gold 0

Te Puke 95 v Rangitaiki 0

Opotiki 26 v Galatea 12

Tauranga East 44 v Rotorua Gold 26

Tauranga West 71 v Rangitaiki 24

Te Puke 91 v Rotorua Maroon 5

Whakatane 47 v Tauranga North 26




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