Day 1: Noosa Dolphins v Takapuna Grammar School
Takapuna Grammar School - 29 def. Noosa Dolphins - 28The first 20 minutes was a half of two halves. The Dolphins came out firing, and within ten minutes had scored two well-worked (converted) tries. After a sloppy start TGS seemed to awake, with two quick tries with basketball-esque offloads and beautiful running lines to boot. 14-10 at halftime to the Dolphins. Both teams exchanged tries in the second half, featuring both strong forward play and textbook backs polish (with a perfect winger's finish from TGS). With the final play called at 28-22 to the Dolphins, the game looked to be won, when TGS scored a well worked, well executed try in broken play to leave the scores at 28-27. Their kicker, having not had the best of days, made the kick that mattered. 29-28 to TGS (five tries to four).