Matangiki defeated

HHH bags first points

By Taromane Martin

HHH Paul Bakeua contesting for the ball with a Matangiki player during their match on Sunday. HHH won 18-6. Picture Taromane Martin.

IT was a tough but pleasing win for the Henderson Hammerhead Sharks as they claimed their first points in the 2018 Honiara Rugby Union Association (HRUA) rugby 15s league.

Hammerheads managed to overcome a stubborn Matangiki side 18-6 in both clubs’ first match of the competition.

Head Coach Philip Campbell said he was satisfied with the win and has already identified areas his side will need to improve on.

“I’m pretty satisfied with the boy’s performance today,” he said.

“Obviously our first game did not go according to plan but as the match went on the boys executed everything we’ve been doing in training for this competition.

“There will be a lot of things to improve on for my boys as the competition goes on but for today’s game we definitely have some defensive issues we will need to address.

“Our discipline will also be needed to improve because I thought towards the end of the game we committed a number of silly penalties that in another game could have been costly for us.

“I’m pleased with the win even though it’s a bit tough and a big ask for the boys to play on Sundays but that is the agreement we made so yes I’m happy the boys managed to perform and get the result for us just like on any other day.

“We are looking forward for our next game,” Campbell said.

Meanwhile other result from the HRUA 15s competition on Saturday saw Islanders beating TIA Warriors by a close margin 25-24.

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