The initial diversion between a Patea Warriors and a Coastal Cobras was a tighten one.
Two Taranaki Masters rugby joining teams didn’t reason behind as they battled it out for a new and specially crafted taonga.
The Patea Warriors trafficked to Opunake final month to play against a Coastal Cobras for a initial compare of what they wish will turn an annual challenge.
The Cobras came on tip this year, winning 38-16 and therefore removing a honour of holding the new Lorna Hinga-Tapiki Memorial Taonga “Te Manawa o Poihere” in a prize cabinet.
Coastal Cobras and Patea Warriors personification for a Lorna Hinga Tapiki Memorial Taonga “Te Manawa o Poihere”.
It is hoped a annual tie will build a healthy and clever attribute (whanaungatanga) with players and supporters.
“Yeah we’re flattering unhappy that we couldn’t win a Taonga yet congratulations to a Cobras,” Patea’s Liaison coordinator Nev Hinga said.
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“It was a boy’s initial detriment of a deteriorate and we could clarity a integrity and loyalty from a Patea players. They played tough and never gave adult and showed a lot of mana on a margin via a game.”
“Even yet we mislaid a game, it was all about a kaupapa of a eventuality and was a possibility to paint a group and do well, not usually for a bar yet also for those who have upheld a team throughout a year,” Hinga said.
After 21 years out of a foe a Patea group made a lapse to rugby joining in Taranaki.
Hinga was beholden to a supporters who had been there for them.
“Having a volume of people that showed adult during a Sanford Event Centre to watch a diversion was strenuous to see,” he said.
“The support we have been receiving has been unusual and I wish to acknowledge those who have travelled domestically and internationally to give adult their weekends to be there to support a kaupapa.”
The taonga was forged by master carver Thomas Nikara from Ngati Wairere o Waikato.
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