Award-winning coach has college grand final on the mind

Eastern Courier: It’s been a big week of finals and prize-giving in the junior grades of Auckland club and schools rugby league. SAS Auckland College Rugby League award winners were announced on Monday, with Senior A grade prizes going to Jacob Tuisalega (Pakuranga College) as the most valuable player, and his mentor Nicole Jensen picking up the coach of the year prize. Manager of the year is Kevin Long of Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. Pakuranga College beat Southern Cross College 7-6 in extra time in last week’s Senior A semi-final and they tackle James…

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Auckland Girls Grammar win Basketball Minor Premiership

Lacey Lowdown: As expected the top of the table clash between Auckland Girls Grammar and Mt Albert Grammar was a close uncompromising affair eventually won 60-52 by the defending champions Auckland. Mt Albert made a sluggish start only managing six points in the opening stanza – Teneva Ropati exceeded that on her own for Auckland as they carved out a 14-6 lead. A couple of threes from Jada Manase triggered a good run in the second from Mt Albert with the scores locked at 25 apiece at half-time. Forward Mele…

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