HB Club Rugby: Hastings v Clive

Hastings beat Clive 29-22. Clive led 17-7 at halftime.

Clive forwards dominated the last 20 minutes of the first half, Hastings forwards dominated the whole second half.

Hastings were awarded two penalty tries in the second half. The first after Clive conceded a third consecutive penalty on their line, the second after a scrum going backwards on their line.

In the first half, Hastings conceded six consecutive penalties on their line and did not concede a penalty try although they did lose a man to a yellow card. So the referee was certainly not consistent in applying the penalty tries.

For Hastings new halfback from Otago looked okay, played 75 minutes - has a good pass on him, particularly off his left hand, but did no running and kicked just once, so not much variation. Folau Fakatava came on for the last 20 minutes and played at centre.

Danny Toala and Mason Emerson did not play - Toala took out the kicking tee and Emerson was water boy.

Tiaan Falcon played the whole game for Clive at first-five, and Jonah Lowe played the whole game as well - at second five-eighth for the first half and right wing for the second half.

Josh Kaifa played the whole game for Clive as well.

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