Big rugby win for Arrowtown


The Arrowtown Premiers prospered while the Wakatipu Premiers faltered in yesterday’s top-six round of the Central Otago rugby competition.

Arrowtown smashed Upper Clutha A 33-0 in Wanaka but Wakatipu unexpectedly lost an away game to Roxburgh 34-22.

Arrowtown, who’d lost two of their first three games in the top-six round, including a loss to Wakatipu last weekend, led 15-0 at halftime and gained a four-try bonus point.

Winger Ray Bishop scored twice in the first half and prop George Ravula and replacement winger Vincent D’Herouville dotted down in the second half.

Roxburgh had lost their first three top-six games before accounting for Wakatipu yesterday, but had shown they were a threat in the first round when they scored a home win against Arrowtown.

Wakatipu and Arrowtown now both have two wins from four games this round.

They face crucial games next Saturday to ensure they book a place in the semis the following weekend – Arrowtown hosts Roxburgh and Wakatipu is away to Alexandra.

The Wakatipu Wanderers, meanwhile, were thrashed 49-0 in an away game against Cromwel