Published October 05, 2021 5:44PM
BARRELLING THROUGH: Poverty Bay's second five-eighth Jacob Leaf draws in three players during Saturday's 34-20 win over West Coast. Throughout the game Leaf ran direct lines that committed defenders and weakened the flanks.
The right size: Prop Jarryd Broughton used his size advantage to good effect on Saturday, bringing intensity off the bench into Poverty Bay's attack and defence while also stabilising their scrum, in the game against West Coast at Rugby Park.
Dodge ball: Turanga's Ngarita Ehau-Taumaunu puts in some fancy footwork to steer clear of Bronya McMenamin, playing for Ngati Porou in the Gisborne Basketball Association's women's championship final last week. Turanga ended Ngati Porou's three-year reign to win the game 50-44.
Basketball Womens Final - Turanga v Ngati Porou - Shay Waikawa, Peyton Riri
AIMING HIGH: Genesis Tamatea (left), playing for SE Systems reaches to deflect Green Up's Tyrese Tuwairua-Brown's attempt at goal in last week's premier grade men's basketball. Green Up won the championship 65-23.
UNDER PRESSURE: YMP players, from left, Michael Bond, Kieran Barker, Kohere Tupara and Jayden McKay make life hard for Lytton Old Boys' Liam Melville while teammate Thomas Rutene keeps a watchful eye out, in Saturday's premier men's hockey final.
SHOOT-OUT: LOB NZ Fruits captain Patrick Ferry steers around YMP goalie Dylan Dyer in Saturday's final of the premier men's hockey championship. With the final score 2-2, the game went to a shootout which LOB won 2-0.
ON A MISSION: YMP capped off an unbeaten season in the premier women's hockey competition with a win in Friday night's final against GMC Green, 6-1. Here Nancy Tarawa, for YMP, keeps a close eye on where she's headed.