Lincoln under-15s take silverware

SPEEDSTER: Reagan Le Roux escapes a desperate tackle as he makes a bursting run against Rangiora.

Lincoln High School’s under-15 rugby team had a strong finish to the South Island secondary schools winter tournament in Greymouth last week.

They came home with a piece of silverware, winning the division two title, defeating Dunstan High School from Alexandra 17-10 in the final.

The 26-team strong tournament consisted of a pool play section, with the top eight, middle eight and bottom 10 teams then split into three divisions.

Lincoln suffered two narrow defeats first up in their pool, going down to Dunedin’s John McGlashan College 12-14, and Wanaka’s Mt Aspiring College 7-8.

Their first win came in their final pool play game, comfortably accounting for Roncalli College 33-3 to qualify for division two.

In the quarter-final, Lincoln brushed aside Rangiora High School 33-3, before defeating Ashburton College 17-7 in the semi-final.

Prop Jordan Lill was named in the tournament team at the prize-giving.

SPEEDSTER: Reagan Le Roux escapes a desperate tackle as he makes a bursting run against Rangiora.

STAND OUT: Jordan Lill was named in the tournament team.

ELUSIVE: Macauly Hamlin escapes a trio of Rangiora tacklers.

FIND THE GAP: Tamati Taka finds some space against John McGlashan.

GET OFF: Jacob Jones produces a unconventional fend against Dunstan.

OVERLAP: Kaleb Whitelaw looks to pass with (L-R) Caleb McStay, Seamus Moran-Tanner and Blake Hardy during their final against Dunstan High.

STRONG: Jacob Jones bounces off a Roncalli tackler.

INTO SPACE: Cameron Morris eyes up his options against Ashburton.

POWERFUL: Kaleb Whitelaw carries the ball with (L-R) Jesse Waswo, Jacob Jones and Caleb McStay in support against Ashburton.

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