On 29 April 2018 the Patea Warriors from South Taranaki traveled north to play the Waitara Bears in a game of Masters Rugby League, and what a game it was with some great tries, outstanding tackles and some good old fashion straight up the guts running.
The game was played with such passion and physicality, but what else would you expect from these two great teams and clubs. There was a great mixture of aged players, with the oldest being in his mid sixties, but for those who were there, age was definitely no barrier.
Although Patea took the win the game of rugby league was the winner on the day.
To see our past players on both sides giving their all and enjoying themselves was an awesome sight to see.
Acknowledgement definitely goes out to all the players and supporters of both teams who traveled near and far to be a part of this tremendous occasion, to the Patea Warriors Club for making the journey north and to the Waitara Bears Club who were fantastic hosts on the day.
Masters Rugby League is alive and kicking in Taranaki, and we now look forward to next date that is set with the Western Suburbs Tigers hosting on Sunday 27th May at Ngamotu Domain in New Plymouth.