The Northern Roller Mills rugby tournament was held in the first week of the end of term holidays this year at Wesley college in Counties Manakau. It is an annual tournament for the finest under 13 year old players on the top of the North Island for the weight category of under 55kgs. The nine teams in participation were: Waikato, Auckland East, Auckland West, Northland, Counties Manakau (tournament hosts), Thames Valley, King Country and North Harbour.
I was part of the Waikato squad this year and we had a great time, we lost our first pool match against North Harbour but after that we had a winning streak but it wasn't enough to secure a victory in the semi final. We came up against Auckland East and lost... North Harbour went on to beat Auckland East in the final and end their 4 year winning streak and became Northern Roller Mills Champs.
Waikato beat Auckland West for 3rd and 4th so we finished 3rd overall.