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Central fullback Mitchell Smith scores a try for Central against Harlequins

Moutere consolidated top spot with a narrow 21 – 20 win over second placed Renwick in the Wadsco Motorworld Marlborough division 1 comp. East Coast upset Waitohi 36 – 25 in Picton, while Central soundly beat Harlequins 36 - 3

Moutere consolidates top spot in Marlborough
Top 4 confirmed in Nelson Bays division 1
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The Car Company Nelson Bays division one top four has been confirmed following Saturday's rain-drenched club rugby action with  of Nelson, Wanderers, Waimea Old Boys and Marist qualifying for the semi-finals. The top two seedings to be determined in next weekend's final round.

At A Glance:

Moutere 21 (Baxter Wilson, Liam Jenkins tries, Jordan Newman 3 pens, con) v Norwood Farm Machinery Renwick 20 (Pecile Denicaucau, Kavekini Tabu, Cody Weir tries, Michael Dillon pen, con). HT: 15-13 Renwick

Burkhart Fisheries East Coast 36 (Billy Collins 2, Seymour Lambert, Heath Forsyth, Kaino Fuataga tries, Max Freydell 4 con, pen) v Crafar Crouch Waitohi 25 (Chris Tau'alupe 2, Corey Bovey tries, Bovey 2 con, 2 pen). HT: 22-18 East Coast

Biddy Kates Central 36 (Jesse Eising 2, Jone Lasaganibau, Reyne Volavola, Gareth Smith, Mitch Smith tries, Mitch Smith 3 con) v Scott Construction Harlequins 3 (Nick Foster pen) HT: 19-3.

Splashdown on a water-logged Trafalgar Park.

Galbraith Group Nelson 36 (Willis Scott, Asher Wells, Chris Kerslake, Sosefo Vaka, Kim Bateman tries, Willy Havili 4 con, pen) v New St Steakhouse Marist 12 (Isaac Laga, Jamie Spowart tries, James Hawkey con) HT: 8-5.

Star & Garter Waimea Old Boys 36 (Mitch Amberger, Mitchell Walsh, Ben Eder, Jeff Lepa tries, Eli Kneepkens 2 con, 3 pen, James Lash dropped goal) v Kahurangi 0. HT: 28-0

Taylors Contracting Wanderers 31 (Jayden Woolley, Jacobus De Kock, Trael Joass, Sione Holani, Ropati Polamalu tries, Woolley 3 con) v Freeman Roofing Stoke 10 (Rupena Parkinson try, Bailey McQuade con, pen) HT: 12-10.

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