Final Score 30-19 to Auckland Marist.

Other than the score this was a great first game for all the boys involved and many positives to be taken away, the team has not played a game together since 2019. The game was played in good spirits by both teams and was fairly evenly matched, Marist got out to an early lead but counties responded in the second half closing the score to 20-19, Marist finished strong with 2 late tries to secure the win.

Following the game all the players came together and shared a meal up in the Papakura Rugby Club which was great opportunity for some of the Auckland Marist players who have an interest in joining the Police to chat to the team.

The Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union also got behind the team by lending us a set of the Counties Manukau Steelers playing jerseys to wear for the game.