Another much changed Premier side fell to an Old Boys-University side that dominated forward play in the first half.
Missing no less than five regular starters, our team were challenged by a side who were buoyed by Hurricanes prop Ben May and flanker Adam Hill. The students controlled possession and territory to take a 26-0 lead at the half.
A stronger performance in the second half meant the Red Machine outscored their opponents 17-7, but this to little too late.
The side will look to bounce back strongly against Paremata-Plimmerton next weekend.