On Thursday the 31st of July, thirteen year 7 and 8 students converted into rugby league players for the day to compete in a bare foot rugby league 9 a side tournament in Whakatane. The conditions were wet the toes were cold but the boys were keen for a day of rugby league. The first game was against Te Whata Tau O Putauaki and the boys won comfortably 24 points to 8. Stand out performances from the T.H.S team were Cayless (Dummy Cut) Chisholm and Dion (The Destroyer) Greenfield for their tries and finishing finesse. In the second game against Paroa, T.H.S won 18 points to 8 with standout performances from Wayne (The High Ball diffuser) Hiraka and Pheeny (The rocket) Daly. The third game against reining rugby league champs Edgecumbe, was a tight tussle where T.H.S lost 18 points to 8 to a mammoth team. Standout performances from the T.H.S. team were from the twins Alan (The Tackling Machine) Chisholm and Ruben (The Metre Eater) Chisholm. T.H.S made it to the grand finale to play the mighty Edgecumbe boys again were Edgecumbe were victorious 8 points to 4. Player of the tournament for T.H.S goes to Nephi (The Human Bulldozer) Sanerive for his outstanding runs and sportsmanship. A huge thank you to Dean and Sharon Hooper, Sharlene Kavatoa, Vicky Hohepa and Tracey Mills for transporting and supporting our boys on the day. T.H.S participation in the tournament would not have been possible without your support – many thanks.