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COBRA 10s & Borneo 10s
2008, Malaysia

Result: HSBC COBRA 10s - 1st & 2nd November, Kuala Lumpur - Semi finalists
Borneo 10s - 8th & 9th November, Sandakan - Winners

This tour was a first for the Penguins in so far as 3 differen elements of the club were active at the same time. The club entered a team in both the 10s tournaments plus had grass roots and coach education coaching teams in action.

10s playing team: Jordan Smiler (Hautapu, Waikato - Captain), Roger Warren (Marsit St Josephs, Samoa 7s, Samoa), Kerian Koll (Christchurch, Canterbury U21), Nathan Hohaia (Costal, Taranaki7s, Taranaki), Chris Walker (Tukapa, Taranaki, NZ U21), Josh Hohneck (Fraser Tech, Waikato), John Jackson (Nadi, Colonials, Fiji Barbarians), Notise Tauafoa (Malie, Apia West, Samoa 7s, Samoa), Aporosa Tunisau (Nadi, Colonials, Fiji Barbarians, Fiji), Tua Saseve (Nth Harbour Marist, Nth Harbour B), Lukas Quinn (Otorohunga, Waikato B), Toby Arnold (Tauranga Sports, Bay of Plenty), Adrian Smith (Massey, Nth Harbour B), Henry Speight (Hamilton Old Boys, Waikato), James Brown (HSOB, Canterbury U21, Fiji U19)

Coaches: John Walters and Dean Herewini

Tour Manager: Craig Brown

Academy Coaches: Greg Cann, Doc McKelvey, Ben Fisher, Richard Breen, Peter Gallagher, Sailosi Nawavu


Pool B

Penguins 12 12 NS Wanderers (MAS)

Penguins 31 12 SA Mustangs (RSA)

Penguins 14 22 Borneo Eagles (MAS)

Quarter final

Penguins 7 5 Canterbury (NZL)

Semi Final

Penguins 7 14 North Harbout (NZL)

Borneo 10s

Pool B

Penguins 53 0 Borneo Development Team

Penguins 48 0 Country Browns

Penguins 14 13 Australian Legends

Quarter final

Penguins 31 7 Davatelevu (FIJ)

Semi final

Penguins 24 0 COBRA (MAS)


Penguins 19 5 Sandakan Eagles (MAS)

The team in Borneo before the Borneo 10s (Tua Saseve missng)
Winning celebrations after the Borneo 10s final
Coach John Walters sets the scene - training at the COBRA fields
Training at the COBRA fields
Coach Walters explains
Team march past at the COBRA 10s
Chris fends of the Wanderers defender
Toby taking the ball up against Canterbury
Apo feeidng he ball on
Chris reaching for the line
Notise on attack
Jordan taking the ball up
Josh eyeing the gap
Tua supporting Notise well
Kerian heads for the gap Nathan is pointing out to him
Roger setting the backline away
Tua gets some attention from the Canterbury players
All watching the play - match v Country Browns at the Borneo 10s
Line out practise - Lukas going high
Adrain supporting Notise
Apo in action against Canterbury
Henry putting in a big tackle
Lukas feeding the support
Jack Speak
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Jack Speak
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