Following a draw with defending champions St Paul's in last week's game, Tamaki have secured their first win over Papatoetoe High School.
Five minutes of play and Tamaki put first points on the board to lead 0-4.
Papatoetoe hit back with a mid-field break and a try to stand off Thornton Edmonds.
Some brilliant defence saw Tamaki take advantage of a loose ball lost by the home side. Shifting the ball quickly to the right fullback Lepa To'a scores to get ahead 4-8.
On numerous occasions, Tamaki were denied points with Papatoetoe displaying some brilliant group efforts.
With Tamaki in possession and the half-time siren signalled, stand off Raven Takerei makes a drop goal to lead 4-9.
Coming into the second half, something clicked for the Papatoetoe side taking the lead 10 minutes in with prop Rodney Afuie running the ball down field and centre to cross in under the posts.
Edmonds converts to get ahead 14-9.
But Papatoetoe's confidence peaked too early. Having fumbled the ball after kick off, Tamaki took advantage of Papatoetoe's errors.
Further tries were awarded to Tamaki's prop Sione Muaiava, Raven Takerei and Joshua Ionga.
Lepa To'a collects his second to confirm the 14-31 victory to Tamaki College.
Tamaki's head coach Terry Tangata is happy with the team's performance so far.
"We're probably down half a team compared to last year, we've got a lot of new boys so I think we're doing pretty good considering," he says.
"They've got that raw attitude. They just like to go out there and have fun - that's what I love about them.
"It's still early days in the competition and the boys still have a lot to learn, but I'm happy with our progress so far."
Tamaki are scheduled to play Southern Cross next week.
Tamaki 31 (Lepa To'a x2, Joshua Ionga, Sione Muaiava, Raven Takerei x2 tries; Raven Takerei 3 goals, Raven Takerei drop goal) BEAT Papatoetoe 14 (Okusitino Tahaafe, Thornton Edmonds, Rodney Afuie; Thornton Edmonds 1 goal).
In other results, Otahuhu bounce back from their loss last week to beat Mt Albert in the ARL Game of the Round. With the half time score locked in at 12 all, Otahuhu were able to get over the top to win 16-22.
Wesley continue their winning streak beating Southern Cross 21-4 and premiership favourites Kelston boys have secured their first win of the season over Western Springs 6-40.
The 15 a side 9's competition kicked off this week with Avondale, Onehunga and Southern Cross taking home their first wins.
Next week's Game of the Round will take us to Wesley College where they play defending premiers St Paul’s College.
Click here for next week's fixtures (Wednesday May 25).
SAS College Rugby League full results for May 18
Premier Pool A
Papatoetoe 14 Tamaki 31 HT: 4-9
Wesley 21 Southern Cross 4 HT: 10-0
St Paul’s BYE
Premier Pool B
Manurewa 20 Aorere 12 HT: 8-4
Western Springs 6 Kelston Boys 40 HT: 0-20
Premier Pool C
Mt Albert 16 Otahuhu 22 HT: 12-12
Westlake Boys 40 Papakura 10 HT: 20-0
Senior A Pools
Senior A Pool A
James Cook 8 Sir Edmund Hillary 18 HT: 8-6
Aorere 16 Southern Cross 14 HT: 12-10
Manurewa B BYE
Senior A Pool B
Vanguard 18 Selwyn 10 HT: 12-0
Otahuhu 0 St Paul’s 16 HT: 0-4
U/15’s Pool A
Henderson 20 Avondale 30 HT: 6-14
U/15’s Pool B
Western Springs 20 Onehunga 52 HT: 6-22
St Paul’s BYE
U/15’s Pool C
Sir Edmund Hillary 9 Southern Cross 30 HT: 4-16
U/15’s Pool D
Alfriston v Manurewa (Postponed)
Eden Christian BYE
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