Pukekohe Under 85kg Rugby team, known as the Pukekohe Pirates, is a team that has been playing for two seasons now.
Each week players have to weigh in an hour before their game at 85kg and under.
Although The Pirates have only been in the competition for two seasons, it has been in existence for 5 seasons in Counties, and is only growing more with 9 teams now competing.
Under 85kg Rugby gives life to older players who are a bit lighter and still want to play competitive rugby while also giving younger lads the chance to play weight restricted rugby straight after school and learn from the older boys both on field and off field.
Along with the Counties competition being competitive, it also has the chance for players to go on to higher honours with Counties having a rep team that plays against Auckland, North Harbour, Waikato, King Country and Thames Valley.