Heat dominate over Hawkes Bay

Heat dominate over Hawkes Bay

The Counties Energy Heat have finished their Farah Palmer Cup presented by Bunnings Warehouse campaign on a high after thrashing Hawke’s Bay 63-26 at Navigation Homes Stadium on Saturday.

In a performance that will leave them team wondering what might have been, the Counties Energy Heat dominated throughout the match and put the cleaners through a side that will advance to the semi-finals next week.

Number eight Joanna Fanene-Lolo was terrific once again - showcasing her talent to would be Super Rugby scouts as she continues her outstanding season.

Mererangi Paul scored a hat-trick while fellow Black Ferns stars Grace Gago, Hazel Tubic and Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu stood out for Saua Leaupepetele’s side.

The Heat finish the season in fifth and just miss out on advancing to the semi-finals.